Wildflower Meadow at Boxted Cross – October 2015

Lisa and I noticed some rather interesting wild flowers when we were walking the dogs this morning across the ‘set-aside’ field near to home. We decided to return later if the weather improved and the wind dropped a little, but first we sat down with a cup of tea and biscuits to study the Sarah Raven Wildflower Book …

We duly returned late afternoon and spent a glorious hour wandering around taking photographs. I used my tripod and cable release so that I could experiment with differing depth of fields. They range between f 2.8 and f 4.5. I used my Canon EF100mm macro lens, which has a maximum aperture of f 2.8.

There were quite a few species that were unknown to me, so it was very exciting to find them in the book. I have posted a few of my favourite images below -:

Sainfoin - pintrest (2 of 1)

Sainfoin – Onobrychis viciifolia

Phacelia tanacetifolia - pintrest (2 of 1)

Phacelia tanacetifolia

Cotton thistle ? - pintrest (2 of 1)

Cotton Thistle – Onopordum acanthium

Fox and Cubs- pintrest (2 of 1)

Fox and Cubs – Pilosella aurantiaca

Pale Flax - pintrest (2 of 1)

Pale Flax – Linum bienne

Creeping Thistle - pintrest (1 of 1)

Creeping Thistle – Cirsium arvense

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