Wednesday February 8th 2023
House in the woods
Sunset over Dublin Bay
Sunset on the Dingle Peninsula
This was taken on a weekend workshop with John Hutton in Co. Kerry
Dublin City Centre
Waxwing Bird - The lost berry
Slightly lightly larger than a Bullfinch. The body is a uniform light brown colour, with small black patches around the eye and on the chin. The vent is dark red in colour, while there is a thin white stripe on the wing. Just below this white stripe is a small group of red feathers similar to a blob of wax, which gives the Waxwing its name. I only saw two last year
St Begnet's Church, Muglins Light, Kish Lighthouse
Don't fence me in
Moonrise Dalkey Island
Europe Hotel Sunset
Dun Laoghaire Lexicon 2
Barleycove in mist
Carnival in Rio
Glasson Near Athlone
Coosan Point Athlone
Ross Castle Sunset
February 5th 2023
Kilcoole Beach 1
Alps - France
Moonrise at Dalkey
Moonrise at Sorrento Park.
This is a whole new venture for me so be nice lol
Little-blue Heron, Costa Rica
The Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) breeds from Central and East USA to Central America, Peru and Uruguay. Its natural habits are freshwater marshes, lagoons, rivers, estuaries, salt ponds, mudflats, and mangroves. The oldest are 61 cm (24 inches) in height and 325 g in weight.
Its body and wings are dark bluish gray. Head and neck dull dark maroon, and gray facial skin. Bill grayish with black tip, and legs grayish-green. Its diet is based on fishes and insects.
View From A Balcony
Spotted these wonderful clouds and grabbed a shot with my phone. A short time later it had completely clouded over.
Ps. I also shot this scene with a Sony A7RV ..... just imported the pics to Lr.... and I have to say the iPhone pic is better. I think the iPhone had a more sympathetic focal length, plus the internal processing on the iphone works wonders. I did tweak the iphone highlight and shadow settings and applied some vertical adjustment.
Kilcoole Beach 2
Lackabane Sunset Panorama Full
Air2S drone shots taken from my front garden or at least above my garden in Killarney. Suddenly clouds broke and some serious colour appeared from nowhere. It was too late to head out with the camera so sent up the drone to useful effect.
Taken on Offshoot Outing
Common Black Hawk
A common Black Hawk with broad wings and short tail with a distinct white band in Costa Rica, Central America.
Flight feathers are slightly paler and it has long yellow legs and yellow on the base of the bill. Immature birds are streaky brown with dark moustache and pale eyebrow. Typically found in woodlands near water where it hunts; shows an affinity for cottonwood trees at the northern end of its range.
Angry Bird (Myna)
Seapoint - Dublin, Ireland
Insta: @emidphoto (portraits)
Hamnoy, Lofoten Islands (Explored January 2023)
Memory from 1 year ago in the wonderful Lofoten Islands
I’ve never tried “street photography”, I’m not great with people!
I elected to go with my old D40X and a 70-300mm (100 – 450mm on an APS sensor). The D40X is just 9 m-pixels (which was reasonable when I bought it), but it’s lighter, easier to carry and feels less intrusive than the full frame D810.
I wandered through Westland Row, Trinity College and into Grafton Street which was unusually quiet, but on a side street there was a lone busker, In Dublin.
I tried to use the street bollards to pull the eye into the subject. Another day perhaps….
Lago di Dobbiaco
Nanny Cottage Jan 2023
Gorgeous sunrise in Layton, County Meath
Tufted Duck preening
in pensive mood
Lost roof - Chartreuse, French Alps
Carnival in Rio
Dalkey Island DJI
Sunrise over Dalkey Island this morning / DJI Air2S
Another one from my trip to Glendalough a couple of weeks before Christmas.
Portrait, Studio - Dublin, Ireland
flash godox ad 300 pro
I have macro lens; it’s main use is that when I wake up at night worrying that I can’t do Macro photography, I can go back to sleep.
I have Sigma 105mm F2.8 that I bought second hand for ~€280, which is cheaper than sleep medication and much less invasive.
But this morning it was a gloomy day and so I thought “indoor photography!” I am tired of trying to shoot flowers as well, they always end up looking like flowers (insects are good but they run away) – So I headed for my turntable.
I have no idea what I am doing in macro, but one thing I found is that I get very frustrated when I put my camera on my tripod – it’s very rigid to change the point of view. So this time I scouted a number hand held shots at ISO 128000 (1/800 sec) from different angles and found something that was OK and then I put my camera on a tripod and dropped the shutter speed to 1/80 and ISO 3200-ish and reshot. (Mind you the ISO 12800 wasn’t too bad – I really like my D810)
I still don’t know if I like this shot, the cartridge is a bit central, but I didn’t want the tone arm handle going out of the picture and I didn’t want to push back any more. Also if don’t like turntable cartridges, it might not rock your boat (my significant other was very sceptical).
But it burnt a few hours and kept me amused.
(Negative comments welcomed…)
Huts in the Snow
Heron - Trout
From the Other Side 2
Dollymount view of Dublin Port
Fighting Black-tailed Godwits - Location, Location
Relaxing - Grenoble, France
Old Clerys Store o Connell Street
South Bank Dublin
taken at national bird of prey centre
Sandymount - Looking towards Dun Laoghaire
Glendalough 6 (1 of 1)
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Glendalough 7 (1 of 1)
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
foggy vanishing point - Dublin, Ireland
Shades of landscape
Sandycove at Night
"Ruin On Achill Island"
If only the walls of this house on Achill Island could talk.
Glendalough Jan 23
Poulanass Waterfall_Glendalough Jan 23
Light bellied Brent Geese
Beach Structure - Lido Di Venezia
Sunrise Dublin, Ireland.
Just grabbed my iPhone as sky lit up, it was -2 and although freezing it was a welcome change from rain. Was out taking a sunrise with all my photography gear two days before this and no colour in the sky.
Black Castle At First Light
Long-tailed Silky Flycatcher
This is a very beautiful bird, found in Costa Rica’s highlands. The conspicuous crest, the long tail and the delicate, silky plumage make this bird very elegant.
The Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher is not globally threatened, despite the restricted range. It is common in suitable habitats but the population is small.The adult male has bluish-grey upperparts including back, rump, uppertail-coverts and upperwing-coverts. Flight-feathers and rectrices are black. Both adults have white areas on the middle portion of the inner webs of the black tail feathers, except on central pair of rectrices. The plumage is soft and glossy.
The colors of Iceland
Sanderling and other LBJs
Foreshortened perspective of the diminutive residents of the south side with the Bailey beyond marking the northern point of Dublin Bay
Sir John Rogerson's Quay
Night over Funes
An Osprey on Rottnest Island, Western Australia.
I had to be quick as I was cycling so might not be the best image but an incredible sight
A Rainbow Lorikeet
Smiley face - Chartreuse, French Alps
Christmas is over, time to move on
Carnival in Rio
Milky Way, anticyclone, foam swirl
Seal lying on a surf board fixed position in Dungarvan Co. Waterford