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Solar System

Images of the sun and planets, Click thumbnail images to enlarge, then once again on the larger view for a full-size image.
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Wildlife

Bugs, Spiders, Birds, Flowers (up close). Click thumbnail images to enlarge, then once again on the larger view for a full-size image.
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Noctilucent clouds + Lightning

To read about these clouds check out this website http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/04/20/nasa-takes-aim-on-noctilucent-clouds/ Basically it explains, that they are water ice crystals 50miles above ground in the Mesosphere, and they reflect " over the horizon" sunlight.
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Air Rifles

I was a competitive field archer with crossbow recurve bow and compound bow spanning 35 years. Being a compulsive marksman and now over 70 I am a serious plinker with these weapons. No not plonker !
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Aircraft

Since starting my apprenticeship with Heston Aircraft in 1958, I have always admired these masterpieces of design. When they enter the curved approach path into Heathrow from the west they fly over my house at about 6500 feet, often into the setting sun. I'm also located near three small airfields, so get some quite interesting traffic.
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Sunsets

I have a nice south to west to north horizon here in Flackwell Heath and have some spectacular sunsets and cloud formations.
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Binoculars

My binocular collection. The writings under each picture are actually sequential paragraphs from an article i wrote called "Understanding Binoculars".So far I have collected 7 different vintage examples bearing the Swift name, plus others. There is also a brief comment on each pictured binocular.
Canon 18 x 50 Image Stabilised. I love these for astronomy as it is like using a tripod but with complete freedom of movement.