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What do you think of it so far ?

By Mavis
......Rubbish ! We have lived here 6 years and this is the first day we have had our bins picked up at the house . Before I had to trundle it all down the road and back again . The rates went up 100 so enough is enough . We had a small revolution and said no bins picked up no rates . It worked .
Of course I'd just had my 75-300 Canon lens from Ebay delivered and my trigger finger was quivering on the front seat in the very hot front garden. So I photographed them ... Like you would LOL xxx

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Voters: BeiK, taggart, pamelajean and 17 more

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BeiK 16 7 Scotland
8 Jun 2006 1:34PM
Great one of this country's( Scotland we call them )wheelie-bins....they can be a great sight, especially when it's been windy and they lie all over the place...having just been emptied ,I suppose..
Good shot and I think he's spotted you!
taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
8 Jun 2006 2:26PM
Oh, My----here we call them TOTERS --truck co9mes by makeing a racket about 5 AM--Sorry, i never occured to me to tak a shot at--- I mean of them--

However, I think you are going to have fun with this new lens-- capture all sorts of things-- should make great macros for you too--plants, etc. I will be watching! Jennnnnnn
Mavis 20 143 2 England
8 Jun 2006 3:31PM
Thanks Bitte. The worst case of bins was when 4 old ladies disappeared and they found them by the number of Wellies sticking out of Wheely bins !! They had all been trying to clean them and fell in . !!
Oh Jennnnnnnnnnn you make me scream with laughter 5am and trying to take a shot at them LOL .
Yes already I'm having great fun with this lens.Birds as well as flowers . Watch this space xx
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2264 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2006 3:31PM
One for the record books if you haven't seen this sight for 6 years! You also managed to capture a nice row of houses - is yours like that? Very nice! We don't have wheelie-bins but enormous green monsters with lids which are collected by large, noisy top-loading trucks. Spoils all the tranquility of the forest in two seconds!
tonymarq 16 1 United States
8 Jun 2006 4:51PM
Mavis way to go on the revolution!! Yep they come by early here and i'm the one wheeling up to the front on tues. and tonight going down stairs to revolt against the slave dr.... no Bridget not you the peo... Mavis gotta go and explain to the sl av. i mean bridget i wasn't talking about her,lol!! Great capture and good for you guys!

stay well
Ceciliat 17 6 Philippines
8 Jun 2006 5:35PM
Great shot. Good focus on the waste collector lol.
Well taken...
C_Daniels 17 399 10 England
8 Jun 2006 8:51PM
Good for you!
AlanBW 16 20 England
8 Jun 2006 9:13PM
Nice one Mavis - a shot to treasure after 6 years of having to trundle the bins yourself
bunbeam 16 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2006 10:51PM
you`ve bin busy then lol... bit of anarchy does ya good... great shot
KarenFB Plus
16 5.9k 184 England
8 Jun 2006 11:27PM
Power to the People!! Good for you, looks like a nice estate. Mind you he could have smiled for you!
Mavis 20 143 2 England
8 Jun 2006 11:31PM
Thank you all for your comments . Yes it is quite a wee haven . We are all friends all 19 houses but we are not in each other's pockets . Just there if needed xx
bricurtis Plus
17 2.6k 52 England
8 Jun 2006 11:55PM
Hello Mavis. This pic appeals to me.Where I live:-
We have a Black bin for rubbish.
A Green bin for garden waste.
A Brown bin for food waste.
A Black box for recycled items.
They get picked up on different days and weeks, and me and my wife get so confused we have to look down the road to see what other people are putting out on any given day.
I suppose it is all part of a 'new green world' but it really annoys me.
Well done for winning your little battle.
By the way, a nice sharp pic with your new lens.

Mavis 20 143 2 England
9 Jun 2006 12:46AM
Thanks Bria. We have a green bin for most things 'cept bottles. A blue bin for magazines and cardboard . I do have a compost bin I bought off the council for 12 it makes at least 6 bags a year . Lovely crumbly stuff . We have to trundle out bottles to the bottle bank . Me in my trolley rattling away and looking so innocent if anyone smirks thinking I'm a wino. We have a plan The Green bin next to the drive that's the one to go, when it's gone we put the blue bin in it's place and the empty green bin is then wheeled into the space left by the blue bin . Get my drift 'arry . LOL
10 Jun 2006 2:38AM
The recyle people come to pick up ours and chuck it everywhere but in the wagon!
Great candid Mavis.
Ricardo xxxx
alan h. 21 275 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2006 9:18AM
you must have good binmen .here the wheelie bins tend to end up in the wagon and the rubbish on the floor. nice happy people at work picture. alan
10 Jun 2006 12:27PM
Brilliant shot there Mavis ..... we get our new wheelie bins later this month ..... and it all sounds so confusing! the list of do's and don'ts well ... i just know I will get it wrong! LOL! What worries me now after reading your write up with Jennnn ... I am only a little titch ( too much patting on the head when younger I think ... or is that dropped?) and the wheelie bins are almost as tall as me .... so not even me feet will show if I fall in!!!! I did fall into a chest freezer some years ago ... when trying to get the last turkey from the bottom in a freezer center ... my friend who was with me just pee'd herself laughing cos all she could see were my feet ... the lid had slammed down across my back! she was too weak to help me... and it took me a while to get back on my feet! Oh .... by the way .... my friend (Hillary) was 6ft 1" tall! I didn't go back to that place for a while! Sorry ... have rambled on somewhat .... love the pic Mave and he looked quite happy in his work too! Click*
KBan 17 512 4 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2006 1:30PM
well caught Mavis, you've bin busy!!!!!!
lilipolala 16 8 Northern Ireland
10 Jun 2006 3:15PM
Love it Mavis...don't think my binman is quite as happy looking as yours....Hmmmmmmm!!
Maybe your rubbish is better than mine!!

Great shot
Miriam xx
Mavis 20 143 2 England
10 Jun 2006 7:31PM
Thank you again every-one .
Miriam think he was a bit bemused seeing an old lady sat there drinking coffee suddenly point a camera in his face . Not what you would expect from the average old lady now would you ?!!!xxx
GeorgeRusky 16 1 4
11 Jun 2006 6:56AM
Mavis and a revolution???
I thought it was the most peaceful Lady in EPZ LOL!
Click and congratulation on your victory!

Enjoy Sunday time, Mavis, and thank you for your comments.
Tomorrow is a new series Body Painting.
PatriciaWilson 18 617 58 Greece
17 Jun 2006 5:37AM
Good for you, Girl!!!
Smashing capture too Mavis, what a spic and span street, looks like a film set.

Hats off to the bin men too, don't they do a great job?
Hawkgenes 17 10 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2006 7:51PM
I really like this one and at first I didn't know why. Its the repeating patterns and colours of the porches, which then contrast with the different angles and colours of the bins.

I'm sure you spotted it in a milli-second and it just works so well


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