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Friday, 16 November 2012

Seaside Boy on A Scallop Shell


I've been putting on so much crafty stuff recently I thought I would have a bit of a break, and post a photograph. This was taken at Aldeburgh a few years ago. My son is on a statue called The Scallop, by Maggi Hambling. If you want to see the whole statue, which is rather fantastic, and is on the beach click on the link below http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Scallop,_Maggi_Hambling,_Aldeburgh.jpg

I absolutely love this photo. He is holding Mike The Osprey, who we had just bought at the RSPB reserve at Minsmere. We had a few holidays in Suffolk, and it became a bit of a tradition that we would go birdwatching at Minsmere, which is just a few miles up the coast from Aldeburgh. What was really great was how helpful the serious birdwatchers were to us amateurs, with two noisy children in tow. They never seemed to mind it when we arrived in the hides, and always helped us identify the birds. We have a little collection of birds from the shop, which all make the accurate birdsong for that bird when you squeeze them. My son's favourites were always the birds of prey, which might be because he was going through his dinosaur phase. Do all boys go through phases?

20 comments:

  1. Great photo, the colours and the angles are great

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  2. I agree with Miriam. Such a great photo...!!

    Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

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  3. I love this shot! The contrast between the cute boy and the edgy scallop....thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  4. What a gorgeous photo! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I can see why you like the photo so much! The windswept hair and a hint of a smile - precious!

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  6. That scallop is quite a statue. Very impressive. I can just barely see Mike the Osprey in your son's hands... I hope you got to see a real one. Most birdwatchers, at least the ones I know, are always happy to help out the amateurs and we especially love it when children are interested in the birds.

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  7. Nice to look back over old photos and remember the day.

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  8. What a great photo! And I clicked through to the pic of the whole statue--gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  9. I've always wanted to go there - the sculpture looks amazing in photographs. We always used to buy things for our daughters in an RSPB shop at Morecambe. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/qkrST

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  10. I can understand why you love this photo, it is priceless.
    Thanks for dropping by and visiting. I'm your latest follower.

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  11. Bear With Me...Great capture, your son is quite photogenic♫♪

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  12. It's good that the birdwatchers were accepting your children, they may grow up to bird watchers because of the courtesy. Love this picture. What a cutie.

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  13. Fun photo! Very nice. As to whether all boys go through phases, I think ALL PEOPLE go through phases. :))

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  14. A great "portrait" of this cute child!

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  15. Handsome young man and Great shot for WTS ^_^

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  16. Wonderful portrait ... the light is perfect! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #71!

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  17. Great candid shot♫ Had not heard of The Scallop, thanks for the link. My Top Shot: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/02/tic-tac-toe-skyscapes.html

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  18. Lovely photo, that is some shell he has there!

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