Jogger in the morning mist
Phoenix Park at sunrise, the perfect blend of fog and light
sunset .coolcoulaghta patio
Copper Coast Sunset
Taken on an excellent workshop at the Copper Coast with Rohan Reilly
Autumn - Not mine
gold and silver on Dodder weir
Autumn colours on Dun Laoghaire Golf Course
Only 4km from home! Pity there was no sunset
Model DeeDancer on the studio
Sunrise over Sandymount - tTde in - Long Exposure
"From The Harbour Wall"
VIEW BIG TO GET THE DETAIL AND SEE THE ROWER AND THE SWIMMER Sunrise last Sunday morning at Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Ireland. PFW_3664-2
Its that time of year
20-10-21, 4149- 'The Call continues...' - WS
20-10-21, 4055, 'Engage!!'- WS
Autumn Colours (1 of 1)
Golf course revisited with better light
Shades of Autumn
Where I may go, and where I may not go.
OK, so it's not really a photograph, but it is a digital image.
Dusk at high tide at the Forty Foot in Dun Laoghaire.
Shapes in the Studio
The Hands of Time - Autumn colours
Summer rushes in
on the heels of spring,
eager to take her turn.
And then she dances with wild abandon.
But the time soon comes
when she gratefully falls,
exhausted and sated,
in the auburn arms
of Autumn. Cristen Rodgers
A rather sorry looking toadstool in UCD.
720nm IR image, some cleaning in PSP, then one of the film noir filters and a virtual selenium tone in Nik Silver Efex.
Moth on a Leaf
stuck in a rut
Stuck in a rut
The urge to breed
The Fallow Deer rut in the Phoenix Park Dublin
Golf courses closed today because of Covid. I brought the drone out instead of the clubs.
Skerries Beach before the Lockdown w
Rutting Season latest Fashion
Autumn Colour Offshoot weekly theme
Setting off before sunrise alone and on the sea
Goldfinch Bird (Carduelis carduelis) with Japanese Acer tree in Autumn colours in the background
Goldfinches have a distinctive red face with a white patch behind the eye and a black crown and nape. They have a yellow wing patch, black tail and a long pointed bill.
The sexes are broadly similar, with a red face, black and white head, warm brown upper parts, white underparts with buff flanks and breast patches, and black and yellow wings. On closer inspection, male European goldfinches can often be distinguished by a larger, darker red mask that extends just behind the eye.
Fallow Deer Phoenix Park Dublin
The Canal, D4
shadows on the wall
Eagle Island Lighthouse- Wild Atlantic Way, County Mayo, West of Ireland
Eagle Island Lighthouse on a very stormy day.
The Eagle Island lighthouses were a pair of lighthouses on Eagle Island, of which only one remains.
Two lighthouses were commissioned in 1830 in response to requests from the Coastguards who were concerned at the sea conditions at Blackrock, further south. The Board inspector however, ruled in favour of locating the new lighthouses on Eagle Island, one in the east and the other in the west with 121 metres (132 yds) between them. Their lights were aligned at a height of 67 m (220 ft) above sea level and could be seen to the east as far as Broadhaven Bay and to the south as far as Blacksod Bay. The lighthouses became operational in September 1835.
Eagle Island is located close to the edge of the Continental Shelf and is constantly pounded by powerful waves from the Atlantic. When the lighthouses were first built in the 19th century there were two lighthouses and seven dwelling houses on Eagle Island, according to the 1841 census. By the 1911 census there was only one dwelling house listed on the island. Despite the erection of a massive storm wall to protect the lighthouses, one of the lighthouses was destroyed by the severe storms.
Although the lighthouse site sit almost 60 m (200 ft) above the high water mark, during a severe storm on 17 January 1836, a rock was thrown up the cliffs and smashed the glass in a window 27 m (87 ft) high up in the tower building. On 11 March 1861 at midday the light room of the East tower was struck by the sea, smashing 23 panes, washing some of the lamps down the stairs, and damaging the reflectors with broken glass beyond repair. So much water cascaded down the tower in the incident that it was impossible for the Keepers to open the door at the base, and they had to drill holes in it to let the water out.
After almost 200 years of guiding mariners to safety, the lantern room and domed roof of the lighthouse tower had reached the end of their working life. The old lighthouse dome, the lantern room, the large glass lens and the bath of mercury in which the lens rotated were all removed. They were replaced with a stainless steel structure designed to withstand the aggressive and relentless marine environment.
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Bored to death waiting on 44b Bus to Glencullen
House with church, Trubschachen, Switzerland. From a few years ago.
Morning Rest as Crows are busy Grooming
Autumn at Hanover Quay; HFF
The Bus Stop (or Suburbia)
Sunrise over Sandymount & Dunlaoighaire
The Liza Minelli Look
Dawn from Killiney Hill w
girl on bike
Autumn Colours by Marie Neville
Shankhill this morning
Coole Park Galway
Coole Lake Galway
Dee Dancer in the Studio
A Bird and Two Boats
Greystones, Co. Wicklow
Greystones, Co. Wicklow
"Reflections In The Mist"
In the forest
Ha'penny bridge mono
Autumn Leaves: The colours they are a changing
Red Deer in the rain ( Cervus elaphus)
Red deer are Ireland’s largest land mammal and the second largest deer species in Europe after the elk. Adults produce two coats in a year, the summer coat is reddish brown in colour with a grey to yellow underbelly, some individuals may have faint white spots on the back and flanks. The thicker winter coat is more brown to greyish in colour. In Autumn the males known as stags develop a thick shaggy mane for the rutting season. Red deer have distinctive creamy coloured rump patches which are not ringed by black markings as in the sika deer species. The red deer’s head and snout are long with pointed ears. Individuals located in different quality habitats will vary in size but stags when fully grown generally stand at 1.5m at the shoulder, are up to 2m in length and can weigh 250kg. Females known as hinds are much smaller standing at 1m to the shoulder, measure 1.5m in length and weigh 130kg on average. The tail is short and thick and extends halfway down the rump patch. The antlers which are only grown by the males are the most characteristic feature of the species. They are shed and re-grown each year and have a distinctive branching design which form a curved heart shaped appearance when viewed from the front. Mature stags can develop up to twelve points known as tines on the antlers which are used as a reflection of their social standing. When the antlers are being grown they will be covered in a skin like velvet which is frayed off on tree trunks in time for the rutting season.
The rutting season starts in mid to late September and can run until early November. Males will become more vocal and aggressive at this time emitting a deep-throated guttural roar to warn other males in the area. Territorial behaviour increases with males marking vegetation with their scent glands. Stags will also fray trees and bushes with their antlers. Ritualized threatening behaviour including roaring contests can determine a stag’s dominance but fights often occur where antlers are locked and opponents wrestle and attempt to push each other backwards.
Bridge-Venice goes to Vegas-2009-09-03
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Evening rays at Bohinj
Bridge - Sydney Harbour Bridge-2011-12-17
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Bridge between the trees
Reflections in Brown Thomas w
Luas Bridge over the Leopardstown roundabout.
Early morning rower
Peak with a view
Dublin City By Night From Hellfire Club
High & Low Bridge
bridge. not over water
The Bridge at Jianshui, China
Sunrise 2 Killiney