Birds

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Pelican at Fota

A pelican resting on the bank of a pond in Fota Wildlife Park back in 2010. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 300mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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Parrots at Fota Wildlife Park

I spotted these two colourful parrots on a trip to Fota in 2010. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 160mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/125s

Lough Swans

Lough Swans

Two swans swam curiously over to us at the Lough, Cork a few months ago. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 48mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/40s

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

Birds eye view

Bird’s eye view in London

A pigeon watching the passing pedestrians on a bridge near the London Eye in the United Kingdom. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

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

Like ducks to water

The Wild Geese Family

The Goose Family of Fota Island Wildlife Park in Cork. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 300mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Seagull and the Boat

Seagull and the Boat

A seagull calmly swims by a small boat in Baltimore Harbour, County Cork. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 22mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/50s

Watch out! Duck! I said, “duck!”

Geese at The Lough feeding on the ground near the water’s edge. Most have their heads down pecking at scraps but one stubbornly kept a look out ..

Wait For Me!

A pigeon in Cork, somewhere. I’m in Quebec. It’s raining a bit but hopefully I’ll get out this morning for a look around. Luggage still hasn’t arrived, but someone rang at 2am to say it would be delivered here. Yay.

Keeping the Chicks Alive

Keeping the Chicks Alive

2 chicks are fed by a parent just outside the window of my home office here in Blarney. The chicks have been there all evening and I just looked out again and they’re still there. Unfortunately the neighbour’s cat, Patches, saw them too and is keeping a vigil close by. We saw the parent bird […]

The gull fight

The gull fight

Gulls fight over a few crumbs of bread at the Lough in Cork. Taken during a photowalk there last year. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

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Heron Landing

Heron coming in to land on the Lough, Cork. I’d love to have a big huge high quality zoom lens. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 144mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/320s

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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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