Donkey in the field

I almost made an ass of myself and forget to post a picture today! You’d be saying to yourselves, “He haw-lways posts a picture every day, where is today’s one?”

Never fear, here it is and I’ve run out of donkey jokes so it’s back to normal. Feel free to contribute in the comments however!

This donkey was snapped down in Kerry last September. We were driving back from Baile Na nGall (Bally David) when I spotted this donkey and a few horses in adjoining fields. I pulled over and ran across the busy bothaireen. Well, a Hi-ace and a tractor passed by..

More of the donkey to come!

31 Comments

  1. Reply
    angie May 29, 2007

    not only is the photo a gem your words are, too 😉

    i got quite a chuckle reading along in donk-eyse.

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    Donncha O Caoimh May 29, 2007

    Thanks Angie! I had a burst of energy when I posted it but now I’m tired. I’m on baby duty tonight so I need to get to bed early.. I’ll be up again in a few hours! zzzzz

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    Donncha O Caoimh May 29, 2007

    Oh, and if you’re looking at this in Firefox, try it in Safari or IE. You’ll be amazed at the difference. I need to blog about that soon..

  4. Reply
    James Farmer May 30, 2007

    Excellent, donkeys are cool!

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    Flickr: Con Thomson May 29, 2007

    at least he looks curious. The last one i saw on the great blasket just ignored me completely. poor old guy, his hoofs had grown into like a C shape cause obviously a vet doesnt go out there much.. This guys looks happy, it a donkey like way

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    Flickr: Con Thomson May 29, 2007

    at least he looks curious. The last one i saw on the great blasket just ignored me completely. poor old guy, his hoofs had grown into like a C shape cause obviously a vet doesnt go out there much.. This guys looks happy, it a donkey like way

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    Flickr: DjMagra May 29, 2007

    OMG, yes, I love it! Super shot Donn! 🙂

  8. Reply
    Flickr: DjMagra May 29, 2007

    OMG, yes, I love it! Super shot Donn! 🙂

  9. Reply
    Flickr: trilo May 29, 2007

    Great picture, funny.

    Was it a 10-20mm lens you were using.

  10. Reply
    Flickr: trilo May 29, 2007

    Great picture, funny.

    Was it a 10-20mm lens you were using.

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    Flickr: DjMagra May 29, 2007

    trilo: EXIF says yes: Lens: 10 – 20mm

  12. Reply
    Flickr: DjMagra May 29, 2007

    trilo: EXIF says yes: Lens: 10 – 20mm

  13. Reply
    Flickr: Fenstar May 30, 2007

    fantastic, i love donkeys 🙂

  14. Reply
    Flickr: Fenstar May 30, 2007

    fantastic, i love donkeys 🙂

  15. Reply
    James May 30, 2007

    Just had a look in Safari as you recommended and I’m amazed to see how much more vivid it is. I always assumed the two browsers rendered images the same way. Looking forward to your post on it…

  16. Reply
    Gavin May 30, 2007

    This is fantastic, the wide angle works so well here. Incredible composition.

  17. Reply
    Flickr: carrigman May 30, 2007

    Fant-ass-tic!

  18. Reply
    Flickr: carrigman May 30, 2007

    Fant-ass-tic!

  19. Reply
    McAWilliams May 31, 2007

    Wow great shot as usual, and like James says I just opened the image up in Safari and firefox holy s**t, like James says I always assumed the colour profile dictated how browsers should display photos but this is just kinda scary. BTW Donncha which would be the way you had envisaged the photo been viewed as Safari or Firefox, as in the contrast and saturation?

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    Donncha O Caoimh May 31, 2007

    Thanks for all the nice comments everyone! It’s really appreciated. I’ll have to go back there this summer and find that donkey again!

    I definitely prefer the saturated look that Safari renders, even if it is a little too saturated and a bit dark. Open up the image in GIMP or Photoshop and you’ll see how I intended it to look.

    While writing this comment, I took a screen grab of both browsers and copied them back onto my Linux desktop machine. On that machine Firefox displays the image in a very pleasing way. It looks more saturated and brighter than Firefox on the Macbook, but it’s not as bad as Safari.
    I opened the same image in GIMP and comparing Linux FF to GIMP they look exactly the same.

    Now, here’s the surprising bit. When I opened the screengrabs in GIMP, the Safari screenshot looks oversaturated and slightly dark with a hint of a red colour cast (It’s visible on the Macbook too but not nearly as bad), but the Mac Firefox screengrab that looked too pale on the Macbook looks exactly like Linux Firefox and GIMP. Different LCDs are tuned differently and shows why it’s pointless trying too hard to control how people view your photos online.

    I read an article recently on this so I’ll have to dig it up and blog about it..

    While you have Safari open, check out http://inphotos.org/lifebelt-in-the-grass/ , http://inphotos.org/feeding-the-horse/ and http://inphotos.org/pathway-to-gallarus/ – that last image looks almost identical in Mac Safari and Linux Firefox.

  21. Reply

    A lovable ass indeed!!

  22. Reply
    Flickr: motherflicker August 20, 2007

    Awesome!

  23. Reply
    Flickr: silent explorer 13 August 22, 2007

    beautiful image, gorgeous donkey!

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  25. Reply
    Flickr: stowaway_46 November 1, 2007

    That is some ass you got there!! Cannot pass up a good donkey joke, he is beautiful!

  26. Reply
    Flickr: eagleglide November 5, 2007

    So tender!
    Nice view.

  27. Reply
    Flickr: K_E_B February 2, 2008

    Great lens to use to capture such an ass.

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    Flickr: kalos80 September 13, 2008

    Really nice… Great colors and… donkey

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    Billi February 17, 2009

    great donkey pic.

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    Flickr: Brother Rami March 1, 2009

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Animals of the Qur’an, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

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    Flickr: janetfo747 October 29, 2009

    Please post this beautiful picture to

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    We would love for you to join us!! Nice work, your photo is inspiring!

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