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Siberian Squill 11 by Rivendell7

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Beautiful little spring flower which originates from Siberia, hence it starts to flower the same time as snowdrops. Rather like a mini-bluebell, but much hardier. The plants are about 6-8" high overall.
This one was optiistic yesterday and fully open.
Exmoor, UK. Canon 550D with 1970s Zeiss 35/2.4 manual lens + adapter.

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Good times to all,


I am a keen amateur photographer enjoying wildlife and nature images taken in West Somerset and on Exmoor.
I am a grandfather and enjoy my reclusive life on the edge of Exmoor, among the wildlife, birds, and nature.
I hope to learn more skills and techniques from some of the amazing artists on this site.

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 2 years ago

    Nice shot Dave. – Ted

  • Rivendell7
    Rivendell7almost 2 years ago

    Thanks for the kind comment, Ted.
    Good times,
    Dave ;-)

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...almost 2 years ago

    All I’ve seen here so far are daffodils, but it is warming up and I hope we have some more lovely flowers like this one. Love the name of it!!

  • Very hardy little flower, friend. But we are supposed to get some snow tonight so they need to be! I may try the bubble wrap with Jemima’s offspring if it does…

    – Rivendell7

  • Carol Bleasdale
    Carol Bleasdalealmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous colours!

  • Thanks so much, Carol, they are my favourite spring flower, always very early, and a blue to equal bluebells. They were here when I moved here, and I had to look them up on the net. Guess because they originated from Siberia they are very hardy!
    All the best,

    – Rivendell7

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks Larry, all the best!

    – Rivendell7

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devinealmost 2 years ago

    Lovely shot of a lovely flower. That scrumptious blue is set off beautifully by the dark greenery.

  • Thanks for the lovely comments, Bette, it has to be my favourite spring flower, but I don’t think it is that common as I haven’t seen any in other gardens locally.
    All the best,
    Dave ;-)

    – Rivendell7

  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful image Dave wonderful shot

  • Hello Maggie and thanks for the kind comment, always appreciated!
    All the best,

    – Rivendell7

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallalmost 2 years ago

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture, love how the blue is brought out in this delicate shot, Dave !

  • Very glad you like it Effie, the blue is really striking. I’ll get called a heretic but I amost prefer them to bluebells, especially as they come out so cheerfully way before the latter. I wond if there are woods full of these in Siberia? ;-)
    All the best,
    Dave ;-)

    – Rivendell7

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Friend George
    Beautiful capture!!!
    Welldone ..John

  • Thanks kindly John, hopefully I’m still Dave…… much appreciated comment! ;-)
    All the best to Holland,
    Dave ;-)

    – Rivendell7

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