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The Windy Tall Ship

The Windy Tall Ship

The tall ship Windy is the official flagship of the City of Chicago. Appropriately named.


Apertureƒ/8.2
CameraFinePix2800ZOOM
Focal length6mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/320s

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A boat is a boat

A boat is a boat

Lots of boats in the harbour at Kinsale.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length35mm
ISO125
Shutter speed1/250s

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Elisabeth Leaves Cork

Elisabeth Leaves Cork

The container ship Elisabeth left Cork yesterday at 17:19 on its way to Southampton in the UK. Here it is rounding the bend by Blackrock Castle as it heads into the harbour and out to sea.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length240mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/320s

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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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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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Flowers and Aquaduct in Ballydehob

Flowers and Aquaduct in Ballydehob

On a beautiful October afternoon in Ballydehob and the last thing I needed to worry about was swans, unlike an unfortunate day in 2004 when they didn’t like me taking their photos.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/200s

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The Valletta Skyline

The Valletta Skyline
The Valletta Skyline

When we stayed in Valletta in Malta a few years ago there were several thunder storms. I hardly saw any lightning but dark clouds accompanied them and in the evenings blotted out the sun as it set over the city and The Grand Harbour.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length70mm
ISO100
Shutter speed6s

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An Fear Marbh at Sunset

An Fear Marbh at Sunset

On a family holiday in Dingle earlier this year.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length52mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/640s

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After the sun set

After the sun set

A few minutes after the sun set over Lanzarote in the Canary Islands in January 2019.


Apertureƒ/16
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO50
Shutter speed2s

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Morning on the Lake

Morning on the Lake

A lovely morning looking out at the Lakes of Killarney.

October 2021.


Apertureƒ/11
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/160s

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After the sun set near Crosshaven

After the sun set near Crosshaven

Go for a walk past Crosshaven by the water’s edge and you’ll find this vantage point. Lovely evening for some photos.


Apertureƒ/7.1
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length70mm
ISO160
Shutter speed1/80s