Friday, 31 May 2013

Beatrice and Mollie go for a Drive

They went to Lavenham, Suffolk, a town full of wool, half-timbered houses and thatched pubs, and stopped for cream teas in Finchingfield, Essex. (Mollie is the Midget and Beatrice is the MG Bea.)

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Wicken Fen's Hobbies

The middle photos, taken against the light, show the hobby about to catch an insect, then eating it (and there is a sixth of a second between these two frames) and the others are just pictures of this pretty falcon.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Wicken Birds

Chiffchaff with grubs, Cuckoo leaving a perch and Hobby eating on the wing.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Birds Again

Turtle doves in the rain on Friday, and a Wren in the dry on Saturday.  

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

More from Old Warden

The German training glider without swastika; the Hawker HInd taking off, and the Optica.  Both Hawkers in the air - Hind and Demon.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Shuttleworth in the Sunshine

From top: Me 109 with leading edge slats deployed; the refurbished Edgely Optica sounding like a hoover; Druine Turbulent and B of B Flight DC-3.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Sadie is Three Years Old

She tries out Grandad's classic car.  Was it a suitable fashion accessory?  Not if you wear pink!

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Fowlmere Flying

Swift, Lapwing, Greylag and Coot (plus chick - cute coot it ain't!).

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Bike Stunts

Another feature of X-Fest was a stunt bike arena.  The rider of the green bike was a girl taking her first steps at wheelies.  Her visor reflected the view ahead.  Love the tattoos!

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Gone in Six Seconds

The jet car took a bit of starting; the clouds of (probably very smelly) unburnt kerosene can be seen in the background.  It covered the quarter-mile in 5.9 seconds, with a terminal speed of 260 mph.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

More from X-Fest

These boys were fearless!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Santa Pod

A Nissan 300Z 'drifting' and three bikes on the drag strip.  Slow shutter speed for the panning.

Monday, 6 May 2013

X-Fest 2013

Santa Pod.  BMX bikes and motor stunts.  Never seen a wheelie on a monkey bike or a Harley Davidson before!