I loves me a snowdrop. They’re a beacon of hope and springiness at the end of a cold and dismal winter.
They are, however, short little blighters and very inconveniently placed close to the ground. And me – I’m totally averse to mud in any and all forms and seeing as that’s where they thrive there was no way I was getting anywhere near the ground to snap this pretty bunch I spotted last weekend.
Instead I switched my camera to manual focus, did a rough measurement with one eye shut (that always helps) from me to the flowers, dialled the distance into the lens, held the camera close to the ground and shot a few photos into the unknown and hoped for the best!
They aren’t too bad – not perfect by any means, however my knees are spotless!
Taken with my Canon 5d MkII and 135mm f/2 lens