Les Baux-de-Provence

 

Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Alres, France

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Standouts:

Yan Morvan – Battlefields

http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/en/2016/07/07/article/159913630/arles-2016-yan-morvan-battlefields/


Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas

http://www.danilatkachenko.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/culture/story/20150819-restricted-areas-eerie-relics-of-a-forgotten-russia

 

Beni Bischoff

 

Michael Ackerman – Diary of a job
Ambient/droney sounds and images

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Katerina Jebb – Scanner Portraits

Hyong-Ryol Bak – Slow Drawing
Land Art

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Durlston, Arne, Thursley Common

Early start to Swanage. Out of the car at Durlston and straight onto PUFFIN, Razorbill, Guillemot, Fulmar, Shag. Walk to Dancing Ledge YELLOWHAMMER, Stonchat, gulls, Peregine, Whitethroat.

Arne – Coal Tit, Goldcrest, SISKIN, SPOTTED FLYCATCHER,

Dinner at Bush Inn then Thursley Common – Common Tern on Pond, then later NIGHTJAR buzzing and a close fly-by in near darkness

Fear of Missing Out

Escape from the matrix

The fear of missing out haunts our social networks and our real lives alike. But there is a way to break free

http://aeon.co/magazine/being-human/can-we-break-free-from-the-fear-of-missing-out/

Selfie Important

Massive coffee, sense of entitlement
Sharp elbowed constant contact
Look at me look at me look at me

News cycle feed burn linked in liked
Connected cloud priority update
Status status status

The arrogant assumption
That you don’t know
That you want me to tell you

My rare insight (obvious common knowledge)
My fabulous, predictable, life ‘style’
Shared and shared and shared

As if you cared
But of course you don’t
You’re just like me

Admiralty Walk Patio

Oystercatcher

Curlew

Black Headed Gull

Little Egret

Herring Gull

Great Black Backed Gull

Carrion Crow

Common gull

Ringed plover

Redshank

Blackbird

Cormorant

Brent goose

Pied wagtail

House Sparrow

Sandwhich tern

Dunnock

Collard Dove

Starling

Fieldfare

Robin

Great Crested Grebe

Chaffinch

Black tailed godwit

Dunlin

Grey plover

Grey Heron

Golden plover

Bar tailed godwit

Mute swan

Magpie

Barn Swallow

Swift

Kestrel

Great Tit

Jay

Wood pidgeon

Goldfinch

Lesser black backed gull – July 25

Whimbrel – Aug 8

Greenfinch

46. House Martin – oct 10

Wren

Sanderling

Red throated-diver

 

First Brent geese back 7th oct 2012

Seal

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rules

Love G.

Don’t be cynical
Nurture Relationships
Don’t Blame Others
Positive Expression
KIndness is the Primary Virtue

Say Yes

Piano / Guitar / Electronic Music
Birds
Draw

Booze Free Days

No Malarky
Pilates / Stretch
Meditation
Art
Three Good Things
Straight out of Bed
Floss
Brush Twice
Eat Better / Less Fat / Lose Weight
Outdoors Adventure

Be Distracted Less

Hyde Park

Failed to find the Tanwy or Little owls, but did find where they are, and spoke to a bloke who’d seen a Little “ten minutes ago”.

This Egytian Goose landed in a tree nearby as I was looking…

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West Sussex

G. away skiing so early start to Farlington Marshes. Very cold, some rain, but mostly bright and clear. Trying out the Canon SX50…

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What’s that over there on the grass?
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Looks like it’s some Brent Geese…
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Yep… Definitely Brents!

A tagged Blackwit…

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A nice bright Greenfinch…

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Also of note, a number of RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, and my first CHIFF-CHAFF of the year.

Later to Pucks Cottage, Knutbourne… A nice tagged GREENSHANK…

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In the afternoon a twitched (via birdguides) GREAT GREY SHRIKE, shot at pretty extreme range…

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and a (too far to photograph) juvenile BLACK-NECKED GREBE. Both at Watersfield, W. Sussex, near Pulbourgh. Went to Pulbourgh Brookes after, but not but much happening, except for more Chiff Chaffs heard, and a Bullfinch “just seen”, but not by me.