Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Tuesday, 4 May 2010

I can't beleive it's May

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Four days into May, and I’m already getting a backlog of pictures, so I’ll do some from last month that I’ve not posted yet. But first, I really want to do this next one. Took it this morning. Really pleased. I’ve only processed a couple so far, but I hope you enjoy this one. Ok, enough build up. My clearest view and shot yet of a Grasshopper Warbler.
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I even managed a short video, and if I ever get round to sorting it out properly, I’ll post it.
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Ok, a sunrise from up on Ivinghoe Beacon, last month.
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That lump of stone has some information about the summit. Should have took a picture or something. Never mind. The view from up there is fantastic, and when the sun rises, and the mist is on the fields,
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it’s beautiful. The other side, opposite the sun, looked just as interesting.
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The mist reminded me of an ocean engulfing the land.
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And the birds..................... The sound of Skylarks singing, fills the air.
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one just taking off,
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and one on the ground.
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Linnets, Yellowhammers, and Meadow Pipits
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I could spend hours up there, and usually do. A great place to escape to.
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I’ll finish with a few random ones for now.
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Barnacle Goose, at one of the local lakes.
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Greenfinch, from Summer Leys
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Redshank. Yea, Summer Leys again.
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And last one for now,
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a happy, smiling duck, from a local lake.
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Hope you’re smiling too.
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30 comments:

  1. Oh the misty picture is beautiful - love this :)
    Nice series of birds ! I dream to see one of those Redshanks ... but could never approach one yet :)

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  2. Love the landscape pictures. The views are fantastic. The nearly mono tone look, of the second landscape is incredible. It creates layers that give it dimention. Good eye, Keith!

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  3. Great shot of the grasshopper warbler Keith - I can almost hear the song..... I've only ever caught a brieft glimpse of this bird, although I've heard it often enough

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  4. Great work again Keith looks like your now a budding landscape photographer

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  5. I just don't know how you sustain such quality, Keith! Superb photos, just beautiful.

    Well done on the Grasshopper Warbler, that's another one I've never seen.

    I would love to 'capture' a Linnet too and the 'happy' Mallard put a smile on my face!

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  6. The G/ Warbler is a super find Keith an that Redshank is brilliant as are those stunning scenes.

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  7. Pescalune, thank you. I’ve only found one place so far, where I can get close to Redshank. I’m in danger of boring people with pictures of them lol

    Thanks David. Something a bit different for me, landscapes.

    Thanks Phil. They’re pretty hard to see usually, but this one was so showy this morning for a little while. Right place, right time. Lucky.

    Cheers Bob. The views were amazing that morning with the mist. I wish I had my wideangle with me that day. lol

    Thank you Jan. It’s a great place up on that hill, but it wears me out going up there lol

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  8. Thanks Roy. I was really excited when I spotted that warbler this morning. Had a great day.

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  9. Some cracking shots there, especially that first misty one: just the sort of weather and scenery that I enjoy so much - it has such a magical air to it, making me think of Druids and King Arthur.

    Congrats on the shot of the Grasshopper Warbler - I have never heard or seen the one here since. :-(

    Of your bird shots I especially like the Linnet and that cracking Greenfinch shot: superb.

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  10. Thanks Kerry. That misty shot was a great start to the day. The only sounds were the birds and a few sheep. Certainly magical :)

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  11. The Grasshopper Warbler is beautiful, a treat. Keith, that alone was worth of everybody's blog,

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  12. all of the images are awesome but the fourth one is mesmerizing to me. totally perfect composition. love it!

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  13. Yes, I'm always smiling when I see your wonderful photos. Your bird shots are always beautiful but your scenes have really caught my eye this time. Just gorgeous.

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  14. Great serie, i really love the first sunrise one ;)

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  15. ...your little Grasshopper Warbler is sweet. We have a Grasshopper Sparrow that I love...not too common around here. Love the misty field--beautiful. It must be wonderful to just sit and look out on it. Love the Redshank and the Skylark in flight...

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  16. yep I also like those shots which seemingly create the illusion of a different world in front of your eyes. Your water world really is one of those pics that you could keep looking back at.

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  17. The greenfinch is my favourite, but the landscapes are beautiful too.

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  18. Bob, thank you for your comment. It was great to get a clear view of him.

    Thanks Doreen. That scene just looked so unreal. It was strange how the mist just looked like water.

    Hilary, thank you for your comments. Appreciate it

    Dominic, thank you :)

    Thanks Kelly. It was a perfect morning; so peaceful. I could have stayed all day lol

    Thanks Debbie. It certainly was a strange illusion.

    Kozma, thank you for your comments. :)

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  19. Lovely pictures Keith. The Grasshopper Warbler is a great capture. I love the scenery pictures of the sunrise and the mist.

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  20. so many great shots in one post - love the grasshopper warbler singing - excellent action shot! and that third one down - beautiful! That lighting is perfect!

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  21. Thanks Linda. I was very lucky getting that Grasshopper Warbler out like that. They usually hide.

    Jill, thank you for your comments. Early mornings are the best time of day I think.

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  22. I love the landscape pictures, and the smiling duck :)

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  23. Thanks for your comment Hillary. I couldn't resist posting the duck lol

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  24. Great job on the photos. I particularly liked the skylark flying.

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  25. Beyond The Garden, thank you for stopping by, and commenting. Appreciate it.

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  26. They are all beautiful! My favourite is the happy smiling duck. He looks like, if you had told him al little joke;-)) Greetings from Luzia.

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  27. ... and the pics from the misty landscape are phantastic!

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  28. Luzia, thank you for your comments. The duck certainly looked like he was smiling :)

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  29. Smiling, yes.
    I envy you for being able to wake-up at such early hours and get those misty landscapes. Great view.

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  30. Thank you Marius. I have help getting up early; my dog always seems to wake about 4 a.m., wanting to go out lol

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