29 June 2009

27 June 2009

Birds of Prey


Bateleur Eagle in flight


Falcon (i think not quite sure)


Harris Hawk in flight


Owl in flight


Brown Owl


Bateleur Eagle


Red Kite

26 June 2009

Harris Hawk



I actually got to hold a Harris Hawk. Couldn't believe how light it was. What a beautiful bird it is.

25 June 2009

Kingfisher













Well my patience finally paid off and I finally got some photos of the Kingfisher. It's a flighty little thing and very hard to catch at times, but this time it waited for me on the stick LOL Well me and another half dozen people scramling for the same shot and with their fabulous lenses LOL. Anyway i'm pleased what I got with my 200mm lens, they could've been sharper but I have a shot i'm happy with.

24 June 2009

19 June 2009

Fox cub





Not the best of shots but i was so frightened I would scare him/her with my camera noise.

Tawney Owl




A tawney owl was hiding in a tree. The images aren't perfect but I was qute a distance away so I'm rather happy they turned out ok.

15 June 2009

Rainy Monday



Taken from the fields of Consett where I live. These fields were once home of the former British Steel Works; all gone long ago and replaced with green land.
Top right, you can just see the top of the Church peeking above the rooftops.

14 June 2009

Raby Castle





Once again the great British weather strikes again. Just as you thought the sun was going to be out for the day, the sky changes and it starts to rain cats and dogs.

13 June 2009

Birds


Heron


Lapwing
(commonly known as the Peewit from it's call)






Bluetit


Woodpeckers

The last image was taken a quite a distance and I had to srop quite a way in to it. It's not fabulous but I love the mother feeding her offspring grubs from the tree. I watched them for ages as she taught her youngster how to peck and search for grubs.

12 June 2009

Old Paddle steamer





These was taken at Ouseburn, Tyne & Wear.

10 June 2009

9 June 2009

The Quayside



View of The Baltic, The Sage & the Tyne Bridges.

8 June 2009

7 June 2009

Wedding Bouquet


Bride's Bouquet


Bridesmaid's Bouquet

Taken at a friends Wedding

4 June 2009

We are not amused!



I spotted this couple at Hexham and they looked like they had just had a massive row and were not speaking. I had to take this from quite some distance. I like candid photography where it's natural and no posing. Every picture tells a story and this spoke volumes to me.