Portglenone Forest in County Antrim is famous amongst Northern Ireland landscape photographers for its annual bluebell displays. Northern Ireland has very little ancient woodland so people flock from all over to this spot! The displays vary in quality from year to year and the window within which to photograph them is very narrow indeed.
This year I visited a little too late - many of the blueballs had been trampled on which was very frustrating. The overall quality of the display wasn't as good as in previous years.
I did however, capture the landscape photograph above which I was very happy with. I used my Canon 70-300mm L lens at its maximum focal length to isolate the bluebells growing around this ancient tree trunk. The wind was rustling through the trees, moving the leaves and branches gently during this long exposure.
I hope to return to the same place next year and witness a better bluebell display. Where do all you other landscape photographers out there photograph them?