Starter's orders

By mrswoolybill
Another from the local Kite Festival last month. During the course of the day the tortoises were terrorised by various strange creatures. I uploaded the flying tiger a little while ago. Unfortunately the giant octopus failed to get off the ground. So the clown took over.
Pamelajean commented on the previous upload that the tortoises looked sad. I think asking anyone who has to be inflated from their rear end to look cheerful about it is expecting a bit much.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Photo journalism Silly Sunday Humour and fun

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
14 Oct 2012 8:15AM
Wonderful colours but maybe not for the coulrophobic Smile

Dave

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morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 8:23AM
Brilliant shot Moira, great fun

Hugh
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1515 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 8:39AM
Thanks guys. I should add that the wind was measured at 35mph, which is way above the limit for competition flying, and it was gusty - so the kites were jumping around all over the place. It took me 43 attempts to get the tiger, it only took five attempts to get this one.
Moira
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
14 Oct 2012 8:45AM
A fun bit of photojournalism, Moira.
-=\Walter
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
14 Oct 2012 8:47AM
GrinGrinGrin

Albert
14 Oct 2012 8:48AM
Ha ha, love your write up Moira, and yet another great Silly Sunday image. (Mine are a bit few and far between at the mo', but have some stored up for another Day)Smile

John Smile
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
14 Oct 2012 9:13AM
Great fun and brilliant Moira! Grin

Ken
Tibetan 4 3 England
14 Oct 2012 9:16AM
Great Scott what a silly shot, with your camera you got the lot lol. like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
14 Oct 2012 9:36AM
perfect positioning SmileSmile
Paree 11 616 3
14 Oct 2012 9:43AM
what a happy lovely picture.
thanks for sharing

paree Grin
Perfect for silly Sunday, well timed Moira and boy did you do well . the wind effecfs you also so good capture well presented.

John
14 Oct 2012 10:44AM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
cant get sillier...
still smiling
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 10:53AM
An image which epitomises the Silly Sunday magnificently Moira GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
14 Oct 2012 11:00AM
Very cheerful looking image, despite the sad looking tortoises Wink Good work with everything moving about so much!
Rende
14 Oct 2012 11:00AM
The clown who stood still, now there's an event. Another fun image Moira. The caption is less fun by the description...Ooooh Matron.

Dougie
SlowSong Plus
8 6.6k 29 England
14 Oct 2012 11:12AM
Splendid fun. Love this to bits. I ought to bookmark this for down days - smiles guaranteed. Grin
x
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
14 Oct 2012 11:46AM
Simple colourful and fun.

Best Matt
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
14 Oct 2012 12:14PM
Looks like that the race is on

Peter
14 Oct 2012 12:43PM
love this!
already seen in another view/photo
nice to see them again
saltireblue Plus
6 6.2k 33 Norway
14 Oct 2012 12:57PM
Those tortoises look as if they are scampering away as fast as their short legs will allow from the threat above them. Totally agree about your comment on being inflated from the rear!
Silliness personified, Moira.

Malc
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
14 Oct 2012 1:31PM
A good laugh for Sunday!
frz67 7 10 32 Italy
14 Oct 2012 2:02PM
it reminds me of the Achilles and the turtle story.
who's gonna win(d) here?

francesco
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
14 Oct 2012 2:45PM
The clown looks like he is going to kick them in their pore little inflated rear ends. They seem to be scurrying as fast as they can go. Great colourful fun image.......Sandy
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
14 Oct 2012 2:51PM
Perfect for a Silly Sunday Moira, you did well to catch these speed merchants before they sped off!
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
14 Oct 2012 3:12PM
GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin. The tortoises DO look sad, but your explanation as to why fits perfectly Wink Carol
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
14 Oct 2012 3:18PM
A super colourful Silly Sunday shot, Moira, and a good follow-up to the Flying Tiger Wink
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 3:30PM
The tortoises are fun - but what are they doing? Are they kites too? If they are, they need more air... Wink
Ann
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1515 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 4:24PM
Thanks folks, we've been out/off site most of today. Anne, the tortoises are a special sort of kite that sits pegged to the ground but inflates from air currents. There were some ladybirds as well.
Moira
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 4:35PM
What a bizarre scene, could only be yours, Moira! Hooray for silly Sunday!

David
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 5:41PM
nice and colourful moira
regards
Yung
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
14 Oct 2012 7:24PM
I expect you are quite right....they definitely have reason to be sadSmile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 7:44PM
lovely natural colours Moira and well seen picture - good one
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 9:18PM
He he! Love it!
Carol
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1847 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 9:49PM
"I think asking anyone who has to be inflated from their rear end to look cheerful about it is expecting a bit much".
I quite agree, Moira, an air enema would be decidedly unpleasant. And the reverse can also be so.
Had to look up "coulrophobic", should have known it was a "fear of clowns".
Anyway, an amusing image of the little tortoises at the starting line, on their marks.
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
15 Oct 2012 11:28AM
bizarre & wonderful Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue
agingrocker 7 13 1
22 Oct 2012 1:13PM
A lovely shot Moira - made me smile
Antony

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