Each Spring for the past two years wild rabbits visit our garden at home. They’re really cute, and thankfully I don’t have any flowers or veg to tempt them!
This was taken yesterday in my back garden. We had some beautiful light after a very dull start to the day and I took advantage of it.
I used the Canon 75-300 IS lens but the bird feeder is about 3m away from my backdoor so I can’t get as close as I’d like. This is a very close crop of a much larger image. The original crop is 1188×1188 pixels but I really like how this came out.
There is purple fringing on the highlight around his mouth, and in his eye but it’s not too bad thankfully!
This is the Maxol Petrol Station in Blarney. This is a long exposure shot and I just managed to get the Cork-Blarney bus in the frame!
The signs in Blarney always point towards a B&B!
This bunch of signs do anyway. Right at the end of Station Road there’s a pole with signs to about a dozen B&Bs! If you ever need somewhere to stay in Blarney you shouldn’t have trouble finding accomodation!
Link of the Day
If you haven’t read any of the The Digital Journalist yet then the January issue is a good place to start! I found dispatches for Iraq and Bolivia rivetting and scary and exciting.
In a compeltely different way, Bill Pierce’s memories of the late Michael Evans will stir your heart. He did a great job writing about his friend.
On a foggy morning a web will sparkle in the ambient light because of the moisture in the air.
I spent an inordinate amount of time crouched down shooting this dead bush!
Trees in Blarney on a foggy day
Tonight Santa visits as the Christian world celebrates the birth of Jesus over 2000 years ago.
Pictured at the Blarney Woollen Mills a week ago.
Links of the Day
- Retouching Magazine Cover – magazine photos have to feature pixel perfect beautiful men and women. This girlpower Flash presentation goes through all the little touch ups that go into improving a model’s eye, nose, cheeks, lips, breasts, waist and more until she is not the person who stood in the studio. (via)
- Digital Photography World has published some great articles recently including image management now that he’s gone completely digital.
- John Engler’s photography section of his blog has lots of good stuff, including 3 introductory articles: What’s an SLR Anyways?, Film Speed, Aperture. (via)
- I posted the last two US photos: Chatting and Shopping and Crowded Cork. The collection is complete!
Don’t go to bed reading a photographic book, you’ll get up again to “try out” the new techniques you read about.