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The dreaded Tynedale Giant Flying Tiger prepares to pounce on three innocently grazing tortoises.
Taken yesterday at our local Kite Festival. This explains why I wasn't online for more than a few minutes all day...
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Sep 2012 - 1:14 PM
Focal Length:31mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Nature red in tooth and claw
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:30 Sep 2012 - 8:03 AM
Tags:Community photography, Humour / fun, Photo journalism, Silly sunday, Wildlife / nature
Votes:60

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 8:14 AM

Good morning! He won't be eating them, he only wants to play. Fun for the silly Sunday, that's what we need, Moira.

Last Modified By nonur at 30 Sep 2012 - 8:14 AM
Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 8:15 AM

Let's go and fly a kite...

Up where the...

Now you'll be singing that all day and think of me (that's the tiger speaking not me)

Dougie

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2186 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 8:17 AM

SmileSmileSmileBright and colourful,that made me laugh.
NettaSmile

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 8:21 AM

GrinGrinGrin

Albert

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 8:28 AM

Hilarious Moira! And it looks as if the sun shone for you! Happy SS!
Ann

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 8:29 AM

Fabulous shot Moira, such great f=un, I love it Smile

Hugh

davey_griffo
30 Sep 2012 - 8:31 AM

We (used to?) have the kite festival crowd at New Brighton. I have been for a few years.
You wouldn't know if it's still on because Wirral Council stages these events then doesn't bother to tell anyone.
It must cost a fortune to put them on, surely a few quid more in publicity would be a sound investment?

Nice image. It can be difficult to make something arty from the kites, especially as they are usually way up in the air so you have no background.

franken
franken e2 Member 123134 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 8:36 AM

Brilliant fun Moira. SmileSmile


Ken

KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8329 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 8:56 AM

Hope he's got strong teeth! Wink

Regards.

Bob

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 9:12 AM

Ha haaaa, love it Moira, very well taken.

John Smile

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 9:13 AM

An instant reminder of that famous line " Put a Tiger in your tank "Wink Esso days........ beautifully bright Moira.
Ron.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 9:35 AM

Thanks everyone, and a Very Silly Sunday to you! I should add that it took 43 attempts to get this, the wind was so strong and gusty! The owner very kindly moved his picnic chairs out of the way to give me a clear view.
We were lucky with the weather yesterday, the event is continuing today but the sky is pretty grim, I think I may stay indoors.
Moira

JohnChambersPhotography

Reminds me esso when they used to say put a Tiger in your tank now you need a morgage in your tank. good capture Moira well composed very fitting for SS.

jOHN

User_Removed
30 Sep 2012 - 10:05 AM

Excellent composition, I love it. Smile

Lucien.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 10:28 AM

Excellent Moira. Thank you for the details for the event but unfortunately my car turned into a taxi again and it's persisting down today.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 10:38 AM


Quote: It can be difficult to make something arty from the kites, especially as they are usually way up in the air so you have no background.

I found it a very interesting exercise. I have got a set to upload of an aerobatics demonstration, which was quite photogenic as the kites had long streamers. But generally, the ratio of sky to kites was rather high!
The people running this corner of the ground had a collection of characters that they swapped around, I have another shot to come some time with a clown rearing up over the tortoises. I hadn't come across the little ground-dwelling kites before, there was also a very endearing set of ladybirds. They are anchored down and rely on there being sufficient breeze at ground level to keep them inflated.
Moira

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43925 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 10:39 AM

That's no tiger, Moira, that's Tigger "doing what Tiggers do best" - bouncing.

Malc

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 10:40 AM

Malc, we had an ex-army V8 Land Rover years ago that we called Tigger. For the same reason.
Moira

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 11:02 AM

Wonderfully colourful shot and excellent composition. If they were moving I'd add great timing as well Wink
Thanks for the insightful and concise comment last week.
Rende

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 11:12 AM

Mary Poppins breaks through GrinGrin

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64439 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 11:15 AM

GrinGrinGrin Excellent fun.
x

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
30 Sep 2012 - 11:36 AM

Nice one like it good fun shot, amazing the kites they have these days, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 11:43 AM

A fun day if this is any indication...

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 - 12:00 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
LOVE IT! Made me giggle!
Have a great Sunday! IB

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 12:13 PM

Brilliant! Makes a great Silly Sunday shot, Moira! Grin
Trev Smile

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 12:21 PM

Lovely bright colors here! FUN!

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 2:59 PM

How wonderful, MoiraGrinGrinGrin Carol

frz67
frz67  4 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 4:27 PM

excellent timing Moira!
not easy to freeze a tiger in a situation like this!

francesco

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1599 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 4:54 PM

You did extremely well, Moira, and have produced a very amusing image. Those tortoises do look sad, though.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 5:04 PM


Quote: Those tortoises do look sad, though

Pamela, I think anyone who has to be inflated from the rear end is entitled to look dischuffed!
Thanks everyone. I've been back again today but there's much less happening and the sky is rubbish. Did get a string of fish kites though.
Rust tomorrow I think, back to normality.
Moira

carper123
carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 5:06 PM

Awesome piece of work, moira, fab composition and colours, bet you were worn out blowing them up.WinkWinkWink
Well done.
Darryl. xxSmileSmileSmile

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 6:49 PM

A very colourful fun shot for a Silly Sunday, this one made me smile

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 7:48 PM

Love it and the way you have captured the feel off the day, an excellent shot well composed with good colours

pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 - 10:03 PM

Lovely colourful shot Moira, good spot, Peter..
Guess Bill made a mess of his Honey Nuts with all his laughter Tongue , Peter..

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 10:56 PM

A very colourful ''wildlife'' shot here Moira.
And a bit of wildlife I would have no fear from if they were not in a cage !!
Mick.

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2012 - 7:10 AM

WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

super timing

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
1 Oct 2012 - 10:40 AM

superb!
kite festival... I'm jealous

Last Modified By pascalg at 1 Oct 2012 - 10:41 AM
aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 - 4:01 PM

A little ZOO, here Moira!!!!!!!! I wanna, I wanna, I wanna to play with themTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue!!!!!!!!! AniaWink

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 3:51 AM

A great fun image and composed so well......Sandy

costas
costas e2 Member 7costas vcard Greece2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 11:48 PM

I hope no tortoises were harmed in this event.
Fab colours.

stevesloan
3 Oct 2012 - 12:24 PM

Nature in the raw, savage, but life as it is in the great wide world...........must keep taking the pills. Steve

Mototaur
Mototaur  126 forum posts England
31 Oct 2012 - 9:32 AM

lovely photo. what fun these must have been to capture. made me smile

Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
12 Nov 2012 - 10:59 AM

Excellent! Smile I like this picture a lot! Great work! SmileSmileSmile

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