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By DicksPics
A series of images taken, last Sunday, of a croquet match at Himley Hall, the ancestral home of the Earl of Dudley. They are all long focal length captures and are well cropped.

The title is a line from a nursery rhyme granddaughter Erin sings at a toddler group at a local library.

This is my last upload for a while as we will be in Menorca, for a welcome week away, from Friday.

Many thanks to Jeff(kojack), Pete(civitas) and Patty(pentaxpatty) for their much appreciated User Awards for my last upload and for all votes and kind comments.

I hope your week is going well.

RichardSmile



Tags: Dudley Croquet Humour and fun Himley Hall

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Comments


27 Sep 2017 7:22PM
fine images, must be fun to play

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dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 582 England
27 Sep 2017 7:30PM
Genteel on the surface but very competitive underneath I guess.
At least it was in a Miss Marple, Poirot, Midsomer Murders or whatever Grin

Enjoy your holiday.

Keith
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
27 Sep 2017 7:30PM
Old fashioned British warfare? 😀😀😀

Enjoy the break... hope you get some sunshine 😁
EMJAYCEE Plus
10 10 10 England
27 Sep 2017 7:43PM
A lovely setting for this match although the lady in V2 seems more interested in her phone!!
Have a great time in Menorca. Grin
Joan
27 Sep 2017 7:50PM
Excellent series Richard,
Fred.
27 Sep 2017 7:52PM
A lovely detail captured image
Richard.
Jeff. SmileSmileSmile
Excellent set of images
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2017 8:17PM
Once a typical English game, now very popular in Egypt, among other places. Enjoyable looking set Richard, and enjoy your holiday.
Peter GrinGrin
27 Sep 2017 8:17PM
Superb set Richard. Cathy
27 Sep 2017 8:21PM
A very fine set here Richard, love v.4 especially.

Dave Wink
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
27 Sep 2017 8:27PM
Enjoy your vacation!
27 Sep 2017 8:29PM
The cropped format really suit the subject Richard

Steve
Great croquet captures nicely done Richard. Debs
capto Plus
7 5.7k 11 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2017 10:12PM
A very English set, well taken.Smile
ivor
Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
28 Sep 2017 12:28AM
A great set. Like their serious expressions.
28 Sep 2017 3:01AM
Superb shot ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
28 Sep 2017 5:32AM
Excellent images given that they were all captured at the long focal length, Richard.
And the title is so apt.
Hope you enjoy Menorca and come home with some fine shots.
R.
IreneClarke Plus
4 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2017 5:59AM
There used to be a croquet lawn at the Barclays IT site where I worked - don't know if it is still there -enjoy your hols.
28 Sep 2017 7:44AM
This is one of those images that capture a pleasant gentle pastime.

Well spotted Richard.
RLF Plus
9 18 4 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2017 8:12AM
Great captures.
I used to play the game myself.Tongue
A mixture of golf, putting, chess and snooker,
One thing it is NOT ... is a genteel gameBlush
Rob
A grand set of the bowls club. Well captured Richard.
WesternRed.
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
28 Sep 2017 8:56AM
Nice set Richard. Civilized but fiercely competitive i suspect SmileSmile

Dave.
28 Sep 2017 9:01AM
Looks very good and sporty . Way to go ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
franken Plus
16 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2017 9:07AM
Interesting set, Richard.
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
28 Sep 2017 9:10AM
an excellent capture .....

cheers for your UA WinkWinkWink
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
28 Sep 2017 9:11AM
an excellent capture .....

cheers for your UA WinkWinkWink

oliverWink
28 Sep 2017 9:12AM
they have great surrounds for the game nice to see it still being played its about time it made a return you have a good steady mitt at that focal length a pleasing set indeed

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2017 10:19AM
A great set Richard GrinGrin

Cliff
Irishkate Plus
8 41 115 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2017 10:58AM
Very upper crust Richard.
Love the title - don't remember ever hearing that song - sounds good for learning.
Kate Grin
28 Sep 2017 11:48AM
Nice set Richard Smile
28 Sep 2017 2:18PM
Smashing set Richard and I especially like V4

JohnSmile
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
28 Sep 2017 3:48PM
Perfect summer pastime Richard.
Ron
A well captured series, Richard.

Ray
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2017 10:46PM
Brilliant!
great story just here in the image Richard
29 Sep 2017 6:58AM
V4 and V5 are exceptional... brings croquet to a whole new level for me in those surroundings! I see it was a bit chilly with all those sweaters on
Enjoy your trip !
cheers walt
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2017 7:53AM
Wonderful set with plenty green Richard, good work, Good images
IsabelGrinGrin
Fefe Plus
7 33 31 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2017 1:33PM
Terrific set Richard, I love V4 including the trees and house.
Diane
29 Sep 2017 3:08PM
Excellent coverage
BIGRY1 Plus
7 3 8 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2017 4:09PM
Looks like a lovely venue for a spot of croquet! Enjoy your holiday in the sun!Wink
Ryan
29 Sep 2017 5:02PM
Lovely scene of rural life Richard.

Enjoy your hols, off to Wales myself wont be as warm as Menorca.


PattyGrinGrin
tonyng 9 11 3 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2017 8:27PM
Nice one Richard. I might one day progress to this sport.
Lovely images Richard.
Carol
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
1 Oct 2017 12:01PM
A fine set, Richard Smile I once read the rules of this game, but still couldn't understand it! Does look rather relaxing and not too energetic though... Smile
Have a great holiday Smile
Trev Smile
A great set of images, Richard.
Enjoy your break. SmileSmile
dimalexa 2 2 Greece
3 Oct 2017 2:37AM
Wonderful place and superb photos, Richard!
Dimitris
4 Oct 2017 8:13PM
Excellent set Richard..Lin
12 Oct 2017 1:10PM
Superbly captured set Richard , excellent images
Ian

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