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Andy Stuart
Works at Photography (Therapeutic not employment)
Lives in Gartly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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I'm a Photographer based in Scotland, My Doctor recommended that I find something to get me out of the house as part of my treatment, I did a bit of Rugby coaching, but because that was "timetabled" I couldn't go every week because of my bad health, so I needed something else to do as well and having been interested in photography in the past. My wife bought me a camera and I started shooting. The rest as they say is history. I like networking with other photographers for knowledge sharing and in general hanging out. My photographic passions are primarily Nature, Landscape and Portrait photography, but I shoot a number of genres. I work primarily within the Aberdeenshire and Moray area, although I also visit North Northumberland regularly.
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  • Photography (Therapeutic not employment)
    Photographer, 2009 - present
  • too ill to work
    2000 - 2013
  • Rugby Coach (Therapeutic not employment)
    Rugby Coach, 2007 - 2013
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Photography wannabe, I will shoot almost anything - Husband, Father of 4, Rugby Coach.
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Based in Scotland,  I'm working towards being a full time photographer. 

I like networking with other photographers for knowledge sharing and in general hanging out. 

My photographic passions are mainly Nature  and  Landscape photography, but I shoot a number of genres. 

I work primarily within the Aberdeenshire and Moray area, although I also visit North Northumberland regularly.

Currently unable to work full time due to Ill health. :-(

I have been on G+ since August 2011. during which time I have learned a lot and have started to share my knowledge and experiences.  I can frequently be found in hangouts, with photographic and social themes.  Hopefully you will enjoy something I have to offer.

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Currently
Gartly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Previously
Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Clatt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Tillyfourie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Whitehouse, Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Oaklands, St,Albans, Hertfordshire - Penrith, Cumbria - Oaklands, St,Albans, Hertfordshire - Brownieside, Northumberland, uk - North Charlton, Northumberland, England - Middlemoor, Northumberland, England - Warkworth, Northumberland, England

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Happy Independence Day to all my American friends.
I hope that we will join you by taking our place on the world stage as an Independent country.

I'll be back on G+ in September, I'm busy campaigning as there are only 76 days left to secure a YES vote so that we can celebrate our own Independence Day in 2016.

#independenceday     #yesscotland   #indyref   #voteyes   #scotland   #independence   #dotherightthing   #YES  
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Good luck with the campaign. 👍
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Outstanding work Stephen this is going everywhere I think it will be viewed.  Keep it up mate.
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Scottish Independence Debate
A must read in the Independence debate, a historic view of "Better Together" promises.
By Tom Steele                        “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  - George Santayana. This is a very poignant quote that could not be more relevant in Scotland ...
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As an American whose ancestors emigrated from Scotland in the 1880's, I'm watching this debate with great interest.  Thank you for posting such an informative article.
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Comedy Gold, I've not laughed so much for a long time
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I have been meaning to share this with you  all for a wee while, ImageBrief is a great way to sell images.  

How it works
The world's largest ad agencies, brands and publishers use ImageBrief to find the images they need.
ImageBrief posts them to their website and email you the briefs that fit with your genres.
You submit your images to ImageBrief via their website.
If your work is selected they pay top $.

It's well worth joining and submitting your work.  Good luck I hope you land some briefs.  

#marketing   #advice   #photographytips   #marketingonline   #marketingphotography   
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Tufted Duck Ducklings
Aythya fuligula
I was taken by these cute ducklings scrambling over stones almost as big as they are and how the lead duckling appears to be in conversation with it's sibling.
The adult male is all black except for white flanks and a blue-grey bill. It has an obvious head tuft that gives the species its name. The adult female is brown with paler flanks, and is more easily confused with other diving ducks. In particular, some have white around the bill base which resembles the Scaup species, although the white is never as extensive as in those ducks.

#tuftedduck   #duckling   #waterfowl   #waterfowlphotography   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #birdspecieslink   #birding   #birdinfocus   #birdphotography   #birdphotographs   #birdphotos   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephoto   #naturephotographers   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #wildlifephotographer   #duck   #duckphotography   #northumberland   #england   #ukphotographycommunity   #ukphotography   #aythya_fuligula   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   #rspb  
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How come you look so wet?
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Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 

This female Sparrowhawk paid me a visit the other day and that gave me a chance to get some great shots of this small raptor.  

They are diurnal hunters and is quite secretive although it is the raptor most likely to be seen in towns and villages. She was drawn to our village for a wee House Sparrow snackette at the numerous bird feeders and table throughout the village.  A truly magnificent sight that provided me with a very enjoyable afternoon watching and shooting her.

The female is up to 25% larger than the male, the largest difference in any bird, and is thought to be because smaller males are more agile, so better hunters of birds, which they eat almost exclusively. 

The Sparrowhawk has broad, rounded wings and a longish banded tail for manoeuvrability. The smaller male is blue-grey to slate above with reddish barring on body and wing coverts. The female is grey-brown above with brown barring below. She has a pale stripe above the eye, less obvious in the male. Young birds are browner than the adults.

Length: 28-38cm; wingspan: 55-70 cm

#sparrowhawk   #raptors   #birdsofprey   #birdsofpreysunday   #birds   #birdsgallery   #birds4all   #birdsinfocus   #birding   #nature   #birdphotography   #birdphotographs   #birdphotographymonday   #naturephotography   #naturephoto   #naturephotographers   #hawks   #scotland   #scotlandphotography   #scotlanduk   #aberdeenshire   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #rspb   #hqspbirds   #breakfastclub   #pixelworld   +Celeste Odono +Ricky L Jones +David Hemmings +Bird & Wildlife Photography  +Backyard Birding Monday #BackyardbirdingMonday +Birds4All +Walter Soestbergen  #birdspecieslink  +Risto Talman +Birds in Focus +Heinrich Wagner  #10000photographersaroundtheworld  +Robert SKREINER +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS +Frank Garufi Jr.  +Andy Gray +Eileen A. McAllister +Sandy Schepis +Shane Srogi +Scott Fritz +Jim Davis  #wildlifephotographer   #ornithology   #ornithologist   #birdsinthewild   #birdloversworldwide   #birdloversoftheworld   #ukbirds   #britishwildlifephotography   #britishwildlife  
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*Scottish Independence Referendum
Review Week 2.*

Some shocking information in here, it's another must watch.

#indyref   #scotland   #YesScotland   #referendum   #independencereferendum
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Almost exactly what I was saying to one of my children earlier after something we'd been watching on TV.  We need timber, but we also need forests. Clear felling doesn't make sense, it destroys habitat, contributes to mass extinction, poverty and desertification.  If we harvested 1 tree in every 50 and planted two in there stead we would have a forest that had a range of ages of tree, we'd preserve the biodiversity and habitats, thereby preserving all those species we have not discovered yet among them could be the species that leads to a cure for a serious medical condition. It really is common sense, so why aren't we smart enough to actually follow the plan?  Surely it's not that difficult?
Learn about the effects of Deforestation at National Geographic, and what you can do to help.
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planting 4 new generation....., and graving old greedneration...!!
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Apart from being a complete tool, whom I doubt was educated beyond P1, why is he wearing THAT shirt?  No self respecting Scot would touch, let alone wear an England shirt.
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Iraq - Jaafari Personal Status Law

This is truly abhorrent, effectively this legalises rape, pedeophillia, imprisonment of girls & women by their husbands, slavery and sets women's rights back millenia. 

Included in this law:

- No minimum age for marriage;
- A facility to divorce a 9 year old girl;
- Makes it illegal for a girl to resist her "Husband's" advances;
- Makes it illegal for a female to leave the house without her husbands permission;
- Enable a girl's father to accept a marriage proposal on her behalf.
 
Is this what our servicemen & women died for in Iraq ???

Act NOW.

#politics   #womensrightsarehumanrights   #womensrights   #iraq   #justice   #humanrights   #childrensrights   #action  +Frank Garufi Jr. +Shefali Burns +Lord Parker +Mike Downes +Elaine Lindsay +World News&EveryThing AbouT Life +matthew rappaport +Linda Dee +Larry Elder +Eileen A. McAllister 
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This practise is heart breaking I pray that God may open their eyes and hearts to see the wrong their are doing to their own children.
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My Son and I
These shots were Not taken by me.   They were taken by the mother of one of the players of the Aberdeen Grammar School Former Pupils Rugby Club U18 team for which Robbie plays and I'm assistant coach. 

#rugbyunion   #rugby   #scotland   #aberdeen   #u18  
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Great album!
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Very flat course - very disappointing in such a hilly area that they would build a course on the only flat land around - no challenge at all. Nice club house
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Great Castle with a very interesting guided tour - a must visit.
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: Very goodService: Excellent
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The food is ok although it's a bit greasy. Better Chinese along the road.
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Great food / drink, good service, friendly staff worth a visit.
Quality: Very goodFacilities: Very goodService: Very good
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Great food at a great price in nice surroundings served by Friendly staff Thursday night is buffet night if your on a budget go on that night.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
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Nice castle, great history, adequate parking, no disabled access
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: Poor to fairService: Good
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Great location, nice course with great hospitality afterwards
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