Thursday, 6 March 2008


Bet that got your attention didn't it!

Actually, it's true.Ok, not strickly true as he was a fictional character, but you get my drift. The fictional character, Tony Sporano of The Sopranos(doh!) did have money stashed away here in the Isle of Man in a Off Shore bank account, set up by his Russian contacts. Go back and check it out. Mid series i think. Really not my imagination, they name the Isle of Man in two episodes, honest. So refering to yesterday's blog and the 3 legs that appear on both the Isle Of Man and the Sicily flag now you know why. Not quite sure if we have a Manx Mafia but if we have should i be worrying now I have drawn your attention to the flags and dodgy cash connection. If my blog doen't appear tomorrow you will know why. I might be sleeping with the fishes!

The Isle of Man has long since had a reputaion for a place to salt your off shore funny money away, alas not true. Things have tightened up here. So while we do have a low tax treashold, we try not to be financial heaven for erm, funny money attained through, how shall we say not on the level means.

Photo today Marsh Orchid. No mystery with this one, what you see is what you get, although it was tucked away almost out of view amongst the long grass.Try and use a macro lens when you can for close up flower work. Watch out for breeze.A tripod is and remote also useful to cut out movement. Saying that this was a hand held, telescopic, windy day shot.Sometime your natural instincts are best.

For daily pics of Paris, check out new link added "Eric Tenin". Brilliant.


Obviously in hiding, not a peep.


Lola said...

I like the marsh orchid - it would fit in my amateur collection that I call "Plants - extreme closeup." I like the geometric patterns that plants sometimes make. I must put a few plant pics on my blog. BTW, do you do anything to stop people nicking the images? Other than asking them not to?

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous.What a stunning collection of photographs.

I am a huge Soparons fan. I will look back and find the episode. You make isle of Man sounds like a cool kinda place.

Sophia, Queens.

Somtirtha said...

You are just fabulous in snaping photos...what I can say about is that you are a rocking photographer!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flower.

Anonymous said...

You got it goin on girl.


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