Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Living on the River Cam

Beautiful sunny morning for a walk along the Cam to pick up the car from the garage.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fen Drayton Sunset and Starling Murmuration

Friday was a beautiful clear day after storm doris passed through on Thursday. Visited Fen Drayton RSPB reserve hopefully to see the Short Eared Owls. Failed on that one but a beautiful sunset and starling flocks. Willow catkins at their best.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Fulmars at Skogafoss and the Bird Out-Takes

On a few occasions, I regretted not having a long enough lens with me to do justice to the birds in their surroundings. The Fulmars were spectacular as they flew across the front of the waterfall (taken in the rain!!). Lots of Snow Buntings enjoying scraps. My favourite image is the last one but unfortunately a grabbed shot and not quite fast enough shutterspeed to capture the Oystercatchers flock - maybe a soft print on soft paper might work?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Iceland as The Best Backdrop for Selfies and Portraits

For most tourists these days visiting the sites is mainly to act as a backdrop for their 'Selfie' or their antics.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Black Sands Iceland

On our journey back to Reykjavik, we stopped a couple of times on the volcanic plains to photograph the grasses and other vegetation that cling to life there. Quick edits but gives an idea of the scenes - the weather was sombre, grey and rainy, to go with the surroundings

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Stokesay and Powis Castles and Signs of Spring

Saturday started cold and foggy for a visit to Stokesay Castle, which was constructed at the end of the 13th century by Laurence of Ludlow, who at the time was one of the richest men in England. It is one of the finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England with the Great Hall, unchanged for over 700 years and the yellow 17th-century gatehouse - with no uprights vertical!!.
By the afternoon spent at Powis Castle, it was sunny and truly spring-like with bees and flies visiting the spring flowers (first Eristalis pertinax hoverfly of the year). The gardens are the finest example of a terraced Baroque design with lead statues and orangery. The Castle was originally built around 1200 but has been embellished over 400 years and now also houses a Museum of Clive of India artifacts.


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