The seasonal year is peppered with icons. We measure the progress of the year via these seasonal events. Snowdrops are one of the first blooms to flower, appearing often in mid February.
So far this year I have not photographed them, we have several clumps in our garden but for some reason, this year, they are very diminutive. The difficulty with these recurring seasonal flowers is this: how do you produce something that’s a little different?
The answer may be to use a different lens: go long for example. And this is what I did with the images you see today. All were shot (in previous years) with a 500mm Mirror Lens.
Click on any image to see a high quality enlargement.
Use a lens as long as this (film equiv of 750mm on a DX body) and you will get something different. Added to which a Mirror lens produces unusual donut-shaped Bokeh as a result of its optical configuration.