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The cat always gets the milk

A cat drinking milk from a small jug on a table

Just in time for and this photo from long ago of a cat helping themselves to the milk from a jug seemed appropriate.


Apertureƒ/9
CameraCanon EOS 20D
Focal length200mm
ISO800
Shutter speed1/400s

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A Frosty Autumn Morning

Autumn leaves on the ground with a light coating of frost

Crisp, golden and orange leaves on an Autumn morning are coated in frost.


Apertureƒ/5
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length20mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/60s

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Get away from my tail!

Two cats lying on the ground, one cat is playing with the tail of the other while she looks at me.

Some photos are special, not because they’re wonderful photos, composed well, with striking colours or lovely contrast. The best photos are the ones that make your heart sing.

The cat on the left who is looking at me is Mommy Cat, the matriarch of all the cats we’ve adopted in this home of ours. The one annoying her is her son, Patches. There’s a whole series of photos here with Mommy Cat looking at me while her tail swishes up and way from Patches’ paws.

The photos were taken in 2009. They’re not great. They are a bit blurry because the exposure wasn’t fast enough for a long lens. Thanks to the modern AI tech in Topaz Photo AI I was able to sharpen it a little and present it here.

Mommy Cat is still with us. She’s an elderly cat now. Her fur was very matted on her back but in the past 2 years she has started sleeping in the kitchen. We managed to get her to the vet on Thursday, her first visit since being neutered, and they shaved her, and removed two bad molars. Only her head, her paws, and the end of her tail have any fur. But, SHE IS STRONG. She has a massive appetite. She’s on pain relief and antibiotics. She is a lot more agile than before, as the matted fur isn’t pulling at her. She is curled up on a couch now, where she couldn’t jump before, with one of the dog’s blankets on her.

So, I wanted to share a photo of Mommy Cat today, . She is amazing.


Apertureƒ/5.6
CameraCanon EOS 40D
Focal length300mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/125s

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Expressway back to home

A bus on the road and a man looks to the right.
A woman in the bus.

Man looking right, woman in the bus looking left, and a red man says stop.


Apertureƒ/2.8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO500
Shutter speed1/500s

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Dogs in the crowd

People standing around with 3 dogs

Humans and dogs watching the Ladies Mini Marathon in Cork in September 2004.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraCYBERSHOT
Focal length9.7mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/160s

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Silhouette of the North Side

The silhouettes of Shandon Bells, the North Cathedral and a street light with a bird on it. Steam rises from the brewery as the sun sets

The steeple of St. Anne’s Church, or Shandon Bells, The North Cathedral, and street lighting on a pole with a bird on it are silhouetted by the setting sun. Steam rises from the Heineken Brewery in the foreground.


Apertureƒ/4.9
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length30.6mm
ISO80
Shutter speed1/100s

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Ming the Merciless rules 2023

Ming The Merciless, a policeman and a child drawn on the wall of a building.

No sign of Flash Gordon yet, but Ming the Merciless is in Blackpool, Cork on Berwick Lane.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO8000
Shutter speed1/500s

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A Robin in November

A robin looking to the left, standing on a branch.

A little robin looks off to the left in the grounds of Blarney Castle last November. They’re a friendly bird.

If you want more, take a look at the fabulous robin photos that BathNature is posting and follow them!

I think my Blarney Castle membership expires today. I’m uncertain if I’ll renew it as it’s expensive, and I barely used it at all in the past 12 months.


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length240mm
ISO10000
Shutter speed1/250s

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Cork City Dancing Leprechaun

A leprechaun dancing on the street
A leprechaun dancing on the street being watched by a family

Two leprechauns dance on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork. Tourists and children must love them, I guess.


Apertureƒ/2.2
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length2.2mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/2400s

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Ferris Wheel and Reflection

A spinning ferris wheel is reflected in the bonnet of a nearby parked car

Henry spotted the reflection of the ferris wheel in this parked car on the Grand Parade in Cork.


Apertureƒ/18
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length34mm
ISO100
Shutter speed5s

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The Cathedral and the Ferris Wheel

A long exposure photo of a quarter of a Ferris Wheel with Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral in the background

Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral seen in the background behind the Ferris Wheel on Grand Parade in Cork.


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length98mm
ISO100
Shutter speed4s

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Chugging away at Christmas Time

Charity collectors and a man digging through his pocket for change.

At the SHARE crib on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork earlier this month. Street fundraisers for SHARE were everywhere again this month, and even had tap-and-pay machines to pay by credit card or phone.


Apertureƒ/2.8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1/500s