Animals, Canon 20D, Dingle, Ireland, Kerry, Landscape, Nature, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Slea Head

Sheep in a Kerry field

Wooah, digging into the archives here. This was shot in September 2006 while on holiday in Dingle. It’s a field on Slea Head at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula.

It’s hard to see in the web version but I love the brooding clouds in the large image!

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Animals, Canon 20D, Ireland, Kerry, Nature, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Slea Head

Lonesome Donkey

A donkey, alone in his field. There’s a horse in the background but he’s being fed. The donkey doesn’t get anything. Poor thing.

Spotted on the road around Slea Head at the end of the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry.

That’s the last of the donkey pictures. For now.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Animals, Autumn, Baile na nGall, Canon 20D, Dingle, Ireland, Kerry, Nature, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Sky, Sun

Donkey eyes staring at me

The donkey knows everything. He stands in his field every day contemplating life.

This is the same donkey I posted before in Baile na nGall, Co. Kerry. We passed that way last September and I didn’t see him so if you see a wandering donkey, tell him I said hi!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/800s
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Beach, Canon 20D, Cork, Dogs, Garrettstown, Ireland, Photos, Sea, Sigma 18-200, Water

The Happy Shih Tzu

Our Shih Tzu, Oscar, received a long overdue grooming today. Here he is on the 10th of December 2007. Can you imagine how much more hair grew since then?

Yes, this photo is very similar to this beach photo. They were taken moments apart. I’m running low on prepared images, it’s after 9pm and I have lots of other things to do tonight before I go to bed. *yawn*

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 144mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Beach, Canon 20D, Cork, Dogs, Garrettstown, Ireland, Nature, Photos, Sea, Sigma 18-200, Sun, Water

Shih Tzu on a sunset beach

Our Shih Tzu Oscar on Garrettstown Beach again. We forgot to bring a ball with us but Oscar went running after anything I threw.

He never did catch the object. I guess there’s nothing quite like a tennis ball eh?

I love the evening sun on him in this picture!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Animals, Autumn, Blarney, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Sun, Urban

The Blarney Cat

Next time you’re in Blarney sit down on the benches next to Super Valu. Wait a few minutes and this cat will probably appear, especially in warm weather! 🙂

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Animals, Blarney, Canon 20D, Cork, Dogs, Garden, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 18-200

Shih Tzu in flight

My Shih Tzu Oscar just after he picked up the ball I threw for him!
Most dogs have a strong fetch instinct but Oscar’s was hidden away until we discovered it earlier this year. Now he loves the phrase "where’s the ball Oscar?"

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Animals, Black and White, Blarney, Canon 20D, Cork, Dogs, Ireland, Nature, Photos, Sigma 18-200

Shih Tzu and the Ball

Shih Tzu dogs love to play ball! We only found this out after a dog trainer came to the house and “ruffled his fur” a bit and in the process Oscar became a lot more relaxed.

Now he adores playing ball and even one mention of, “where’s the ball?” and his tail wags and he looks up expectantly for the ball!

This was a bit of an experiment. I’m not so sure how this will look on the web, but full screen the textures of the grass and his fur contrast nicely – rough, hard, and sharp versus soft and cloudy. Not your usual pet photo but why be boring and ordinary eh?

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Animals, Blarney, Canon 20D, Cork, Dogs, Ireland, Nature, Photos, Sigma 18-200

The groomed Shih Tzu

Our pet Shih Tzu, Oscar, has been suffering under the unusual August weather. It’s actually quite warm, and his long coat is more useful for colder weather. So this morning we had him groomed and doesn’t he look cute?

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Animals, Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Currabinny, Dogs, Ireland, Nature, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Urban

Oscar! Come here!

Imagine the scene. Out on a pier, I’m lying on the wooden beams over the low tide surf on the rocks below and I’m calling to my dog. Thankfully Oscar obliged and I made this photo as he walked towards me with his tongue half-hanging out of his mouth. There’s Jacinta in the background, she’s almost 9 months pregnant in this photo, but you probably can’t see the bump in this small image!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Animals, Beach, Canon 20D, Cork, Dogs, Garretstown, Garrettstown, Ireland, Nature, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Water

Shih Tzu playing ball on the beach

Our pet Shih Tzu, Oscar with a tennis ball in his mouth on Garrettstown Beach a few weeks before Adam was born last April.
He loves running after the ball, but the poor little doggy is a bit lame right now. We took him to the vet who couldn’t find anything wrong. This has happened before and he recovered so fingers crossed he gets better this time too.
The strange thing is, it only affects him when he’s walking on pavements or roads. On grass he’s almost fine, and at home you wouldn’t know it from his running around! Dog psychology?

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 225mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/1250s
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Animals, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Dogs, Ireland, Nature, Paul Street, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Cute little dog

A King Charles Spaniel with his owner in Paul Street, Cork a few months ago. I don’t like seeing dogs in the city because it’s so stressful for them but it was really quiet. Little fella looks worried though doesn’t he?

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/100s
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