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The Swans of Painshill Park


They look like they are asking for passport photos to be done and posing. Surpringly calm and no hissing at me for comeing quite close to them. Taken with a 100mm Canon EF Macro lens.

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The Grapes Of Painshill Park


Not so many people know that Painshill Park has an excellent vineyard that has been making wine and more recently sparkling wine having been restored in 1992 but was in its prime from 1740-1812. 0000607900006080

Two and a half acres were replanted with the Pinot Noir cultivar planted by Hon. Charles Hamilton in the 18th century, plus Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc hybrids – to reproduce Hamilton’s Painshill Sparkling Wine including a sparkling Rose. The first full crop of wine was harvested back in 1998. The wine can be purchased from the shop at Painshill Park.

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2016 has been an interesting year for grape growing and should there be a decent rainfall in the next few weeks will lead to a good harvest, but as you can see the grapes currently as of September 2016 are not yet ready for picking with some considerable variation in grape size.

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Wipe Your Beak Peregrine Falcon


Wipe Your Beak

Birds of Prey at Painshill Park


Nothing more to be said than that Birds of Prey make great photo opportunities and the same goes for Painshill Park in Surrey. Enjoy these wonderful birds.
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Painting of Gothic tower at Painshill Park


Painshill Park is a wonderful park in surrey near Cobham, with lakes and beautiful walks. It was built with a number of follies around 250 years ago created by Charles Hamilton between 1738-1773.  One of the follies is the Gothic tower which is on the edge of the A3. If one were an estate agent one might describe it as a tower with good access to pylons.  these are not really paintings but my attempt to create a photographic painting through a little manipulation here and there.

Painting of Gothic Tower at Painshill Park by chris Bushe

Painting of Gothic Tower at Painshill Park by chris Bushe

Gothic Tower

Painshill Park Birds of Prey 2013


Painshill Park is one of the most beautiful parks in UK in cobham, Surrey. Each year they present a number of different shows, and this year Birds of Prey was the offering in August. Henfold birds of Prey provided the show and were excellent. An almost two hour demonstration of birds flying with enough information to entertain and educate the audience without boring or frightening them away. Great selection of birds. Here are a few including a nice shot of the typical mantling behaviour.

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

American Kestrel

American Kestrel

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

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Kestrel

Kestrel

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

African Eagle Owl Photography by Chris Bushe


Amazingly visual birds. At a recent birds of Prey exhibition there were some excellent birds and he was one of them. Enjoy. Took quite a while to capture his sqwark!

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

African Eagle Owl by Chris Bushe

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