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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.
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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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

WHOSE HUGH? (29/04/15)

I have been out three times today and got three good soakings for my trouble._V0G8142   This leaf holds water well but then today it hasn’t had to hold it for long between showers.

_V0G8146    Forget-me-not.

_V0G8140   Daisy and what the yellow one is I don’t know. I’ll see if it has got bigger tomorrow.

_V0G8152   The first Primrose I’ve seen this year. This one is pin eyed as the stigma are above the stamens……Phil explained it all today at CABINET OF CURIOSITIES. If they are the other way round they are thrum eyed. My fingers look a bit pink but they were frozen.

The other day I found a black pheasant that wasn’t, today I found a silver one and a normal one.

_MG_3368   This is Hugh the black hued pheasant.

_MG_3381    This is Huw, the silver feathered pheasant.

_MG_3392    This is Aed, he’s Welsh and looks surprisingly normal for a pheasant. I expect they all taste the same and are all special needs.

Tomorrow I must have a wander down into the village as I need bread, milk and some other bits and bobs. I’ll get some pictures whilst I’m there.

22 comments:

  1. Three times, you must be mad, snigger. Lovely flowers, with showers still lingering.

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    1. Bob, I'm barking mad. You try painting pheasants feathers. They don't like it.

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  2. HI Adrian Lovely close up of the flowers adn I loved seeing the 3 different Pheasants

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    1. Margaret, it must be something in the water.

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  3. That silver pheasant looks odd, perhaps it's been sprayed to make it easier for hunters to shoot lol. I like the Forget me not and the water droplets on the first image.

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    1. Douglas, the black one does look black until the sun hits it. There is little challenge in shooting a pheasant I don't know why they bother.
      I don't know what the leaf is with the drops on I'll wait until it flowers.

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  4. Why did you put three pink sausages in the fourth picture down? Are they made by a local butcher?....Oh, now I realise they are your fingers! Get yer nails cut my lad!

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    1. YP, the nails are fine considering they have been rooting under logs and mucking about with flora. I like a millimetre or four of nail. Handy for all sorts of tasks.

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  5. good...always carry the camera. Love the pheasants.

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    1. R.Mac, the camera isn't the problem it's having the wrong lens on it that usually causes an upset.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your photos about pheasants. I didn't know these species till now. Nice shots!

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    1. Kovacs, I think they came from India but are bred here for shooting.

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  7. I often see pheasants around here but I'd be blinking and doubting my eyesight if I saw your friend, Huw. I've never seen one like that. I really like the first image with the rain droplets.

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    1. Pauline, doesn't he look smart in his ermine coat. I'll try and find out what the leaves are.

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  8. Nice to see the pheasants, don't see any around here of any colour. Spring weather can be crazy, had a bit of everything here today including hail and thunder! The rain sure makes for some great pictures.

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    1. Gillian, the weather is the same here but when the sun shines it has got some heat in it.

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  9. Awesome flower photos in the rain. How do you keep rain drops away from the lens?

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    1. Red, I have a cloth to wipe it. It's the strobe I worry about but I pop a plastic bag over the battery and capacitor bit.

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  10. I didn't think you ever got rain over there. #kidding

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    1. John, it has been a dry April. Some days it hasn't rained at all.

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  11. Didn't know pheasants can in a variety of colours. Only seen the 'traditional' coloured ones.

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    1. John, I have never noticed any variation before but I must admit I do my best to ignore pheasants.

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