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"Norman Barrett, MBE"

By RonnieAG
Norman Barrett MBE, one of the world's foremost circus ringmasters, is currently touring Scotland in that capacity with Zippos Circus.
But here he is with his well known performing budgerigar act.
This shot was taken at a performance of the circus on 22nd. June 2012.

My thanks to those who chose to comment on In the Depths of the Forest.........your support is always much appreciated.


Tags: Photo journalism Entertainment Ringmaster Travelling circus Norman Barrett Performing budgerigars

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canonfan 11 7 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 12:12AM
Well captured Ronnie
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
24 Jun 2012 12:17AM
Goodness Ronnie, you have brought back so many memories, I remember Norman when he used to work with Charlie Cairoli at Blackpool Circus, fantastic artists, he looks younger than ever, excellent detailed capture my friend.


annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
24 Jun 2012 12:20AM
Wow Ronnie, that is an excellent theater shot. Perfect timing.
Also , we all know now that you do take bird pictures WinkWinkWink
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
24 Jun 2012 12:29AM
I do confess I did not know this chap Ronnie !!
A super coloured image.
Great shot.
Jocelia 10 2 1 Australia
24 Jun 2012 12:50AM
Great colours and budgies……….Jocelia
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
24 Jun 2012 1:15AM
Blimey I remember going to see him as a kid!

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
24 Jun 2012 2:08AM
A crisp and lovely portrait of this person and his birds-- Wonderful story here!
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
24 Jun 2012 4:12AM
Great timing and what wonderful colours. Vaguely recall seeing him on TV at some time. A really excellent portrait.

NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 5:59AM
An excellent piece of nostalgic photography, which for me ticks all the right boxes and many more.

Regards Nathan
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
24 Jun 2012 6:12AM
An excellent capture, Ronnie. Carol
posty57 13 6 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 6:48AM
Beautifully captured and presented Ronnie.

Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 7:07AM
Stunning, really stunning Ronnie this crisp and very detailed image is what photography is all about
the background being black has bought out the lovely red and the those they are performers
and the colours you have got, amazing all over, for me a winner all the way
fentiger 20 920 24 England
24 Jun 2012 7:18AM
Top class character study. Great work,

JenniCh 16 32 2 England
24 Jun 2012 7:19AM
Beautifully taken and composed shot, Ronnie, great portrait of this legendary entertainer.
24 Jun 2012 7:36AM
A great capture full of colour and anticipation. Very nicely done Ronnie.
I take it you didn't want to run away and join the Circus then?

John Smile
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 7:54AM
a real trip down memory lane for me with this one ronnie saw this chap a few times at the tower circus when i was a wee lad wonderful colours brilliant detail and light a real belter nice one Wink
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 8:05AM
I have seen this chap before, but a long time ago, he is aging very well!!
moiral 11 12 Scotland
24 Jun 2012 8:53AM
Great colours and so well captured Ronnie. Moira
Jasper87 Plus
12 2.9k 158 England
24 Jun 2012 9:21AM
Brings back memories of cuttlefish and groundsel for me, Ronnie. Excellent sharp capture and well controlled exposure.

Something different from you Ronnie... Wonderful sharp image.. The red really coming to life against the black background.. Excellent exposure.. Magnifico!
24 Jun 2012 9:47AM
A marvellous image of an amazing act Ronnie, del done. I'm sure I photographed this guy and his clever birds in Glasgow many many moons ago.

RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
24 Jun 2012 9:51AM
A very big thank you to both Jenn and Lillian for their User Awards.
tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 9:53AM
Wonderful colours Ronnie

I see he has a fine collection of Opaline budgiesSmile

Used to breed them, up to thirty years agoGrin

Cor 12 Belgium
24 Jun 2012 10:07AM
Oh YES *****
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
24 Jun 2012 10:09AM
Another User Award........quite thank you so much too, Cor.
24 Jun 2012 10:43AM
he just does not seem to age he is timeless fine clean sharp and colourful capture fine detail nice to see something totally different and unexpected all awards well justified

morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 10:47AM
Superb shot Ronnie, I remember seeing him on TV many many years ago Smile

Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 11:23AM
Quite a capture Ronnie and very well taken.
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
12 112 39 Wales
24 Jun 2012 12:00PM
Outstanding shot, Ronnie. Great pose, clarity and colour.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
24 Jun 2012 12:34PM

Quote:...I remember Norman when he used to work with Charlie Cairoli at Blackpool Circus...
Me too! Wink What a super capture here, Ronnie, and they all really stand out so well against the black background...the red framing sets it off well, too Smile
Trev Smile
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
24 Jun 2012 12:42PM
Sharp and direct image Ronnie. Deserved awards too !
geffers7 Plus
11 53 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 3:45PM
Really sharp and colourful Ronnie - really well done.
bill33 Plus
11 53 1 Scotland
24 Jun 2012 4:26PM
Amazing detail with strong vibrant colours make this a bit special Ronnie, the red border finishes this to perfection, very well done, Bill.
carper123 Plus
10 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 4:28PM
A wonderful character shot of a great man Ronnie, super compostion and really sharp, you have done the man justice.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmileWink
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
24 Jun 2012 4:32PM
Top quality as always Ronnie.
24 Jun 2012 5:04PM
First Class Ronnie - as usual. The colours and the quality are both outstanding !!!!GrinGrin

24 Jun 2012 5:41PM
just perfect ! fabulous to see. GillGrin
BarbaraR 15 1.2k 1 England
24 Jun 2012 6:01PM
Super colourful.
Something different and lovely to see.
Well done Ronnie.

saltireblue Plus
11 12.6k 79 Norway
24 Jun 2012 6:25PM
A great capture at the long end of the 200mm lens, Ronnie. Must have been somewhat difficult lighting conditions.

pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 7:32PM
beautifully shown, very sharp and colourful with a good b/g
AnnChown 12 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 8:57PM
Wow - this is so different and so fascinating! Very well captured Ronnie - it can't have been easy and you've handled it with aplomb!!! Smile
Karen_Summers 13 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 9:44PM
This is lovely Ronnie, I remember watching him as a child on the telly
25 Jun 2012 1:34PM
Great capture Ronnie Grin
Suehh 15 39 6 England
25 Jun 2012 5:14PM
A very fine shot indeed Ronnie
25 Jun 2012 6:25PM
Excellent capture Ronnie..Lin
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
25 Jun 2012 9:14PM
I too remember him from Blackpool Tower Circus, brings back many childhood memories of when I used to visit my late grandmother who used to reside in the seaside town.
fraser 18 631 14 Scotland
26 Jun 2012 5:26PM
Very good Ronnie - well caught in difficult circumstances. I love the way the black background mimics some of your flower pictures. Very much your own style.

NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
27 Jun 2012 11:32PM
He seems to have been around forever.
CliffGreen 10 8 2 Scotland
13 Jul 2012 6:47PM
Very well captured.

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