Paragliders ~ 3

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These pictures were taken at Bratton Camp next to the Westbury White Horse. It is the site of an Iron Age Hillfort, very high above the Wiltshire countryside, a favourite place for paragliding enthusiasts.

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Comments (19)

Thanasis Germanos on October 15, 2012

Beautiful photography !!! LIKE Greetings Thanasis.

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 15, 2012

Thanasis Germanos

Thank you very much Thanasis.

Greetings, Rosa.

Dean Matthews on October 15, 2012

Were you tempted? :)

The drop here looks gentle enough - the only thing that would bother me here is I am not used to that much traffic in the air :) I dont think there are this many paragliders in the whole of Ireleand - let alone all in one place at the same time :0)

Dean Matthews on October 15, 2012

adding a big YS to this one - fabulous series Rosa, You have really captured the esscence of a days flying

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 16, 2012

Dean Matthews

Thank you for coming back with the big YS Dean :-D The only thing that I was tempted to do was take more photo's! I'm a bit too old for this now! I'm not good with heights but I love watching. It's a lot steeper on that side than it looks...I didn't go too near the edge!

keepclicking on October 16, 2012

If only I could roll back a few years and stone. Great series Rosa.

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 16, 2012


Go on KC, shed a few lb and have a go...I will take the pictures! Glad you like the series.


Precisely Ian ;o))

~Marlene~ on October 16, 2012

Wonderful frame & series, Rosa! Like

Best wishes, Marlene

Andy Rodker on October 16, 2012

Bratton Camp. POSSIBLY the actual site of the Battle of Ethandun (Edington).

Paragliding. Always wanted to. Perhaps I will.

Lovely shot. like

Best wishes, Andy

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 17, 2012


Thank you very much Marlene.

Best wishes, Rosa.

Andy Rodker

Get someone to take some pictures if you have a go Andy...plenty of opportunities in Spain I expect ;-))

Best wishes, Rosa.

Guizel J.c on October 17, 2012

Beautiful picture and composition



⚔ Richard ⚔ on October 17, 2012

Beautiful scenery as well as the Paragliders Rosa Like Regards Richard

Renáta .K. (Renáta's… on October 18, 2012

~●≈ Dear Rosa ~ I appreciate your wonderful visit to my gallery and your always kind and supportive words! ~●≈ ℒ&ℱ ≈●~ Friendly greetings, :D Renáta ≈●~

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 18, 2012


Thank you for your like and kind comment JC.

Cheers, Rosa.

♰ Linrich ♰

Thank you Richard. I have never seen so many in one place!

Regards, Rosa.


Hello dear Renata, I was only thinking of you this week! So nice to see you back on Panoramio! Thank you for your visit :-D

Best wishes, Rosa.

AnneliesMacro&More on October 20, 2012

very spectacular and wonderful view, like!

greetings, Annelies

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 20, 2012


Many thanks Annelies. I am pleased you like it.

Best wishes, Rosa.

brian gillman on October 27, 2012

Lovely shot of that red wing and the sprawling countryside below and beyond! I still have a hankering to give this para-gliding a go. You too? There are lots of clubs. Second-hand parachute not that expensive, approx. £500 I've heard. Carried around on the back like a ruksack and light of course. The learning is the difficult bit - landing in cow-pats, trudging back up the hill.....

Best wishes, Brian.

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 28, 2012


After my two experiences on the Isle of Wight, I think my feet will stay firmly on the ground Brian...but I am impressed that you have a hankering to do it. They landed back on the hill, so don't worry about trudging back up ;-)) Just let me know and I will take the pictures ;o)

All the best, Rosa.

Rosalyn Hilborne on February 24, 2014

Janne-Chel Sabine

Thank you Chel. I really enjoyed watching them...just watching. Greetings, Rosa.

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  • Uploaded on October 15, 2012
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    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2012/10/14 16:12:27
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash