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Keithw Jan 9, 2008 4:46 AM

Which is where I took the photos in the "December Sky" thread.

It was a gloriously sunny Sunday morning with unbroken blue sky. So I grabbed the camera and headed off to Bald Hill, a journey of less than 4 miles. Being Britain the weather had changed in that short time and had started to cloud over. But I still managed to take a few photos, mainly of the seemingly ubiquitous kite. As per usual my skill/technique/lens meant that most of them are only fit for the Recycle Bin so what follows is the least bad.

To start we have a robin, just to show that there are birds other than the kite in the Chilterns:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2075/...8efaa3982c.jpg


I quite like this next one

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2177/...009804cc7c.jpg

But having seen it was me it decided to beat a hasty retreat:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2220/...b31e4fc731.jpg

(OK both you and I know it's not the same bird but let's not spoil it for the rest).

Then one of these birds flew over, not as pretty as the kite and a lot noisier:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2320/...b83785543c.jpg

Anyway, back to the kites. This one flew quite close but the backlighting meant that I couldn't lift its colours so I went a bit arty and suppressed them:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2301/...f3e482c113.jpg

I ought to stop boring you now but I won't. I'll just post one more kite:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2096/...2c84c07561.jpg



Now isn't that strange, I said it was clouding over and yet there must have been lots of blue sky as well.

Oh and Didcot power station still does a passable impression of Mordor even in nice weather:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2210/...f330a9b8c5.jpg



Keith





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bigdawg Jan 9, 2008 9:33 PM

Keith..I like 1 and 5 a lot. The sillouette of that bird is quite moving...And yes even now when I see that particular veiw I look for trolls and orcs!



Dawg

mtngal Jan 10, 2008 1:48 PM

It looks like you had fun taking pictures of the kite. The silouette is interesting - I never thought about doing that when I've been in the same situation. What I think is soneat is that you can go to a place that is so close to a obvious urban/industrial area and still get pictures of kites and other birds (rather like my hawk in the middle of West L.A.).


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