It was ‘Snowdrop Sunday’ at Pencarrow House in Cornwall with large carpets and smaller dense pockets of common snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) in the landscaped gardens and woodland walks.

I used an original Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens and a ‘EOS to FX’ adaptor with my FujiFilm X-Pro 2. Having no electronic connection between the camera and lens meant autofocus, image stabilisation and focal length/aperture EXIF information were disabled, plus the lens was always at maximum aperture producing tiny depth of field and a spherical bokeh to the out of focus highlights. Manual focusing was fairly easy using the X-Pro 2 ‘focus peak highlight’ mf assist set to red (high), a sturdy tripod being essential to keep the camera and heavy lens still as well as maintaining the sensor to subject distance, a relatively still day helped with the delicate flowers not swaying too much.

Snowdrop Sunday at Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM)

Snowdrop Sunday at Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm with tripod, 1/50th sec at f5.6, ISO 400)

Snowdrop Sunday at Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM)

Snowdrop Sunday at Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm with tripod, 1/180th sec at f5.6, ISO 400)

Snowdrop Sunday at Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM)

Snowdrop Sunday at Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm with tripod, 1/55th sec at f 5.6, ISO 200)

Snowdrop Sunday at Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM)

Snowdrop Sunday at Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/200th sec at f 5.6, ISO 400)

Snowdrop Sunday at Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM)

Snowdrop Sunday at Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm with tripod, 1/80th at f5.6, ISO 400)

Cornish cross and snowdrops at Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM)

Cornish cross and snowdrops at Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 200mm handheld, 1/280 sec at f5, ISO 500)

Peacock at Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM)

Peacock at Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm handheld, 1/950th sec at f5.6, ISO 3200)

Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM)

Pencarrow House, Cornwall (FujiFilm X-Pro 2, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 200mm handheld, 1/480 sec at f5, ISO 400)

FujiFilm X-Pro 2 + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM (Apple iPhone SE)

FujiFilm X-Pro 2 + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM (Apple iPhone SE)