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Title: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 29, 2011, 07:35:21 AM
Webmaster,,Could it be possible to have a section on the site for photographers (beginners through to professional) to post their own pictures of the Cookhams and Cookham life???
We live in such a beautiful part of the country, lets show it off to the rest of the world!!!

I've found a way to insert pictures to the post,, via photobucket.. First upload images to photobucket, next hold cursor over uploaded image until you see the drop-down menu, at the bottom of this menu click on 'img code', this will copy, go back to your post on here an paste.. It works a treat..... Come on lets see them pictures

Photobucket is Free and safe to download!!!!!

 
 


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Rhubarb on November 29, 2011, 08:29:33 AM
Photo Gallery is on the site. Menu on the left - About Cookham - Photo Gallery.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 29, 2011, 08:59:18 AM
I did notice that section before posting this thread,,, there's nowhere on that page which allows you to upload your own pictures....


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Cookham Webmaster on November 29, 2011, 12:58:16 PM
We do have a Facebook page for Cookham to which people add photos. To actually get software written is expensive and as we don't have any financial support not really possible. Any suggestions for cheap alternatives are welcome though.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: James Hatch on November 29, 2011, 02:50:16 PM
Quite a good idea Kingfisher and I agree with the webmaster cost of running it is quite large and so are any alterations. So why not use Google Blogspot where you can post 450X337 pixel still and even short video clips of up to a minute in length. Then when you have posted them, drop a note like I do on the discussion page with the blog address. You can have the readers send you the photos with stories and then you could post them.

As the old saying goes Kingfisher, "There are manys ways to skin a cat!"


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Kiki1 on November 29, 2011, 11:31:25 PM
Imagebam is easy to use and free for conversion of - virtually limitless -  10MB individual images

http://www.imagebam.com/basic-upload


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: James Hatch on November 30, 2011, 12:20:33 AM
Imagebam is more for your own private album and you are restricted to no more than a 350X350 pixel size.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 30, 2011, 05:46:17 AM
 Cookham Bridge. ;D

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/IMG_0098.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 30, 2011, 06:13:55 AM
This picture was taken a few hours before the big tree on the left came down, so could possibly be the last picture of it standing....

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/28.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Kiki1 on November 30, 2011, 11:37:35 AM
Imagebam is more for your own private album......

Rubbish




......and you are restricted to no more than a 350X350 pixel size.

525 x 374 pixels
(http://38.imagebam.com/download/uNiso3xBP8y-A3hLSqth-A/16203/162028893/1000r.jpg)
780 x 438 pixels
(http://51.imagebam.com/download/4KdZgNXJtj9QBYtcO4JFhA/16203/162029550/Excelsior_Autobyk_c1950.jpg)









Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Jo Jo on November 30, 2011, 11:45:42 AM
Kingfisher, I realy like the photo of Cookham Bridge, but can't work out why the trees and Cliveden are so close, it looks like the bridge has moved.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 30, 2011, 12:35:00 PM
Kingfisher, I realy like the photo of Cookham Bridge, but can't work out why the trees and Cliveden are so close, it looks like the bridge has moved.

That was taken with a 300mm lens from next to the sailing club,,,but now you mention it, they do look a bit close.. ???


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 30, 2011, 08:36:35 PM
Here's Widbrook Common in full bloom with Buttercups.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Buttercups.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: James Hatch on November 30, 2011, 09:36:58 PM
Well Kingfisher you provide the photo and I will provide the motion to go with it.


http://widbrook4.blogspot.com


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 30, 2011, 10:38:39 PM
Well Kingfisher you provide the photo and I will provide the motion to go with it.




No James, sorry.. I never started this thread for you to take over it and promote your own blog page with my pictures..
I started for other people on here to show their own pictures to everyone, I'm not after becoming a 'hero poster', by being the only person to post on my own thread.
ps,, my pictures have a copyright, so can not be reproduced in any way, shape or form without my permission.....
Sorry if this all sounds a bit pig-headed,,,,but please don't let it put you off posting your pictures ;D


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Canada Old Bill on November 30, 2011, 11:34:13 PM
Great pictures of Cookham, for me who now lives 'across the pond', it's nice to see pictures of my 'home'....keep it up and add more of the Cookhams


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 01, 2011, 09:23:24 PM
Heres a couple of Holy Trinity Church....

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/012.jpg)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/025-1-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Bertie on December 02, 2011, 12:10:47 AM
Great pictures, Kingfisher- thanks for sharing them.

By the way, James, I see you still employ the same proofreader...

There was a time many years ago when parts of Widbrook were very marshy and there were a profussion of Marsh Marigols in bloom. Thanks once again to the photo by Kingfisher. 


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: James Hatch on December 02, 2011, 02:40:17 AM
So my "D" went on strike. If that is all you can dream up it does not say much! If I had said "Water Bubbles." You would not have known the old Cookham name.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Roger on December 02, 2011, 11:55:54 AM
A profussion of excuses and bubbles


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 06, 2011, 09:29:03 AM
Sir Stanley Spencer Gallery

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/008-2.jpg)

Water garden, waterfall, Odney Club

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/017-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on May 22, 2012, 05:02:20 AM
So, with about 15 pages of this thread lost to the internet gremlins, it looks like i'll be getting out and snapping again..
Cookham Lock.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Cookhamlock.jpg)

Widbrook looking upto Cliveden.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Cliveden.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on May 22, 2012, 11:08:38 AM
Kingfisher - I love seeing your pictures - please keep them coming!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on May 24, 2012, 08:55:37 AM
Thank you Paris... Here's a HDR of The Causeway Bridge.. HDR pictures are 3 shots of the same subject, taken at 3 different exposures (correct exposure,over exposed and under exposed) then all merged together to give a sharper more colourful image..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/causewaybridgehdr2.jpg)

Holy Trinity Church, HDR

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/cookhamchurchhdr4.jpg)

Marlow Church, from the lock.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/marlowhdr2.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on May 24, 2012, 03:41:55 PM
Wow - that HDR technique certainly makes for some pin sharp, colour rich images.  Wish I could do that with my simple camera.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: CH on May 25, 2012, 10:19:18 AM
That's glorious!  Loving your work.  ;D


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: mikethecabbie on May 26, 2012, 06:53:45 PM
At last!! Some decent weather...

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb333/mikethecabbie/055.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: mikethecabbie on May 26, 2012, 06:55:55 PM
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb333/mikethecabbie/061.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: mikethecabbie on June 05, 2012, 07:27:40 AM
And to start with yesterday's celebrations...

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb333/mikethecabbie/027.jpg)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb333/mikethecabbie/045.jpg)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb333/mikethecabbie/029.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: 1981 on June 06, 2012, 11:52:51 PM
Thought I'd upload this..  what a great event we had! Well done to all who came and all who organised..

(http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g454/1981dpm/DSC_0016.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on June 07, 2012, 06:17:39 AM
Some nice shots there, Mike and 1981...


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on July 19, 2012, 09:31:46 AM
Mmm, not many posts on this thread of late (weather??). Looks like i need to get out with the camera again.. ;D


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: James Hatch on July 19, 2012, 03:02:01 PM
Maybe because everyone was nine miles away watching this performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=e_m4FjlPLO4#!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on July 19, 2012, 10:34:16 PM
Anyways, Back to what this thread was started for,, Pictures of Cookham and surrounding areas..
A couple from a stroll along the lock today.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/lock2.jpg)

Upstream of the lock.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/lock3.jpg)

A long exposure of Hedsor Weir, this creates blurred water.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/006-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Simes on July 20, 2012, 11:05:38 AM
I'm a novice but was chuffed with this photo I took from the riverbank at Cliveden last weekend. At least it's more relevant than a video of Mounties in Windsor!!  

(http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii529/northlndnsimon/NewCamera054.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on July 20, 2012, 12:06:33 PM
That's a real cracking shot Simes.. Well taken. ;)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on July 20, 2012, 02:07:27 PM
Interesting angle


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on July 21, 2012, 06:21:36 AM
Welcome to Cookham Lock.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/lock.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on July 22, 2012, 06:48:30 PM
Cookham Reach Sailing Club.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/016-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on July 22, 2012, 08:12:35 PM
Cookham Reach.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Cockmarsh.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on July 22, 2012, 08:20:24 PM
Cookham Line..


(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/003-4.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on July 22, 2012, 08:41:26 PM
Cookham Reach mono.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/015-3.jpg)

For anyone interested, i have my own Facebook page for my photography, If you're on fb, please pay it a visit and 'like'. Many Thanks
https://www.facebook.com/seeitmywayphotography.co.uk


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on July 27, 2012, 06:19:09 AM
Cookham Reach, full colour.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/darksky.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on July 29, 2012, 09:34:52 PM
Winter Hill towards Bourne End, atfer the storm


(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/015-4.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on July 30, 2012, 08:47:12 PM
Take it home!!!!!!

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/007-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on August 24, 2012, 09:38:25 PM
Looking towards Cookham Dean from Strande Stream..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Untitled_HDR2.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 01, 2012, 08:41:48 PM
Light Trail, Cookham High Street.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/004-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 07, 2012, 07:31:21 AM
Panoramic looking over Winter Hill golfcourse..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Untitled_Panorama1-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 15, 2012, 08:54:55 PM
Cookham Bridge.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/011-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 25, 2012, 06:45:31 AM
Holy Trinity Church.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/0332-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on October 16, 2012, 07:17:23 AM
Red Sky at night, Sunset over Cookham Rise. 
This was how it was,, no photoshop was needed here


(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/002-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on October 16, 2012, 10:34:41 AM
Wow - apart from being a great photographer you also have the knack for being in the right place at the right time.  An amazing shot.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on October 16, 2012, 08:12:27 PM
Thank you Paris... ::)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on October 28, 2012, 06:17:42 AM
Misty Morning Sunrise.. Another of ''The Bridge'', Cookham

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/0042-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on October 31, 2012, 02:32:48 AM
A very Autumnal look, inside the grounds of The Odney Club...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/022-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on October 31, 2012, 06:49:50 PM
Down the river..
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/027-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 01, 2012, 02:52:00 PM
Another from The Odney Club.  ;D

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Untitled_HDR2-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 04, 2012, 09:39:17 AM
Took lots of shots of the fireworks display at Cookham Dean,,This one was my favourite.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/072-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 06, 2012, 10:36:01 AM
Panoramic view from Winter Hill looking out over The Thames,Marlow and Bourne End.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/winterhill.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Bertie on November 06, 2012, 08:34:12 PM
Absolutely stunning shot of the fireworks- thanks for sharing it.   :)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 06, 2012, 09:31:34 PM
Thanks Bertie, you're welcome.. ;D


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 07, 2012, 06:19:47 AM
Looking across the frosty fields from Cookham Dean Cricket Club...
This is a 2 photo panoramic. (2 seperate shots, one of the left and one of the right, then joined together).

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/fields-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on November 07, 2012, 11:37:37 AM
 :)  Please could we have these as a lovely coffee table book?  I'm sure you'd sell masses of them.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 07, 2012, 07:25:41 PM
Thank you Paris,,, who knows what's in the pipeline over the next few months ::)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 10, 2012, 10:15:30 PM
Ok, Paris's last comment has had me thinking a bit (i hate it when i do that  ;D).
Here goes,, what if there was a particular shot of any part of Cookham or surrounding area you would like to see at any time of the day? say, The High Street at dawn/dusk as an example.. Would you pay for a print of your chosen shot??  

(providing there's interest)
I will take that shot for you, post it on here for you to see (with watermarks), if you like it i can have the hi res version (minus watermark) printed up in a size of your choice (10x8,12x8, 12x10 and so on), then the prints hand delivered by me to your door...
For every picture i sell i will donate 50% of the profit (minus printing costs) to Elizabeth House day centre...


Is this post ok Webmaster??? No problem, Cookham Webmaster


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 11, 2012, 08:17:26 PM
Cookham Station early morning...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/002-Copy-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 11, 2012, 10:11:44 PM
St John The Baptist, Cookham Dean.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/ChurchGates-Copy-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 12, 2012, 05:45:56 AM
Bridge over the stream at Widbrook common on a misty morning

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/bridge-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on November 12, 2012, 10:06:04 AM
Kingfisher - I like your thinking  :)

I too shall put some thought into it - the only trouble is though, that you take such fantastic pictures that I'm not sure which bit of Cookham I'd like a picture of.

Would you be able to give an indication of the possible prices if this idea were to take off?


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Gazzetta on November 12, 2012, 01:05:25 PM
I've a picture taken in Tenerife if you'd like it for the calendar.   Not local but the subject matter is a resident.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 12, 2012, 01:39:10 PM
I think i've seen that said photo Gaz,,,, not sure you should be letting the good people of Cookham view that one... ;D


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 13, 2012, 07:42:49 AM
I will work some pricing out soon Paris..


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 19, 2012, 10:37:58 PM
Down by the riverside.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/102-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 24, 2012, 05:38:43 AM
Bell Rope Meadow, Frosty Morning..
photo4me.com/mickvogel

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/BellRopeMeadow-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 25, 2012, 08:31:28 AM
Misty morning sunrise.. Windsor Castle from Cookham (Long Lane)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Windsorfromcookham-Copy_1-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: monty on November 26, 2012, 05:20:23 PM
Your photographs are so beautiful and I think you are so clever just getting the right light and subject.; :)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 26, 2012, 06:37:36 PM
Thank you very much Monty...
http://www.photo4me.com/canvasprints/mick-vogel


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 29, 2012, 07:29:29 AM
Frost Sunrise on Widbrook Common.
http://www.photo4me.com/canvasprints/mick-vogel

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/023-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: CH on November 29, 2012, 10:28:57 AM
I'm also really enjoying your photos - please keep posting them.   :)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Jabber on November 29, 2012, 03:53:21 PM
Spade Oak Reach and Cockmarsh in flood

(http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o654/ajhayter1/29Nov1a.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 29, 2012, 09:13:02 PM
Oh no Jabber, is this the end of your garden???


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 29, 2012, 10:21:38 PM
Flood over the car park on Cookham Moor...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/087-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Jabber on November 30, 2012, 10:12:44 AM
Hi Kingfisher - yes, this is the end of our garden, the garden fence that is almost submerged is just over three feet high!  No power this morning, I guess the substation has flooded.  It's a small price to pay to live in such a beautiful place!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 05, 2012, 07:22:00 AM
A Golden Winter Sunrise from the top of Long Lane...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/longlanetreesunrise_1-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 13, 2012, 08:42:10 AM
A frosty morning walk at The Odney Club lake..
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/odneyisland.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 15, 2012, 06:47:45 AM
A Winter Wonderland. Frozen lake and trees inside the grounds of The Odney Club.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/017-Copy_zps15ae93c8.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: monty on December 15, 2012, 03:31:18 PM
Once again such beautiful pictures, thank you kingfisher.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on December 17, 2012, 04:59:46 PM
HI Kingfisher - you asked, I seem to recall, to know if Waxwings turn up nearby? I have been waiting for nearer ones but currently there have been about 20 along the Jubilee River between the Lake End Car Park and the first footbridge east of there. They wander a bit but have been there on and off for about 3 days, if that helps. I'll keep my ears open for more.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 17, 2012, 07:47:55 PM
Thank you Birdman... Will pop over that way tomorrow with the camera, weather permitting...


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on December 20, 2012, 10:51:14 AM
Kingfisher - I have seen some wonderful pics of the Jubilee River Waxwings from others but am advised they are a bit flighty and becomeing more difficult to locate along that stretch of the river.
However, there seems to have been a fairly settled group in Wokingham for a few days and they may stay a little longer of you can get there fairly soon instead. They are feeding on plentiful berries outside Screwfix ltd at grid ref SU805679. This is off Molly Millars Lane. Good hunting.

Slightly off-piste but the rarest bird in Berkshire currently is an American Buff-bellied Pipit (the first for Berks and about the 6th for UK) which turned up at Queen Mother Reservoir last week. Hundreds have been to see it from across UK, and even from Belgium! It hit the Times yesterday and will feature in the Advertiser this week. By the strangest of coincidences, the bird was found whilst hunting for a less-rare Richard's Pipit at the same site (eventually found) and this is a species the same observer found the first for Cookham just last month!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Pongo on December 20, 2012, 01:02:18 PM
There is an article on the sighting of the American Buff-bellied Pipit at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-20767558 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-20767558)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 22, 2012, 10:40:14 PM
Thank you Birdman, unfortunately i never managed to get out with the camera due to work,,, i do hope they'll pass through again though...


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: wannabe on December 23, 2012, 12:33:26 AM
I think I had a couple of these in my garden a couple of days ago. On the bird feeder. The robin kept seeing  them off.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 23, 2012, 10:04:05 AM
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/009-Copy-1_zps3cf5ad60.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on December 23, 2012, 04:56:25 PM
Hello Wannabe

If they were indeed Waxwings, I'd be grateful to have details (road and date), to include them in the county records, if possible.
Many thanks.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: wannabe on December 23, 2012, 10:41:54 PM
3 days ago in Lightlands Lane at about midday. Checked  a picture on the net. Never seen one before. A very nice looking bird. Very smooth plumage and dont stand still for a minute.Up and down the bird feeder vertically. saw another yesterday.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 24, 2012, 06:59:48 AM
Wow, lucky you wannabe,, I'm happy with  Robins and the occasional Blue Tit...
A wander down Lightlands Lane might be on the cards on my days off...


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 25, 2012, 03:08:03 PM
A sunrise at Spade Oak Reach
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/004-Copy-1_zps48e33989.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on December 26, 2012, 08:29:23 PM
Yes, Wannabe, I'll have to have a search your way too. Mind you, Waxwings on a bird feeder is very unusual - they are almost exclusively berry eaters. I'll keep my eye open.
If anyone read about the major 'twitch' at Queen Mother Res in Berks for the exceedingly rare American Buff Breasted Pipit recently, you may be as amazed as I am that another one has joined it. That two survuved the crossing is one thing: that they should be able to find each other and team up is incredible!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 31, 2012, 06:19:11 AM
A couple of shots of the flooding in Cookham... Cockmarsh at the foot of Winter Hill, what is normally is a field, is now a lake...
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/WinterHill_zpsdb06c73b.jpg)

Another shot, looking towards the Moor carpark from The Crown pub.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/floods_zps7b812ad9.jpg)

Bottom of Winter Hill..
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/winter-Copy_zps8b2eb22b.jpg)

Fleet Bridge and Causeway.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/052-Copy-1_zps24d3c6e5.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 31, 2012, 07:27:12 AM
The Swan on The Moor..
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Swanonthemoor_zps57804757.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: monty on December 31, 2012, 03:03:16 PM
As usual such,  beautiful pictures  thankyou


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: mikethecabbie on January 01, 2013, 06:37:22 PM
Would that swan be getting UPPERTY at your photographing it?


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on January 02, 2013, 11:34:19 AM
That's a 'Mute' point, Mike!!!!!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: anon on January 02, 2013, 01:02:32 PM
is that your cygnitaure joke, Birdman?


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: mikethecabbie on January 03, 2013, 08:55:19 PM
Ohmygosh.... what have I started??


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on January 04, 2013, 07:45:03 AM
Can we stop now,, i'm starting to get a ''Cob on'' (Liverpool slang for angry.)  ;D


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: anon on January 04, 2013, 08:16:30 AM
perhaps one final swansong before we bury this?


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Showem on January 04, 2013, 09:52:59 AM
These puns have really taken flight.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on January 06, 2013, 03:23:33 PM
Sunset over Cookham Moor..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/moorflood2_zpsdbdc579e.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on January 09, 2013, 07:47:37 AM
A couple from the bottom of Winter Hill

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/016-3_zps74cc7b3e.jpg)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/006-2_zps3816edce.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on January 17, 2013, 09:14:04 PM
Looking upstream to Cookham Bridge from Odney Island

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/hdrok-Copy_zpsd6a11692.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on January 21, 2013, 07:45:01 AM
A few snowy shots, The Station (for Barry at the station)
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/001asSmartObject-1_zps2146e93c.jpg)


The Causeway
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/012asSmartObject-1_zpsc999bd44.jpg)

The War Memorial

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/023asSmartObject-1_zpse11c0cf3.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on February 02, 2013, 07:03:24 AM
Looking out over the Cookhams from Cliveden Woods...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/cookham.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on February 02, 2013, 07:23:00 AM
A big thank you to the very kind lady at Fleures De La Maison on the parade, for giving a piece of Forsythia the other day,,, it helped to take some great bird shots.. Here's one. To view more follow the facebook link below to my fb page.. ;D

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/19014_403000973123509_1173215097_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on February 02, 2013, 09:55:05 PM
From Rise to Dean.. Fields at the back of Cookham Dean Cricket Club (panoramic)



(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/309976_10151355747969827_265083173_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on February 05, 2013, 08:49:32 PM
A Winters walk along Marsh Meadow.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/032-Copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on February 06, 2013, 07:26:19 AM
A shot to get us looking forward to warmer longer days...
Rapeseed fields along Long Lane

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/003-5.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on February 09, 2013, 07:16:05 AM
Please get your skates on Summer.... The Odney Club Water Garden

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/OdneyWaterGarden.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on February 11, 2013, 05:55:05 PM
Absolutely love the pic of the long tailed tit.  Fantastic.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on February 11, 2013, 07:38:34 PM
Thank you Paris.. You can see more of my bird photography in the link in my signature, If you're not on Facebook follow the link to photo4me..  ;D


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on February 19, 2013, 09:14:02 PM
Out in the fields.. Panoramic..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Untitled_Panorama1-Copy-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on March 20, 2013, 09:43:48 PM
Not posted for a while due to bird photography taking over my life..  ;D
Sunrise down the river..
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Untitled_Panorama1-Copy-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: mikethecabbie on March 21, 2013, 09:41:12 PM
Worth the wait.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Gazzetta on March 22, 2013, 10:59:19 AM
Looks very pretty until you see your dog emerge from this absolutely black.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on April 10, 2013, 08:07:47 PM
 ;D

Cookham Swans

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/092.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on April 21, 2013, 06:34:12 AM
Stormy Skies over Cliveden House
from Cookham.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/526407_10151536643899827_416379894_n.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/526407_10151536643899827_416379894_n.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: CH on April 22, 2013, 02:01:13 PM
Love your photos and always look forward to seeing them Kingfisher.   :)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on April 24, 2013, 06:02:09 AM
Thank you for your kind comment CH.. ;D


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Cookham Fest on May 02, 2013, 09:58:39 PM
One of the sculptures available to see (or even buy!) at the Odney Sculpture Garden. I like how the light glistens off her shoulders to make it look like she's just stepped out of the water.  

More pictures to see here: http://cookham.com/cookhamfestival/highlights/odneystatues/index.htm


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on May 03, 2013, 08:04:09 AM
I like it too Cookham Fest..
What days are the gardens open to the public?, i'd like to take a look..

Sorry just found out here... http://www.cookham.com/forum/index.php?topic=3100.0


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on May 24, 2013, 08:33:04 AM
Not a Cookham shot this time... Received my award yesterday for 'Wildlife Image Of The Year'..
Just thought i'd show it off,,  ;D along with the winning shot...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/004-3.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/004-3.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/008-8.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/008-8.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: wannabe on May 24, 2013, 09:35:31 AM
Well done Mick. Always a pleasure and inspiration to see your pictures.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Cookham Webmaster on May 24, 2013, 12:32:47 PM
Many congratulations kingfisher, you thoroughly deserve it.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on May 24, 2013, 02:00:47 PM
Congratulations on your award - and what a beautiful picture.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on June 09, 2013, 10:27:53 AM
Thanks for the congrats....

Odney Club garden

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/010-7.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/010-7.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Jabber on July 08, 2013, 02:19:32 PM
Grebe (I think) on its nest at Marlow lock.

(http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o654/ajhayter1/Grebe-Marlow-Lock_zps3e6e80f1.jpg)[/URL]


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on July 08, 2013, 05:23:16 PM
Great pic there Jabber.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Dragonman on July 08, 2013, 06:29:37 PM
Looks like a Great Northern Diver to me. What do you think Birdman?


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on July 09, 2013, 04:05:43 PM
Nah, it's a Great Crested Grebe.  There are a few pairs on our stretch of the river.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on July 10, 2013, 03:09:43 PM
Yup - Great Crested it is (and a fine shot.) They breed almost all year round if conditions suit: I had stripey young on Jan 4th a few years back - must have hatched around Christmas day!!!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on July 28, 2013, 08:48:28 AM
I know they're not pictures of Cookham,, but they were taken in Cookham... Life in the Cookham undergrowth.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/b9c0c682-6a27-459a-abd3-bac44b7c420e.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/b9c0c682-6a27-459a-abd3-bac44b7c420e.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/005-9.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/005-9.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/005-8.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/005-8.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/018-1.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/018-1.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/035-2.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/035-2.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/023-3.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/023-3.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on July 28, 2013, 10:18:21 PM
Cliveden house.. (would look better without all the scaffold)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/034-Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/034-Copy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on July 30, 2013, 02:54:29 PM
Somewhere..

Taken on Winter Hill Golf Course.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/020-1.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/020-1.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on July 31, 2013, 11:28:55 PM
Thanks for the wildife shots in Cookham, Kingfisher.
In order of appearance they were:- Marmalade Hoverfly, female Scorpion Fly, female Common Blue Damselfly, another Marmalade Hoverfly, a tiny Crab Spider (Misumena vatia - female), and a male Banded Demoiselle. Cracking stuff!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on August 01, 2013, 07:32:36 AM
Thanks for the id's Birdman.. I knew some of them, but thought the 2nd shot was a Robber Fly. Thanks again... ;D


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on August 01, 2013, 07:54:49 AM
The Bridle Path (a few years on).

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/5eb6f76b-28ed-4cbf-a3e8-57d07f38a3ff.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/5eb6f76b-28ed-4cbf-a3e8-57d07f38a3ff.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on August 01, 2013, 01:46:31 PM
Bridlepath will shortly look like a pile of woodchips if the proposed work goes ahead.

Great pictures as always.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on August 06, 2013, 07:44:03 PM
Down by the river. (pano)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Untitled_Panorama1-Copy-Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Untitled_Panorama1-Copy-Copy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on August 27, 2013, 10:36:19 PM
The Phone Box,,, Cookham Dean..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/_MG_5391-Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/_MG_5391-Copy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 03, 2013, 06:17:14 AM
Crossing The Bridge..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/1233326_10151805075164827_821953808_n.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/1233326_10151805075164827_821953808_n.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 04, 2013, 09:17:39 AM
Holy Trinity Church..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/139.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/139.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on September 04, 2013, 12:13:42 PM
Beautiful pics - as always  :)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on September 04, 2013, 05:01:19 PM
Regarding Kingfishers remarkable photos of our natural history, I don't know if readers recall the possible sightings of a Serval in the Cookhams almost exactly two years ago (has anyone else seen anything like that since, I wonder).
Well, a while back a colleague further along the river reported a Coypu in his garden. That would have been amazing in itself, but I suspected at that point it was actually a Capybara that I had heard had gone walk-about from a local collection.

Well, a few months on and low and behold - it has turned up in Cookham. It was photographed last night along Marsh Meadow and resembles a Muntjac-sized rat!! Although I gather its name is Jack (!), I suspect it will not be attraced by either bread or conversation, but if I am wrong and someone happens to get a lead on it, let me know and I'll pass on owners details. However, at 1.2m long, and with large gnawing front teeth, I might advocate distance than insistance!!

There's a photo on the way.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 04, 2013, 10:59:04 PM
Now that i would like to photograph Birdman.. Are they seen mostly at night, or anytime of day???


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Cookham Webmaster on September 05, 2013, 11:51:44 AM
This photo has been sent to cookham.com of a capybara taken on the riverside. It is the largest rodent in the world and can be found in South America and Cookham.

The cookham.com reader said "We were boating on the Thames today and moored our boat alongside the meadow next to the Cookham Reach Sailing Club this afternoon and a capybara was grazing close to the river, seemingly unperturbed by passers-by. Earlier a man had told me there was a coypu in the river which he wanted to photograph but after some minutes he walked away. We spotted the animal on the bank half an hour later and took some pictures. We are not locals so you may already know about this animal. We are concerned for its welfare and safety. I have tried the RSPCA website and have notified them but am not sure if this will get read soon. Perhaps you know of a local animal society that could help. I hope you can do something to help".

(http://www.cookham.com/images/capybara.jpg)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on September 05, 2013, 12:25:09 PM
aww he's lovely, I hope he gets returned to his owners before the weekend, just in case the Regatta frightens him away.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: wannabe on September 05, 2013, 12:26:54 PM
Possibly come up from Henley where one was seen a few months ago. Would be nice to have a photo showing it in context as well ie. with background showing where it is.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on September 05, 2013, 02:14:30 PM
There is indeed such a photo, Wannabe: from Samantha Kendall, who caught it on her mobile phone between the sailing club and the first metal gate towards Cockmarsh (with the usual parked boats opposite). Unfortunately, the shot is 'buried' in an email and I haven't been able to extract it to post here; Samantha is sending me a new version.

The animal belongs to Lady McAlpine, and escaped from Fawley some weeks ago. It's name is Jack, as I mentioned. It has roamed a fair way already and Lady M is hoping, once it realises there are no Jills out there, he will wander back home. Not sure what the homing instincts are of deer-sized rats such as this, but he is apparently quite relaxed in open situations, and able to feed well on general vegetation. He spent some time wandering around the grounds of Bisham Abbey in June and later that month became the star attraction at some river-side garden open days.

He MAY be disturbed by the regatta - or he may want to take part! Disfrutar del espectáculo.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 06, 2013, 11:09:51 PM
A couple of shots from our upstream neighbouring town, Marlow..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/038-3.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/038-3.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/063.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/063.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Jabber on September 08, 2013, 07:37:11 PM
Here is another, or the same Capybara seen just past Wootens Boat Yard, I think in the garden of the Old Well House, Gibraltar Lane, in Cookham Dean.  Seen 8th Sept 2013 around 18:00.

(http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o654/ajhayter1/photo2_zpsbcae985c.jpg) (http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/ajhayter1/media/photo2_zpsbcae985c.jpg.html)

(http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o654/ajhayter1/photo1_zps0f30ebbe.jpg) (http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/ajhayter1/media/photo1_zps0f30ebbe.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 08, 2013, 07:51:46 PM
I went looking for it today,,, no joy  >:(

Nice pictures of it....  :)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Jabber on September 08, 2013, 09:01:14 PM
Thanks Kingfisher!   iPhone 4s .......


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: monty on September 08, 2013, 09:31:34 PM
Thanks Kingfisher such beautiful pictures makes you think about this lovely place we live


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Jabber on September 09, 2013, 11:21:21 AM
I reported the sighting to Fawley Hill, and they replied:

"Yes - his name is Jack and he does know where he really lives but is having fun.  When he realises the only female around is still at HOME - here - we think he will potter back.  We have brought him back a few times but he climbs a fence and trots back to the Thames.  Who can blame him?
Lady McAlpine"



Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 09, 2013, 05:05:20 PM
 ;D ;D ;D That's great Jabber,, tickled me, that did...

I did see and photograph my first ever Stoat, whilst out looking for Jack... This was up on Winter Hill, back of the Golf Course...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Stoat.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Stoat.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on September 09, 2013, 05:31:05 PM
Suggest that Lady Mc gets a higher fence . . .


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 20, 2013, 07:56:54 AM
Moonrise over Cookham... Taken from St John The Baptist Church, Cookham Dean.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Moonrise.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Moonrise.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 24, 2013, 08:18:42 AM
Looking upstream from Cookham Bridge at dusk

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/136_7_8_tonemapped-Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/136_7_8_tonemapped-Copy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on October 22, 2013, 07:47:47 PM
The Teapot Tea Shop in the High Street have agreed to display several of my mounted Cookham / Marlow landscape Shots.. They'll be A4 size to start with( 12'' x 15'' when mounted), but can print off upto A3 size.
I hope to have the first few in by this weekend..

Thank You Ladies...


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: monty on October 22, 2013, 09:08:23 PM
Fab pics as usual Kingfisher all are so beautiful x


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 08, 2013, 07:13:37 AM
Well i just had to post it, didn't i.... ;D
Thanks Luke Matthews, you did a great job..... I'm sure the pic has been photoshopped, i look younger.. ;)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/001-Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/001-Copy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on November 10, 2013, 11:25:19 AM
Yes, Kingfisher - you look suitably air-brushed; but well done.

And of course, Mick is too self-evasive to mention another success: whilst mainly concentrating on his wonderful scenic shots, he did eventually turn his lens towards the birds of Cookham (including that Kingfisher he mentions) and no less than two of his shots (Cormorant and Ring-necked Parakeet) have been selected for publication in the new Birds of Berkshire. This 500-page full colour large-format book is currently being printed for delivery in early December and contains photographs and artwork of the 360 species recorded in the Royal County, as well as a full account of our habitats and how our birds relate and depend upon them. Following 4 years of intensive field work by 400 observers, it represents one of the biggest conservation activities in Berkshire's history.

Hundreds of photographs were submitted from amongst the ranks of established county bird photographers so it is to Mick's great credit that two (and it could easily have been more) were included. Details of the book can be seen at www.berkshirebirdatlas.org.uk


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 10, 2013, 09:43:32 PM
Yes, Kingfisher - you look suitably air-brushed; but well done.






Ha Ha Ha,,,, Thank you Birdman...I'll be looking for my copy when released (the book, not me!!)

The 2 shots Birdman refers too...
Ring-neck Parakeets
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Flickrfile2.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Flickrfile2.jpg.html)

Cormorant with Cookham Bridge in the background
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Flikrfile3-Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Flikrfile3-Copy.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: wannabe on November 10, 2013, 11:56:29 PM
Better than fish pictures!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 11, 2013, 02:22:54 PM
Better than fish pictures!

You read the angling section too Wannabe!!!!!

Playing with some effects in Photoshop, i like this one...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/203_tonemapped-Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/203_tonemapped-Copy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on November 11, 2013, 04:05:54 PM
Two of my favourite birds - thanks Kingfisher.  I know not everyone is so keen to see those parakeets and they are being blamed for keeping smaller birds from our bird tables, but I really do think that the flashes of green and those piercing cries as they fly past are wonderful.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on November 12, 2013, 01:02:35 PM
>Better than fish pictures!<

Ah well, you see, Wannabee, we have just released ANOTHER book: 'Britain's Freshwater Fishes - A Photographic Guide', especially for those occasional anglers like me who never catch anything but wonder just what IS beneath the water looking up sympathetically at me!

Load'sa fishy images in that one!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 20, 2013, 11:42:58 AM
Windsor Castle from Long Lane.


(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/040_1_tonemapped-Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/040_1_tonemapped-Copy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 19, 2013, 08:33:17 AM
Red sky at night... Taken from Strande Park fields.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Untitled_Panorama1.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Untitled_Panorama1.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 19, 2013, 08:37:10 AM
One of my favourite shots.. Marlow (yes i know it's not Cookham..)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Marlow.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Marlow.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 24, 2013, 09:43:10 AM
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/022-Copy-1.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/022-Copy-1.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Jabber on January 07, 2014, 11:29:23 AM
Anyone got flood pictures to share?

I'll try to get a few tonight if home before dark.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: emma5781 on January 07, 2014, 05:31:28 PM
Would love to add some photos on hereof the local area :)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on January 10, 2014, 08:24:51 PM
Some shots of the floods..
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Untitled_Panorama2-Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Untitled_Panorama2-Copy.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/050-Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/050-Copy.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Untitled_Panorama6.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Untitled_Panorama6.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Untitled_Panorama1-Copy-3.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Untitled_Panorama1-Copy-3.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Untitled_Panorama1-Copy2.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Untitled_Panorama1-Copy2.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Untitled_Panorama5-Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Untitled_Panorama5-Copy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: goldenmeadow on January 10, 2014, 09:05:11 PM


lucky  that this scheme is in place

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwiUPaA9BDo


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Jabber on January 15, 2014, 11:00:05 AM
Cars returning after their brief escape

(http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o654/ajhayter1/Mobile%20Uploads/4DFDF0A7-4EE1-42CE-9032-0487E71CD27B_zpszje4bxje.jpg) (http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/ajhayter1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/4DFDF0A7-4EE1-42CE-9032-0487E71CD27B_zpszje4bxje.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Jabber on January 15, 2014, 11:01:33 AM
The Crown at night - sorry - bit shaky

(http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o654/ajhayter1/Mobile%20Uploads/9439DA20-8902-4617-98E0-74F7CD61BE23_zpskwrf9ghb.jpg) (http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/ajhayter1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/9439DA20-8902-4617-98E0-74F7CD61BE23_zpskwrf9ghb.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Jabber on January 15, 2014, 11:03:17 AM
Emergency on the Causeway!!!

(http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o654/ajhayter1/P1030305_zpsc7f4164f.jpg) (http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/ajhayter1/media/P1030305_zpsc7f4164f.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: goldenmeadow on January 15, 2014, 03:46:27 PM
Amazing  photos, thanks .
 It would be  interesting  to  pair  them  with  photos  taken from the  same
spot  in  summer when theres  grass and  buttercups instead of  water !

It makes me wonder  about  people  downstream from  Cookham...  for  eg
there  are  people  living on  some  islands in the river  !


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on January 19, 2014, 01:16:07 PM
Widbrook in flood and Widbrook in summer....

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Untitled_Panorama1-1.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Untitled_Panorama1-1.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/ButtercupsonWidbrookCommon-Copy-1.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/ButtercupsonWidbrookCommon-Copy-1.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: goldenmeadow on January 19, 2014, 03:27:05 PM
Quite  amazing  pics  Kingfisher,  but  what happened to  Cliveden ?

All I can think is that the   summer  photo is  taken at a slightly diff angle
and  Cliveden  is over to the  right , off  picture


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Jabber on January 23, 2014, 05:02:02 PM
Sunrise, Winter Hill

(http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o654/ajhayter1/BAF2B2F4-AE10-4026-BF3C-570D831524AE_zpswyizexo3.jpg) (http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/ajhayter1/media/BAF2B2F4-AE10-4026-BF3C-570D831524AE_zpswyizexo3.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on January 28, 2014, 07:26:05 AM
Some great shots there Jabber...
Here's Spade Oak Reach at Sunset..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/062_32_4_tonemapped46.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/062_32_4_tonemapped46.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Jabber on February 02, 2014, 10:06:40 AM
Same spot early Jan Kingfisher!

(http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o654/ajhayter1/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps40a94493.jpg) (http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/ajhayter1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps40a94493.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Jabber on February 02, 2014, 10:08:53 AM
Nice day for a walk on the flood plain!!

(http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o654/ajhayter1/P1030333_zps1d3625c2.jpg) (http://s1336.photobucket.com/user/ajhayter1/media/P1030333_zps1d3625c2.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: goldenmeadow on February 07, 2014, 09:30:43 PM
 Widbrook in summer....

 

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/ButtercupsonWidbrookCommon-Copy-1.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/ButtercupsonWidbrookCommon-Copy-1.jpg.html)

   Thinking  about  it.... this  lovely picture just about  sums up my forum name !

     Ill  have to  use it as my  avatar !




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Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: goldenmeadow on February 11, 2014, 09:41:20 PM
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9418/2l31.jpg) (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/2l31.jpg/)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: monty on February 11, 2014, 10:59:05 PM
As usual you have captured it so well  :D


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on February 27, 2014, 08:05:30 PM
A 'colour popped' phone box in a black & white picture..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/_MG_5385-Copy3.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/_MG_5385-Copy3.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: monty on February 27, 2014, 08:13:18 PM
As always magical pictures. thank you :D


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on March 23, 2014, 09:57:11 PM
The Causeway Bridge....

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Causeway.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Causeway.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: goldenmeadow on March 23, 2014, 10:03:48 PM
Wonderful bridge,  I posted a couple of pics myself
go here
http://www.cookham.com/forum/index.php?topic=1803.0


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on June 22, 2014, 09:11:08 PM
Been a while since i last posted here...
 Some shots of the Poppies in the fields along Switchback Road, also the path leading through the fields from Long Lane to Lesters Road, Camomile and Poppy Path..... Hope you enjoy them...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Poppy1.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Poppy1.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Poppy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Poppy.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/054.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/054.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Poppy2.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Poppy2.jpg.html)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/ThePath.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/ThePath.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 24, 2014, 07:01:06 PM
Between Long Lane and Cannon Court Farm....

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/064longlane.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/064longlane.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: goldenmeadow on September 24, 2014, 07:23:37 PM
  Looking at those old  carcasses  of  trees   in  post   197

 ( oaks ? )


makes me wonder   what year they began growing in that goldenmeadow .....


( and what did London look like back then ?  )


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: monty on September 24, 2014, 09:36:25 PM
Your pictures are always amazing and so beautiful x


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 26, 2014, 07:08:31 AM
Thank you Monty....  How about a nice sunrise.  ;)

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/sunrise-1.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/sunrise-1.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on October 15, 2014, 08:08:20 AM
One Misty Morning, Cockmarsh....

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/002_tonemappedbw.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/002_tonemappedbw.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: simonstendell on October 15, 2014, 02:19:40 PM
Kingfisher - beautiful photos. Here is a soundtrack for the latest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SacU_M1seD4


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 20, 2014, 09:33:27 PM
Rainbow over The Village...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Untitled_Panorama1-2.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Untitled_Panorama1-2.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 29, 2014, 07:53:49 AM
For anyone interested,,, I'm in the final stages of producing a Blurb book of my pictures.
There will be 25 pages (1 pic per page) of my favourite landscape shots from around The Cookhams, Bourne End and Marlow.
The book will be A4 sized in a landscape format and available in hard or softback and also an e-book.
Once i've received my first copy and i'm happy with the printing standards, i will then be putting them on general sale, either via Blurb or from myself...
Watch this space !!!  ;)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on November 29, 2014, 10:41:49 AM
Well done, Kingfisher; keep one by for me!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 01, 2014, 10:23:18 PM
I've not received the printed version yet, but the pdf version looks ok...This is my first try at anything like this,,, please go easy on me...  ;D


http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/5789647-the-cookhams-marlow-the-river-thames


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on December 02, 2014, 12:08:10 PM
Looks great - order placed!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 02, 2014, 04:40:24 PM
Thank you Birdman... ;D


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: windymiller on December 08, 2014, 01:37:01 PM
My hardback copy has just arrived - very nice, Kingfisher! I look forward to volume 2 next year (and maybe a calendar in time for 2016 too?)!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Merlin on December 08, 2014, 02:12:29 PM
Had a blimp at the contents ... some stunning photographs KF ...
so .... I've Just put my order in for a hardback copy.

T'will make a nice Christmas present!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: goldenmeadow on December 08, 2014, 02:57:55 PM
do we  really need the logo ?


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Merlin on December 08, 2014, 03:31:14 PM
do we  really need the logo ?

Sorry GM ... I must be missing the point!

What logo?


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: goldenmeadow on December 08, 2014, 03:45:57 PM
The white bird


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 08, 2014, 10:13:45 PM
There's no logo/watermarks on any of the pictures in the book.... I have no idea what you're talking about....... ???

Oh, thanks so much to those who have purchased the book  ;D


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: goldenmeadow on December 08, 2014, 11:10:51 PM
bottom left of the  rainbow  pic


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 08, 2014, 11:14:16 PM
That's my watermark for posting my pictures on the internet.... None of my pictures in my book or any i print and mount for sale, have my watermark on them !!!!!!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: goldenmeadow on December 08, 2014, 11:33:56 PM
 I bet  Constable would have loved that  rainbow....

it  could be  straight out of  Constable  country !


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on December 23, 2014, 07:03:55 AM
Many thanks to those who purchased my book,, I hope you're happy with it...
Have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year..


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on January 10, 2015, 08:58:46 PM
Sunrise over Winter Hill, taken from Little Marlow GP / Spade Oak lake.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/SpadeOak.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/SpadeOak.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on May 31, 2015, 11:42:55 AM
Very happy to learn that this shot of Cockmarsh is to be the new front cover of Ordnance Survey Explorer map 172 (Chiltern Hills East)..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/River%20Thames%20At%20Cockmarsh..jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/River%20Thames%20At%20Cockmarsh..jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on June 01, 2015, 04:13:35 PM
... and well deserved too, Kingfisher; great shot. Some yards behind where the pic was taken from I had my first Little Egret for Berkshire c1995 (first seen by my neighbour, Jackie Beglow). It eventually worked its way round to the Bounty before disappearing.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on July 18, 2015, 10:05:09 PM
Towards The Dean from The Rise..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/bw%20-%20Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/bw%20-%20Copy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 10, 2015, 01:27:55 PM
Sunrise with the horses... Strande Lane...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/022_3_4_tonemapped%20-%20Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/022_3_4_tonemapped%20-%20Copy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on September 10, 2015, 05:36:06 PM
Great shot, as usual, KF. Whilst it is a little troubling how more and more fields are being transformed to horse grazing with few, if any, wildlife features, it does represent a bit of tranquility. BTW - do you know when the new edition of the Ordnance Survey Map with your photo on the front is going to be available?


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 13, 2015, 10:10:00 AM
Thank you Birdman.
The maps are due out at the end of this month, i think..... ;D


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 21, 2015, 03:25:39 PM
Received my complimentary copy of the map this morning Birdman, they're on sale now... Taken with my tablet, so looks rubbish..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/10620463_10207601514786389_8566344961379405397_o.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/10620463_10207601514786389_8566344961379405397_o.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: goldenmeadow on September 21, 2015, 04:50:20 PM
Its been a pretty  cloudy,  miserable  year...  but  London  ( and  Cookham )  have   probably had it  warmer  and  sunnier   than  most of the  country .

Wimbledon fortnight  was  great... fine and  sunny... but  as soon as the  kids  broke  up  from school  the  cloud and the cool  weather  took over.

September 2015   ( so far )  has been an  indian  summer  and  a little  compensation for a  poor  July and  August .


Despite the  gloomy weather  I think its been a  year of  low  rainfall    so    Cookham  and  the  Thames  valley  can  breathe  easy  this  winter  .... floodwise  !



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Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on October 15, 2015, 11:53:06 AM
Nice to see this pair crossing the fields near Moor Hall...

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/096%20-%20Copy%202.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/096%20-%20Copy%202.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: wannabe on October 15, 2015, 12:43:04 PM
I need to get up earlier! Nice. :)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: monty on October 15, 2015, 02:01:43 PM
Beautiful pictures of the foxies  :)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Dragonman on October 15, 2015, 03:06:45 PM
Maybe the word has got around to the fox family that they may have a tasty poultry meal available in the area! Then they could invite all their relations over.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on November 01, 2015, 04:55:50 PM
Early stroll along the river (last year).... Swans at Dawn.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/052_3_4_tonemapped.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/052_3_4_tonemapped.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on November 03, 2015, 10:06:41 AM
Great shot, as usual, KF. Whilst it is a little troubling how more and more fields are being transformed to horse grazing with few, if any, wildlife features, it does represent a bit of tranquility. BTW - do you know when the new edition of the Ordnance Survey Map with your photo on the front is going to be available?

Better than them ending up as chicken farms or housing estates, and while horse fields may look barren if you look closely they are full of wildlife, not just the big stuff but masses of insects, including rare brown dung flies and stag beetles are to be found there.  The particular field in the picture is home to slow worms, grass snakes, toads, common newts; the abundance of insects means that in the evening bats are really common and can be seen most nights, not to mention the deer that graze there as well, there are also lots of badger and fox tracks, even weasels and stoats have been spotted on occasion.

Lovely pics as usual Kingfisher - the front of the OS map looks stunning.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: jumpingjackflash on November 03, 2015, 12:07:55 PM
Kingfisher is doing a great job documenting the area we live in, but lets ensure that the book stays as 'current' and not photos of years gone by.... when the area as we know it becomes grabbed at for development.

Wish Kingfisher was able to produce a book of 'what was vs what is'..... if this is possible at all... it may make people think more about the area they live in, and how its rapidly changing... sometimes for the worst....



Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on February 03, 2016, 02:38:29 PM
Just another golden Cookham sunrise.....

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/cookham%20fields..jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/cookham%20fields..jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Paris on February 05, 2016, 01:15:29 PM
Kingfisher is doing a great job documenting the area we live in, but lets ensure that the book stays as 'current' and not photos of years gone by.... when the area as we know it becomes grabbed at for development.

Wish Kingfisher was able to produce a book of 'what was vs what is'..... if this is possible at all... it may make people think more about the area they live in, and how its rapidly changing... sometimes for the worst....



Well said jumpingjackflash.  The way things look to be going sunrises with mist on the fields will soon be a thing of the past when all the fields have been built on and the waterways turned into canals with the throb of barge engines carrying out gravel . . .


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on February 22, 2016, 02:43:13 PM
East Berkshire Countryside, Cookham.


(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/040_2.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/040_2.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Watchman on February 22, 2016, 05:33:36 PM
Just another golden Cookham sunrise.....

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/cookham%20fields..jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/cookham%20fields..jpg.html)

Breath taking ... and fine photography, kingfisher.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on March 08, 2016, 02:36:29 PM
A very rare fish for our part of The Thames, The Lamprey..
Unfortunately this one was a quick meal for a Great Crested Grebe....
Thanks for your kind comments Watchman..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/077%20-%20Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/077%20-%20Copy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: wannabe on March 08, 2016, 06:17:14 PM
Very nice. :)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: monty on March 08, 2016, 06:33:40 PM
Beautiful pics - breathtaking


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Watchman on March 09, 2016, 11:58:16 AM
A very rare fish for our part of The Thames, The Lamprey..
Unfortunately this one was a quick meal for a Great Crested Grebe....


(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/077%20-%20Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/077%20-%20Copy.jpg.html)


Quite spectacular, kingfisher.
The timing, the patience and the quality of the photograph are all to be commended.
You ought to send it off to an RSPB photographic competition.

PS - why is the Lamprey a rare fish in our part of the Thames?


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on March 10, 2016, 10:30:29 AM
Lampreys are mostly found in salt water, few have been reported in the London area, but to be honest, i'm not too sure how many have been seen this far upstream from the sea..
As they are a parasite, feeding on the blood of fish, none have been fished for or caught by local fishermen (not that i've heard of..)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Dragonman on March 10, 2016, 04:58:35 PM
Ah! wee country boys knows what that is. That is a young Elver, who has come all the way from the Sargasso Sea, and would have spent a few years in the streams and ponds, before swimming back to the same sea area to spawn as a mature eel.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on March 10, 2016, 10:11:12 PM
I think you'll find you're wrong Dragonman....
This is 100% a Lamprey, a completely different fish from the Freshwater Eel,,,,, whether you be from the country or town....
Having been a fisherman for over 40 years, i know the difference..


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on March 20, 2016, 10:47:09 AM
A walk up Winter Hill (golf course end), watch the Red Kites from above them.. Great Place..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/146.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/146.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Gazzetta on March 20, 2016, 09:04:20 PM
Blimey Mick that Kite is amazing


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Watchman on March 21, 2016, 10:01:22 AM
Another masterful photograph, kingfisher ... quite beautiful.

I often walk my dog in the early AM along the escarpment by Cockmarsh under WH golf club and did,
on one occasion, count 13 Red Kites circling above the area. Quite awesome!
Generally they number around 6 maybe 7, but on this occasion they were everywhere!

Quite thrilling now to watch crows fiercely defending their rookeries from the circling kites!
 


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: Birdman on March 21, 2016, 12:13:26 PM
Brilliant indeed: this individual shows sufficient rufous in the tail to indicate an older bird, as juveniles have even paler edges to the upperwing coverts (the small feathers that cover the quills of the larger flight feathers.) On the other hand, the large primary wing-tip feathers still have some lighter centres, so perhaps not yet fully adult (which can take some 4 years to achieve). On the other hand, the eye is very light; Red Kites are reverse to other birds of prey, such as Sparrowhawks, whose eyes darken with age, in that newly-fledged Kites have quite dark eye centres which go paler with age. Also, the amount of black on the bill-tip might yet become smaller with age. So my guess would be this is a third-winter juvenile just going into 4th spring/adult plumage. 

Folk living in the vicinity of Winter Hill may have noticed an odd individual with no tail at all recently. Looks a bit like a Bateleur Eagle! (But Kingfisher would need to be photographing in Zimbabwe to achieve that shot!)

Elsewhere, spring is springing with a few signs of migration getting under way. The first Sand Martins have been seen in Thatcham, House Martins at Theale, a Garganey passed through the Reading gravel pit complex, and a Crane was soaring around the Woodley area. More locally, a Blackcap is singing in Cookham Rise today - perhaps as a precursor to departing to Northern Europe for the summer - unless he intends staying over to welcome our usual spring migrant Blackcaps from Africa, due shortly.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: JTAP on March 21, 2016, 05:24:11 PM
Ive seen that individual with no tail quite a lot and I think he/she is nest building in my cedar tree, it is I think the first year I have had kites nesting there. It looks as though the tail feathers have been broken as I can see the remains of the quills sticking out and my partner thinks it may have been shot at ? I cant think what else it could have been;  sounds very cruel but at least it can still fly.


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on June 13, 2016, 11:12:33 AM
Some stunning patches of Poppies in the fields around Cookham at the moment....

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Poppy_1.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Poppy_1.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: wannabe on June 14, 2016, 01:24:57 PM
Where's the "like it a lot"  button?  ;D


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on August 07, 2016, 03:32:44 PM
I have been invited to exhibit some of my shots at The Parish Centre.... Would've been rude to say no.. Please feel free to pop along on the 4th September..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Mobile%20Uploads/014_1HOLY%20T%20-%20Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Mobile%20Uploads/014_1HOLY%20T%20-%20Copy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: wannabe on August 08, 2016, 08:19:26 PM
It's my dad's 90th so I'll have to tell him I can't see him! I hope you've got crowd control in Mick!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on August 14, 2016, 09:28:37 AM
You can always bring your dad along wannabe,. as a special birthday treat.... 😁
All welcome, the more, the merrier....


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: wannabe on August 15, 2016, 07:42:50 PM
Thanks, thats a nice thought. Too far though and surprise already in progress!


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on September 03, 2016, 04:04:52 PM
A little reminder of the exhibition tomorrow,, Holy Trinity Parish Centre..... Some half decent pictures, plus, free tea and coffee... 😀😀😀


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: kingfisher on June 13, 2017, 01:14:32 PM
Long time since i posted in this thread.... ::)
Poppies in the next field to Widbrook Common..

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff160/marlowmick/Poppies%20-%20Copy.jpg) (http://s237.photobucket.com/user/marlowmick/media/Poppies%20-%20Copy.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Cookham in pictures..
Post by: The Baglady on June 13, 2017, 02:01:48 PM
Beautiful photo !