Friday, 13 September 2013

Birds and Binstead Beach

I am still posting my photographs from the Isle of Wight and this time it is the turn of a walk on Binstead Beach which was the closest one to my daughters home.  I am told that a lot of the vertical planks of wood are from the old sea wall.  I loved the textures against the blue skies and I hope there will be some that you like also.  At the end I slotted in a few of Charlie, the dog, as he was always with me and that is why the birds were at a bit of a distance when I photographed them, so he would not spook them!























There were Black headed Gulls, Oystercatchers and Curlew on the beach.























Charlie





Bye from Charlie

I hope you enjoyed this post and I thank you for visiting.

38 comments:

  1. Some really good artistic shots Margaret.

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    1. Many thanks Roy and I am glad you liked them. Having seen David's post yeserday with wonderful B& W shots, I wondered would some of these shots lend themselves to Black and white treatment. Might try that sometime.

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  2. Nice pictures!

    Glad that the web page got itself sorted out!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Hi Stewart Yes thank goodness. Glad you liked the photos and thanks for comment

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  3. What a truly beautiful spot - and equally beautiful dog. Thank you.

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    1. Hi EC Glad you liked the post and thanks for comment Charlie will be pleased.

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  4. Great shots Margaret, I really like the colours and the textures in these photos :-)

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  5. HI David Many thanks for comments. You may have erad me reeoly to Roy whenI said I wondered if these shots would lead themselves to B&W editing? You are more of an expert in this field. What do you think?

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  6. Some very artistic shots there Margaret. It looks like my kind of place, I could spend hours there just photographing those weather/water beaten posts, there's some great textures there.
    Nice to see Charlie he looks full of beans and ready to go!!!...[;o)

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    1. Hi Tanna Thanks for comment and glad you enjoyed the post.

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  8. That's the kind of beach I like, plenty of Oystercatchers, just wish I could swap places with Charlie.

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    1. Hi Douglas Thanks for comment and glad you enjoyed the oystercatchers adn of course Charlie!

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  9. Such artfully created images Margaret!! That one tree that juts out from the banks looks a lot like it has antlers. Marvelous captures. And Charlie...he's adorable!!

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    1. HI Anni Thanks for comment and glad you enjoyed the Black adn white images adn of course Charlie.

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  10. The birds are good, but I really think they are outshone by the beach scenes. What beautiful light and composition. I must catch up with your posts but the internet is driving me nuts here.

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  11. You took some great pictures along the beach there Margaret. It Seems strange that here in Greece there aren't any noisy Oystercathcers on teh beaches. Catch up with you soon.

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    1. HI Phil I wonder why there are no Oystercatchers in Greece! Thanks for comment and glad you enjoyed the bach shots.

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  12. Hi Adri an The birds are not great shots because I was so faraway from them,,keeping Charlie out of their way and I love the other shots myself. Sorry to know your internet is bad and thanksf or comments.

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    1. Don't I know that problem with dogs and birds. I must ask Keith where the wonderful image he took of two Blue Tits fighting at Ullswater is. They were like a little feathery ball in the grass. Both dogs were stunned into inactivity.

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    2. HI Adrian You should have a word with Charlie, he knows all about his mission of chasing birds!!

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  13. really like the worn posts. the pier is pretty, too. charlie is a doll.

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    1. HI Tex I always know you are going to like Charlie but unfortunately I won't be seeing him for a while so no more photos. Thanks for comment.

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  14. I love hw quiet the beach appears to be. How nice of Charlie to be your companion even if he did frighten the birds away.

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    1. HI EG Yes the beach was very quiet but I had charlie far enough away from the birds that they were left in piece but my photo were not good then. One cannot have everything. glad you liked the post an thanks for comment.

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  15. Ah, Charlie's a lovely dog and your photos are as always brilliant. Thank you Margaret and have a great weekend :)

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  16. HI Denise Many thanks for comments and glad you liked the post and of course Charlie

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  17. I like the oystercatcher and curlew photos :)

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    1. HI lou Mary Thanks for comment adn I am glad you liked the birds.

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  18. This one piece of driftwood looks like it has legs and can almost walk away, like a live walking stick! I love the green rope shots, and the picture of the boat in the distance. Is Charlie your daughter's dog? He is beautiful and has a sweet countenance.

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  19. This one piece of driftwood looks like it has legs and can almost walk away, like a live walking stick! I love the green rope shots, and the picture of the boat in the distance. Is Charlie your daughter's dog? He is beautiful and has a sweet countenance.

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    1. HI Ginny Yes Charlie is my daughter'sdog. I have never meet such a great dog. Thanks for comments and I am glad you enoyed the post,

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  20. I very much enjoyed your photos from the beach. Your photo studies of the old pilings are beautiful.

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    1. HI George Thanks you for comment and I am glad you enjoyed the photos adn piling studies.

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  21. Beautiful textures in those old sea wall planks...great captures of the beach and Charlie looks like a happy dog!! Happy Weekend!!

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    1. HI Denna Thanks you for comment and I am glad you enjoyed the wallplank photos adn of course Charlie!

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  22. I really liked #17, the wide-angle shot of the length of the pier extending out into the water. Of course, it goes without saying that Charlie is a favorite. :)

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    1. HI Linda Thanks you for comment and I am glad you enjoyed number 17 shot adn f course Charlie.

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