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A stag in the rain

A stag in the rain in a field. Drops of rain fall around him as he stands alone.

A stag in the field opposite Muckross House in Killarney on a very wet October afternoon this year.

I was there with Blarney Photography Club and after a not so successful morning we retreated to the café in Muckross Garden Restaurant for lunch.

It was still raining afterwards, but some of us stopped outside to photograph this stag. In a lull in the rain I stupidly ran out with only a light jacket and took cover under a tree that was still heavy with leaves. Got a few shots and then the heavens opened. Got a bit soaked!

Totally worth it. Great day out with great people.


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length600mm
ISO2000
Shutter speed1/1000s

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The Hills of Killarney

The Hills of Killarney

In between heavy showers, the far away hills visible from Killarney National Park are lovely shades of grey.

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Killarney Dipper

Killarney Dipper

A Dipper we spotted in the Killarney recently. He stayed on that rock for a few minutes, letting us take photos of him at our leisure!


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length600mm
ISO3200
Shutter speed1/250s

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The stag in the field

The stag in the field

A stag and a few hind in a field in Killarney. Far off in another field.


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Focal length600mm
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Silhouettes of the Walkers

Silhouettes of the Walkers

Walkers in Killarney National Park a week ago when I was there trying to photograph the stags. A huge group of people out on a Saturday morning when a storm passed overhead and thunder and lightning filled the air.

A few of us from Blarney Photography Club braved the elements for our photography!


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length600mm
ISO1250
Shutter speed1/250s

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The Gang is Watching

That Gang is Watching

A gang of Kerry cattle observe me and a group of humans as we walk past their field.

Fun fact – they are “believed to be one of the oldest breeds in Europe” according to Wikipedia. 🙂


Apertureƒ/5
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length150mm
ISO1600
Shutter speed1/500s

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The Devil’s Coach Horse

The Devil's Coach Horse

I spotted this nasty looking fella on a trail in Killarney last weekend. We hoped to catch the rutting but the weather was terrible, and stags were shy. No fights but a few photos to post later..

Anyway, this guy was huge! This page says they’re about 2.8 cm, but I swear he was bigger. His tail comes up like a scorpion, and he scampered quickly across the ground, making him hard to photograph.

A ferocious and fast predator, the Devil’s coach horse beetle hunts invertebrates after dark in gardens and on grasslands. It is well-known for curling up its abdomen like the tail of a scorpion when defending itself.

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen a beetle like this before, but apparently they’re common!


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Focal length150mm
ISO1250
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Morning on the Lake

Morning on the Lake

A lovely morning looking out at the Lakes of Killarney.

October 2021.


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CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/160s

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Slip into the water

Slip into the water

Waiting for the sunrise, Muckross Lake. Killarney.


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Focal length33mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/8s

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Sunrise over Muckross Lake

Sunrise over Muckross Lake

An early morning drive to the Lakes of Killarney this morning resulted in an eventful trip for Blarney Photography Club today. Rain didn’t spoil the sunrise, but a trip afterwards to the Gap of Dunloe didn’t go so well with a literal storm blowing up between the hills.

The photo above is from Dinis Cottage if you’re interested. Lovely walk down there and so picturesque!


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CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/160s

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Swan on the Lakes of Killarney

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Cycling in the air

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s