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, 8 February 2015

MOON. (08/02/15)

It’s another glorious day.

Yesterday we went for an extended liquid lunch with Kyra, Kyra is a Rhodesian Ridge Back and a friend of Moll and Alf. She hadn’t come on her own her mum and dad were there, Ronny and Blodwyn. I’m not sure what her name is so just call her love or pronounce the ‘BL’ and mumble the rest. She is Scottish despite her Welsh name so is a fine lady. Riverman Rod Webster was playing and Nigel the ski instructor was accompanying him on the Bodrum. It’s like a tambourine without the tinkely bits round the edge, it’s more grown up. They are very hard to play and Nigel must have been sore round the shins when he finished his first lesson. I’ll ask Rod for a CD or memory stick of quick demo tracks as he is one of the best acoustic instrumentalists I’ve heard and he has a good voice. I can use them on my time lapse movies. He can hardly charge as I spent ages taking photos of him. The photos don’t take a fraction of a second but catching him looking happy is almost impossible. You can listen to demo tracks here. RIVERMAN ROD.

_MG_2607   Moon in the Woods. Don’t enlarge this as I hadn’t taken a tripod, it’s a bit blurry.

_MG_2609    Dawn over Loch Morlich.

I am not seeing the birds but thought for our second walk I’d cut my nose off to spite my face and leave the camera in the van. I did see a female Greater Spotted Woodpecker and a flock of Siskin. No sign of the Snow Bunting by the Hay Field, not a sound of a Ptarmigan or Crested Tit I’m going to relax and let them come to me like these do.

_MG_2612     The Chaffinch, eating me out of van and home they are.

Have a good week.

30 comments:

  1. Hi Adrian yes just relax and enjoy all the scenery and the dogs. Love the Chaffinch shot.

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    1. Margaret, I don't really need to relax. I do need to shift this cold though.

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  2. Love the Chaffinch. I tried to sample Rod's music, but it never would connect. :(

    You have a great week too. Hugs to Mol and Alf

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    1. R.Mac, next time I do a time lapse video I'll use a track.

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  3. Adria these pics are simply beautiful, the pink mountain n the background are superb!

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  4. Life is good! Live music. Lots of photos. Horse trading photos for music. It doesn't get any better. Oh ya, there could be more of those crafty little birds that have been hiding from you.

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    1. Red, if I could shift the sinusitis life would be perfect.

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  5. You might be feeding that little bird but it's still got its doubts about you, I think. Love the look it is giving you.

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    1. Pauline this is one of the tolerant birds.

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  6. Adriaan what a wonderful day you have genad.

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    1. Yes Bas. This weather is staying for several days.

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  7. Me gusta la segunda y ese pájaro que te mira;)
    Un lunes.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, it is a shame that there are so many Chaffinch. They tend to get overlooked.

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  8. Bodhran or Bodrum? You are a devil for deliberate errors Adrian. Bodrum is a coastal town in Turkey where I once saw two thieves running out of a little supermarket with a full crate of Coca Cola - pursued by the shopkeeper who was brandishing a large knife as if in a cartoon.

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    1. YP, it wasn't deliberate but I did wonder how a Turkish tambourine had become the folk drum of choice in Scotland.

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  9. Pastel dawn makes a wonderful atmospheric change from the blazing colours I tend to see when it's not grey.

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    1. Graham, I tend to shoot dawn and dusk shots away from the sun. It's just me I prefer the wishy washy look.

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  10. Magical moon shots ~ and that Chaffinch photo is worth all the food you have to buy!

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    1. Glo, it's been a good few days after the fog cleared.

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  11. How do you get sore shins playing a tambourine? Or is it different in Scotland?

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    1. Frances, Rod kicks him every time he gets out of time. It doesn't improve things as Nigel then stops to rub his leg swear and then has to start again. I suspect it is different up here.

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  12. Same here with the bird food in this cold spell.

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    1. John, I'm amazed where they put it all. The Chaffinch are a bit of a nuisance as they chase off most of the other birds.

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  13. Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
    Um abraço

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  14. Lovely moon shots Adrian and always a risky strategy leaving the camera behind.

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    1. Adam, I feel half naked without a camera.

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