Muker Wild Flower Meadows

Packed full with clover, buttercups, pignut and crane’s-bill, the Muker wild flower meadows are spectacular this year, especially given the long, cold winter, which seemed to push spring into May. A compendium of photographs follow with related links after.

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Stop the Car! Muker Meadows
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Yelland Nature Reserve, Muker
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5:30am, Meadows & Mist over Muker
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Floating on an Ocean of Yellow & Green, Muker Meadows
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Wild Bistort, Muker Meadows 
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Muker Meadows after Jackson Pollock
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Looking Back to Muker, Muker Meadows
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Yelland Nature Reserve, Muker
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Late Evening, Muker Meadows

Related links:

http://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Yorkshires-Coronation-Meadows

http://coronationmeadows.org.uk/meadow/lower-winskill-farm-meadows-langcliffe-nr-settle

https://www.ydmt.org/muker-meadows-swaledale

The High Seas of Muker, with the Sigma DP0 Quattro

Landlocked though we are, when the wind blows, the wild flower meadows become our sea.

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Muker Meadows, Swaledale | Sigma DP0 Quattro
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Muker Meadows, Swaledale | Sigma DP0 Quattro
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Muker Meadows, Swaledale | Sigma DP0 Quattro
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Muker Meadows, Swaledale | Sigma DP0 Quattro
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Muker Meadows, Swaledale | Sigma DP0 Quattro

Discovering Muker – Wild Flower Meadows

The Muker wild flower meadows are beginning to come into their own in early June, which for me means a desperate search for interesting angles and compositions.  The image below is my favourite hand held “sketch” so far and I’ll head out early tomorrow with a tripod and (hopefully) interesting light.

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The meadows are an inspiration for artists and photographers alike, with the vibrant colours of Buttercups, Clover and Crane’s-bill, scattered all around, broken by the staight lines of dry stone walls and field barns.

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The Sigma DP0 Quattro is fast becoming my camera of choice for the meadows; its wide lens capturing immense foreground and its colour rendition and tonal rage showing the wild flows at their best, whether in colour or monochrome.

Richard