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Halloween Hammers 2013

It started off with just ten people but over the last five years the skateboarding competition/fun jam me and my friend Lucas started has grown and grown! Due to the wet weathe rwe headed to Prime skatepark in Plymouth. Heres a few pictures from the 2013 Hallween hammers! thanks to all who came!

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A few warm up Beers in the pub first!

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Want some Candy? All sorts of creatures came out the woodwork!ImageImage

A good sesh happened on the step up with spiderman ,predator and dracula throwing down melon grabs ,tucknee’s and indys!

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Some shockers turned up too!

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Steve bangs out a treflip!

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Ben Easton with a nice backside disaster on the extension!

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Stewart Monk flew all the way from France to do this Crail slide!

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Ryan gets a savage backsmith as the heat turned up on the miniramp!

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The kids wanna skate bretonside ten ! you make it happen and get some wood!

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Ben Laid it down in pink with the frontside 180!

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Jono the nightslayer went form doing a standard olly to a head injury and to Bretonside! get well soon mate! I wasnt there for the prizegiving but little ben higgins won the almighty halloween hammer!

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Thanks for coming see ya next year for more fun! hopefully it will be dry!

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COLOURFUL ENGLAND

You dont have to go overseas to see colour ful wildlife! If you look closely enough you can see it all around Britain!. Here are some pictures i took of a load of insects throughout the British summer. Mainly shot around Plymouth and the Devon coast. I hope you like them. enjoy!

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Red Damsel fly, Pyrrhosoma Nymphula.

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Mating Azure Drangonflys, Coenagrion Puella. The male is Blue and black and the female is brilliant green and black.

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The Common Blue Butterfly, Polyommatus icarus(Lycenidae).

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Peacock butterfly, Nymphalis io (Nymphalidae).

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Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta (Nymphalidae)

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????Not sure about this one. Possibly a variation of a Ringlet butterfly. If anyone knows can you let me know?

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Gatekeeper, Maniola tithonius (Satyridae)

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Bumble Bee. Apidae.

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Seven spot Ladybird, Coccinella Septempunctata. Here it can be seen feeding on small green Aphids.

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Another Unkown. A species of Moth when il got time il research and find out more.

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Garden Carpet Moth, Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Geometridae)

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A species of Cattepillar i found. ??? Thought id take some close ups then return it to where i found it unharmed.

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A tiny spider i photographed in  my GardenImage

A Garden Cross spider, Araneus Diadematus. This fella i knicknamed spinny Lived on various parts of my van for months! proberbly the most travelled spider around !

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Red lily Beetle, Lilioceris Lilli. Destroying my mums lillies! oh well.

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CIVICDAZE: NOVEMBER SKATE

Its been a while due to weather conditions and other commitments but on this cold day in November a small bunch of the Civicdaze crew went out filming around Plymouth. Eager to make up for lost/gained time!

After getting kicked off theatre royal by a silver medal snowboarding olympian policeman(apparently!) Luke got things started with this rad hardflip!

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We then headed to the uni! Not much skateboarding happened! Alot of talking and delegating where to go did though.

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The Ivybridge element was out in force. Heres Baby Ivy, Grandad Ivy and Papa Ivy

Modeling shots are more fun than skateboarding.

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Pete finished off the day witha smooth ass high as hell front nose slide!

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MAGPIE RESCUE

Most people have cats or dogs or budgies as pets! Not my friends Dan and Jake oh no. When they found two baby magpies which had fallen from there nest on the roof of a house there good will and kind nature kicked in and they promptly took the baby birds under their wing!

Unfortunately they were only able to save and raise one as the other past away from its injuries, Anyway without further ado i introduce Stimpy the house magpie.

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Stimpy on his throne.

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Dan and Jake couldnt quite get Stimpy to master his house training skills much to the displeasure of other housemates.

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Apparently Jake and Dan hand fed Stimpy with meal worms and other food until he was able to feed himself!

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He was very friendly making himself at home wherever he saw fit!

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After a few months  of growing up and now fit and healthy, Dan and Jake used to leave the door open and Stimpy would fly out and return later as he pleased.One day he flew off and never returned! Hopefully hes happy now living with his Magpie buddies!

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National Geographic Profile

Finally finding the time to get things togethor ! loving the new national geographic site! Check my profile here to see other pics and links to things!

https://members.nationalgeographic.com/240325030121583/

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Out with New in with the Old.

With the deadline for Civcdaze (a Plymouth skateboarding video by Olly Howe)  looming derek went to work on the PHS rail

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He had that look in his eye!

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Olly was on hand to capture the rare sighting of the Dark lord.

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Classic derek coming through with the goods! a 100 mile an hour krooked grind!

Whoop whoop ! Geddon Del stoked!

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STEWART & LIZS WEDDING IN MORZINE

After an eleven hour drive to Morzine for Stew and Liz’s wedding it was straight on the party bus of tramp boarding, skateboarding and fun times. Here is a few of the pics i took from the trip. Unfortunately due to matters beyond  my control there are not many of the actual wedding:) but there were plenty of other photographers on hand ! but in the meantime these are events that took place around the wedding:

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Trampboarding is so fun and i got so many good pics i had to put them all in so bare with me as there will be pics of other stuff!

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Stew the Groom kills it on a tramp board!

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I loved the cloud formations round the mountains!

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Lake Montriond was awesome! not as cold as you would expect!

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Royal society for protection and rescue of dragonflies rescue team in action! notice all the pollen in the water!

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Paul was the first to arrive on scene and provide emergency care!

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Mission accomplished!

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Next stop a skateable avalanche barrier!

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Reece Blasted a frontside wallride with minimal run up!

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And heres Lucas boosting a shifty over the golem of flanges nipple!

I have more pics but they are for another time! hope you enjoyed these 🙂

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Underwater Video

I would love to have housing for my camera so i could take decent pics underwater! oh well maybe oneday! luckily tho my friend Russ had his Gopro and made this edit! Enjoy 🙂

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GO SKATEBOARDING DAY!!!

On Friday it was go skateboarding day! I was having so much fun skating that i only took one picture! so here it is ! Ben with an overcrook.

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