Eye Spy

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.

Published by neiltorr

Amateur photographer, interested in books, music, aviation, historical buildings, nature. I'm an active athlete (sort of) and qualified sprints coach. I work in IT

5 thoughts on “Eye Spy

  1. 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. 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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