Photos And Catch-Up

Here are a couple of photos, the first of which is a heavily worked-on version of a photo of a mannequin that I took a couple of years ago.

The second is an Amur tiger that I photographed a couple of weeks ago at the Highland park that I mentioned in the post about the oystercatcher.

The sad thing is that the Amur tiger was previously known as the Siberian tiger – but there aren’t any there any more…




I wrote on Flying Twigs about how to add Pinterest Rich Pins and get the benefit for your website.

And I also wrote about how to change the name of your Facebook page if you have one and have more than 200 followers.

The reason for the post is that 200 followers is the cutoff point for being able to make the changes yourself.

And finally, this is a worked-on version of a photo of a building here in Edinburgh. There are lots and lots of architectural gems here – I am thinking about setting up an Edinburgh Architecture site.

Should I do it and take my attention off the business-y things I am supposed to be devoting 110% to (haha)?


Oystercatcher In The Car Park

Oystercatcher in a busy car park

Oystercatcher in a busy car park

In a busy car park at the Highland Wildlife Park in the Cairngorms, sits an oystercatcher on her eggs.

Her ‘nest’ is just a scrape in the ground – with a convenient stone for her to rest her beak against.

There were cars coming in and out and she never moved – just concentrated on the important job she was doing.


1/500 second at f7.1 Nikon D7000 with 70-300mm lens at full stretch.


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I have joined this. This is a way to connect and do things that respect people and engender freedom and dignity.

It gives me the promise of an opportunity to bring to fruition something I want to do – plant trees with people.

It would give me great pleasure to think that at least one person joined in as a result of this post.




My wife Tamara alerted me to this. She started watching and I joined her..