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If you go down to the woods today..

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April is the time when the woodlands come alive once more. Trees are in bud or showing their first leaves, and the woodland floor is a riot of colour and scent. Wood anenomes and lesser celandines are the first to arrive, followed swiftly by the wild garlic and then the bluebells, all living out their brief lifecycles before the canopy develops fully and deprives them of the all important light. This year, the garlic is not quite as good as it has been in the past, for reasons unknown to me, maybe because the year has been so dry.
As well as the flowers, the woodlands are also full of birdsong as the nesting season gets underway. The season is all too short so visit your woods this month and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells whilst you can.
For this shot, I used a 70-300mm Sigma lens on a Canon 5D mk 11 to try and get something a little different from my usual wide angle approach.