Mount Grace Priory~part 5

After we visited the house and the priory we explored the estate which has a beautiful garden and also area with a lake and wildflowers. 

wild flowers
wild flowers

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a drinking venue for Japanese maples
up the garden path
up the garden path
hydrangea (I think :) )
hydrangea (I think 🙂 )

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duck, reflecting.
a reflecting duck
blue sky moment
blue sky moment
Japanese maple
Japanese maple
another one
another one

you can maybe tell I quite liked the Japanese maples!

Further out from the beautifully kept gardens, is a kind of wilderness area where we saw geese and duck families..

Bath time
Bath time

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catch up!
catch up!

It was at this point I knew I had to purchase a longer zoom lens!! These shots are all taken with the 18-55mm kit lens. You can see the babies better if you click on the pictures.

Next time will be the last trip to MGP, and we’ll be having a look at the flowers and see what the macro lens can do.

laters gaters

😉

 

13 Comments

  1. Excellent shots of a beautiful garden. Did your XC tele zoom arrive already? I think the kit zoom did a pretty good job. Thanks. Reinhold

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    1. yes I got the 50-230 and though I have a black XT I chose the silver one as the black one is £20 (28€) dearer 🙂 Haven’t had chance to use it much yet, just test shots, quality is fab. Wish I’d had it for when I went to Farne Islands though.

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      1. That sounds promising. Looking forward to see some of your first shots. Have a nice evening. We are waiting for the announced thunder storms. They should cool the heat down a bit. Hopefully!

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        1. We already had the storms, tried to catch a shot of lightning, epic fail 😀

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          1. I think the only chance is to force a long exposure with a big stopper filter and hope that the strike comes in the next 5-30 seconds. But that’s theory. I was never successful to capture one. But may be tonight. We will see.

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          2. good luck I’m crossing fingers to see a shot of it!

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  2. Just beautiful
    Fraggy! Glad ya got yourself s new lens. I love my 18-270 .
    I also love Japanese maples , those are gorgeous !!!
    How many days were you at the place?
    More than one I’m sure ;)!! Your tour has been amazing !!!

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    1. Haha got there about 11.30am and stayed til 4pm, just a day out. Am looking forward to using the new lens, need another day out!

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      1. wow, you did a ton in a day. im sure your already working on where to go with that new lens:)

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        1. Maybe back to Farne Islands, haven’t posted my day out their yet, but needed a better zoom really.

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          1. im glad you had good weather as well 🙂

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  3. Your, among so many beauties of course, “blue sky moment” is a great glimpse of a paradise :-3

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    1. Thanks Francis, could have done with a few more but at least it didn’t rain 🙂

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