Flip Flop

Are they yours Ron? No – I didn’t see who left them there.

They’re positioned just right.

Are they still warm?

A he or she?

Did they go for a wee or just go into the sea?

For a Pie or a Para Glide ride?

For Suncream or an Ice cream?

A walk on the sand hand in hand?

A drink in the bar or a ride in the car?

To grab a towel or empty the bowel?

To get his room key or put a plaster on his knee?

To get a drink, bikini all pink?

Look out to sea just you and me.

Drink some booze then have a snooze.

Talk a while but smile.

Walk with me down by the sea.

I gaze at a star as he walks from the Bar.

Come sit on my knee and look out to sea.

Just you and me love was meant to be.

Time to go home but not alone.

Where did they go?

I don’t know.


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I am 63 years old and and since a boy have had an interest in wildlife and in particular birds. I help my Dad with the rearing of young finches and other birds. I had many small birds as pets and as i got older and joined the Military i purchsed my first Camera, and fold out Kodak. Over a 22 year period i enjoyed many countries outside the uk and observed many species of birds. When i left the military in 2000, i bought my first digital camera a Canon 450D with a Tamron 70-300 and started my journey on capturing images of birds and animals. I quickly learned that there was a lot more to getting a good image of a bird, so i started to research the best settings for my camera in order to capture a better image. Over a 12 month period i realised that needed to invest in a better camera and lens and after research bought a Canon 50D and a 100-400 Lens. It was 2013 when i really got to grips with the setup and came across a lovely Short Eared Owl. From that meeting i started to concentrate on Owls as they fasinated me. From Canon to Olympus i recently jumped ship again to Sony. The variety of birds i have captured over a 10 year period is vast and at present i have a wildlife hide in lancashire where most of my images are captured.

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