For the duration of this notice, unless otherwise stated, all images have been trawled from my photographic archives... 2020 was not my most prolific camera year, so have some catching up to do!!!

31 December 2015

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December. Last Thursday. Last day of 2015.... HOGMANAY!!!
Boost the fires, break out the black bun, down a dram...
light the candles...!!!















May I be your 'first footer' of the etherhood! All blessings and peace be with you now and throughout 2016.

(The central candelabra in Rothesay Castle's grand hall.)

30 December 2015

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Wings on Wednesday - 

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds

(c) Yamini Ali MacLean


The Australian Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

29 December 2015

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Shipping by... past favourites.


28 December 2015

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Monday's Critters

Licky the Lucky Puppy who escaped the IKKY SHOPPE has an apprentice.

Eric the Guide Stuffie in training.

Licky is teaching Eric how to look out the window pathetically, waiting for my return.

I hope the guarded the flat well.

27 December 2015

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MOONdays



That's it.

On the way out...

26 December 2015

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Saturday Symmetry



Australian federation Architecture... one of the Scanned Prints series - taken in 1984.

25 December 2015

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Wishing you a peaceful and joyous Christmas Day!  YAM xx











Not a Christmas Rose, but a magnolia.

24 December 2015

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Not just any Thursday.... one more sleep till Santa! (...and YAM land's back from her OZ trip.)


23 December 2015

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Wings on Wednesday - 

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds



Perfect performance from this peacock.

22 December 2015

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Shipping by... past favourites.


21 December 2015

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Monday's Critters



We are in Christmas week.

This 'critter' fits the bill for festivity; a little led light, changing colour crystal bear used as a table decoration last Christmas.

20 December 2015

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SUNdays



Winter sun, sepia-ed.

19 December 2015

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Saturday Symmetry

(c) Yamini Ali MacLean

The 'Granny's Cloak Moth' (Speiridonia Spectans). As big as my hand. Taken some ten years back.

18 December 2015

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"Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body."
(Joseph Addison)

(c) Yamini Ali MacLean





























17 December 2015

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Three Thursday's to year end... whhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....



What's your tipple?

16 December 2015

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Wings on Wednesday - 

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds



The Australian Pelican... flying frigates!

15 December 2015

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Shipping by... past favourites.


14 December 2015

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Monday's Critters


Firmly in the land of the archive now; this scanned print is from 1977; Nigeria. I am holding a praying mantis. (May have shown this before, but hey, is your memory any better than mine?)

13 December 2015

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SUNdays

(c) Yamini Ali MacLean


A sunny memory.

Jasper Cat was born on Dec 13th 1993. He stayed with me 17 years. 

12 December 2015

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Saturday Symmetry


Symmetry in the fields of Maharashtra.  Taken with the old Uniden handicam. The quality is as one would expect for a drive by shot from a bus moving on Indian roads...

11 December 2015

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"Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears."
(Edgar Allan Poe)


10 December 2015

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Thursdays bring some-zing


Well...maybe not that much zing.

More a fizzle really.

09 December 2015

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Wings on Wednesday - 

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds

(c) Yamini Ali MacLean


Galahs.

08 December 2015

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Shipping by... past favourites


07 December 2015

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Monday's Critters


Probably didn't show this picture originally, because it was taken with the Nik when it was beginning to loose its focus.

However, the fingered fish is the star of this show...

06 December 2015

05 December 2015

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Saturday Symmetry

(c) Yamini Ali MacLean

Symmetry in their fence, symmetry in their spots!

Taronga Zoological Park, Sydney. From the archives, as I work on some new ones!

04 December 2015

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"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves."
(Thomas Edison)


03 December 2015

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Thursday again.



Garden centres are surprising places - who new one could create art from a mess of pots?

02 December 2015

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Wings on Wednesday - 

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds



Australian Butcher Bird looking for breakfast.

This shot taken on last visit - there will be fresh stock arriving in the new year!

01 December 2015

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Shipping by... past favourites


30 November 2015

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Monday's Critters



A last look at Isaac (that's him on the right of the duo) for the year. He is enjoying being at his training foster home and has the down time to play with the family's pet collie.

29 November 2015

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MOONdays



The moon's getting heavy... the year is waning.

28 November 2015

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Saturday Symmetry

(c) Yamini Ali MacLean


Raindrops on marble set up symmetrical ripples.

One from the Indian archives.

27 November 2015

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"To be wronged is nothing... unless you continue to remember it."
(Confucious)


26 November 2015

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November's Last Thursday finds many preparing for the festivities (if not already begun). Relief is now provided...






























The Victorian Urinals at Rothesay quay.

25 November 2015

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Wings on Wednesday - 

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds

No introductions necessary, I trust.

24 November 2015

23 November 2015

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Monday's Critters


Wonder if I'll see any of these fellas when I am Down Under?  

22 November 2015

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(not so) SUNdays


The day the sky fell to earth...

The original was so close to monochrome, I decided just to finish the task...and add in a bright spot. The sun is up there somewhere, so it's not total fiction.

21 November 2015

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Saturday Symmetry



Terracotta pots with lattice embossing caught my lens.

20 November 2015

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"All differences in this world of degree and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything."
(Swami Vivekananda)




19 November 2015

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Thursday is here and brings with it thoughts of the weekend.



This is the Wind Harp at Edinburgh Gardens.

It is placed in a protected area - i.e. no wind.

It is made from an ancient Wych Elm from the gardens which had to be felled due to disease.

READ ALL ABOUT IT.

18 November 2015

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Wings on Wednesday - 

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds


Greenfinches cling on in high wind.

17 November 2015

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Shipping by...

For the last few Tuesdays of the year, am going to reshare some some of my personal favourite boat and water shots.

Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh.

16 November 2015

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Monday's Critters


This is another from the archives. The image is ten years old. As am in OZ, thought I would share a dingo with you.

15 November 2015

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SUNdays





















...the things I do to shed a little sunshine...

14 November 2015

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Saturday Symmetry



Gates can always be relied upon to provide an element of symmetry. These are to Inverleith park - right opposite the Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.

13 November 2015

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"Hide not your talents.
They for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?"

(Benjamin Franklin)















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