Topic: Trees

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Death of a Tree

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Gallery published by Richard Goodwin

So one stormy Saturday morning a tree near my house blew down into someone's front garden.  When a neighbour 'phoned the council the lady who answered said that they were a bit busy, so she didn't know when they'd be able to turn up.

About an hour later two lorries rocked up.  In the poring rain they had the tree down, cut into smaller pieces, and in the back of the lorry ready to ship out in about another hour.  They even left a bit of a stump so the kids could still use it as a goalpost.  Makes you wonder how fast they are when they're not busy!

Colwick Country Park, December 2004

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These shots are from the Notts RSPB "Tinsel Walk" pre-Christmas trip to Colwick. There's some debate as to whether the Red Crested Pochards are countable - they seem to be in every other county, as they're now a self-sustaining population, but some people in Nottingham don't seem to agree.

Docklands 2

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Going back to the docklands hosting facility to fix my broken server.  To be honest I only know this because when I came to re-do this gallery for the new, new gallery code I could read it on the first image, a picture of the Icon Bar report into what took the server offline.

Chichester 2

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Miscellaneous bits and pieces snapped around Chichester; the latter half while I was playing around with my "new" camera, taking pics of the wildlife in Priory Park.

Dumfries

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Wanting to try out my new camera properly, I volunteered to travel from the south coast of England up to Dumfries in Scotland - a round trip of around 16 hours - just to install one computer. So, the plan was two days of travelling, an hour or so of installing, and the best part of a day photographing. However, as the server ended up taking from 10am to about 4:30pm due to network problems, the following were taken during an extended lunch break while I was trying to figure out what the hell was going wrong...

As the new camera has not only a 10x optical zoom (the same as a good pair of binoculars, and better than my 8x25 binoculars I carry in my backpack) but also lots of new settings for taking landscapes, portraits, action shots, night shots etc., it might look like there are a number of near-duplicate pictures as I play around with the settings. There are also a lot of photographs of birds on a river...

Majorca, April 2002

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Family holiday in Majorca.  There's a number of videos at the end taken from VHS tapes!

Fishbourne 2

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Taking the folks to see the inlet at Fishbourne.  Not quite as wet as before...  Features my first attempt at digiscoping, before that was even a thing.