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Zoe Davies wins British Ecology Society photo competition

Saturday, August 31st 2013 - 01:02 UTC
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  • Think


    Article says….:
    ”Falkland Islands Zoe Davies was the overall winner for the British Ecology Society annual photography competition......

    I say…:
    Wait a minute...
    ”Falkland Islands Zoe Davies”…?
    I don’t know no ”Zoe Davies”…!
    Have I missed something…?

    Maybe they are referring to this pretty ENGLISH TOURIST…..:
    ”Dr Zoe Davies has been part of University of Kent School of Anthropology & Conservation furniture since October 2010…. Before joining us she was working as a postdoctoral training assistant at the University of Sheffield …….

    - Tell us a bit about where you live….
    At the moment I shuttle between Sheffield and Canterbury on a weekly basis, as my partner is still based at the University of Sheffield. We own a lovely house up there, with a garden and large veggie patch, about 5 minute away from the Peak District National Park…….

    -Where did you last go on holiday….
    I visited the Falkland Islands last November on a research scoping mission (ahem, playing with penguins and albatross) does that count?

    -Describe your favourite pair of shoes…
    Hmmm, I have quite a few pairs of shoes and love them all. I have a real weak spot for strappy things with high stiletto heels.

    Anyhow……. An excellent picture and a deserved First Prize for that lovely lady…

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 02:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    I'm still waiting for a point!

    Perhaps she has the wrong skin colour for Think?

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 03:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    A stunning photo of Falkland Islands wildlife.

    Well deserved award Zoe.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 04:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    So what ? None of your business as you have NOTHING to do with the Falklands.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 04:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (4) Clyde15

    You are sooooo right....
    A great picture of some Malvinas birds taken by an English bird......
    NOTHING to do with the Falklands.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 05:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    A beautiful brain, and that's not even the half of it! ... the next generation have more attributes than did ours.

    So much easier to get close to the birds in the Falklands ... my 75-300mm really struggles with close-ups of Gannets in the UK or Caracaras in Sergipe.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 06:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @5 I_Don't_Think

    Where are these mythical Malvina's? I can't find them on any map. Do you mean the Maldives?

    Also, still sponging of the British taxpayers. Shame on you.

    Surely you should be eager to return to the wonderful land of Argentina and sponge off them instead. I mean, it's easy to live off less than US$7 per day!

    Anyone can do it, your beloved Cristina has said so.

    So why don't you go back to Argentina the land you obviously love so much?

    Is it because you are a raving hypocrit and a coward?

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 06:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    The relevance is that the pictures were taken on the Falkland islands.
    What the Falklanders/British do there is their business. YOU have no say in the matter. It is nothing to do with YOU.

    It all depends where you are Geoff. I have a Gannet colony close to me in the Firth of Clyde. Flying shots are possible with your 75-300 if the wind blows in the right direction. I have had some pass me too close to take with this lens.
    The Black brows are easy at their nesting site. You can easily get within 10 feet of the birds at their nests. I have friends in the Scottish Ornithologists Club who have done the Falklands/ Antarctic islands trip and come back with better pictures than this.
    The easiest Albatross location to get pictures is Kaikoura in S. New Zealand. Daily boat trips take you out about 2 miles and a wealth of seabirds come to the scattered bait. All that is needed is a 50mm lens.
    On this trip I came back with pictures of 13 species/sub species of Albatross.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 06:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Think might be an RG turnip living in Blighty but he sure can surf the interweb. Now, if he returned to a hovel in a villa somewhere in Chubut he wouldn't have access to it. Must be costing Gollum a small fortune?

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 07:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    ( 8) Clyde15

    The relevance of this article is that, in its first paragraph, it blatantly lies about the nationality of the British Ecology Society photo competition winner...

    The relevance of this article is that, if I hadn't mentioned the truth of Dr. Zoe Davies nationality, you Turnips would be convinced that it was a Kelperette who had won the 2013 British Ecology Society annual photography competition......

    The relevance of this article is that you Anglo Turnips are so accustomed to be lied to that you can't even accept the simplest of truth as, for example, that that Zoe Davies bird is E-N-G-L-I-S-H......

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 07:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    whatever... think

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    She as much Falklander as Think is Argentinian.
    That's why it bothers him so much.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (11) Falkland Islands
    Whatever..., THINK.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 10:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Congratulations, Zoe Davies.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 10:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    do you ever say anything that remotely makes any sense?

    “She as much Falklander as Think is Argentinian.
    That's why it bothers him so much.”

    The woman is English....visited the Falklands, took some pics that's all!
    ....are you saying Think is not Argentinean?
    What Nationality is he?
    Don't bother trying to explain.....Ya Dumb Schmuck!

    ...and what have you done with Pops?..... I miss him!...I want him back NOW!!!!

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @16 Escocês Doido

    Very expensive that chicken! Joke. The work and talent from Zoe is great.

    Good morning, friend.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    Think: You are so pissed off about the Falklands being British that you cannot see that the headline of this article is a usual MercoPress typo!!!!!!!!

    It should read:

    Falkland Islands: Zoe Davies...

    Anyway it is a really good photo, congratulations Dr. Davies!!!!!!!

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    Morning, how are you today pal?

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro


    Fine. Cold here. I think the climate is changing. Very cold. I don't like.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Ok , I'll meet you half way. It was obvious to me that she was English as I have heard of her. Also it would have said Falkland Islander not Falkland Islands if it was referring to her nationality.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 12:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Think, you really must mug up on the use of apostrophes, that's why you got confused old fellow. Had the apostrophe followed Islands you would have been correct, but you weren't Turnip!
    One wonders what the other troll is on about most of the time, very bad value indeed. He doesn't seem to like Yanquis much, but we are all still best friends. The next few days will be very interesting. Under Argentinean leadership the UNSC has achieved absolutely zilch, zero, nothing at all - what a surprise?

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    Ah, I understand.
    Me though? I actually like the cold! Not too cold though, just fresh.

    In Nigeria right now, it's dull and overcast where I am, but still the humidity annoys me when I go outside....

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 03:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    22. That persona doesn't like me because I poke holes in his elaborate lies. It is hard on them when the delusion is deflated since it took such a long to to construct the character.
    I remember awhile back we used to have am unusually large number of Nordic retornados that lived part time in SA. Statistically way too many to be on this one little board. When I pointed it out Think got his panties in a wad and sputtered and spat for a long long time.
    It was amusing.
    Now poor dumb A V is going through the same thing.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @ 23

    So you're the oilman! Good luck, brother.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice


    Sep 01st, 2013 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    26. Oh so clever. Did it take you 5 seconds to find a link? Wow impressive.
    BTW can you explain to me how to loop around Batavia?

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 09:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Did you like that link.......what month was 9/11......dumb Yank....errm.....March I think.... ;-)
    If you read my post again on another thread.....I said I get slowed down at Batavia, if there is a loop around it.....I'm not aware of it!......Dumbo!
    Fred is it?
    I like that, got another link for you.....
    Right said Fred!

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 09:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Oh my dear think, do you have nothing to do but live on the good graces of the British Crown and at the same time rail against them?
    How sad your life must be
    How long does it take to create these personas?
    It must frustrate you to no end to immediately have holes poked in them.

    sad sad little man

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 09:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Right said Fred
    ....are you another one confusing me with Think, you can't possibly mean me.... as you have never poked a single hole in anything I have said!
    How foolish did you feel mentioning Batavia, when I had already mentioned it in another post?
    Damn foolish I guess.... you must have been studying the map and thought Ha Ha! he's got to go through Batavia that will slow him!.....Sucker!
    Glad I have given some sort of meaning to your life!....Now get back to that map and try harder!...;-))))))

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    These ridiculous and elaborate lies you post, all that work and the only person you are fooling is yourself.
    The rest of us know exactly what you are doing,

    Do you not realize we are all making fun of you?

    Sometimes it makes me sad though it is like abusing a dumb animal.
    But nobody is getting hurt and when I am bored it is fun.
    I can imagine you go back to google maps over and over and saying, gosh it works on here, how do they know I am lying?
    I think it is funny

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Ooo caught you again with the same joke.....
    .........“it is like abusing a dumb animal.”
    ......Do you have a habit of abusing dumb animals?.....Lets keep your....“you know what”....preferences out of it!
    Do you only having a limited amount of retorts and have to keep recycling them?

    .......prove I'm lying.....clever clogs!
    ......shit or get off the pot!

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    If you look back Cap and I proved you were lying over and over and over.
    Just because you are not bright enough to realize it isn't my problem.

    BTW Your insistence on calling Americans “dumb yank”s is odd. There are 200+ yrs of proof we are not dumb. So I would suggest you come up with something else that makes sense.

    I like abusing you and I think you are a dumb animal so figure it out.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    200 years of importing brains with the promise of big bucks.....
    There might indeed be 5% of brains in the US but the rest....well follow the link again.....
    .....and you wonder why the word dumb is synonymous with Yank!
    btw. please do point out where you have disproved any of my searchable facts.
    .....and don't bring Pops into it....I don't want you chasing him off again!

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Whew Troy's got you pegged
    pathetic dumbass

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Proved me wrong yet?.......Nope thought not.
    Ya' just don't know when you're licked do Ya?
    Ho hum.....

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    What kind of language is that? Who or what are you trying to be today?
    Obsidian and Jade salesman from Africa?

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Fred the waiter......
    “Obsidian and Jade ”
    You have already mentioned that earlier......told you.....stop recycling the retorts.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    It'a a question you've not answered so again I ask,
    is your next persona an African Obsidian and Jade salesman?
    I think your meds are off
    Go ask CFK to borrow some lithium but she may not have much to spare

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Oh! not the Lithium many times have you used that one?
    You need some fresh material......
    ......and three times now for the Obsidian and Jade.....Oh dear......

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    BTW there was an article about the new mall Toby keeps talking about in Mendoza that is actually doesn't have retails stores but it rents stalls for home vendors to sell their wares.
    That sounds sad.
    Is it sad in Argentina now?

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 01:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    How the Feck would I know?
    ......and it depends on the quality of their wares.....Craft Fairs etc. Have high quality jewellery and products....far better than cheap imported Chinese goods that are everywhere in Malls!.....Same ol' Same ol'

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 01:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    So you don't know anything about Argentina?
    What would make you think Rgs make higher quality items than the Chinese?
    Did you know in Argentina the clothes washer they manufacture more often than not catches on fire? Same with irons, hair dryers well just about any appliance they make I guess.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Oh! No not the washer that catches fire have used that one before as well.......

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    It is nice that you pay attention to all of my posts.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Indeed I do......makes it all worth while eh!

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    @ Think / Voice

    While you are very welcome here i do wonder why you stay if you dislike us so?
    My suggestion is that the next time you get one of those National Trust ads that you told us about before - you should take out a membership and have a walk round some of our beautiful gardens and estates. It's hard to get worked up into an anti-British nationalistic frenzy when strolling round a British garden in the summer. You might even take a snap or two and compete against Zoe in next year's competition.

    Sep 05th, 2013 - 03:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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