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Bluebells on the Green

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Fresh bluebells -- Monocacy Battlefield, Maryland (April 2015)Sony NEX-5N + Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4

Fresh bluebells — Monocacy Battlefield, Maryland (April 2015)
Sony NEX-5N + Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4

Cherry blossoms aren’t the only thing beginning to bloom here in Central Maryland; the Virginia bluebells are beginning to pop now as well, a good week-and-a-half later than they historically do.  I’ve kept detailed records for many of my favorite blooms on my annual calendars and bluebells usually hit peak right around April 4th.

Very soon we will see dogwoods, eastern redbud, azaleas, rhododendrons, and many others.

19 thoughts on “Bluebells on the Green

  1. west517

    I love bluebells!! I wish we had them here ~ I love the focus on this image too~
    I also wanted to let you know that my blog has changed. I lost all my content and followers during a transfer. If you would still like to follow me, my new blog address is: west517photos.wordpress.com
    🙂

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Thank you, ma’am.

      I completely empathize with your changing host debacle. I lost a lot of content when I moved from Blogger to WordPress a couple of years ago, and I’m still trying to go back to my old posts and fix them.

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    2. west517

      It’s very difficult, right? I had most of my post/text backed up on my computer, but so many other components were lost~ but I’m trying to look on the bright side and think of new inspiration and ideas 🙂

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    3. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      I think the various site providers do the best they can with regard to migrating our content from other platforms, but things break if there is a lot of customization involved, as there was in my case.

      For me, it took three attempts to bring my content over — which meant I had three copies of all my images and only one copy of my text. And even then, I discovered much later that many posts were incomplete — destroyed in the process.

      Very fugly. Like you, I had to chalk it up to experience and move on.

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Thank you, ma’am! High compliments, indeed.

      The following around part would also have to include the post-processing, as many of my images look awful and lifeless straight out of the camera. I shoot for composition and exposure, knowing that the final images will look better that way.

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    2. mvobsession

      The end result of your photographs are stunning but it all begins with the initial composition 🙂

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    3. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      True enough. I feel that composition is one of my natural strong suites, while all the rest has been — for better or worse — schooled into me, with various rates of retention. 😀

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