Sad State Of Affairs

I left the military 20 years ago and still walk with my held held high. Sadly others can’t walk with their heads held high with Pride.

As I walked today on the sea front with my camera I came across a moving sight, out of hundreds of benches that line the sea front one had a Glow of light on it.

No I did not know the man who’s name was on the brass plate, but I stood for a while and Blessed Him.

I sat on the sea wall and watched people after people walking past not even noticing the Big Bench. It upset me as the Lad gave his life he was only 33.

He now looks out to see in peace, I wish people knew what he did for his country.

R. I. P. Unknown Brother.

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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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