Nature red in tooth and claw

By mrswoolybill
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,

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nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
30 Sep 2012 8:14AM
Good morning! He won't be eating them, he only wants to play. Fun for the silly Sunday, that's what we need, Moira.

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

netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
30 Sep 2012 8:17AM
SmileSmileSmileBright and colourful,that made me laugh.
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
30 Sep 2012 8:21AM

AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 8:28AM
Hilarious Moira! And it looks as if the sun shone for you! Happy SS!
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 8:29AM
Fabulous shot Moira, such great f=un, I love it Smile

davey_griffo 7 213 165 England
30 Sep 2012 8:31AM
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 Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
30 Sep 2012 8:36AM
Brilliant fun Moira. SmileSmile

KingBee Plus
10 492 2 Scotland
30 Sep 2012 8:56AM
Hope he's got strong teeth! Wink


30 Sep 2012 9:12AM
Ha haaaa, love it Moira, very well taken.

John Smile
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
30 Sep 2012 9:13AM
An instant reminder of that famous line " Put a Tiger in your tank "Wink Esso days........ beautifully bright Moira.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 9:35AM
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.
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.

User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 10:05AM
Excellent composition, I love it. Smile

danbrann Plus
12 624 17
30 Sep 2012 10:28AM
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 Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 10:38AM

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.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
30 Sep 2012 10:39AM
That's no tiger, Moira, that's Tigger "doing what Tiggers do best" - bouncing.

mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 10:40AM
Malc, we had an ex-army V8 Land Rover years ago that we called Tigger. For the same reason.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
30 Sep 2012 11:02AM
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.
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
30 Sep 2012 11:12AM
Mary Poppins breaks through GrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
30 Sep 2012 11:15AM
GrinGrinGrin Excellent fun.
Tibetan 4 3 England
30 Sep 2012 11:36AM
Nice one like it good fun shot, amazing the kites they have these days, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
30 Sep 2012 11:43AM
A fun day if this is any indication...
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 12:00PM
LOVE IT! Made me giggle!
Have a great Sunday! IB
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
30 Sep 2012 12:13PM
Brilliant! Makes a great Silly Sunday shot, Moira! Grin
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
30 Sep 2012 12:21PM
Lovely bright colors here! FUN!
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
30 Sep 2012 2:59PM
How wonderful, MoiraGrinGrinGrin Carol
frz67 7 10 32 Italy
30 Sep 2012 4:27PM
excellent timing Moira!
not easy to freeze a tiger in a situation like this!

pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 4:54PM
You did extremely well, Moira, and have produced a very amusing image. Those tortoises do look sad, though.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 5:04PM

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.
carper123 Plus
4 927 8 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 5:06PM
Awesome piece of work, moira, fab composition and colours, bet you were worn out blowing them up.WinkWinkWink
Well done.
Darryl. xxSmileSmileSmile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
30 Sep 2012 6:49PM
A very colourful fun shot for a Silly Sunday, this one made me smile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 7:48PM
Love it and the way you have captured the feel off the day, an excellent shot well composed with good colours
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 10:03PM
Lovely colourful shot Moira, good spot, Peter..
Guess Bill made a mess of his Honey Nuts with all his laughter Tongue , Peter..
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
30 Sep 2012 10:56PM
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 !!
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
1 Oct 2012 7:10AM

super timing
1 Oct 2012 10:40AM
kite festival... I'm jealous
1 Oct 2012 4:01PM
A little ZOO, here Moira!!!!!!!! I wanna, I wanna, I wanna to play with themTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue!!!!!!!!! AniaWink
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
2 Oct 2012 3:51AM
A great fun image and composed so well......Sandy
costas Plus
9 1 2 Greece
2 Oct 2012 11:48PM
I hope no tortoises were harmed in this event.
Fab colours.
3 Oct 2012 12:24PM
Nature in the raw, savage, but life as it is in the great wide world...........must keep taking the pills. Steve
Mototaur 3 31 England
31 Oct 2012 9:32AM
lovely photo. what fun these must have been to capture. made me smile
Flykt 4 Sweden
12 Nov 2012 10:59AM
Excellent! Smile I like this picture a lot! Great work! SmileSmileSmile

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