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Heron in the River Lee

Heron in the River Lee
A heron walks along the weir by the Lee Fields, waiting for fish.
Heron in the River Lee
A heron waiting for fish to swim past on the weir in the River Lee.

While on an outing with Blarney Photography Club to the Lee Fields, we were lucky enough to see a very patient heron attempt to catch his dinner.

The light was falling, and it cast a lovely warm glow on everything.

The heron did catch a fish eventually. I was 100m away down river and on hearing a shout looked up and caught a very blurry photo of the bird with the fish in it’s mouth.

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Fishing in the Lee

Fishing in the Lee
Fishing in the Lee

A fisherman sits on a fallen tree in the middle of the River Lee by the Lee Fields. He eventually left with no fish.


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length600mm
ISO5000
Shutter speed1/500s

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The North Side

The North Side

The north side of Cork City, looking at the Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne and the Church of the Ascension, Gurranabraher.

Prompted by a photo I saw Joe Healy post this morning on Twitter. It hasn’t changed much since 1984.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length98mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/10s

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A fish out of water

A fish out of water

A fish jumps out of the water of the River Lee by the Lee Fields in Cork a few weeks ago.

Most of the fishermen gathered on the banks had no luck. The fish were after the little flies buzzing over the water!


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length240mm
ISO4000
Shutter speed1/500s

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The Buildings of the Lee Fields

Old Cork Waterworks
The Old Cork Waterworks
County Hall
County Hall
Unfinished Student Accomodation
Unfinished Student Accommodation

From the very old buildings of the Cork Waterworks across the River Lee to County Hall built in the last fifty years to unfinished student accommodation on the old Coca-Cola bottling site.

Taken on a recent outing with Blarney Photography Club.


Apertureƒ/5
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length156.5mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1/160s

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Emi The Goose

Emi The Goose

Emi the goose saying hi at Carbery Cottage B&B. We were feeding the ponies and I think he wanted some of the food!


Apertureƒ/9
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length269.3mm
ISO400
Shutter speed1/400s

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BOZO

BOZO

This wall on Hibernian Road in Cork has always been covered in graffiti but if you look at it in Google Street View and go back through the years it has been cleaned several times by Cork Corporation. You can go all the way back to 2009 and see the state of the wall back then. The newest Street View is from July 2022, and you can see BOZO immortalised there.

This is only the latest iteration.


Apertureƒ/2.4
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length9mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/1500s

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School starts and the sun rises

School starts and the sun rises

The sun rises a few minutes after I get up. School is starting again.


Apertureƒ/4.9
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length30.6mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/200s

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Belem and Grace O’Malley in Cork

Belem and Grace O'Malley in Cork

Belem, a French tall ship, was docked in Cork Harbour until 10am this morning. There was a mostly disappointing sunset last night, but the sky did light up briefly just at the horizon.

Belem and Grace O'Malley in Cork

The masts and rigging of the Grace O’Malley, the new sail training ship can be seen in the background. It was a lovely evening to be out taking photos.


Apertureƒ/7.1
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO400
Shutter speed1/2.5s

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The Lady And Her Dog

The Lady And Her Dog

This large wall in Bishop Lucey Park has featured a huge mural on it for several years now. This is the wall as it was in June 2021, but the mural has been changed since then.


Apertureƒ/2.4
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length9mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/1000s

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A cup and an anchor

A cup and an Anchor

On a pier in Co Cork, somewhere on Sheep’s Head in 2008.


Apertureƒ/7.1
CameraCanon EOS 20D
Focal length13mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/100s

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Colourful Dingle Night

Colourful Dingle Night

The night sky over Dingle was lovely and colourful one night in August, 2022.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length240mm
ISO10000
Shutter speed1/250s