June in April

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  1. Fangman

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    Trees in flower weeks early - hoping no frosts to come.
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    Narcissus - bought a sack of what was supposed to be normal daffodils and planted in swathes around the garden - a delight and more or less in season.
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    Again taken this morning on my way down to Ely.
    Just as I hiked along the hedge the sun went in and this strange light - far hedge in deep shadow and the blue haze over the cathedral - visibility only improved as of this evening. Will try again if we get a fine clear day! Rape is several weeks early!
     
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    Terrific composition and sharpness on all three

    IMO, #2 is a little dull and would be better cropped to 4x5 (top and bottom)

    IMO, third one is off-level.
    An area sharpen (USM 20, 50, 0) will brighten that up and remove haze.

    But all 3 are very nice.
     
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    :clap: Lovely shots, Fangman!!!! I like how you caught both the blossoms and the buds in that first one (nice compo and nice crispness to the shot). What a lovely surprise it must have been to see narcissus come up where daffs had been planted. And the sight of the bright yellow rape/canola against the hazy blue cathedral is a beautiful one indeed. I really enjoyed these shots...little sign of spring here, with cold temperatures still present (but they say 18C by Saturday, so let's hope they're right).
     
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    Thanks for comments.

    I usually use a square format for flower pics but thes really done as postcards that I do for elderly housebound relatives - not a letter writer!

    The haze over the cathedral was the day- could hardly see it from our garden but sharp today. It changes rapidly with the light and from our side is lit only very early morning or afternoon and evening.

    I shall have a go at your anti-haze settings on a few images.
     
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    I like the third one, haze and all. My only complaint is the sky's abit washout.
     
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    In the field again this evening on my way down to Ely Photo Club - just too late as light fading and aperture too wide to get the DOF I want
    - if weather holds tomorrow will return with tripod and f32.
     

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