ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Sunday, 26 May 2013

THREEPENNY BIT. (26/05/13)

I’ve nothing much to show for today but as you get what I get here goes.

We had a good if misty walk up the hill this morning. Nothing to show for it but It restored my sanity after what sounded like a riot on the campsite last night but was only the screaming of excited children and their equally over enthusiastic parents.

_MG_0638 copy     I did find a Bluebell but they weren’t enough for a proper show like THIS from Peter and THIS from Trevor.

_MG_0633 copy      This is Thrift……….

_MG_0643 copy       And so is this. It is putting on a good show on the Loch side despite getting inundated with sea water twice a day.

Thrift used to be on Threepenny Bit coins. It was a long time ago when money was real stuff and worth something. When I was very small and visited the seaside I used to catch tiny shore crabs and for some inexplicable reason they reminded me of Threepenny bits.

I decided to recapture the magic of days long gone and started raking about in the seaweed on the waterline. Ten minutes I was at it and then a crab found me.

_MG_0647 copy    I popped it on a piece of weed on a rock. I thought it would look better in it’s own environment. It kept escaping so I took it a bit further inland and popped it on the grass. This is about as big as the palm of my hand so rather larger than I’d been aiming for. This is it advancing on the lens hood. It’s now back in the sea.

It’s been a showery afternoon and heavy rain is forecast for tomorrow. I need some shopping so will probably drive up to Kinlochleven and raid the CO-OP. I may even have a wander round and see what the town has to offer.

_V0G6619_20_tonemapped copy   I’ll leave you with another reflection from yesterday.

Have a good week.

24 comments:

  1. The Thrift hasn't even woken up here on Lewis yet. Super crab photo: something I've never managed.

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    1. I'll have another go when my fingers have healed. It could be sharper.

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  2. A fine looking crab Adrian. Love that Thrift too, an excellent shot.

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    1. Keith, it didn't seem best pleased to be offered a chance to star on film.

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  3. Great look for a Crab! Lovely reflection and Thrift shots. Margaret

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    1. Thank you Margaret. The Thrift is just starting to look it's best. There is a really small white flower growing with it. I'll have a look at it on the next fine day.

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  4. Super eyeball to eyeball shot of 'little nipper' Adrian, although he/she doesn't seem to pleased about it! A great shot of the Bluebell, and thanks for the plug!

    I hope you have a quieter night tonight!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, it could be a bit sharper. The crab is about as obedient as my dogs. I kept saying sit...Stay. A lively little mite.

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  5. I'm terribly sorry you had a bad Sunday, because, we had a bloody cracking day. I am not one who is blowing of his trumpet, but, it was brilliant. I didn't get any pictures, boo boo.

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    1. Bob, You have the best of the weather at the moment.

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  6. I like the shot of the Thrift and the reflection shot is fantastic . Many thanks for your plug too.


    peter

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    1. You are welcome Peter. I did have several goes at expressing my appreciation but internet here is a bit patchy. Then I forgot.

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  7. what a glorious shot of the crab! and I loved the single bluebell macro. thank you for linking to Trevor's wonderful blog. have a great week!

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    1. Always worth a look is Trevors Blog he's a good snapper...not as good as the crab though.

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  8. I have bluebells at my back step. They're a very early welcome flower.
    Beautiful reflections.

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  9. Adrian Good morning :))
    Good photos despite being cloudy. The crab is esprectacular and I love the reflections.
    A hug.

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  10. Excelentes fotografias em particular o reflexo....
    Cumprimentos

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  11. That crab+kids=cunning plan forming in my head:) Love the reflection of the last image, it's so rare to see people doing "big" reflections, if you know what I mean.

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    1. Douglas, kids all gone now and so has the rain.
      It's not often we have reflective weather.

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  12. Keep up this wildflower shooting with this great bokeh, and the crabis a bonus.

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    1. I quiet enjoy flowers and the 100mm macro lens. It's an easy lens to use.

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