In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge (from a long time ago, trying to get back into the swing of things so picking up a few of the previous challenges):


So ‘Eye Spy’ as a theme. Open to a certain amount interpretation. Amongst otherthings I could base it around eyes, or perhaps just things that stand out – but then that’s simply photography really.


There could have been several other interpretations but I decided to go a little more obvious. A game of eye spy running through the whole alphabet – so this will be a long one, but mostly photos. There will be some letters with more than one photo, but I have used every letter at least once and every one has been used properly.


I hope you enjoy, here we go.


Eye spy with my little eye, something beginning with:


A – the A1

Follow the lights


B – Barn Owl (taken at The Raptor Foundation)…

X-E2 Raptor 497 copy

…or bridge (this is the Forth Rail Bridge)

Firth of Forth Rail Bridge


C – Castle (this is Bolsover Castle in the mist)…

Out of the mist

…or Cathedral (this is Bristol Cathedral)

Bristol Cathedral Choir Stalls B&W


D – de Havilland Dragon Rapide (taken at The Shuttle Worth Collection during the Military Pageant 2015)

de Havilland Dragon Rapide


E – Eyes, they are even eagle eyes (taken on a day at The Raptor Foundation)

Chilean Blue Eagle


F – Fountain (this is the Perseus and Andromeda fountain at Witley Court)

Witley Court


G – Grim Reaper (a manipulation of the effigy of Death on Sophie Charlotte’s sarcophagus)

Don't edit the reaper


H – Heron (seen when walking on Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh)

Scottish Heron


I – Iguana (resident at the Exotic Pet Refuge)



J – Joust, huzzah!



K – Kaleidoscope (this one is at the Camera Obscura in Edinburgh)



L – Leopard (this one is an Amur Leopard resident at Edinburgh Zoo)…

Amur Leopard

or Lyvedon New Bield (that’s me with the family – the camera was sat on top of the camera bag on a timer for this shot)

Lyveden New Bield


M – Meerkat (another resident at Edinburgh Zoo)



N – Nene Valley Railway

NVR 73050 and 92212


O – Octopus Kite (yes, an octopus kite, and not a Dementor, at the Dunstable Downs Kite Festival

Octopus Kite


P – Peacock

Show off


Q – Quidditch (I kid you not, this owl’s name is Quidditch – one of its parents was in the Harry Potter Films, another resident at The Raptor Foundation)

Raptor 096


R – Roses

Garden Rose

Rain Drops on Roses


S – Snow (This was a view from Edinburgh Castle)



T – Trebuchet (this is at Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle 256


U – Urban areas (this is the view over Edinburgh from Arthur’s Seat)

The view from Arthur's Seat


V – Vulcan

XH558 W13 Take-off

Nose On

XH558 W2014 3


W – Weapons display (in Warwick Castle)

Warwick Castle 056


X – Xanthic (yellow) flower (a lily and a daffodil)




Y – Yak 50s (displaying at The Military Pageant at The Shuttle Worth Collection)

Yak 50 display team


Z – Zebras (at West Midland Safari Park)



That brings us to the end of this rather long game of Eye Spy. I hope you enjoyed this as much as I have enjoyed going through some old photos to find them all.

Any comments welcome.

5 responses to “Eye Spy”

  1. dogslegs Avatar

    You’ve got a good eye Neil. Nice adaptation on a theme to your own advantage. I keep an eye on the blogs of a few good photographers in an effort to improve my own. So, I’ll do the same here. Thanks for sharing

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    1. neiltorr Avatar

      Thank you 🙂 If you have any questions about what I do feel free to ask – can’t promise any advice would be particularly helpful but sometimes just a different viewpoint helps – I know I’ve found that in the past.

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      1. dogslegs Avatar

        Thanks very much, mate. I may yet take you up on that

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  2. Aian Ramos Avatar

    Awesome eye spy collection!!! Can’t quite decide which is my favorite – Quidditch definitely made an impression though 🙂


    1. neiltorr Avatar

      Thanks Aian 🙂


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