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Snake's head Fritillary by Barrie Woodward

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A solitary snake’s head fritillary (Fritillaria Meleagris) raises its head above the dewy grass on a clear April morning. Not often in the North West of England, do you also get the benefit of a clear blue sky in April. Hopefully it will be back in the spring.

Lancashire, NW England

My pictures are taken with a Sony DSC-HX1. What you see is pretty much what comes from the memory card, with maybe a touch of rotation and or cropping.
I probably wouldn’t be taking so many pictures if it weren’t for the camera. It has been worth every penny as it has captured some great memories since I got it in 2009.
Feel free to comment on any of the pictures. I’m all for learning how to improve.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 3 years ago

    You are so lucky! I have always wanted to find one of these. Great capture.
    You can add to Endangered or Vulnerable Plants Group
    You can add to Wildflowers of the World Group but please add in the description, where and what country this was taken

  • Thank you for your comments. Up there with English Bluebells, I think these are my favourite wildflowers. I’ve added to the groups as suggested
    – AH64D

    – Barrie Woodward

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 3 years ago

    Congratulations – featured in Endangered or Vulnerable Plants Group 11th November 2011

  • andrachne
    andrachneover 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured.What a wonderful creation!

  • MischaC
    MischaCover 3 years ago

    Wow! I’ve only seen these in gardens. I’ve always called it a checkerboard flower in my head. Wonderful find!

  • I believe one of their many names is the checkered daffodil.

    – Barrie Woodward

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 3 years ago

    Nicely done..

  • Thanks Lori. Won’t be too long before they’re out again in spring.

    – Barrie Woodward

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations AH64D, this work has been featured in The Beautiful North of England Group

  • Thanks very much

    – Barrie Woodward

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

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