Birds

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Birds go in and out of their nest in a house in Reykjavik, Iceland. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s

Eagle Owl

The Eagle Owl is Watching

An eagle owl at Fota Wildlife Park watches us human visitors with careful, observant eyes. Watching this bird and the others the trainers had was an awe inspiring experience. I’m glad I took my 75-300mm telephoto lens! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 300mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/500s

Kinsale at night

Kinsale at Night

The quiet, residential part of Kinsale as photographed from the busy touristy part across the harbour! This was a long exposure shot that came out quite nicely but it did show up the dead pixels on my sensor again. Good thing I don’t have time to shoot many of these types of photos nowadays. The […]

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Misty Morning Bird

What were you doing at 5:52am this bright Sunday morning? Fast asleep? Our little boy Adam had us up and about bright and early. Bleary eyed parents who read this will I’m sure agree that it’s a shame young kids don’t realise the weekend is for sleeping in. I would have missed this shot though […]

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The birds of Schull

Two seagulls wander into the water on the slip that serves the Bere Ferry in Schull Harbour. Jacinta was the first to notice that actually, the Bere Ferry does not go from Schull. It lands at Castletownbere! Oops! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 22mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Call of the evening

Call of the evening A bird atop the light outside my house calls into the glowing evening sky heralding the end of 2007. After walking Oscar I had to grab my camera and shoot the beautiful evening sky. The background was this colour, there’s no trickery here except a little vignetting and sharpening.

Swans on The Lough

Swans on The Lough Swans swim past on The Lough in Cork City. This was one of the first photos I took at the recent photowalk there. Despite the clear blue sky and lovely light it was quite cold with a biting wind!

Three’s a crowd

Three’s a crowd Some of the swans at the Lough a few weeks ago during the photo walk. Got a few more shots from that session to post!

Heads up at the Lough

Heads up at the Lough This was shot from a precarious position. I jumped up on one of the concrete posts dotted around the pond and very carefully snapped a couple of shots. I just about managed to balance there for a few minutes! See the two black swans everyone else was shooting? From left […]

The pigeon flies away!

The pigeon flies away! Besides the beautiful swans, there’s the usual gathering of pigeons waddling along on the path picking up bread crumbs. Too tempting. I had to chase after them and encourage them to fly a little. Some of them need the exercise!

Feed the swans at the Lough

Feed the swans at the Lough Girls feed the swans at the Lough on Sunday afternoon. Urban acid Will posted his first photo from the day on his blog. He did arrive late, but he made up for lost time!

The Swan’s Wings

The Swan’s Wings You really only appreciate how large and imposing a swan is when they rear up out of the water and spread their magnificent wings. While at The Lough on Sunday there were a number of fights between swans. Guess it’s that time of the year again, eh? The swans were fairly tame […]

That bread is mine!

That bread is mine! A heron swoops in on a bunch of greedy gulls at The Lough yesterday! For more pictures, check out Katie’s set and Will’s photos! In retrospect, we were very lucky with the weather for the photowalk. Just after I got home the downpour started and 60mph winds ravaged the south of […]

The crow stops here

The crow stops here A crow atop a STOP sign on The Grand Parade, Cork. Shot using a fairly high ISO but bicubic resizing smudges the noise away!

Shadows of prison and freedom

Shadows of prison and freedom A crow flies off into the freedom of the air with a crumb of bread he found on the pavement. The railings of nearby houses are like those of a prison keeping humans in and trapped and closed off. Who is free?