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Animals Black and White Chicago Lincoln Park Zoo Monkeys Nature Photos United States

Grooming the Monkey

When you’ve had a hard morning climbing branches and swinging from tree to tree, what better way to relax than have your mother run her fingers through your fur and pick out the ticks and insects.
Pictured in Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 75mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Animals Chicago Lincoln Park Zoo Lions Nature Photos United States Urban

Lion .. King of Lincoln Park Zoo

On the 5th day of our trip to Chicago, Darren took us to Lincoln Park Zoo. I had been there already back in 2003 but this time it was a lot more interesting!
I got some wonderful shots of the animals and birds there, including the human variety who were protesting outside.
Here are two shots of a lion at the zoo. I could describe him as majestic and commanding of presence, but when you see the tiny enclosure they have to live in, it’s hard not to feel pity for them.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 240mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Birds Black and White Candid Chicago Nature People Photos Signs Street United States Urban

Please don’t feed the pigeons

The sign obviously hasn’t worked!
This was on South Wabash, Chicago around the same time this photo was taken.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Birds Candid Chicago Nature People Photos Street United States Urban Water

Feeding The Duck

Urban ducks and wild fowl are luckier than their country brethren. People think they are cute and feed them!
This is the same duck I posted before at the Crown Fountains, Chicago.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Birds Chicago Nature Photos United States

Duck: “Who’s that then?”

I love when animals and birds look at you with a tilt of their heads as if inquisitive. What is this duck saying?
“There’s that guy with the camera again! Why does he keeping taking photos of me and my man?”
“What’s that thing he’s pointing at me?”
“I wonder if he has any bread?”
Ah yes, such is the life of a bird in an urban environment!

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 180mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Birds Chicago Nature Photos United States Water

Duck on Red

A duck in Millenium Park, Chicago last May. Bet you’re wondering what is casting that red glow on the water? All will be revealed on Monday after I post a cute picture of it’s mate!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 235mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Animals Chicago Dolphins Nature Photos United States

Dolphins Leaping at Shedd

Dolphins leap into the air at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 75mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Birds Blarney Cork Ireland Nature Photos

Feed The Birds!

This was taken yesterday in my back garden. We had some beautiful light after a very dull start to the day and I took advantage of it.
I used the Canon 75-300 IS lens but the bird feeder is about 3m away from my backdoor so I can’t get as close as I’d like. This is a very close crop of a much larger image. The original crop is 1188×1188 pixels but I really like how this came out.
There is purple fringing on the highlight around his mouth, and in his eye but it’s not too bad thankfully!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 300mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Birds Blarney Cork Ireland Nature Photos

His and Hers

Two ducks in the bird sanctuary outside Blarney. I took this back in May 2005 on the same day as this one.
This one’s for Matt!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera DMC-FZ5
Focal length 35.4mm
ISO 80
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Birds Black and White Cork Ireland Nature Photos Urban

Bird Flying High

A seagull roused by traffic noise flies up from the River Lee.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Birds Cork Ireland Nature Photos Signs Sky Urban

Stop! The Birds!

Street lighting and STOP sign pictured on the quays just up from here last Saturday.
I wanted to make the stop sign jump out a bit more but didn’t want to force it too much. I do like the leading lines the guide the eye to the top of the pole!
And in other news, voting for the Irish Blog Awards has commenced! I’ve been nominated in 3 categories including “Best Photo Blog” for this blog!

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/800s
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Glendalough Ireland Landscape Nature Photos Sky Sun Wicklow

Glendalough Lower Lake

Glendalough derives it’s name from the Irish name for the area, “Gleann Da Loch” which roughly translates as “glen of the two lakes”. It was a cold enough day so we only got a good look at the lower lake, but I’m looking forward to visiting again!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/125s