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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Young and old

Spent a long time watching the antics of Swifts, hunting over one of the local lakes the other day; and trying for pictures.
One of those lucky shots
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A young Canada Goose gosling was a bit easier,

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as were some young Greylag Geese.
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Some more young, of a different kind.
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A young Red Deer, enjoying a warm summers morning.
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And one of the bigger boys, keeping an eye on me.
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The deer were at a place in the Cotswolds, called Broadway Tower; ‘the highest little castle in the Cotswolds’, the sign said.
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A fine looking structure, high on a hill, overlooking some beautiful countryside.
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And on the way home, I couldn’t resist a cornfield, with a few poppies
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Enjoy the rest of the week.
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24 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures you have there, Keith.

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  2. Hi Keith, nice shot of the swift not easy to capture. Like the viewpoint/angles you have recorded of the castle and the poppy shot is excellent.

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  3. Love this set :)
    The first pic of the castle is absolutely stunning ! The countryside seems to be a wonderful place :)
    Enjoy your sunny week too ;)

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  4. Nice set Keith I see you take a great landscape shot.

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  5. I like the title, Young and Old.
    It is the way I feel especially after spending last Mon and Tue with a group of boy scouts.
    And, I like the images as well. :)

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  6. Ah, Broadway, a lovely place which I have visited many times. The tower is very atmospheric I think.

    Very well done with the Swift, what a difficult bird it is to photograph!

    Lovely 'arty' shot of the Poppies and the big boy keeping an eye on you looked like he needed a good pair of specs :)

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  7. wow wow wow!! the castle is amazing as all of your images are. have a great rest of the week Keith!!

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  8. A wonderful walk with you. Thanks so much for letting me tag along. I love the gosling, lucky shot of the swift and your lone poppy clearly stating itself while the rest wait their turn. Wonderful stuff.
    BlessYourJourney

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  9. Thanks Bob :)

    Bobbster, thank you. I was really lucky with that Swift lol

    Pescalune, thank you. Glad you enjoyed them. :)

    Thanks Keith, appreciate your comment.

    Thanks Dale. I feel pretty old most of the time now lol

    Jan, thank you. I was a bit early at the Tower; the entrance gates were all locked. Had to hop over the fence lol
    A great place though.

    Thanks Doreen. Glad you enjoyed them :)

    Dar, thank you for your comment. Always appreciated :)

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  10. Your images are amazing and so versatile, capturing the details perfectly. As well as the soul of the objects you choose to photograph.
    xo

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  11. Wow, I want to live in this castle;-)) A perfect trip on a summerday! Greetings from Luzia.

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  12. Nicely done on the swift picture Keith. As you said they are kind of difficult to get.... I love the last picture of the lost poppy in the corn field. youngster start to appear here too...

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  13. Very nice serie, i really love the low angle view of the Broadway Tower... ;)

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  14. Wonderful subjects Keith. Really like the angle of your shot of Broadway Tower. Not seen the Tower although I've visited the area many times.

    Poppies are wonderful at the moment aren't they!

    And well done on the Swift shot (I'm just ignoring it lol )

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  15. gorgeous...love them all!

    sending you my best! :)

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  16. Zuzana, thank you for your kind comments. Appreciate them.

    Thank you Luzia. It’s a lovely old building, set in a beautiful place. An enjoyable visit. :)

    Thanks Chris. A lot of deleted pictures before that shot of the Swift lol

    Thank you Dominic. I wanted to try something different with the tower. Glad you like that one.

    Thanks Tricia. It’s a lovely area round the tower. Shame it wasn’t open when I was there though :(
    I can’t seem to resist the poppies at the moment lol

    Xoxo, thank you. I see you’ve been busy ;)

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  17. KEITH,...awesome shots today!! I have so many shots of blurred swallows--you did excellent with this shot. LOVE THE castle shot also, the backlighting and that buttermilk sky really make this shot super!! Great Post-

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  18. Well done getting a Swift in your sights Keith. Also enjoyed the young and old photos.
    It would be a perfect place in the castle on a Summer's day but I wouldn't fancy a winter up there.

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  19. Great to see all the youngsters growing up fast plus the feeding frenzies in the hedgerows. Loved the low level wildflower series. Take care my friend. FAB.

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  20. Thanks Dixxe. The flying bird was the only one from a big bunch, that came out lol

    John, thank you. The hill the castle is on is a bit exposed. Could be very windy and cold in the winter.

    Cheers Frank. Hope the holiday was a good one.
    I've some catching up to do now.

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  21. What a beautiful place to walk and some lovely shots of what you saw. I especially like the deer close-up.

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  22. Thank you Kerry. Yea, had a great day out.

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  23. Another fine set of photos. I love the focus on the last one.. and the look in that buck's eyes.

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  24. Thank you Hilary. Appreciate your comments. :)

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