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Forth Bridges

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We spent a week away in the motorhome at Beecraigs Country Park, West Lothian.
After a day of torrential rain, we were treated to some beautiful late afternoon autumnal sunshine with great views over the countryside to the Forth Bridges.
As the crow flies, the bridges are roughly 8 miles away.

Forth Bridges by Mike Stephen, on Flickr

The rut us underway!

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Well, err, umm ... I'm either too early ... or too late! :LOL:


Nikon 1 V3 + Nikon 1 70-300 CX f4.5-5.6

Gannet at RSPB Bempton Cliffs


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Having had a much anticipated raptor shoot cancelled tomorrow because of the rain I really had to cast around for something to shoot's still raining!
Sony A6500, Sony 90mm macro lens, 26mm Meike extension tubes, stacked in Zerene.


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I found these bobbins in a skip where I was working (Plasterer). Course I picked them out as I to me they looked cool photography wise.

They have been kicking about the van since then.

I had a clean out and thought I would try and take a photo of them.

The other bit's in the photo are from Jan's Uncle whom passed away a while back.

The base I made some time ago from wooden pallet wood.

I made the back board with some roll on vinyl from Wilko stuck onto 5mm mdf.

Just thought I wouldmention how the photo was made up as I like that type of info myself.

Any help on how this can be improved in any way eg: composition, p&p, lighting, would be great.


migrant hawker in flight

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taken with the new olympus 100-400 lens hand held

flight of the hawker by jeff and jan cohen, on Flickr

Win £1,000: Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2020

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