Here are some photos from the BBMF displays over the 3 days of the Royal International Tattoo 2018 (RIAT 2018). The Trenchard and the Trenchard+ displays are probably the best display that the BBMF have ever put on! They really do bring a lump to the throat when they all fly past in formation.
We had a great time watching these Sand martins in the nests in the cliffs just south of Pakefield.
Another photo of the Sparrow Hawk feeding in the garden. I am quite pleased with these photos as they were taken through a window and the bird was 40′ away. I have printed this photo out as A3 for the wall, it looks quite spectacular.
A Sparrow Hawk feeding on a baby Pidgeon that it took out of the nest at the end of the garden.
We have lots of House Sparrows at the moment. Here is a ‘cute’ photo of a mother feeding one chick while the other one waits for his turn.
The other chick did get fed next.
A great day last Saturday at the Duxford Airshow. The photographic conditions were fairly challenging for me. One direction was blue sky, the opposite direction was haze into the sun. Still I am quite pleased with the results.
The sparrows are eating us out of house and home! Mind you, the chicks like the one I photographed today are cute!
This weekend I spotted a lovely pair of Pheasants walking along the edge of a Rape field. These were process with the ON1 Raw 2018 program. I still have not quite got the hang of it yet.
This lovely Red Kite was flying over us a lot last weekend giving me plenty of time to take it’s portrait. 🙂
The last batch from Truckfest 2018. As you have seen from the last 3 posts, I rather like the older trucks more than the new ones, However, the paint jobs on the newer trucks are really good! Hope you have enjoyed these photos.
A few more photos from Truckfest 2018
Here are the 1st set of the photos I took at this great event at the east of England Show Ground this weekend.
A different visitor to the feeders today. He was very hungry and took quite a bit of shoo-ing away before he got the message! (after I took the photos of course 😀📷😎)
With the evening coming up fast and the cold, wet and windy weather we have had today, the local bird population are desperately trying to top up their energy levels to last the night, especially as many of them have young to feed as well. There is regularly a half a dozen birds either feeding or waiting to get on the feeder this evening.
Some more photos from last week’s photoshoot. This is the Spitfire Mk24. Unfortunately we were only allowed to look into the cockpit and not sit it it. Amazingly this Spitfire was in service from 1947 to 1983 where it flew with the Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force.
Another selection of shots from the recent photoshoot at Duxford. This Tornado GR1 was first in operation in 1983 and took part in the Gulf War. This is one of the most ‘un-restored’ aircraft we saw, it looks as though it has just come in the hangar straight from a sortie, it looks great and ‘authentic’ not like a museum piece.
Another set of photos from this weeks photoshoot. This is the Airco De Havilland DH9. Built in 1918. This WW1 bomber has recently been restored and looks great. I love the wicker pilots seat!
Another set of photos from the Duxford open viewing photoshoot. This time it is the Handley Page Hastings C1A, a troop carrier from the late 1940’s. This is the first time I have been in one of these aircraft and the upward slope of the cabin when on the ground is amazing. As usual with military troop carriers of the time all the seats for the troops faced backwards as that is the safest way in the event of a crash. A marvelous aircraft.
We had a great evening out at Duxford last night. There was a photoshoot for IWM members. We got to look around several aircraft and here are some photos from inside their Lancaster bomber. It felt a real privileged to just be able to climb into one of these iconic aircraft. One day I would like to fly in one.
A couple of photos from the Land Warfare museum at Duxford. We very rarely visit this museum as it is at the far end of the airfield, but it is well worth going there. There is a Normandy Landings exhibition there at the moment.