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Monthly Archives: March 2012

31 Mar 2012
Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland - Last place the Titanic stopped on its maiden voyage.

Cobh, Co. Cork : 13/Project 52

With the 100 Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic approaching in April 2012, I decided to post this photo which I took this week during an all too brief visit to Cobh, Co. Cork … (I may also put some more photos of Cobh online either on the blog or on Flickr in the coming weeks.) The one thing about Cobh (apart from all the Titanic memorabilia) which I noticed, is that it is a very nice town, with […]

26 Mar 2012
Meerkat - Compare my Meerkat - Fota Wildlife Park Meerkat or Meercat - Cute photo

Compare My Meerkat – 12/Project 52

Are you looking for cheap car inshooooraance? If so, don’t ask this little furry guy as he has no idea what 3rd party fire and theft is. This is one of the Meerkat’s in Fota Wildlife Park near Cobh, in Co. Cork. The new compound for the Meerkats is just inside the gates so you can’t miss it and you get a good view of them as they perch on the look out. I was delighted at how sharp I […]

20 Mar 2012
Heron standing on weir in Cahir

Grey Heron at Cahir, Co. Tipperary : 11/Project 52

I came across this grey heron totally by accident in Cahir, Co. Tipperary ; it was standing in the weir just opposite Cahir Castle. Over a period of about 5 minutes this heron did not move, apart from tipping the flowing water with its’ right foot. I used the Canon 75-300 and upped the ISO to 400 so that I could get a nice crisp shot with the flowing water from the weir rushing by. The shot below is the […]

14 Mar 2012
A Nibbling Squirrel in the Trees - Squirrel eating a leaf.

Nibbling Squirrel – 10/Project 52

This photo for last weeks Project 52 entry, a bit late posting it but better late than never.  This weeks photo is yet another squirrel (a different one note) but this time its nibbling on some leaves and it was quite an interesting shoot. I saw the squirrel from a distance, its back to me, so I setup the camera, ISO 400 and a decent fast shutter speed as I was on the 75-300mm lens once again, so wanted to […]

08 Mar 2012
Arthurs Pass Road

Travel Photography : Some Photos from New Zealand

I have been going through some of my photos from New Zealand and doing a bit of cleaning up and Photoshop tweaking and I have uploaded some shots from New Zealand plus one from Singapore which I always liked but did a bit of fixing up of the image. I have placed some details about each image below the photos and I hope to put some more online via my Flickr account (see right of page for the Flickr Stream), […]

06 Mar 2012
The Moon - Almost Full Moon taken on a very cold spring evening.

Moonshot – 9/Project 52

Once again this past week the weather didn’t cooperate with my plans. ISS was in our skies last week and Monday and Tuesday it was too cloudy, Wednesday I didn’t have access to my camera, and Thursday – Sunday was not good for taking photos, with wind and rain. The best I did was a brief window on Sunday evening to get a shot of the almost full moon. I like it better when the moon is ‘almost’ full as […]