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Not quite a host...

Mike Oxley

Cornwall Ontario, Canada

Artist's Description

“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;”

William Wordsworth

I have shots of daffs, tulips, crocus, hyacinthe, you name it, going back many years, some good, some bad, some indifferent. I was looking for a different take on these lovely flowers and with the bloody awful Spring we’ve been experiencing, I’ve not been having much luck.

Once again, I was wandering, not really lonely as a cloud, o’er the hills and vales at t’Marsh on one of our few and far between sunny days, and I came across this wee gathering of daffs (and others) in front of the Interpretation Centre and Gift Shop. They were backlit by the sun and looked rather nice. So I dropped the iso to 100, pushed the old zoom out to 500 mm and spot metered on the brightest and closest flower.
The result, I think, achieved my “different take”.

Cooper Marsh Conservation Area, Lancaster, Ontario, Canada
May 8, 2011

Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 170 to 500 at 500 mm
iso 100, spot metered, F6.3, 1/400 second
Tripod

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