Archive for May, 2015

Birds Of A Different Feather

How do birds manage to look so adorable. It doesn’t seem to matter whether it’s a perching little blue tit or playful gulls they all capture our attention.

1000 AM Gulls 1000

Wet Leaf Bokeh

We know melting snow can be messy but sometimes, when the sun shines, we can see beauty in other things.

Wet Leaf

No April Fool

These photos were taken on the 1st April. A snow shower covers the hills behind Scalloway. We would probably have thought this was an April Fool’s joke except this is Shetland and nothing is a surprise regarding the weather.

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Scalloway

Scalloway Reflections

 

Weathers And Feathers

These photos were taken on the same day. Bright sunshine and then snow. But that’s the interesting thing about Shetland weather. A little seasonal confusion for the birds.

Sparrow Starling In Snow Blackbird Wings

Happiness is…..

Went into Lerwick to take photos of flowers in the Lerwick Jubilee Flower Park. Up sprang this rarity called Liam in front of me smiling in the sunshine. Liam is a superb gardener and has just been nominated by the Tutors at SRUC Elmwood College to receive the best SVQ level 3 parks, gardens and green spaces student award! A fine achievement for one so young.

I’m really not good at portraits but how can you go wrong with a subject like this. Flowers? What flowers?

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Liam 2C

Liam Dreadlocks

Handsome In Black

The great Levi. His happiness act on your arrival home is to roll on the road and get covered in dust. What a welcome!

Levi

Pure Gold

A lovely sunset in March viewed with pleasure and photographed from East Voe, Scalloway. The second image shows the former cruise ship, now an accommodation vessel, GeminiĀ  with the sun glancing off the port side.

Sunset From East Voe

Gemini In Sunset

A Perfect Model

Went for a wee run to Burra. This lovely Shetland pony was just standing in the field next to the fence. A gentle little breeze was blowing and I just had to stop the car and take some shots. Sometimes the Shetland ponies are quite filsket (Shetland word for frisky) and won’t stay still for a minute but this one was quite placid.

Shetland Pony 1Shetland Pony 2

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