April 2014


Fritillaria meleagris var. unicolour subvar. alba ’Aphrodite’ has white petals with green veining

White Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris alba), Derbyshire - UK

Canon EOS 1D-X, EF300mm f2.8L IS II USM Lens, 1/200 sec, f4 ISO 200

There is a field near my home where the farmer has encouraged wildflowers to flourish in abundance. In April there are many snake's head fritillaries, both purple and white. The best time to photograph these is at first light on a still morning when there has been a frost. These delicate flowers sparkle as the first rays of sunshine quickly melt the ice. It is a magical time and I revel in being alone in this meadow before the world wakes from slumber.

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