News - Personal Photography

Kingfishers !

It seems they are like buses, you wait all your life for one then two turn up right on your doorstep. A pair of Kingfishers turned up on my local patch today - Happy-day!
Maybe I use the term pair loosely, there are certainly 2, from the views I have had today of both together I think both are female or possibly both this years young so still appear female!! more photos to follow ..... I hope!!

Two Kingfishers perched together - Record shot just to prove 2 birds were there.
(photo equipment was at full stretch & taken as the sun was setting)

Bird no' 1 posing

Bird no' 1 perched after catching it's tea!!
Hurricane fly-past at Lytham 1940s weekend
A late change to the itinerary saw a Hurricane from the BBMF (not a spitfire) perform a flypast over Lytham Green and windmill supporting the wartime weekend event. Hurricane PZ865 "the last of many" was the last of it's type to be built. Following a recent refurbishment this famous Hurricane sports a colour scheme replicating Hurricane Mk IIC HW840, coded ‘EG-S’, of 34 Squadron, South East Asia Command.

For more information about the aircraft and where to see it click here, for more information about the Lytham Wartime weekend, click here.
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Personal photos - Our long awaited babies have finally fledged!
The Great-Tit chicks that have been raised in our nest box have all fledged today. The Blackbirds and Starlings left last weekend.

'Ahhhh factor' one of the baby Great-Tits on his first perch outside of the nest.

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Personal photos - Dambusters at Derwent
Click on the title to see some of my personal photos of the recent commemorative Dambusters flyby at Derwent Reservoir in the Peak District.

The last remaining airworthy Lancaster bomber in Britain flys low over the water of Derwent Reservoir
70 years after the reservoir and dam were used for practice by the original Dambusters

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Lytham St Annes Spitfire w3644 memorial unvieled at Fairhaven Lake
For more photos of the spitfire replica at fairhaven lake please click on the title above.

As a new venture, a friend and I have been developing a 'go-anywhere' aerial photography service, for more infomation or to book aerial photography of your home, business or wedding, please get in touch.

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International Space Station: zooms overhead
Over the last few evenings the International Space Station (ISS) has been particularly visible in the skies above the northwest UK where I live.
I couldn't help but have a dabble at photographing it as it zoomed overhead at 17,000 MPH!
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Zambar the Amur Tiger arrives at Blackpool Zoo
Zambar the Amur Tiger arrived at Blackpool Zoo on February first 2010. According to the zoo staff he settled into his new home very well having moved from Marwell zoo, Hampshire.
Link to Blackpool Zoo's website.
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