Eye Spy

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge (from a long time ago, trying to get back into the swing of things so picking up a few of the previous challenges):

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/eye-spy/

 

So ‘Eye Spy’ as a theme. Open to a certain amount interpretation. Amongst otherthings I could base it around eyes, or perhaps just things that stand out – but then that’s simply photography really.

 

There could have been several other interpretations but I decided to go a little more obvious. A game of eye spy running through the whole alphabet – so this will be a long one, but mostly photos. There will be some letters with more than one photo, but I have used every letter at least once and every one has been used properly.

 

I hope you enjoy, here we go.

 

Eye spy with my little eye, something beginning with:

 

A – the A1

Follow the lights

 

B – Barn Owl (taken at The Raptor Foundation)…

X-E2 Raptor 497 copy

…or bridge (this is the Forth Rail Bridge)

Firth of Forth Rail Bridge

 

C – Castle (this is Bolsover Castle in the mist)…

Out of the mist

…or Cathedral (this is Bristol Cathedral)

Bristol Cathedral Choir Stalls B&W

 

D – de Havilland Dragon Rapide (taken at The Shuttle Worth Collection during the Military Pageant 2015)

de Havilland Dragon Rapide

 

E – Eyes, they are even eagle eyes (taken on a day at The Raptor Foundation)

Chilean Blue Eagle

 

F – Fountain (this is the Perseus and Andromeda fountain at Witley Court)

Witley Court

 

G – Grim Reaper (a manipulation of the effigy of Death on Sophie Charlotte’s sarcophagus)

Don't edit the reaper

 

H – Heron (seen when walking on Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh)

Scottish Heron

 

I – Iguana (resident at the Exotic Pet Refuge)

Iguana

 

J – Joust, huzzah!

Huzzah!

 

K – Kaleidoscope (this one is at the Camera Obscura in Edinburgh)

Kaleidoscope

 

L – Leopard (this one is an Amur Leopard resident at Edinburgh Zoo)…

Amur Leopard

or Lyvedon New Bield (that’s me with the family – the camera was sat on top of the camera bag on a timer for this shot)

Lyveden New Bield

 

M – Meerkat (another resident at Edinburgh Zoo)

Meerkat

 

N – Nene Valley Railway

NVR 73050 and 92212

 

O – Octopus Kite (yes, an octopus kite, and not a Dementor, at the Dunstable Downs Kite Festival

Octopus Kite

 

P – Peacock

Show off

 

Q – Quidditch (I kid you not, this owl’s name is Quidditch – one of its parents was in the Harry Potter Films, another resident at The Raptor Foundation)

Raptor 096

 

R – Roses

Garden Rose

Rain Drops on Roses

 

S – Snow (This was a view from Edinburgh Castle)

244

 

T – Trebuchet (this is at Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle 256

 

U – Urban areas (this is the view over Edinburgh from Arthur’s Seat)

The view from Arthur's Seat

 

V – Vulcan

XH558 W13 Take-off

Nose On

XH558 W2014 3

 

W – Weapons display (in Warwick Castle)

Warwick Castle 056

 

X – Xanthic (yellow) flower (a lily and a daffodil)

Lily

Daffodil

 

Y – Yak 50s (displaying at The Military Pageant at The Shuttle Worth Collection)

Yak 50 display team

 

Z – Zebras (at West Midland Safari Park)

150

 

That brings us to the end of this rather long game of Eye Spy. I hope you enjoyed this as much as I have enjoyed going through some old photos to find them all.

Any comments welcome.

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5 thoughts on “Eye Spy

  1. You’ve got a good eye Neil. Nice adaptation on a theme to your own advantage. I keep an eye on the blogs of a few good photographers in an effort to improve my own. So, I’ll do the same here. Thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you 🙂 If you have any questions about what I do feel free to ask – can’t promise any advice would be particularly helpful but sometimes just a different viewpoint helps – I know I’ve found that in the past.

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