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Alwen Reservoir #5

Flowering Rosebay Willowherb at Alwen Reservoir, Wales

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One of the loveliest, and least visited bodies of water in North Wales is Alwen Reservoir, close by to its much more popular neighbour, Llyn Brenig.

My wife Liz and I often come here for a hike around the banks of the lake, a full seven miles if you go all the way around.

Being so quiet, the reservoir and its surrounding countryside is a haven for wildlife and wildflowers, mosses, lichens and so on.

On this occasion my eye was drawn away from the imposing dam and water to this bank of beautiful flowering Rosebay Willowherb, growing in between the lake and water treatment station seen here in the background.

Just a few moments pause to compose this image and snap a few hand held frames before moving on across the dam and onwards around the lakeside path.

What a lovely way to spend a couple of hours!

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Image data

Filename - alwen reservoir 05.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 40mm

Exposure - 1/50 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. Two stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.

Location - Alwen Reservoir, North Wales

This image - 533x800px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation.