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Mike F Shaw
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So!

Last Saturday We went out on the bikes with my mate and my son, we went to a local bike shop that has a cafe for breakfast.

I seem to have bought this! O.0

The sign is wrong, it is in fact a VZR1800 and the paint job is a one off. Pick it up on Friday, it's just under 3 years old and has only done 1500 miles. 
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Got me one of those cafe' near SS. Hope the cap rocked!
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A visit from my beautiful grandson Caleb always brightens my day :)
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Looking Great 
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There Is Nothing

You need to tell a Steppes Eagle that he needs to hear.

You need to show him that he needs to see.

He hears the world pass his ears as he heads for the clouds.

He sees more than we ever will when upon the wing.

We are not free, that is nothing more than the illusion they give to us to control us.

The birds though, they mock us and so they should.
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Thanks all :)
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The Little Hunter 

Being wary starts very early for a Sumatran tiger cub, what starts out as play becomes the training for survival. Lets hope they always get the chance to survive, seems their biggest predator is now man.
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that cool
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Is This All We Have Become?
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Breaks my heart
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Mother

Somewhere you should always feel safe.
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sweet..
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And The World Still Turns.

The sun sets and rises again.
Like ants we scurry back and forth.
The rains will come and go.
As will the snow.
He only ages.
Same eyes.
Same look.
Same place.
Just trying to survive.
One day at a time.

Andy, Big Issue seller Liverpool
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Great pic and .."Life is for Living..and living is free"..... i try to survive too......thanks for sharing
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Muuuuuuummmm!

Young jaguar cub calls out for its mother as she goes off to be fed, one of two born at South Lakes Animal Safari Park as part of their breeding/conservation program.

Happy #caturday
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pretty such like ☆.
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Of Small Minds And Egos!

Hide in bushes with high velocity rifles, take aim through a telescopic sight from a safe distance and shoot to kill. Your ego is satisfied, you're a better human being now as you can kill just for the fun of it.

One day you will have nothing left to kill so maybe we should return the favour to those that drive our wildlife to the brink of extinction. I would have no issues in killing you in the same manner.
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Thank you everyone :)
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It's Strange How Things Don't Work Out As You Expected Them.

More so when dealing with a large company that you thought would have their act together!

I was fortunate to be invited to Ireland a couple of years ago by this company but the German branch not here in the UK. It was for the launch of the Olympus OMD E-1 and it was so well organised and so we done I just could not fault it. I left feeling I had dealt with a well organised company that knew what its goals and targets were.

Then at the beginning of last year I was pointed in the direction of a competition they were running for protégés and decided after previous experiences with +Olympus  this would be a good chance to have an input in the UK organisation. I was fortunate (with a lot of help from yourselves) to be selected as a protégé in the animal section.

Then it just went awry! At first it was a with a separate marketing company who I struggled to communicate with to find out where things would be progressing. Eventually Olympus took over the marketing and there was a hope things would improve, sadly they did not. We had a meet up in London with all the protégés and mentors along with Olympus where plans for the future were outlined. Since that meeting at the end of last year none of the plans have come to fruition. I know myself and my mentor had to wait for certain seasons etc to photograph the animals we wanted but that did not mean the other protégés could not have continued their progress.

What has happened to date?
One cannot get in contact with their mentor to arrange anything, they get little or no response. Another has given up on his and has left the project altogether. Another has only just started working with his mentor some 6 months after the initial meeting.

As for myself I too have left the project altogether as well. I was supposed to have attended a workshop with Olympus Europe in Prague but was advised by the UK branch it was not intended for me. I wish I had gone to ensure the first time was not simply a fluke.

If this the level of organisation expected from Olympus UK then I'm sorry to say it's sadly lacking. I will simply stay with Canon until someone can convince me otherwise.

To make matters worse for some reason the Olympus OMDE-10 has decided to stop working!
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Learn from this Lesson, Mike F. Shaw. Always bear in mind, your skill and talent are inherent... No one can take them away... Something great is waiting out there for you... 
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Fireworks!

For those of you suffering with the Monday morning blues have some of nature's fireworks to cheer your day :)
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challenging you, was he?
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Always Aware

Since I started to photograph big cats a few years ago I have noticed that no matter what environment they are in they never let their guard down. Considering they were once at the top of the food chain it makes you wonder why they needed this level of alertness.

Could it be humankind came along?
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yeh!
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Mike F Shaw
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I Am The White Rabbit!
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"I am the white rabbit, I may not lead you to some place safe but I will lead you to some place new"
 
I am a Cheshire UK based photographer, self taught and specialising in landscape and street portraits using the chiaroscuro style at times but I like to move about genres to test my abilities.

I have gone on to develop photographic techniques by crossing over editing software that has given me a style that is uniquely
 mine. 

Looking to broaden my horizons and travel more around the globe to try and capture images of my own that reflect my outlook and to show the rest of the world what I see.

"When you see your world through a viewfinder, as an image in your mind, the world is a different one to those others simply pass through, open your eyes"


I have since gone on to be internationally published in both books and magazines such as:
Digital Camera and Digital Camera World issue 115
Soura magazine issue 26
Soura Magazine Turns 5 book
Idea Photos and Fashion Idea issue Jan/Feb 2009
Squish Magazine issue 1
Mac fan issue April 2010
John Pual Thornton's Art And Courage. 



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Completely self taught, never read a manual, keep hitting things until they work!
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Previously
Widnes - Munchengladbach - Nicosia