Snowdrops and snowflakes
The common snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)is one of the first bulbs to flower in spring and can be seen as a carpet of white in many parks and gardens. The white flower has six petals, three larger petals on the outside and three more convex ones on the inner. Flowers can be seen from January to March.
They are low to the ground and often packed tightly in an area so isolating one in a photo can sometimes be difficult. A wide aperture is essential to throw the background flowers out of focus. Also care is needed with the exposure as the white petal is often overexposed against a dark background. To overcome this underexpose by about one stop and check the image on screen. If your LCD has a highlight indicator you will see areas of the petal may be flashing showing they are overexposed. Adjust the expousre further to prevent this.
I use a right angle finder and take the camera down to ground level using a Manfrotto tripod with legs that splay out at 180 degrees.