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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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Hope the wait was worth it?….;)

It’s been another of those months, all work and very little play, very little decent weather too which has really slowed down the rate of shutter actuations!…….:(

The new camera appears to be working a treat however and with a few thousand shots taken I think I have a handle on it too!…….

Chrissy wanted to take a trip out to Haughmond hill over the weekend and It really is a good spot for bluebells, we did find some good scenes but with Flicker slowing down again I just haven’t had time to waste waiting for the larger files to load!….:(  Here then we have the first of my butterfly pics this year (also from Haughmond)

Green Veined White

Orange Tip

……..after leaving Haughmond we popped into Attingham Park to catch up due to not visiting for quite a while now….. saw this scene on the River and couldn’t resist a shot or two!……

……….an old frame this from Cannock Chase, a Yellow Hammer…. wow has it been that long since I posted in here?….:(

………….and Goodnight from me!………………:-)

 

Have a great weekend, if you’re in the UK have a great Bank Holiday!………….

 
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Posted by on May 24, 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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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 – Misty Sunset over Bridgnorth

Arriving home tonight I was presented with the best Sunset this year!…… couldn’t resist the urge to take the camera for a walk!……:))

Misty Sunset Over Bridgnorth

Happy Thursday!………:)

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Posted by on March 1, 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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