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Ladybird on the Grass

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera DMC-FZ5
Focal length 6mm
ISO 80
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Ford Hubcap

ford hubcap

A very old Ford hubcap covers a garden pot. I wonder what car that came from.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Bantry Black and White Canon 10-22 Canon 20D Cork Houses Ireland Landscape Photography Photos Urban

Back Gardens in Bantry

Back Gardens in Bantry

Bantry town is built on the hills surrounding a natural harbour so it’s a hard slog with a buggy if you want to go anywhere. Shot this from the road overlooking a few houses. You can see the local hospital in the background too I think.

Hope everyone at WordCamp in San Francisco has a great day today!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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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?"

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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?

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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?

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Canon 20D Cork Fitzgerald Park Flowers Garden Ireland Nature Photos Rain Sigma 10-20 Urban Water

The Yellow Rose

A yellow rose in Fitzgerald’s Park in Cork. I made this photo a few weeks back and it had just rained, leaving nice little droplets of water on the delicate petals of the flower.

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Canon 20D Cork Currabinny Garden Ireland Photos Sigma 10-20 Signs

Sssh! my dog was nowhere near your private property!

My shih tzu Oscar can’t read. “Private property” signs mean nothing to him but thankfully nobody was around when he wandered into this large garden!

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Canon 20D Cork Flowers Garden Ireland Photos Rain Sigma 18-200 Urban

Daisy drops of rain

Rain drops show on the white petals of a daisy that struggles amid the ruins of an old hospital building.

I wonder if that building is still there? I’ll have to go look someday.

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Architecture Cork Courtmacsherry Garden Houses Ireland Photos Sigma 10-20 Urban

Tourquoise Doors

Turquoise doors in Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork, Ireland. The owners made some effort to grow plants in their front yard and I really love the doors!

Later .. Jacinta and I went to see the Midleton Food and Drink Festival and besides buying a few cakes and lovely hotdogs I went to see the gallery set up by the East Cork Camera Group. This year it was tucked away in the peace and quiet of a square off the main street where it was a pleasure to view their work. I spoke with Thomas Tattan there who was very happy with the weekend. Pictures tomorrow!

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Blarney Cork Flowers Garden Ireland Nature Panasonic FZ5 Photos

Three Daisies

Daisy Daisy,
Give me your answer do!
I’m half crazy,
All for the love of you!
It won’t be a stylish marriage,
I can’t afford a carriage,
But you’ll look sweet on the seat
Of a bicycle built for two!

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Blarney Cork Ireland Nature Panasonic FZ5 Photos

Ladybird’s spots

Oh so high! When you’re tiny a few inches off the ground can appear like a huge drop to you.

The ladybird scurried away after this shot to get some peace and quiet from the camera toting freak in the garden! 🙂