Hazel beside reed bed
Hazel shoots beside reeds; Chew Valley Lake, Somerset; 15 May 2015.

A spring morning, and young hazel shoots rise up from the drier ground beside one of the lake’s fringing reed beds.

The glowing greens of the young leaves are really the thing here, and so a shallow depth of focus reduces the reeds’ hard linear shapes to the softest of dark, streaked blurs.

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D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 400 ISO.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

12 Responses to CHEW LAKE 20 – HAZEL AND REEDS

  1. Malin Ellisdotter H says:

    Less is more… And I love that glowing green.


  2. Sallyann says:

    Big smile here. 😀
    Spring is my favourite time, a green haze softens the harshness of winter and a deep breath feels less like a sigh and more like a springclean of the hoarded worries. 😀


  3. bluebrightly says:

    Very pleasing, the way those crisp, spring green leaves are complemented by that subtle background.


  4. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful, Adrian.


  5. paula graham says:

    So simple, yet so sophisticated.


  6. Dina says:

    Lovely shot, Adrian!


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