Hellebores are just starting to open their beautiful flowers. They make the perfect companion to the snowdrops in the garden, adding a splash of colour amongst all the white.
When photographing them with my old little point and press camera, it was quite easy to hold the flower up in one hand and operate the camera with the other.
It is now a different matter with my larger, heavier Digital SLR, especially as I have found that I take better close up photos by standing back and using the zoom lens on the camera.
There are ways and means though…
…..there are always a few twigs around to prop the flowers up!
Some though don’t need propping, they stand up all by themselves.
There are lots more to come, but they are still in tight bud at the moment. I think they might stay tightly closed as, guess what………. it is snowing!!! We hardly ever get any snow here, but I don’t think it is going to stick, the flakes are just lightly drifting down, looking very pretty at the moment, I really hope they don’t stick!