Hunter’s Moon rising from Scotsman’s Bay, Dun Laoghaire
Chasing a moon rise that was blocked by pesky clouds - but nice to be out and about with my camera all the same
Hunter's Moon rising over the Kish Lighthouse off Dublin Bay, Ireland
Last night's Full Moon - the Hunter's Moon - rising over the Kish Lighthouse just over 12km (7.5miles) off Bulloch Harbour in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
Not often the Moon is this clear in Ireland so close to the horizon!
Taken at 7.37pm on 20 Oct 2021 with a Canon 7D MkII plus a 100-400mm MkII lens plus a 2x MkIII converter. Settings were 800mm, exposed for 0.6 sec, f11 aperture and ISO 100. Fortunately it was almost calm so it was not too difficult to keep everything steady at this focal length!
Cropped and adjusted in Lightroom -especially sharpness, clarity and texture -to bring out the detail and combat the effect of so much air between me and these distant subjects!
During my recent visit to Gir forest in Gujarat, I was lucky to witness the magnificent Asiatic lion. This one was 3 years old.
Trá na Rossan Beach
The grey wolf
For thousands of years the Grey Wolf was widespread in Ireland. The Irish word for wolf is Mac Tíre meaning literally "Son of the Country(side)" and prominent in ancient Irish myths and legends.
The first instance of legislation against Irish wolves dates back to 1584 when John Perrot, the Lord Deputy of Ireland, ordered Robert Legge to come up with a scheme to encourage the destruction of problem wolves. In 1614, an Englishman named Henric Tuttesham was offered £3 for every wolf that he killed. The wolf population at the time was high enough for Tuttesham to be authorised to keep four men and 24 hounds in every county for seven years, a total of 128 men and 768 hounds.
The last reliable observation of a wolf in Ireland comes from County Carlow when a wolf was hunted down and killed near Mount Leinster for killing sheep in 1786.
Sand, Dunes and Sky
Dunfanaghy Beach, Donegal
On 16 June 1942, an RAF Ferry Command, Lockheed Hudson light bomber, en-route from Gander, Newfoundland to Prestwick, Scotland, made a perfect, emergency landing (out of fuel) on Dunfanaghy beach, after a perilous 2000-mile, Atlantic crossing.
The Local Defence Force surrounded the aircraft and the three-man crew were declared non-military status (!) before coming out of the plane.
The crew were escorted to the Portnablagh Hotel; wined, dined and accommodated overnight and a delivery of aviation fuel came from an RAF base in Northern Ireland. Next day the plane was drawn back to the eastern end of the beach by local people with farm horses, refuelled by the combined assistance of the Irish Army and many local people who formed a human chain, conveying the “shiny, new (unpainted) Jerry-cans” to the plane, which successfully took off again to resume its flight to Prestwick.
The string of pearls
Canal at night
this mad bird is sitting on my window every day pecking loudly at the glass. How can I get him to go away ,,,anyone, please.
The bridge over the Lackagh river
The deserted village of Glentornan
On the shore of Dunlewey Lough in Donegal is the almost deserted village of "Glentornan". Amongst a few trees and the bogland in the shadow of Mount Errigal are 10 homes away from virtually everyone & everything. Around 50 people lived in this small village between 1841 to 1911 when it was mysteriously left almost totally abandoned!
Moonrise- First Quarter West of Ireland
Into the mist
Wandering the back roads of Co. Donegal
San Maria de Salute
San Giorgio at Golden Hour
Red Stag Deer - Sunrise with Fog
Autumn - Red Deer rutting season. County Kerry, Ireland
Bad Hair Day
Tre Cime Reflection
Red Deer Stag - Autumn Deer Rutting Season County Kerry, Ireland
The breeding season, or the rut, occurs from the end of September to November. Stags return to the hind's (female) home range and compete for them by engaging in elaborate displays of dominance including roaring, parallel walks, and fighting.
This Stag was hiding deep in the forest waiting for another Stag to engage in a fight.
Research has shown that red deer have had a continuous localised presence in Ireland since Neolithic times over the past 5,000 years.
Lago di Limides
Dolomites. Five minutes after taking this shot, there was a torrential downpour, along with thunder and lightening. I got soaked and ran the 20 minutes back to the car, but it was worth it !
Powerscourt House from lake
Powerscourt Japanese Garden
This Butterfly is not very common in Ireland.
When this butterfly roosts among foliage, the angular shape and the strong veining of their wings closely resembles leaves.
There is a view that the word 'butterfly' originates from the yellow colour of male Brimstones. The wings of the female are very pale green, almost white, males have yellow-green underwings and yellow upperwings.
Tuskar Rock from St. Helen’s Bay at Sunrise Today
Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria
Rare vagrant to Ireland. Three records up to the end of 2014 for Ireland. Image taken in County Mayo in the driving wind and rain.
Breeds in north and central North America and winters in southern North America, the carribean, Central America and most of South America. (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
Sunset at Crohy Head
Wednesday October 6th 2021
Greylag Geese - Wintering flock arriving into the wetlands of Ireland from Iceland
Rays on Beal Ban_DSF2613
Last shot of the morning on Béal Bán, Ballyferriter, Co.Kerry.
The Painted Lady
Balls of Light
Sunset and Mount Olympus
Stormy weather over Howth
Stormy weather, 27 Sept.'21
Solitude at Sunrise
This morning at Colimore Harbour
The ripple of energy and spray of a Peregrine falcon about to launch
21-09-25-4707-'Neck and Neck-2 '-WS.tiff
21-09-11-3811-'On The Edge' WS. -3811
Slieve League 2021
Model Ellie JH
"The Convention Centre - Dublin"
The Convention Centre Dublin (Irish: Ionad Comhdhála, Baile Átha Cliath) is a convention centre in the Dublin Docklands, Ireland. The Convention centre overlooks the River Liffey at Spencer Dock. It was designed by the Irish-born American architect Kevin Roche. Construction started in 1998 and the building opened in 2010. From June 2020 it acted as a temporary location for Dáil Éireann due to the necessity to implement social distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eurasian Curlew - (Numenius arquata)
The genus name Numenius refers to the curlew’s bill. Numenius comes from two Greek words, ‘neos’ meaning new and ‘mene’ for moon. This creates ‘of the new moon’, alluding to the crescent-shaped of the bill.
The Eurasian curlew’s species names also refers to the shape of its bill, as arquata is the Latin word for the archery bow.
Winter visitor to wetlands throughout Ireland, as well as breeding in small numbers in floodplains and boglands.
There are eight species of curlew, two of which could possibly be extinct – the Eskimo curlew (N.borealis) and slender-billed curlew (N.tenuirostris).
Of the remaining six species:
- the far eastern curlew (N.madagascariensis) is listed as
Endangered – numbers in Australia have dropped by 80 per
cent in the past 30 years
- the bristle-thighed curlew (N.tahiteiensis) is listed as
Vulnerable – there are only around 7000 individuals left
- the Eurasian curlew (N.arquata) is listed as Near Threatened
this is the same category as jaguars!
Social Distancing On The Railway Line
chestnuts in their prime
Cadiz Night Skyline w
artichoke colour version
Dawn fishing (1 of 1)
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Watching sunset over the bay (1 of 1)
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Shoe Shop Window in Cadiz w
dandelion ME with Avgcampro~HMBT
"Samuel Beckett Bridge" - Dublin Ireland
Samuel Beckett Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in Dublin that joins Sir John Rogerson's Quay on the south side of the River Liffey to Guild Street and North Wall Quay in the Docklands area.
Opened: December 10, 2009
Construction started: May 2007
Clearance below: 6.1 m
Total length: 120 m
Architecture firm: Santiago Calatrava SA
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Location: Dublin, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, North Wall Quay
Point2Point I need a shower after that
Point2Point Did he fall? That is the question!
two versions of smart phone sunflower. I wrongly assumed we could only edit in smartphone for competition.
Coach was fuming
Bit of sideline opportunism from the recent Park Celtic FC World cup competition in Cabinteely park.
Sanderlings - getting a push from its neighbour.
Beautiful busy little waders and a Winter visitor to Ireland. Most birds are of Siberian origin, while birds on passage are Nearctic, and pass through on their way towards more southerly wintering areas as far as South Africa. First seen along the Irish coastline in July or August, though most arrive in Ireland between September & April.
Pont de Re
Fisherman at dawn
"Dun Laoire Harbour" - Dublin Bay "21's
They are the blue, yellow and black yachts in the centre of the image
The Dublin Bay 21 Footers are the oldest class of racing yachts of their kind in the world – the World’s Oldest Cruiser Racer Class. Designed in 1902 by the leading yacht designer, Alfred Mylne of Glasgow, for Dublin Bay Sailing Club, seven were built between 1903 and 1908 and all seven still survive.
The Association is committed to the revival of the class and now for the first time since 1986, the Class will participate in the Dublin Bay Sailing Club racing programme of 2021. The boats will sail under the gaff rig designed by Alfred Mylne in 1918.
For a generation born in the digital age, beguiled by novelty and speed, the Dublin Bay Twentyones are a reminder of how beautiful a true sailing boat can be. The boats will provide an opportunity for present day sailors to experience the sailing characteristics of a truly authentic classic yacht. The boats will carry a crew of 5 or 6.
Stephen Morris and his crew in Kilrush have produced an outstanding example of authentic wooden boat restoration. Using Alfred Mylne’s original drawings, supplemented by construction details provided by Naval Architect, Paul Spooner, the traditional skills of the shipwright have been combined with the latest technical knowledge in timber conservation and construction methods. The use of laminated beams and frames and epoxy resins has resulted in stiff, water tight, low maintenance, monocoque hulls, without nails or screws, which allows the application of durable two pack polyurethane finishes. The original lead keels. iron tillers and fittings have been reused together with some of the original greenheart and pitch pine.
The first three restored 21’s Number 3 Estelle, 4 Garavogue and 6 Naneen will sail from Arklow on Friday 30th July to arrive at Dun Laoghaire at 17.00 where they will be met by the Dublin Bay Sailing Club flag-ship Mac Lir to a gun salute. There will be a sail past which will include classic one-designs; Glens, Howth 17’s, Mernaids and Wags. The arrival may be viewed from The East Pier Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
The 21’s will berth at the NYC at c 1800hrs Friday 30th when there will be a short welcome gathering. With Covid-19 restrictions we are limited to a strict 200 persons on the platform. Access to NYC card holding members and invited guests only. We look forward to the return of the historic Dublin Bay 21 Foot class that have been such a part of our club’s heritage.
After The Army
At the old Defence Forces base at Fort Dunree.
720nm IR image, put through the full structure and contrast filter in Nik Silver Efex, with an Ilford Pan F simulation and sepia tone.
The Wild Atlantic Way, County Mayo, West of Ireland
County Mayo offering some of the most dramatic scenery in Ireland. Wonderful friendly people, unspoilt beaches, sea stacks, arches, majestic cliffs and wildlife and of course Guinness.
A lovely evening at the end of a lovely day.
Dawn at Poolbeg Lighthouse
Malahide Beach Dublin Ireland
A misty Dun Laoghaire harbour
A misty Dublin coast
I took this shot few weeks back when the coast of Dublin was covered with mist. I had never seen something like this in Dublin before