Spring heralds the start of the macro photographer’s year. After months of latency, life returns to the woodlands as the vegetation rejuvenates and the cycle begins again. Winter is always a quieter time in the close-up world with many photographers retreating into hibernation until the days lengthen and spring is looming again. The winter months do, however, provide a much-needed opportunity for many of us to catch up on editing, writing and planning for the new year ahead. Although I’m still active photographically during the winter, it is nice to drop a gear even if it is only for a few months. 

Spring is often referred to as the season of ‘renewal’ or ‘rebirth’. Woodlands become revitalised with colour and vibrancy. Celandines, anemones, bluebells, wild garlic and early-flowering orchids, to name but a few, carpet the woodland landscape with a flush of colour and new growth. Hibernating butterflies along with other spring species take advantage of the nectar bonanza. By April things are well underway and with newfound enthusiasm, the last of the hibernating photographers are now on the move. The floral explosion continues into summer, with May and June being the peak months in the natural history calendar. 


To read the full pdf article from Wild Planet Photo Magazine click on the link. The Rebirth of Spring.