Duke of Gloucester Steam Locomotive

Shot details: Apple iPhone 4 @ 1/950sec f/2.8 ISO 90
Location: Waiting between Lougher and Llanelli, South Wales

I was out on my bike doing my best to keep fit when I spotted a plume of steam rising from a railway cutting. Quite a surprise to see this fantastic looking steam train, Continue reading Duke of Gloucester Steam Locomotive

Peruvian Aplomado Falcon

Shot details: Nikon D90 with Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens @ 300mm & 1/500sec f5.6 ISO 200
Location: Bibury, Wiltshire

The Peruvian Aplomado Falcon or Falco Femoralis Pichinchae, as its name suggests, is a South American bird of prey. There are two other subspecies; Falco Femoralis Femoralis and Falco Femoralis Septentrionalis. There are a few licenced keepers in the UK but it is not a bird often seen.