Category Archives: Cornwall

Daffodil Copse in South East Cornwall

Daffodil copse, originally uploaded by nickshepherd.

Photographer nickshepherd tells us about this March 23, 2011 image: Daffodils are regularly grown in South east Cornwall and I had watched this field begin to come to life a few weeks before I took the shot. Although the scale and colour of the daffodils is overwhelming, it does not always translate into a good photograph unless some form of focal point is available. Prior to taking the shot, I walked around the field and found some trees sitting on the horizon. With the ingredients in place, I took the shot the next day early in the morning when the light was softer. One thing that is “lost” in the shot was the wonderful scent from this particular species of daffodil…it was almost intoxicating!

Photographer’s website: www.nickshepherd.com

West Cornwall Daffodils “Like a Painting”

005, originally uploaded by Cornish Cowboy.

Photographer Cornish Cowboy tells us about this February 26, 2011 image: Pictured at Cury Cross Lanes on The Lizard Peninsula another field of dancing daffodils in a spring breeze. West Cornwall is a tapestry of yellow at the moment, so many fields seem to be turned over to daffodils, it’s an amazing sight. Due in part perhaps to the fact that a number of farmers are having to sell unprofitable dairy herds and turn their attentions to more lucrative crops.

Have you seen this Cornwall field – at Tremough near Penryn Cornwall?

Daffodils Forever in West Cornwall UK

Marching Daffodils, originally uploaded by michael-1943.

Photographer michael-1943 tells us about this March 3, 2011 image: The location of this photo is a field on the south side of the Hayle estuary in West Cornwall the United Kingdom. In this part of the country, there are many fields of daffodils, as our climate is one of the mildest in the U K, and therefore we have an advantage in that our crops develop earlier than the rest of Northern Europe.

The daffodil is being cultivated for the plant’s bulb not the flower as it would have been picked when still in bud if that was the case.