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All terrific – the duck tail is my favourite – a great catch
There were 3 ducks, but I had no chance of getting all 3 in action! That one is grand 🙂
Is that the ghost bike which has been in the news? So sad but what a lovely tribute too. I’m glad too that it helped his wife. 🙂
That’s it. I’d never heard of Ghost Bikes before I happened across that one. Hugely impressive. The Brother tells me they’re very unsettling for cyclists though…
I think that although unsettling they’re a poignant and powerful reminder, let’s just hope they unsettle other road users just as much. 🙂
Your photos are wonderful and the river is a busy place, I need to spread my wings a little more and explore that area.
Living so close to it makes me feel a bit less ‘city’ bound.
We do not always appreciate what we have. Although you seem to. I used to love going for walks and seeing the pics made me remember what I am missing. Must get motivated to take at least a short walk on most days. The ghost bike – such a sad and touching reminder of a tragic incident.
My walks are short enough! Lucky just to have the river to wander by 🙂
Oh, what is the story behind the ghost bike? Please
Pseu, it just appeared as a memorial to a man killed there a year ago. When I first saw it I assumed his family had done it, but it seems not.
For more information on Ghost Bikes http://ghostbikes.org/
Wonderful pictures. When I lived in Stranmillis, I loved walked along the river. And what is that lovely bird? A stork? A cormorant?
The bike is a memorial for Michael Caulfield who was killed on the Ormeau Road in April 2011. He was in collision with a delivery lorry.
Nick, I’ve always thought it was a heron, but I’m no expert. When Dawnriser comes back to us, she’ll know.
It’s a heron! Well done speccy!
Beautiful water birds! I don’t know exactly what they are, but they are striking! My favorite days include water and cameras! You make the ordinary special, Fiona! The ghost bike…how really sad. Debra
Thanks Debra, that’s me looking better with my camera 🙂
Like these very much Fiona 🙂 The birds have great clarity and movement!
I just point, click and hope! Pics that turn out well are a pleasant surprise 🙂
Now THAT was refreshing!
Water, bluebells, ducks- sure you don’t need anything else from a walk 😉
Ok, maybe fresh air, but you could open a window
Wow, I’m with Elspeth on the duck tail. Great capture. And, I love the shoes!!
Girl1 is very proud of those shoes, and was very entertained when Nana asked the shop lady for laces (they have hefty elastic under the tounge)
These are really, really great pictures, you’re a natural.
Nice water bird shots! I want to come along on that walk in person.
Re Michael Caulfield – there was that odd and poignant film of the rose left at the site of the collision. http://tinyurl.com/5snyvwj (You’ve seen it already Speccy.)
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