Friday, May 24, 2019

It's a bird, it's a plane.. it's not superman!



No Andrew, it wasn't a streaker running merrily through the fruit trees, that would have been a bit of a laugh :) What are your feelings about drones? It was wonderfully peaceful walking around Raeburn Orchards on Wednesday, the birds singing, the bees humming.. that was until the humming became a persistent buzzing and the drone, see it there above the smaller tree, came much closer than the 30metres allowed in the 'Drone Laws in Australia'. In fact so close at one point I was seriously tempted to clobber it with my camera bag :) A young couple looking for more than gorgeous shots taken from ground level, unaware that they were being a pain in the neck. I imagine the residents in Kingsley weren't too amused on Tuesday evening when a drone caused a blackout.. 'owning a drone does not a pilot make'. I know they have their uses but in the wrong hands a nuisance they can be. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe.


28 comments:

  1. I've only seen drones in working conditions- police with a couple of them at the Aviation Museum explaining their uses in one case, and in another case, an engineering and surveying team using one as part of their work.

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  2. I won't go into my normal tirade on drones. They have their place, but 99% of the people own them should not be able to own one.

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  3. They are strictly controlled in the UK now since the whole of London's Gatwick Airport was brought to a standstill by some idiot flying his (I expect it was a "him") in the take-off path.

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  4. I just recently had a dream of being a apple orchard.
    Coffee is on

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  5. I've seen a few here but they were part of making a video of the town. I can see how they would be annoying, the sound is pretty loud at least on the one I heard.

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  6. Drones do have their place, but they need to be used responsibly, and alas this is not always the case!

    Loved seeing the Autumn leaves on the trees.

    All the best Jan

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  7. I have played with drones, but I do not want to drone on about it. There is beautiful fall colors in your photos.

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  8. What a way to ruin your walk through nature, Grace!

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  9. ...I'd love to have a drone.

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  10. I think there's an appropriate time and place to fly drones. Otherwise they can be a pain. Beautiful sky shots!

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  11. Drones are not toys but are treated as such more often than not.

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  12. To me, drones are annoying and possibly dangerous. I sure don't want one of them dropping off Amazon packages at my door.

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  13. Train some eagles to take them out. Remember the clip I showed of the wild eagle attacking one and sending to the ground. The autumn colours are very vivid at the orchard.

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  14. Beautiful colors, Grace. Drones so far I only saw on the news. Here you need a license, must be registered etc.
    It reminds me of the incident in Whitfords SC where some lady pretended (?) to be "the manager" and I´m not allowed to take pictures.
    Oh, and of The Simpsons' episode where Homer was naked in the garden and a drone... ask your Daughter ;-)

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  15. Yes Big Brother is watching you!

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  16. And they really make the same noise as a very big and dangerous insect.

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  17. I have never seen one in real life but have seen some of the photography by a guy out in the central west and he has done awesome photos so I understand the attraction. As for delivery drones I can only imagine how awful they must be. They have been doing trials in some Canberra suburbs and people order all sorts of little things like coffee and medication to be delivered so you can imagine they drone overhead all day!

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  18. I like the beautiful red trees !

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  19. When The Drones First Took Flight, They Bothered Me Something Fierce. Nowadays, They Are Everywhere And I Am Seeing Some Really Amazing Cinematography. Drone Owners Are Just Like Pet Owners. You Can Recognize The Respectable Ones Immediately.

    Enjoy The Weekend Perth,
    Cheers

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  20. Gorgeous captures of colours of nature and the flying pest!

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  21. Drones can provide us with lots of information about places that are impossible to get to, and also some marvellous photography, but very noisy and annoying in the wrong hands. And now I want to see the streaker.

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  22. I agree with Bill's comment. They have their place, but can be an invasion of privacy.

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  23. I haven't encountered many drones, and for that I'm very grateful.
    Your fall colors here are really beautiful.

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  24. Gosh, we are truly polar opposites [in seasons]

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  25. A drone is not a Superman...
    I hate the pics and movies they took. Because of the scenes which never can we look.
    But many of them so wonderful. sigh... ;)
    (I want to be a superman and to look from the sky with my camera in hands.)

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  26. It does seem that we see these more and more these days. Sometimes you just wonder what the real story is about them.

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