Big Cats

Tiger Tiger

Feeding Time

King of Beasts

Scottish Wildcat

A couple of big cats and Scotland’s very own wee big cat at Edinburgh Zoo.
As recently as the 1950’s some people still thought Scottish Wildcats were man killers! Nobody is sure how many pure wildcats are still roaming the land but they’re pretty adaptable having outlived the British bears, wolves and lynx.

“They’ll fight to the death for their freedom;
they epitomise what it takes to be truly free I think.” Mike Tomkies

I was surprised how big this tabby super hunter is. Rather than puff out and show its side for size to scare off attackers these fearless felines pretend charge like their big cat cousins.

Might chuck up some dog shots soon but they’re obviously nowhere near as cool as cats!

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Final Approach

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A nice little capture of a wasp coming in to land on a thistle. Didn’t actually see this wee fella coming in until I got home and checked out the shots on the old lappy.
Originally went out to grab a shot of the wee pond in these woods only to find it completely overgrown with stuff. That’s right stuff and lots of it!

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Soccer Saturday at Glenesk Park

A wee trip down to Glenesk Park today to see Dundee Violet entertain top of the table Fauldhouse United. Hopefully the photographs look alright because the post match hospitality was rather enjoyable.

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Fauldhouse United go a goal up with a sweetly struck free kick. Would the Pansies have a retort?

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Celebrating the first

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Play on!

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Midfield duel

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Attacking down the wing

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Drifting past the keeper before squaring the ball for the equaliser

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1-1!

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Dealing with a lob

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Magic sponge

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Anyone’s ball!

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Beats one

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Fauldhouse players run off in celebration of a third and surely the winning goal.

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The big debate

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On his own

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The finely struck sixth goal of the match, the Pansies bring it back to 3-3 with the last kick of the game.

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The agony and the ecstasy.
Dundee Violet number 5 celebrates the dramatic equaliser

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The Pansies celebrate in the corner, top of the table Fauldhouse are gutted!

The second match I’ve been shooting at and the second match a keeper has asked if I got any good ones of themselves. Next time I’ll focus exclusively on the goal keeper and between the sticks a place for the phony tough and crazy brave.

Dundee film noir

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Gritty, grainy film noir photography. Reading about Giacomo Brunelli in this weeks Amateur Photographer and decided to go through the old Lightroom back catalogue and try giving some images a noir look.
Some of the photographs I’ve posted before in the past in colour. The last one of the tree is new, when I had originally taken the photo and checked out the RAW file in LR I wasn’t happy with anything I tried to do with it but I think the recently acquired Silver Efex noir filter has given it a nice darkened feel to it.

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