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Blarney Cork Ireland Nature Photos River Rocks Water

Water falls in Blarney

A river runs near my home in Blarney and a small stream feeds it as it meanders through a nice wooded area on my doorstep.

I froze the water in this image as it fell into the river while we were out for a walk there a few weeks back. It could be better but it’s my first go at this in a long while. Freezing water in motion in a kitchen sink is a lot easier than when you’re outside and there are so many unknown elements.

One last note, my linux.ie email is down right now. If you’re trying to get in touch, use donncha @ inphotos.org instead!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/1000s
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Birds Cork Ireland Nature Photos River Urban Water

The Heron and the bars

Last in the series of Heron shots. I took over 100 shots of this bird so I’d be certain of getting a good photo and this is my favourite despite the ugly vertical bars!
He was walking towards the bridge and I crouched down and focused on him through the bars of the bridge. I’m glad I went to the extra effort now.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Birds Cork Ireland Nature Photos River Urban Water

Heron on the river and pipe

A Heron pictured on the River Lee through the bars of the Christy Ring Bridge, Cork. He waded through the water looking for food in the river bed but except for the occasional rock didn’t have much luck in finding his dinner.

This is the second of three photos in this series.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 179mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Birds Cork Ireland Nature Photos River Urban Water

Heron on the river and trolley

A Heron pictured on the River Lee through the bars of the Christy Ring Bridge, Cork. Moments before I got close enough, two other herons flew away down the river.
Despite the rubbish and trolleys in the river it’s a great sign to see wild life again.

This is the first of three photos which I will post over the next few days.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 106mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Architecture Ireland Landscape Nature Photos River Wicklow

Glendalough Bridge

We spent last weekend driving – up to Bray in Co. Wicklow, visited Glendalough, The Sally Gap and promptly got lost a few times on the way to Avoca!
On Sunday we returned to Cork, but took a detour via Tullow and Carlow to visit Killkenny. We called to friends in Fermoy and arrived home late last night.
The N11 on the east coast is very impressive! Getting to Killkenny from Bray is a chore however. There are only secondary roads the whole way, but the scenery is amazing and we saw bits of the country we hadn’t been to before!
This is the first photo from that trip taken at Glendalough.
The round tower in the background was built sometime between the 8th and 12th centuries. Round Towers were built to protect monastic scriptures, gold and property from Viking raiders. The only entrance is far off the ground, and easily defended.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Cobh Night Photos River Sky Sun

Cobh Sunset

Pictured last Sunday evening as the sun set over Cork Harbour.

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Birds Cork Photos River

Swan in Black

Swan on the River Lee last December. I love the quality of the winter sun when it shows. It’s an evening glow almost all day!

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Lights Night People Photos River Sky Waterford

Welcome to 2006!

It’s 2006 here in Ireland, and we’re celebrating in style! I can’t eat any more after dinner out in Aroma, a visit to a pub, an hour or two spent at a friend’s party and a visit to my brother Donal and Celine!
Fireworks marking the end of the year in which Cork was European Capital of Culture lit up the sky over the city! I wasn’t there to record it because the driving rain and cold wind made it very inhospitable outside. Donal should have a few pictures online in the next few days!
Pictured is the Jeanie Johnston in Waterford last July. She took part in the Tall Ship’s Race from there on the weekend of July 9th.

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Birds Black and White Cork People Photos River Urban

A flock of birds on the Lee

I love the old style nature of this shot. The fog that day made the far distance disappear and the middle distance was shrouded in white!