Monday, 17 December 2012

Xmas Tree



After putting the lights on the tree, i decided to take a few shots. I ended up using a long exposure, hand held with a little zoom burst added to some, which should not be used together for this kind of shot, i hope you like it, ha ha.









Thank you for visiting & i hope you have a good week.
  Niall

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Monday, 29 October 2012

The Story

This scene looked a little out of place, as it is out in the countryside, I'm sure there is a story behind it, you will just have to make up your own. So close to Halloween I'm thinking spirits, just not sure which type.


As with this shot, sometimes when you walk around with a camera you get strange looks, bet their thinking " hey whats his story".

thank you for visiting, have a good week.
 niall

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Confused Dog


  
  
Ruby seems to think she's a terrier not a gsd.

 



 


Have a good weekend
Niall

Friday, 12 October 2012

Carmel

I just like to say goodbye to a friend, who at times believed more in my photography than i did.
Rest in peace Carmel

Monday, 24 September 2012

Mist in the Woods

clouds in the trees

      
A shot from this morning, not surprising it was raining with low clouds drifting through the forest.




                                                                                   

Saturday, 22 September 2012

The missing wildlife.



I went out looking for wildlife this evening, but no luck. When heading back i took a few shots of horses & ponies, turns out there was hundreds of wildlife in some of the shots. Unlike most wild creatures they did not flee, they wanted to be friends. Not that i wanted to be acquainted with the midge, but they insisted, ha ha.


 
 

 
 
Thank you for visiting.
niall.          

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Blackbirds




A few shots from a few years ago with my old D50. The morning after a wedding, with all my memory cards full. i stumbled upon this battle for territory. So engrosed in the fight they did not notice me. I was able to deleate a few raw files & switch over to jepg. I also switched lens, thankfull i had lugged around a long lens with me the day previous, i didn't think i would need it, but you never know!! My monopod had spent the night in the car, so i had to shoot unsupported, which explains why they are a little soft.


The girl with me begged me repeatedly to intervene & while uncomfortable about doing so, it was the direction we were heading. When i stepped between them one moved back slightly while his opponent charged stright at my black shoes. The red mist had decended, not to be outdone number two did likewise. I was informed they were still fighting two days later.

Just wondering how other people feel about intervening with wildlife in such situations, or if like me thinking that while nature can be cruel, it is best to leave it be.

Just a reminder to keep your camera near by, you never know what is around the next corner.

Thank you for visiting.


  niall

Monday, 10 September 2012

White Collar Boxing


 A few shots from the White Collar Boxing event in aid of  Friends of St Ita's Hospice.





 





 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Do you prefer the colour shots or the mono.
Thank you for visiting.
 
 
 

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Bantams






A few shots of my nephews bantams, i think their called buffs. They are not very old, about 11 weeks old & so tame that even with a macro lens they were too close, sometimes walking right up to the lens & looking at their reflection.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 29 July 2012

The Neighbours

This started out when i was ill a few weeks ago, i turned into something of a spectator in the lives of my neighbours.

These young red polls were using the dog pen as a climbing frame.



Ravens & magpies who woke me up quite earlier.



A juvenile pied wagtail, who is still missing some of its plumage.



A juvenile starling with its rather dapper colouring.



A pheasant who is a regular.



Swallows who always feature here, but this time on the ground.



A male blackbird.












Thank you for visiting.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Laois Connemara Pony Breeders Group show

Owing to illness i didn't take many shots of the show this year





My brake is stuck.






Brock Lodge Buster the champion of show.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Art Exhibition

Popped in to see Gemma's exhibition. Her blog called Magically Overactive Imagination is truly the correct name, as it sometimes shames me with my lack of imagination.



here are some of the pictures, i apologise for the lights catching on the glass.



There was also a corner for the next generation to express themselves


Gemma with some new artists.








Thank you Gemma for the invite.