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Spring in Oakley Woods.

Steve Smith

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Went out for a long bike ride with my flat mate on Friday and stopped at a small patch of woodland to take some photographs. A beautiful place full of mostly what looked like redwood style trees :) Thought I'd share some of the photos. Please click for a larger high res image!

Sun lit spring leaves:
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Coloured tree trunks:
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Clover gathers at the base of this tree:
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Dappled Sunlight hitting the trees:
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Bluebells on the cusp of opening:
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My personal favourite; a moss, fern and clover covered log:
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Thanks for looking! :)
 

Becca

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Looking good Stevo! Don't you just love this time of year! Everywhere looks great! Hurray for Spring!

Becca
 

dw1305

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Hi all,
Lovely, I think the Clover may be Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella), it is the right habitat, and it has those pale green translucent leaves.
cheers Darrel
 

dw1305

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Hi all,
Darrel, is Sorrel a herb or am I thinking of something else?
Yes, real Sorrel (and the posher "French Sorrel") is a herb, Rumex acetosella, the leaf tastes of vinegar because of the acetic acid it contains, as does the leaf of "Wood Sorrel" Oxalis acetosella. Try them they are quite sharp.

Wood Sorrel is an indicator of "Ancient Woodlands", and has a lovely white flower.
http://www.backonthemap.org.uk/theproject/analysis/species.htm.

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cheers Darrel
 

Steve Smith

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Yep, pretty sure you're on the money with that Darrel. They were starting to produce little white flowers just like pictured above. There weren't many out when I was there, but I'm thinking of trying to get back there next weekend.

George Farmer said:
Brilliant mate!

Love the lighting in the 3rd shot.

Thanks mate :) I have to admit to some photoshopping to bring out the best in them, as I struggled with lighting a little.
 

flygja

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I'm really impressed by the very natural contrasts and colors in the shot. Not overly boosted like some postcard. Sorry for staring at them too long :lol:
 
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