Posts Tagged: Flowers

Beautiful Flowers at Blarney Castle

The grounds of Blarney Castle are looking amazing right now. The flowers are blooming and it’s a beautiful day out!

Aperture ƒ/2.2
Camera SM-G900F
Focal length 4.8mm
ISO 40
Shutter speed 1/600s

Crocus Flowers and Blarney Castle

Crocus Flowers and Blarney Castle

A selection of the crocuses growing in the grounds of Blarney Castle right now.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

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

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

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

Bee on the flowers

Bee on the flowers

Yellow Flowers in Fitzgerald Park

Beautiful yellow flowers in Fitzgerald Park are one of the pleasures of the park in the summer. The garden in front of the museum always looks beautiful and well tended.

Aperture ƒ/18
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 72mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s

Yellow and Bars

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Yellow flowers poke through the bars on the Blackrock side of the Line. 2010.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

Focus on Flowers

Focus on Flowers

Flowers in the gardens of Blarney Castle.

Never once in my wildest nightmares did I ever imagine that I’d post a camera phone image as a single post but here it is. Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S4. There’s obvious JPEG artefacts when you view the original at 100% but this 800×600 pixel image is good enough for web viewing and Lightroom does wonders even with JPEG files.

I’ve posted many more photos from the S4 on my Google Plus account but they’re straight from the camera and “enhanced” by G+ and still look pretty good!

Camera GT-I9505