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Nothing since May?………

As the title would suggest there’s been no action here since May!………:(

That’s not to say that the camera hasn’t seen some action though!……:)   I’m just thinking it’s time for a catch up, Due to this being “What Andy Sees” there will be few words and many pictures!……;)

I’ve been trying to improve my ‘in flight’ shots of late with a view to one day actually capturing a Dragonfly in flight, however it has achieved nothing other than capturing some decent bee shots…….

(Bet you never realised Bees cross their legs when they fly?….. I just cross my fingers!….)

Then in June we went on holiday, Skiathos again I’m afraid, so those of you who have been here before may wish to look away for the next few pics!….:)

The day we arrived we decided to take a trip around to the west & north of the island just to chill after the journey, we were a little surprised to have Mandraki to ourselves for the evening!…..

The following are a taste of some of the views available……..
Ag Alexandros

Ligaries Beach

Kehria Beach

Kehria Taverna

Kehria Sunset

Vromolimnos

Evangelistria Monestry

Sailing from Skiathos New Port

Back on the flying theme, Swallows and Swifts were regularly flying over our accommodation feeding and dipping the pool…….

Upon our return to normality (work etc.) we noticed that the “Flying Legends” air show was on and not having made the effort for a few years we decided to go and enjoy one of the best air shows of the year!……

Good job we did too!….. this was to be the last show from Stephen Grey of The Fighter Collection, a legend himself, he once again displayed the Bearcat with his customary style and vigour!….. just think he’s 75 this year!…..;)

How many shows can claim to have 12 Spitfires on display?…….:)

…and three P51 mustangs?………

..and a Corsair?…….

…and an Avenger!………

that’ll do, the hair is standing up on the back of my neck just looking through those again!…..LOL

However the following weekend was to be The RIAT Show at Fairford, I’d never been and Chrissy hadn’t been for years, the weather promised to be good, so there was no excuse!…….

The Red Arrows of course, but this was different, flying in formation with BA’s new Dreamliner……

Then the Dreamliner backed out of the rest of the display!………..


And Eurofighter Typhoon………

And F16……..


The following weekend was time for the Shrewsbury Flower Show, noted for it’s impressive Firework Display at the end of both days….. they didn’t disappoint!……;)

That just about wraps it up, we’re now bang up to date with these Heron shots from Venus Pool last week, I’ve done a couple of weeks of night shifts due to there being loads of shut down repairs to be finished, so I did have the opportunity to have a an hour or so during the days………..;)

He leaps into the air and grabs great wings full of lift, note the amount of water also in the air!….

The next beat….

…….and the next, there’s still drops of water airborne!…..

Landing………. that looks like hard work!…..;)

Have a good week…… Health & Happiness to anyone who’s managed to get this far!…………..:)

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Posted by on August 17, 2013 in photography, Scenery, Wildlife

 

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Holiday Snaps…………

Okay, I know we’ve been to Skiathos before, but we’ve been again Ok?……:)

This time around I was looking for something a little different and found a spot up on a hill that overlooked the town and the flight path of incoming aircraft!……..;)

I was using quite a “tight” lens so it really isn’t as close as it looks but I’m not sure I’d want to live in the town during summer?…….;)

Of course we found the usual wildlife suspects too!…………

Eleonora’s Falcon

The Warbler Family!….;)

The Grey heron

…….and the little Egret (‘aint she cute!….)

We are constantly amazed at the colour of Skiathos, hardly surprising when we live in the UK, but wherever you point a camera there is a different wonder to behold!………..

Vromolimnoss in the morning light……

Xanemos mid day…….

….. and Kechria in the evening………

No doubt we will be back again, but this will keep us going for the next few months!……

Have a good week!………….;)

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2012 in photography, Scenery

 

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Skiathos Wildlife 2012

Ok I know I’ve been a little slow with this one!….. Over a month now since we came back, but I have been real busy at work and just can’t devote the time I’d like to being here posting pics and catching up with like minded folks!…….

However this is the wildlife of Skiathos as we see it!………….;)

This was a crazy half hour, they were dipping in the pool at warp factor 13!…… they were so fast in fact that I resorted to focusing manually and waiting for a “pass”….. maybe they don’t mind the chlorine?……:)

I find it hard to believe the light was that good after the dark, dismal wet days we’ve had for the last month (6 weeks!)….. but here’s to our next visit!……….

Happy Weekend to you!…………;)

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2012 in photography, Wildlife

 

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Holiday Time

Ok, I know you’ve seen Skiathos here before but this is my blog and having visited yet again it’s time to celebrate two wonderful weeks with Chrissy sharing that great Greek hospitality!…….

A new beach for us this year, Elias, super sand, shallow waters & great food at the taverna…..

Alexandros, again something new for us, we haven’t been here before, different architecture but very striking and what a position!……:)

Vromollimnos, very nice beach when it’s quiet but does tend to get too busy for us!…..;)

A view across the Old Port in the evening, great area for people watching!…..

Just another view across Asselinos bay towards mainland Greece and “Pelion”….. (How Blue?….)

I really regret not taking some video of these gentle waves ‘wafting’ on to the beach!… I could sit there for days!……LOL

Another favourite taverna, Kastro beach, the sun is hot & the Mythos is cold, but don’t take too many pictures, we don’t want warm beer!…..;)

an “overview” of most of the west coast with the mainland way off in the mist……

…and our all time favourite, for the scenery, wildlife, characters, food and just peace here we have Keriha!……..

It’s a hard life, but someone has to do it!…..:)

TBC……………. 😉

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2012 in photography

 

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Freshly Pressed!……….

Well, never having been “Freshly Pressed” before I am in awe!…… I’ve been around here a while just posting the odd pic that I like from what I see when out and about, the response has floored me to be honest as I do like to answer ALL comments, I will honestly try to get around to visiting all my commenters, but in the mean time I’ll leave you with one of my all time favourite sunsets!………………:)))))

Thank you all!….;)

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2012 in photography

 

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Skywatch series 5 week 15

I just don’t have any really nice Autumn colour shots yet!….. I could do with the wind to drop a little and the rain to stop, and…………

Otherwise I have to dig into the archives again….. these are from september 2009!….. Skiathos again I’m afraid!..:)

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Posted by on October 20, 2011 in photography

 

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Skywatch Friday Series 5 Week 14

With all this talk (and feel) of Autumn I though it about time I reminded myself of warmer times!……

Sunset over Strofilias Bay – Skiathos (worth a click to see full size!)

Ok, that’s got that out of my system, Autumn colours next week!…..:)

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Posted by on October 13, 2011 in photography

 

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