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Blarney Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Rijnvelds Early Sensation

Rijnvelds Early Sensation

If you go down to Blarney Castle now you’ll see 30,000 daffodils blooming in the beautiful gardens there. In my last post I joked that the daffodils were confused but it’s a plant that flowers early and tolerates the cold so it’s perfect for this time of year.

Be sure to check out Ferbal O’Callaghan’s beautiful photo of the daffodils too and check out the Friends of Blarney Castle Facebook group where there are more pictures and information.

There’s also the SodShow interview with Paul O’Sullivan and Adam Whitbourn of Blarney Gardens here and here if you want to know more about the gardens there.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 160
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Confused Daffodils in Blarney Castle

Daffodils

There are some confused daffodils in Blarney Castle this year, out in January! I hope the rest of January is mild enough for them.

I posted a similar photo on Instagram a few hours ago, just in case you’re getting a strange sense of déjà vu.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 45mm
ISO 320
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Golden Leaves on the Ground

Golden Leaves

Leaves fallen on the ground near Blarney Castle, Cork.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Santa is a Little Worse for Wear

Santa is a Little Worse for Wear

Poor Santa, he’s a little worse for wear around this time of year. He’s so busy.

Aperture ƒ/2.2
Camera SM-G900F
Focal length 4.8mm
ISO 40
Shutter speed 1/560s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Red Red Fruit

Red Red Fruit

Red fruit from a tree in the grounds of Blarney Castle. I have no idea what tree they come from as the name plate on the trunk is far below the wall where I photographed them.

I’ll update the post when I find out!

I found out that they’re called “Cornus kousa” thanks to Adam Whitburn who works in the gardens.

It’s Cornus kousa. Some people call it the Szechuan strawberry although it certainly doesn’t taste like one!

Aperture ƒ/2.2
Camera SM-G900F
Focal length 4.8mm
ISO 40
Shutter speed 1/35s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos

The Cows are Watching

The Cows are Watching

Suspicious eyes watch us through a fence in the grounds of Blarney Castle about a month ago.

PS. No watermark. Photo is CC anyway.

Aperture ƒ/2.2
Camera SM-G900F
Focal length 4.8mm
ISO 40
Shutter speed 1/210s
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Photography Photos

Almost flooded at the castle

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The River Martin flows through the grounds of Blarney Castle in Co Cork and after recent heavy rain the river was very high.

Camera SM-G900F
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

The Blarney Roses

The Blarney Rose

Beautiful roses at the entrance to Blarney Castle in Co Cork, Ireland.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 250
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos

The Curious Cow

The Curious Cow

One of the cows in a field on the grounds of Blarney Castle, Co Cork, Ireland. I’m not entirely happy with the cow in the background on the right but, meh. I love the texture of the cow’s hair on it’s face.

Day 4 of #FiveDayBlackAndWhiteChallenge‬. Plenty more images to come!

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 250
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Photography Photos

Seeds of the sweet chestnut

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Seeds litter the area around a sweet chestnut tree in the grounds of Blarney Castle in County Cork, Ireland.

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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Blarney Castle Waterfall

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Uncategorized Urban

Blarney Castle in the Sun

Blarney Castle in the Sun

I walked around Blarney Castle this morning. It was around 2C and it felt it when I was in the shade but the rising sun was glorious and warmed the Castle in a lovely way.