John Mallaney

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Snow Bunting

Snow buntings on Cairngorm mountain, Aviemore.

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Bluebells

A brief reminder from May this year of the stunning bluebells on display at Dockey Wood, Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted.

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Kingfisher

A few shots of a Kingfisher after a successful dive, taken at Horn Mill Trout Farm, Oakham, Rutland.

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Budapest – Cave Church

Definitely not your typical church, the Cave church on St Gellert Hill in Budapest is within a cave system originally formed by thermal springs.   The cave known as Saint Ivan’s Cave (Szent Iván-barlang) was named after Saint Ivan who lived in the cave and was renowned for his healing powers.  The church which was founded in 1926, was sealed up in 1951 following the arrest of the monks and their superior, Father Vezer by the communist regime.  The church was eventually reopened in 1991 and rightfully handed back to the monks.

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St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

Originally the parish church of St James, the cathedral was developed over many centuries and in 1914 the Cathedral of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich was created.  More recently, a new tower, cloisters and chapels were added thanks to the Millennium project.   As a consequence the Cathedral is a sparkling combination of the old and the new.

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York Minster

A few more shots of the spectacular interior of York Minster.

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St Mary’s Church, Bury St Edmunds

Whilst in Bury St Edmunds for a reunion, I thought I would spend a couple of hours taking in the local sights.  St Mary’s church was on my list and it proved to be a gem.  Although a church was established on the site nearly 900 yrs ago, St Mary’s in its present form has been around since the 15th century and it has been beautifully preserved.

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Wren

A few shots of a wren ruffling his feathers, presumably displaying some mating behaviour.  Taken a Wilstone reservoir near Tring, Hertfordshire.

 

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Osprey Fishing

A few shots of an Osprey fishing at Horn Mill trout farm near Oakham, Leicestershire.  We had an early evening session in the hide and thought we were out of luck until the osprey paid a visit with only an hour left.  Fortunately, the osprey made four dives in that final hour, each dive lasts only 8 seconds so there was a great deal of panic in trying to capture a sharp (ish) shot.  On this occasion the osprey flew away from the hide but that’s wildlife photography for you.  The osprey in question is 28 (10), a male osprey who fledged from Site B at Rutland water nature reserve in 2010.  

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