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#1272520 - Mon Aug 31 2020 06:28 PM September 2020 - photo-a-day
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September? How'd that happen? This is the thread for showing us how it does happen!
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#1272654 - Wed Sep 02 2020 05:11 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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There are those who say that there are no words that are a perfect rhyme with the word 'Orange'...

This is a view looking South from the Sugar Loaf Vineyards just a mile or so from the Welsh town of Abergavenny. The mountain in the distance is 'Blorenge' or 'The Blorenge' and its name is one of the very, very few words that are a perfect rhyme with orange.

Blorenge is located in the south-eastern corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park and its summit reaches a height of 1,841 feet or 561 metres. The mountain is believed to have derived its name from the Welsh word 'plor' (pimple) related to the Middle English word 'blure' (blister) or from the Welsh blawr ais meaning 'grey ribbed'.

A word of advice.... If you should ever visit the Sugar Loaf Vineyard and decide to sample the wines on their tasting menu, DO NOT take the car!

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#1272748 - Thu Sep 03 2020 06:59 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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A typical English village in Northamptonshire.

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#1272814 - Fri Sep 04 2020 07:58 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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The moon from this morning.
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#1272817 - Fri Sep 04 2020 08:24 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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A house next to the previous ones.

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#1272861 - Sun Sep 06 2020 09:32 AM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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Well, it is September... September 1981.

This is an image of me and one of my comrades on an operation near the border with the Republic of Ireland just to the South of the village of Crossmaglen.

I could tell you more... But then I'd have to kill you all.


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#1272915 - Mon Sep 07 2020 04:51 AM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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So that's what that irritating buzzing sound from above the house was early this morning...

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#1272935 - Mon Sep 07 2020 03:29 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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#1272963 - Tue Sep 08 2020 05:55 AM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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Feeding time at Gigrin Farm just outside the small mid-Wales town of Rhayader.

Not so long ago, the Red Kite Milvus milvus, was on the verge of extinction in the British Isles after centuries of persecution. Thanks to education and the efforts of the RSPB and other wildlife organisations, this beautiful bird is staging a miraculous comeback (almost at risk of becoming a bit of a pest in it's strongholds).

Gigrin Farm has provided a refuge for the Red Kite for a couple of decades now and feeding time, which takes place twice daily, is a fantastic spectacle with many hundreds of birds demonstrating their fantastic low-level flying skills as they snatch morsels from the ground and eating on the wing.

If you're ever in the Rhayader area, I can highly recommend a visit to Gigrin Farm.

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#1273055 - Wed Sep 09 2020 12:05 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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We won't be seeing many of these around for too much longer.

Not the most colourful of butterflies to be found here in the UK but the Red admiral, Vanessa atalanta has been my absolute favourite since childhood.

I caught this one feeding on an Ivy plant in my front garden.

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#1273059 - Wed Sep 09 2020 12:10 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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^I like this one. The day before, I thought you were channeling Alfred Hitchcock.
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#1273063 - Wed Sep 09 2020 12:41 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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To go in or not to go in? That is the question..

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#1273192 - Fri Sep 11 2020 01:56 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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A threaded size 12 (tiny) needle..

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#1273206 - Fri Sep 11 2020 03:47 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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I'm not certain that I haven't posted this image here before now...

This friendly chap is 'Bear', a British Army security dog stationed at the Bessbrook base during the early 1980s... Some people are probably thinking "I expect his bark is worse than his bite" and you'd be wrong on both counts! His bark was fearsome and his bite was... Well 'savage' is the only word you could use to describe it (as his handler and numerous miscreants would testify).

I still thought that he was a big, beautiful boy though.

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#1273243 - Sat Sep 12 2020 09:58 AM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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A spooky Moon..

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#1273279 - Sun Sep 13 2020 03:05 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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From the allotment I help to look after..

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#1273352 - Mon Sep 14 2020 04:36 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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Great Willowherb flower..

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#1273368 - Tue Sep 15 2020 06:09 AM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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A view of the aircraft (a modified Mk IX Supermarine Spitfire) currently doing a fly-past of all the hospitals in the UK in thanks for their efforts during the current pandemic.

This image was taken last Saturday from a range of around three-quarters of a mile using my longest lens. The fly-past on this day was supposed to have been scheduled for the highlands of Scotland but the organisers changed it at short notice due to bad weather.

There's nothing quite like the sound of a Rolls-Royce Merlin at full chat.... Awesome!

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#1273378 - Tue Sep 15 2020 09:20 AM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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Tellywellies, your picture reminded me of this one I took in August.
We grew all the veggies in our garden.



Sadly, the tomatoes and cucumbers have both passed their prime now, but the peppers are still bearing.

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#1273459 - Wed Sep 16 2020 04:07 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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That all looks good and tasty ertrum. Impressive shot of the Spitfire sister seagull. It's a while since I saw one in flight. Not since the days when the Farnborough Airshow was worth seeing (now ended).

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#1273506 - Thu Sep 17 2020 12:48 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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The River Arun mouth, Littlehampton, Sussex.



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#1273520 - Thu Sep 17 2020 06:52 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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A sign at a farm entrance in Warboys on the Fens.

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#1273529 - Fri Sep 18 2020 01:45 AM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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Gatekeeper butterfly, Pyronia tithonus Male

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#1273561 - Fri Sep 18 2020 03:02 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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Some Surrey countryside. Photo taken on the last group walk before the Covid-19 lockdown..

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#1273564 - Fri Sep 18 2020 05:00 PM Re: September 2020 - photo-a-day
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Something we haven't seen in a record-setting 151 days in Las Vegas - and counting! (This is from 2015)


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