And the winner of The Hunts Post bluebell competition is...
SNAP HAPPY: The winner of The Hunts Post and The Wildlife Trust bluebell competition is Ruth Nickerson.
Her bluebell photograph was picked by judge Caroline Fitton, spokesman for the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.
Mrs Nickerson, of Bury, whose picture of a bluebell was taken in Lady’s Wood, Upwood, won a year’s membership to the trust.
Ms Fitton said: “This captures the true iridescent bluey-purple colour of a bluebell in full bloom, and clearly shows detail of the cream coloured anthers of our native bluebell – as opposed to the blue of the Spanish. The sunlight helps bring depth and contrast to the picture.”
In close second was Lorraine Bycroft, who wins a place on a Wildlife Trust training workshop.
She said: “I was out in the early afternoon for a walk with the family at Waresley Woods to look for bluebells. I came across this one peeking over the top of a fallen tree. I love taking pictures so had to snap it.”
Ms Fitton added: “It’s a lovely image of an emerging bluebell, and has pleasing composition, especially with the silver birch in the foreground.”
- 1 MBR Acres releases image of graffiti message
- 2 Met Office weather: Yellow storm and flood warning for East of England
- 3 80th birthday celebrations for the East's longest-serving lollipop lady
- 4 Work starts on affordable 56-home development in Huntingdon
- 5 RSPCA investigating 'welfare of beagles' at Huntingdon dog breeding unit
- 6 Family pay tribute to brothers, 13 and 17, killed in horror BMW crash
- 7 Huge Victorian house with pool and gym on sale for £1.75m
- 8 Councillors vote to continue school transport for special needs schools
- 9 Judge makes contempt of court ruling against Camp Beagle protesters
- 10 7 great places to get a bottomless brunch in Cambridgeshire
n You can share your great photographs, stories and video clips with The Hunts Post – and the rest of Cambridgeshire – by uploading them to www.iwitness24.co.uk where you can also see what else the people of the county have been up to.