It was very dark when I took this, partly because of the time and partly because this was tucked away in a small gorge with lots of trees above it. As a result there was no need of ND filters to get a long shutter speed!
Maspie Den is part of the Falkland Estate in Fife.
By March the snow had gone from the lowlands and the snowdrops were in full flower. On my visit to the Falkland estate I took some photos of them, both as a spring celebration (they are one of my favourite flowers) and as another test for the replacement UV filter. The filter passed with flying colours, and the flowers raised my spirits. I also got some delicious freerange eggs!
Originally I seemed to have some problems with the 55-300mm lens and was on the point of returning it, until I decided to try without the UV filter. Bingo! I ordered a Hoya HMC replacement which was fine, and celebrated by taking a walk on the Falkland Estate towards sunset. One of it’s features is a fishpond, with beautiful inflow and outflow weirs. This is the inflow.