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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.
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Friday, 19 September 2014

WHAT A RELIEF. (19/09/14)

The referendum is over. We can now get back to some serious current affairs coverage. I’ve not seen any speculation for ages on Katy Kambridge and her pregnancy nor confirmation of her sire. The Ryder Cup is only a couple of days away; who could not be enthralled by the spectacle of men in silly clothes trying to get their balls in a little hole.

I feigned indifference but would have hated to see the United Kingdom rendered asunder by the SNP. Normal life can resume whilst the Westminster degenerates try to wriggle out of all they have promised in the last week or two. I am expecting a dose of collective amnesia and buck passing from that quarter.

I haven’t got many pictures but  here are what I have.

_MG_3652     Bubbles of Hot Air Dispersing or Beads of Sweat dissipating from Dithery, Clog and Moribund. …………No not really.

_MG_3651    It’s a bit of dewy spiders web.

Yesterday evening whilst I was displaying my customary sangue-froid while all around me folk were crotchety, sweating, swearing and trembling young Carole came in bearing this little creature. She spells her name with an ‘E’……..Thought I’d better clarify matters after yesterday’s cuckoo.

_MG_3650 It’s a Common Toad. Bufo bufo. Not to be confused with the aforementioned politicians They are Buffoon buffoon buffoon. It hasn’t got anything wrong with it’s eye. It is the reflection of the twin strobe tubes. I ought to have cloned them out but the picture doesn’t really warrant that much work. Even if it did then straight out of camera has merit in some quarters. Idle or incompetent factions to my mind but tolerance is a virtue and I can see mine being tested over the next few weeks.

Have a great weekend from a United Kingdom.

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations, then, rather than condolences. For a broader perspective, see my new post!

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    1. Bob, I was pretty relaxed as we Brits do nothing in a hurry and have scant regard for politicians. Either way it was a wake up call to both central government and the head of state.
      Folk have had enough of working men paying for silly salaries for bankers, politicians and minor royalty. Then the bent or slightly twisted Cameron allowing them to use our money to pay themselves inflated bonuses. He is an awful man. At least his idol Thatcher risked civil disobedience. He is just a jelly.

      Seen it Bob. I suspect you are taking the piss. Andy Stewart has as much relevance as Boadicea did to the Angles or whatever they were called.

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  2. Stupendous macros, no, a catchlight in an eye is nice and I wouldn't clone it out.

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    1. Maria, I was a bit pissed when Miss toad was rescued by Miss Carole. I had the MP-E lens on. Can't have been that bad it was a one shot shoot at 2X. I don't mind a catch light but at high magnification they are annoying and insects and reptiles don't normally have them.

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  3. The macros are magnificent. I'm glad the referendum went as it did.

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    1. Mersad, it was a near certainty. I didn't expect such a big majority.
      I think I've sorted macro. These were shot with the MP-E. It isn't as sharp as the 100mm but it is a cracker of a lens.

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  4. Yes. What a relief! And I have a very soft spot for toads. Slow, thoughtful, peaceful...

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    1. Frances, I was asking yesterday if anyone knew what the percentage turnout was when Ireland gained independence. I'll try and find out. It was majestic and peaceful here. I had a press pass for Kinross but the Police advised me not to use it and take pictures. I agreed on Wednesday as some folk will do anything for a picture. \you posted one.
      We call her young Carole but she is twenty four. She is good with horses, hens and toads. I like Toads they have only once emitted the dreaded stink but a quick rub with raw tomato gets rid of the smell

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    2. I love the idea of you rubbing a toad with a tomato, Adrian.

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    3. Not the bloody toad. I crush the tomato in between my hands. Works a treat and it works for ferret piddle.

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  5. Beautiful beads and terrific Toad.

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    1. Bob she is a little beauty. I assume she is a she cause she didn't have a big front toe.

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  6. The droplets are wonderful but the toad's eye is a beauty.

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    1. Hilary, reptiles have superb eyes.

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  7. Love the water droplets.
    I liked the referendum. It's opened a whole can of worms and exposed big problems within the UK. Before this vote ALL at Westminster were thinking people don't care about politics with turnout for general elections very low giving them a chance to do whatever but now the Scottish mood will head south, will Cameron now back track on all the pledges, not now the world media picking up on the in's and out's of max'devo it would make the UK look undemocratic. Then the call for letting 16/17 year old to vote will be incorporated into the General Election, Hopefully. It took the Scots to wake the rest of the UK up from it's apathetic state. And how cool was it to see the white's of camo's eyes as fear of being pm over the UK breaking up,, it could have killed the tories off...I wish

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    1. Douglas, I have a feeling that things will start to change for the better. I hope it doesn't just fade away as things tend to.

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  8. I trust you didn't handle Mr Toad. If you did you'll get warts all over your hands and if you also went to the lavatory soon after you'll find warts down there too! And I don't mean the lavatory bowl!

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    1. This sounds like an old wives tale. I hope your knee isn't responsible.

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  9. Hi Adrian, i think i'm happy about the result of referendum ..

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  10. Love reading your humorous rants like the beginning of this post :)) It is heartening to see people take a decision for a change. Similar to Indian elections this year - finally people took a stand.
    the dew on spider web is so amazing :)) I admire toad and frogs as long as they don't jump suddenly. In Chennai, the toads appear to have the smoothest skins.

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    1. Ruby, our toads are always rougher skinned than frogs but both can jump though toads tend to walk.

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  11. Surely you jest about not missing wild things said about separation. I know you'll miss it.
    They really didn't have a clue what they would do if the no side won.

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    1. Red, I'm am tired of listening to it. The NO side did win exceptat St Andrews Golf club.

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  12. Congratulations on Union and on new prerogatives promised. smashing shots!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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    1. Cloudia, If half the promises made in panic are implemented it will be a good thing. Difficult to get a bad shot of a toad. Very Photogenic they are.

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