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The Gift of Flight

The Gift of Flight


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Re: The Gift of Flight

Well captured Mark.
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Re: The Gift of Flight

Cool shot Mark of the wattle bird applying brakes...…….
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Cool shot Mark of the wattle bird applying brakes...…….
Larry, Mark,
actually it was accelerating in a power climb from a barbed wire fence.

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Re: The Gift of Flight

Fantastic shot Mark.
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Re: The Gift of Flight

ANother excellent shot. . The last time i stood near a VTO I had to wear ear-plugs etc., and, have my feet screwed down into the ground.
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ANother excellent shot. . The last time i stood near a VTO I had to wear ear-plugs etc., and, have my feet screwed down into the ground.
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4:30am (5:30pm gmt): I'm listening to the BBC's coverage of the vote on Mrs May's brexit deal. I have the greatest admiration for your PM's leadership.
No matter what Brits may think of her personally, or the deal she has brokered, imo she has shown extraordinary focus and resilience during her difficult prime ministership.
I think she will survive the "deal, or no deal" ballot that is about to take place in about thirty minutes time.

Any of you street 'togers out there at Westminster with your cameras .... Andrew (Beagletorque), John? (zuiko)
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4:30am (5:30pm gmt): I'm listening to the BBC's coverage of the vote on Mrs May's brexit deal. I have the greatest admiration for your PM's leadership.
No matter what Brits may think of her personally, or the deal she has brokered, imo she has shown extraordinary focus and resilience during her difficult prime ministership.
I think she will survive the "deal, or no deal" ballot that is about to take place in about thirty minutes time.

Any of you street 'togers out there at Westminster with your cameras .... Andrew (Beagletorque), John? (zuiko)
Thank you for those compliments about Mrs May. Even though I am poles apart from her ideology, her stamina and drive is certainly impressive. As for her leadership.....no comment Getting back to your stunning photos, thank you very much for sharing.
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Thank you for those compliments about Mrs May. Even though I am poles apart from her ideology, her stamina and drive is certainly impressive. As for her leadership.....no comment Getting back to your stunning photos, thank you very much for sharing.
Thanks Phil, I love shooting birds in flight as it allows us to see what our eyes cannot, i.e., the aerodynamics of their wing configuration as they perform, what to us humans, are incredible feats of precision flying.

On Mrs May, as you say, her stamina and drive are most impressive. In regard to last Wednesdays vote of no confidence in her leadership, I posted these thoughts in the "... we are doomed" thread" in the Lounge, the relevance of which I can only justify here as being, 'Right Wing' :

To the best of my knowledge Theresa May is your second female PM, softer in nature but in her own way just as tough as the first (Boadicea excepted!). After the debacle left by her predecessor, David Cameron, it appeared to me from this distance that no other of her fellow MPs wanted the job, not even the glib Boris who along with Jeremy and others haven't let up sniping from the sidelines, without having anything credible to offer themselves. In the crisis the UK faces, I was appalled at Jeremy Corbyn's tirade against her, broadcast on ABC TV. In my eyes Theresa May has clearly demonstrated quite remarkable leadership in prosecuting the "will of the people", (however ill-informed they were at the time as to its consequences) in spite of not being a Brexiteer herself - that's integrity; it isn't a case of her being a bad leader as much as her having bad followers within her own party who sniped from the sidelines to bring down her government. You may be aware of what disloyalty did to our own PM, Malcolm Turnbull, and the internal chaos that has beset our own conservatives ever since. I've just found an update on the ballot that appears to say that she has survived; 200 votes supporting, 117 against. If so, then at least her leadership cannot be challenged again for at least a year. I'm sure she will do her best to steer the UK through all the ongoing intricacies of Brexit. As I said at the beginning, I believe that in the long run Great Britain will be the better off out of the EU; the British have a time honoured grittiness that has seen them through worse, in spite of being a bunch of pathological whingers!
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Re: The Gift of Flight

Very nicely captured.
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Que será, será
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The fatalistic approach, and why not ! ...
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I was being polite, but why destroy your thread by bringing politics into it. Of course it’s yours to do as you wish, as you are the OP.
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I was being polite, but why destroy your thread by bringing politics into it. Of course it’s yours to do as you wish, as you are the OP.
Yes, you always attempt to mask your sarcastic or confrontational comments with politeness. Mark is someone who's opinions are highly valued and respected ( unlike yourself or myself ) whether it be about photography or any other subject. Not a good person to pick an argument with on here.

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