Archive for the ‘Wildlife Photography’ Category

  • Kingfisher type bird in New Zealand

    Kingfisher type bird in New Zealand

    On my recent trip to New Zealand we were in a town called Whakatane on the North Island. There is a very enjoyable river walk which brings you from the town, along the river, and back. Along the way you see many wading birds, sea gulls and many other birds. One of the birds I […]

  • Robin on Tree Stump

    Robin on Tree Stump

    I was testing my new Canon 70-300 lens and spotted this Robin Red Breast standing in a patch of sunlight on a tree stump. I took 2 shots, in the first you couldn’t see his head but this was the second. I was very happy with the shot as the feather lines and detail were […]

  • Spring Bee Photoshoot

    Spring Bee Photoshoot

    With Spring eventually arriving I was taking some photos of Spring flowers and noticed a bee full of pollen and tried to get some snaps with the 24-105mm lens. Not a Macro lens but by getting in close and cropping later you can make the photo look closer than you actually were. I was also […]

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  • Ladybird out for a Walk

    Ladybird out for a Walk

    This photo of a ladybird (or ladybug in the USA) I just liked because of the simplicity – one small ladybird in an vast green area. I also liked the texture of the grass stem which the lady bird is walking over. I deliberately used a low aperture so as to blur the background and […]

  • Summer Flower and Bees – An Exercise in Patience

    Summer Flower and Bees – An Exercise in Patience

    Summer is a great time to take photographs of flowers, wildlife, butterflies and other insects (if that’s something which interests you) and I noticed that there was a lot of activity among a set of red flowers. I decided to try to get the bees approaching the flowers just before they landed. Using the Canon […]

  • Chicks and their Mom – Seagull Chicks in Dunmore East : 26/Project 52

    Chicks and their Mom – Seagull Chicks in Dunmore East : 26/Project 52

    Halfway through the Project 52 challenge and it has been very hard these past few weeks to get any decent shoots in the evenings – the weather this year has been deplorable and this week was no exception. I nearly didn’t bring the camera on this day but I spotted some chicks in the cliff […]

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  • Compare My Meerkat – 12/Project 52

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

  • Grey Squirrel with a Red Head – 7/Project 52

    Grey Squirrel with a Red Head – 7/Project 52

    In the grounds of Kilkenny Castle there are many areas where you can catch a glimpse of some amazing wildlife, from ducks, geese, swans, and many other types of small woodland birds to squirrels and even on a rare occasion badgers (according to the signs in the grounds of the Castle). On Friday I was […]

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