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Alan Beastall

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  1. Now you have consumed all the Easter eggs 😀 and packed the Easter bunny away this is the last call for the April challenge. Alan
  2. Just a few days left to enter your images into this months challenge. Some great images already in. Have a good Easter. Alan
  3. Matt and Bill, All you need to do is to observe the subject, look for a pattern in their behaviour and to anticipate their next move. Look for a flight pattern of the bee and where it may hover before landing on the flower. With a bit of practice you can do it. I only spent about 1/2 Hr on this image and the one below. Nikon D850 / D5 with 105mm 2.8f macro lens set on auto focus which locks onto the bee quite quick. The only problem is the narrow depth of field shooting with this lens, you are only talking of a few mm., leading to parts of the bee being in focus others not. If the eyes are sharp you are nearly there. All the best. Alan
  4. Honey Bee flying towards flowering heather.
  5. Many thanks for all those who voted for my image and to those who participated in the March Challenge. It was a close run event and I was biting my hoofs, sorry nails up until the finishing line. Women's Role in Todays Society:- Its been over 100 years since women have been able to vote here in the U.K. and in that time they have faced many challengers even today things are still not equal. More needs to be done not only here but in other parts of the world to improve the life opportunities of women. So, lets see some powerful images of women in our society, for better or for worse. Normal rules - each contender can provide up to 3 images, all to be from Alamy. I shall be away at the end of this month so the closing date for entries will be Midnight on Tuesday 23th and all votes in by the 30th. Examples of my take on this theme are shown below.
  6. Like Ian, my traffic lights are on green to go and to carry on submitting Live News images. My main Live News images are from political events with some UK weather. The email points out to ensure that each batch of images (15 of the best) have the correct headlines & captions (headlines & Description in lightroom), date, time and aim to have them filed within one hour. My headlines and captions are pre-written and added to each image or batch after they have been culled and edited there by saving time. Sometimes it is difficult to stop shooting and upload your images because things do kickoff like the letter dropping on P.M. May's display or Jeremy Corbyn egg attack.
  7. Thanks Paulette for picking one of my images. I think its going to be a close horse race. Alan
  8. Several images in my post this morning mostly political. Labour M.P. Emily Thornberry speaking at a Labour Party Spring Conference. Alan
  9. Unlike these Tits I will not get fat off the licence from this image, but at least it was not peanuts. Alan
  10. https://theculturetrip.com/asia/china/hong-kong/articles/what-to-see-and-do-in-hong-kong-on-a-layover/ People wait for their flights at Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong © Marc Bruxelle / Alamy Stock Photo Crowds of people look over the skyline of Hong Kong at the Lions Pavilion at The Peak | © Jayskyland Images / Alamy Stock Photo Travellers dine in a restaurant inside Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong © dbimages / Alamy Stock Photo The International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong has an observation deck © Tuomas Lehtinen / Alamy Stock Photo Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline shine on a clear day © Anders Tukler / Alamy Stock Photo Big Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong, is popular with both tourists and worshippers © Alan Keith Beastall / Alamy Stock Photo The Peak Tram in Hong Kong is a popular tourist attraction © tuimages.com / Alamy Stock Photo
  11. If I Woof this right I must be on the lead until September. Woof Woof ☹️
  12. Shrinking food island. Horse eating hay. A Bloody-nosed Beetle consuming Goosegrass
  13. Good boy, now drop the ball. Alamy Live News. U.K. weather Whitby, North Yorkshire coast on a bright but breezy day. Alan
  14. And the winner for the December Challenge goes to Wiskerke and his image of Chicage O'Hare. Many thanks to all those who entered the challenge and voted. I've very much enjoyed the whole process. So over to you Wiskerke for the first of the 2019 challengers. Alan
  15. Sally, its never over until the last vote is cast. There may be a last minute rush. You may be right but lets wait and see. Alan
  16. Last call for the December Challenge. Just 24hrs. to go to cast your vote. Alan
  17. MDM, thank's for the correction. Just changed it. Alan
  18. It is traitional to open your Christmas presents on Boxing Day and for me today all the boxes opened 'December Challenge' have been a great suprise for the excellent quality of all the images. It as been very difficult to pick the 10 finalist shown below from the 77 images entered. You have until Midday on the 30th December to cast your vote as I'am away on New Years Eve Alan. 1) Michael Ventura KCTADE Lonely Wheelchair 2) Abiyoyo DJJY11 CDG Paris 3) Wiskerke FP46J3 Chicage O'Hare 4) Inchiquin F68EYT Footbridge, Feltham 5) Matt Ashmore MA9A7A Paddington Railway Station, London 6) Lynne ACYC5B Olympic Agora Athens 2004, Games Greece 7) Arvy777 PP3FAJ Caterpillar Tale, Snowdonia National Park 8) Doc A5DNTJ Pigeons and Cable Car 9) TeeCee AG8CE1 10) MDM MONKNF Avon Gorge in Bristol
  19. Last call. Just over 24hrs. to go before the curtains close on the December challenge. Have a Good Christmas. Alan with one L. The Angel took the other as in:- The first noel, the angel did say,Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,On a cold winter's night that was so deep.Noel, noel, noel, noel,
  20. STOP ALL SHOPPING . Only 7 days left for the December challenge, so keep sending more excellent imges of converging lines. Alan
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