The camera never lies… Or does it !?!?…

Swan

Just Another Castle…

Oh, and a few birds thrown in for good measure too… as you know we do love our birds… Especially our Ladybirds !!… ;)


Another Keeper

A Castle Keep that is… As I said in my last post, I have not had what I consider much success getting many good shots of our local castle… but I did come across an old set of shots that I’d completely forgotten about, and found a few more that I was reasonably happy with…

I did also mention that we have quite the selection of castles within an hour or so of where I live… Well tonight I did some more investigating…. and can confirm that we have the following… all in varying states of disrepair… Sorry… Lol…

Castles = 29
Castle Ruins = 7
Privately Owned Castles = 5
Forts = 19

And you can see more about all of them here

 


Dave… DAVE !!!… Has anyone seen Dave ???…

Well if you wanted swans… then here are some swans… and no, this is NOT a clever photoshop manipulation, there actually were hundreds upon hundreds of swans…. Approx 600 to be precise…

This is a shot from Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset, where believe it or not ALL of the swans are wild and free to come and go as they please… but I guess due to the expanse of open water and the abundance of carefully protected nesting areas, and most likely the free food… then why would they choose to go live anywhere else… I know I wouldn’t…. But it sure was a sight to see… and hear… lol…


Me Next… MAKEUP !!!…

So, as much as my blog tends to lack much in the way of animals and stuff, this is more to do with me mostly taking the simpler more inanimate options…. and leaving the chasing stuff through fields and forests to the more committed… Plus I find that trying to photograph bears with my 10mm poses one or two minor risks… Not that we have too many wild bears in the UK…  I think my cat scares most of them away… Well it’s either my cat or my rotting banana-skin hat (It’s a classic bear deterrent dontchaknow… and works a treat)… ;)

I DO however love taking pictures of Swans, as we have quite the abundance of them here, and almost anywhere where there’s fresh water, then there’s bound to be a small bucket or two full of swans….

PLUS… You don’t have to do ANY chasing, as they’re so vain, that whenever you arrive with a camera then they’re sure to come pose…. Either that or they’re just plain greedy, and assume my camera bag is full of pickle sandwiches (yeah they like pickles… and marmite)… :)

Maybe I should do a Swan Series… Wodyafink ???

Oh, and as a warning… I have a flower shot… of JUST a flower… that may find its way on here at some point in the future… You have been warned… :)


Bathtime

Fortunately not mine though you’ll be pleased to hear… as I had my bath in February, so I’m good for at least another few months… unless the flies return again in too vast a quantity that is, then I’ll concede to a wipe down with some wet stuff… Anyway, bathtimes are dangerous, especially for me… as I have a tendency to fall asleep in the bath… and that’s when the bath toys are at their most mischievous…  And as for Errol the rubber duck… Well I remember this one time when.. ummm.. Yeah ok, maybe that story can wait methinks…

Back on track again… So this was one of the few shots I got from the interior of Leeds Castle, before I got told off for “appearing too professional”… lol… Next time I think I’ll just take some paper and a few crayons…and plant myself in the middle of the floor and start scribbling…

They were quite happy though to let my daughter snap away with her point and shoot though… Maybe I should have loaned her my camera… Lol…

And as promised, here’s a couple of extra shots of the black swans from the castle grounds…


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