Folk still flock here and despite the renovation it is well worth a visit………..the gardens, sculptures and water features are stunning. I will try for an early morning trip round sometime. Please Your Lordship.
This is the Hunting Tower if you go here to VIEWS FROM THE CASTLE you will find Matron lives in it’s sister. To get it at it’s best is a winter evening job so it can wait.
It was a long lens day, the weight of the damn thing plus monopod just about has me on my knees.
I found the Grey Heron but a wily bird. I got the dogs to stay and lying down crept forward to include it’s full reflection, no sooner was I in position and mucking about with the focus ring than away it went…….ungrateful bird! Didn’t even have the good grace to croak! I suspect that as I gain knowledge of their comfort zones then picture quality will improve. this is the closest I’ve got yet.
Fallow Deer and fawns. These deer hide their offspring in dead bracken. The wee ones don’t smell so nothing can find them, they can run now. Great to see them…………..Their dads are banished from the kindergarten to grow a fine set of antlers. Holy Hell in a month or so.
I’m still prone but it is starting to rain.
Whilst contemplating the options along came a Dipper and it’s sibling. How many of these can you tolerate? I loved watching them, the rain came, the rain went, the rain came back again.
I did get up from my somnambulant position. (I Love that word). Have been for a pub lunch in grand company, suspect another wash is about due.
I may be missing tomorrow as I have to look at a second hand macro tripod head and drive back north.
It was a lovely if damp morning. All images will enlarge, they are cropped but not to extinction.
PS. Anyone wanting alternatives to these Dippers then apply by e-mail, I have dozens or tens if you are from European mainland. It was so good watching them. So were the dogs they went to sleep!