Photographing wild flowers in Kent

8 Written by Lisa on 31st May 2013 in Inspiration, Plants

Bluebells in Kent by Lisa Cox

A couple of weeks ago I spent the day in Kent with a friend on mine photographing wild flowers.  We attended a workshop run by local professional photographer Robert Canis who knew exactly where the best flowers were – we had a great time!

We started the day in a bluebell wood where there was an abundance of wild orchids too.  I was a bit disappointed with my close up shots of the orchids, but it was early in the day.  The image below I hope will at least give you a flavour of what we saw…

Orchids & Bluebells in Kent Lisa Cox for The Room Outside

We were lucky with the weather which was warm and mostly overcast – apart from the hour we spent in an open field full of wild cowslips.  Of course any landscape photography is best on overcast days, but at least it wasn’t raining.

The next stop was another bluebell wood…

Bluebells in Kent Beech Wood - Lisa Cox Garden Designs

We had a go at producing a Monet style shot too – here’s my best one…

Bluebell wood in Kent - Monet effect - Lisa Cox Garden Designs

…and I couldn’t resist taking some pictures of the bracken…

Bracken in Kent Bluebell Wood - Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I love ferns, especially under trees when they catch the light.

One of the highlights for me was being able to experiment with my wide angle lens which I brought some time ago to enable me to be able to get good shots of my smaller gardens.  Robert encouraged me to have some fun with it and here are the results…

Wild cowslips taken with wide angle lense Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Cowslips taken with wide angle lense Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Oak tree from the wood floor taken with wide angle lense by Lisa Cox

Pretty cool don’t you think!?

The last two shots were taken in the last bluebell wood of the day with plenty of wood anemones too.

Wild bluebells and wood anemones in Kent by Lisa Cox

Bluebell by Lisa Cox for The Room Outside

Hope you enjoyed the pictures – which is your favourite?


(Images: Lisa Cox)


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8 Responses to “Photographing wild flowers in Kent”

  1. Rona says:

    What stunning photographs Lisa! My favourite is the very last one…so beautiful…

  2. Lisa Cox says:

    Thank you! Thought it might be 🙂

  3. Bernay says:

    Some great shots Lisa! I like the one’s with the flowers against the cloudy skies, but I think the bluebell is my favorite too!

  4. Lisa Cox says:

    Thanks Bernay! I like the wide angle shots too – think they have some drama about them 🙂

  5. Helen Pugh says:

    My favourite is the bracken – stunning picture and an amazing plant! I live in rural Kent and am blessed to walk my dog in woods looking like these nearly every day. I’m still frequenting my local independent nurseries by the way, thanks to your encouragement 🙂

  6. Lisa Cox says:

    Thanks Helen. Lucky you, the countryside is amazing – SO many wild flowers! Glad to hear you’re still inspired to visit your local nurseries – normally better quality plants too…grown with passion! 🙂

  7. Paiko Hawaii says:

    So beautiful! I love the images of the braken & the second to last image of the bluebells and wood anemones, nice composition! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Lisa Cox says:

    A belated thank you, glad you enjoyed!

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