Monday, 31 August 2015

A Wild success

There is a big smile on my face this week - not just because I made it back home after a long week in Jakarta (although I have to say that I am very pleased about that!), but because a set of my pictures were used as the centre Folio of Wild Magazine.

Wild Magazine is "Australia's Wilderness Adventure Magazine" - and you can find out about it (and even subscribe!) here.

This edition of the magazine focuses on 'wild on the edge' - i.e. finding wildness close to home, and my picture were featured as they were all taken less than an hour from the middle of Melbourne -albeit in the middle of a large bay!

I thought I would just include some picture of the pictures!

You can find more stuff that's been happening around the world at Our World Tuesday.  SM

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday 161 - Kittiwake

A brief post this week due to me being on the road this week.

This weeks WBW birds are again from Bempton Cliffs in East Yorkshire in the UK.  These birds are Kittiwakes - or to give them their world wide common name Black-Legged Kittiwakes.

There formal name is Rissa tridactyla and these birds from the Atlantic are unusual in that they have a very small hind toe, or even no hind toe at all.  This is not the kind of thing you find out everyday!

Anyway, I rather like these fine looking birds, and the places in which they nest and raise chicks are remarkable.

Now it's over to you and your blogs - so click on the link below and off you go.  I'll be in touch when I get back home!  SM

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Brighton 2 - Afloat

I found this sculpture in Brighton - its location is called Doughnut Groyne - and I don't know which came first, the doughnut or the name.

I liked the way I could frame the sculpture and the life-ring and it came as a surprise to me when I found out that the sculpture is actually called Afloat!

Its a nice coincidence.

You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.  SM

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Mr. H

Another week on the road beckons, so I'll organise a few posts to keep things moving along.

Here is Mr. Hudson in classic pose and location - i.e. just about to go to sleep on my bed!  The animal is a complete slacker!

You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday2  and I love macro SM