Sunday, March 28, 2010

Raptors @ Jedforest

The Bells had some fun time at Jedforest Dear Park today; with some close up raptor shots for
Tawny Owl F5.6 1/200 Raw+ AWB ISO 200Peregrine Falcon F5.6 1/320 Raw+ AWB ISO 800
Lanner Falcon F5.6 1/320 Raw+ AWB ISO 500

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Argaty Red Kites

TheTamshee: spent some time "trying" to hone my photoraphy skills at Lerrocks farm. The Red Kites have had a tough time over the prolonged winter; with a few casualities along the way.
F5.6 1/1600 AWB ISO 320F5.6 1/2000 AWB ISO 500

Friday, March 26, 2010

Philiphaugh Waterwheel

TheTamshee: says; the water turns the Philiphaugh Waterwheel; which generates the power supply for the sawmill and then we leave the lights on to waste this valuable energy; that's life.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Haining House Selkirk

TheTamshee: was on the trail of the grey squirrel today; this one was busy harvesting Nuts in the grounds of Haining House, Selkirk. F5.6 1/250 awb iso 1600F4.0 1/100 awb iso 125F3.9 1/160 awb iso 125
F4.0 1/160 awb iso 80

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tawny In Flight

TheTamshee: only managed a snap shot as the resident Tawny Owl flew the roost. Canon F5.0 1/800 AWB with ISO100

Tamshee's Owl Roost

TheTamshee: has spent some considerable time strolling the woods in search of Owl Scat or whitewash at the base of favourable roosting trees; but perseverance's pays off. I've finally found my very own resident Tawny Owl. As I checked out this lower entrance the roosting raptor exited at the higher opening.
To be continued when the weather brightens up. Hopefully shooting some action photographs with the Canon EOS

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Royal Yacht Britannia

TheTamshee: had some time to spare in Edinburgh; so decided to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. It's true I'am an old sea dog

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Common Frog @ Dun Moss

TheTamshee: got up close with this Common Frog while checking out the Dear @ Dun Moss
Canon F3.3 1/125 iso500

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mute Swans @ Hare Moss

TheTamshee: spent some time circum-navigating the picturesque Hare Moss pond; while honing my photography skills. The Canon is coming up trumps!! The Mute Swan was very obliging. The reflections add another dimension.F.4.5 1/160 ISO250The Mute Swan " recognisable by the pronounced knob atop the Bill"

Friday, March 19, 2010

Common Buzzard @ Stow

TheTamshee: shoots this photo of a Common Buzzard on the Canon EOS 500D F4.9 1/500

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mountain Feral Goat

TheTamshee: Was checking out the Grey Mare's Tail today to find this unfortunate mountain Feral Goat. Hopefully; it was a clean break to the neck on the fall!!

Standing Stone A708

The junction @ Tibbie Shiels Inn 0n the A708
TheTamshee says: Dalyn; dusted off the Buell today and headed south west from Selkirk along the A708. When you pass Yarrow Kirk, around the sharp left then right bend there is a large standing Stone in the field to the right. The Stone is within 40 paces of the dye stane dyke; standing five feet in height. There is No markings.
Yarrow valley; A708 sited in the field behind the monument to men who fought and died in WW2

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tamlin "O" Carterhaugh

TheTamshee says: Galyn; I've hiked the yarrow valley on numerous ocassions, but seldom have i come across standing stones, other than the cairns at the Three Brethern. The myth "O" the Tamlin is legend but the secret lies with the fairy queen I fear. Your quest will take a lifetime!Click Here for some info relating to the Yarrow Stone, only a few miles from Selkirk heading along the A708. Other Standing Stones