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Here we have Sir Thomas Beecham, grandson of the founder of Beecham Pharmaceuticals, where I was employed for over 22 years. Sir Thomas is conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), of which he founded in 1932. The LPO are playing a ballet called ‘The Spider’s Feast’. The ballet tells of insects trapped in a spider’s web, but when the spider prepares to begin his feast, he is in turn killed by a praying mantis. Sir Thomas was known to put his heart and soul into his conducting, as is shown here in V.2 Smile

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Title:Sir Thomas Beecham
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:20 Oct 2013 - 5:50 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Humour, Humour / fun, Macro, Nature, Silly sunday, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1112 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2013 - 5:53 AM

An excellent set Carol, not sure how you got him to perform for youGrinGrinGrin....he really is animated in V2

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handlerstudio
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20 Oct 2013 - 6:03 AM

A well trained mantis. Great sequence Carol.

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prabhusinha
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20 Oct 2013 - 6:32 AM

Excellent pics & superb narration, gives an insight of a great man & a beautiful mind of a follower.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
20 Oct 2013 - 6:43 AM

GrinGrinGrin Excellent captures Carol !! I love that extreme artistic flair he displays in V2

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Ray12
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20 Oct 2013 - 6:46 AM

Two great images love them Grin I found that if you just touch the antenna of a praying mantis they nearly always do this kind of pose.

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LynneJoyce
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20 Oct 2013 - 6:55 AM

Two fabulous images plus an inspired title and description.

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paddyman
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20 Oct 2013 - 7:11 AM

Two good images Carol..
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BURNSIE
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20 Oct 2013 - 7:32 AM

Two crackers, of this efficient eating machine.
Kindest Regards, Burnsie

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fentiger
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20 Oct 2013 - 7:52 AM

I would have called it "Silly Sunday Prayers" great macros as ever Carol.

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20 Oct 2013 - 7:56 AM

Excellent title! Super captures, Carol

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marktc
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20 Oct 2013 - 8:06 AM

An amusing and informative narrative to match these two fabulous images Carol!

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tashi
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20 Oct 2013 - 8:23 AM

excellent capture.

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viscostatic
20 Oct 2013 - 8:25 AM

Great images and great fun Carol.

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livinglevels
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20 Oct 2013 - 8:28 AM

Brilliant images and and a perfect match to the scenario.
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Badgerfred
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20 Oct 2013 - 8:53 AM

Super images Carol,
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Ray42
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20 Oct 2013 - 8:54 AM

Excellent captures

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bobsblues
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20 Oct 2013 - 9:06 AM

The conductor playing to his only visitor how honoured you must have been Carol, a spectacular image of the highest quality .SmileSmile
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RonnieAG
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20 Oct 2013 - 9:15 AM

Great title for this duo, Carol, and from the pose adopted in V 2 it is apparently almost overcome with it's efforts.
Ronnie.

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leontari
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20 Oct 2013 - 9:28 AM

Two brilliant captures Carol. V2 is awesome!!!
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20 Oct 2013 - 9:46 AM

brilliant shots

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EMJAYCEE
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20 Oct 2013 - 9:47 AM

Brilliant images and prose(Smile)
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20 Oct 2013 - 10:00 AM

They are excellent, Carol !
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barbarahirst
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20 Oct 2013 - 10:04 AM

Wonderful

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mex
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20 Oct 2013 - 10:26 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
cheers phil.

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EileenH
20 Oct 2013 - 10:58 AM

Two great imagesSmile

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ChiliMan
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20 Oct 2013 - 11:01 AM

You are a fanTAStic storyteller, Carol...lol...and it goes SO well with these images. V2 is the stunner and what a great shadow you've got there as well!

A standing ovation to V2 and Sir Thomas Beecham Grin

Andrew

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BarbaraR
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20 Oct 2013 - 11:12 AM

Bravo! Bravo!
heehee, well done Carol.

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CarolG
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20 Oct 2013 - 11:17 AM


Quote: You are a fanTAStic storyteller, Carol...lol...and it goes SO well with these images. V2 is the stunner and what a great shadow you've got there as well!

A standing ovation to V2 and Sir Thomas Beecham Grin

Andrew

Actually, it isn't a 'story', there is a ballet called The Spider's Feast, and it does tell the story of a spider becoming the victim of a mantis Smile

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20 Oct 2013 - 11:23 AM

Excellent and wonderful captures,very well done,
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ChiliMan
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20 Oct 2013 - 11:23 AM


Quote: You are a fanTAStic storyteller, Carol...lol...and it goes SO well with these images. V2 is the stunner and what a great shadow you've got there as well!

A standing ovation to V2 and Sir Thomas Beecham Grin

Andrew

Actually, it isn't a 'story', there is a ballet called The Spider's Feast, and it does tell the story of a spider becoming the victim of a mantis Smile

I now know...lol. After reading your descrip I thought, hang on, and went to Google "Spider's Feast"...and it was real! That's why I called you a fantastic storyteller...'cos you made me believe you'd come up with it Grin

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achieverswales
20 Oct 2013 - 11:49 AM

Best silly Sunday uploads Carol, and he does look as if he is conducting.


Regards

Trev.

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Irishkate
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20 Oct 2013 - 12:08 PM

Nature study and culture all wrapped up together today - brilliant stuff.
The images are amazing Carol.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Daisymaye
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20 Oct 2013 - 12:28 PM

He really has provided you with a duet. Excellent images Carol.

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Nikonuser1
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20 Oct 2013 - 2:11 PM

Excellent captures CarolSmile


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ChristineD
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20 Oct 2013 - 3:00 PM

Two great images and write up

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AnnChown
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20 Oct 2013 - 5:13 PM

V2 for me Carol! And I just love your imagination! Brilliant. Grin

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TrevBatWCC
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20 Oct 2013 - 5:23 PM

You really have got these creatures well trained Carol! Grin Two wonderful shots, love 'em! Smile
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20 Oct 2013 - 5:39 PM

Great posing

Peter

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NDODS
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20 Oct 2013 - 5:51 PM

"May I have a little taste of what you have been drinking Carol?"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ
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20 Oct 2013 - 5:56 PM

Good composition, exposure and narrative, well orchestrated. Si.

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dmhuynh72
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20 Oct 2013 - 6:27 PM

excellent capture, and interesting write up too Carol.
regards
Yung

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briantjjones
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20 Oct 2013 - 6:44 PM

Carol, Soooooo good, I love itSmile Also looks like it's practicing Tai ChiWink
Brian J.

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20 Oct 2013 - 7:31 PM

Great work.


SANJEEV.

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20 Oct 2013 - 10:59 PM

Well done Carol, not an easy subject to capture as well I know,
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digital_boi
21 Oct 2013 - 4:17 AM

brought a smile and a great narrative Carol

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21 Oct 2013 - 12:21 PM

Otra imagen maravillosa.

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21 Oct 2013 - 7:01 PM

You are totally bonkers Carol and your imagination is running wild again! I think you've spent far too much time in the hot cretian sun and have been drinking way too much sangria!WinkGrinTongue A wonderful fun upload for a Silly Sunday and one that made me smileGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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22 Oct 2013 - 6:27 AM

Clap, Clap, Clap! Fabulous set! Another artistic flair you have Carol...
You can tell a good story backed by great images! Let's get writing & ilustrating girl!
IB

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23 Oct 2013 - 5:27 AM

Great shots and I love your commentary.
-=\Walter

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