Face up Hellebores – off with their heads

Hellebore orientalis flowers

It’s tempting to prop Hellebore flower heads up for photographic purposes – but that is misrepresenting the nature of the beast. Modern varieties hold their heads up better than my old types…. I find the best way to show them of is to blatantly chop and float them.

Hive bee visiting Celandine

I find lesser Celandines (Ranunculus ficaria) challenging to photograph. They are remarkably bright, even with a diffuser the petals can easily burn out and it can be very hard to get sharpness in the shot. The bees were working the Celandines today, there’s not a lot else for them.