Hillsborough Forest Park.

On my way back home from picking up some decorating supplies I stopped of at Hillsborough forest park. Well I needed to get some air and a break from working. With the fine weather the park was busy and a parking spot was hard to find. I was in the park around 2.30 pm. This time of year the sun starts to set around 3.30 / 4 pm.  So time to find a few shots on my walk around the lake. The low winter sun was throwing a warm light onto the lake and trees and I wasn’t the only photographer out and about.

Right lets get started.

 

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Holly and cobwebs, the low sun back lighting and adding a rim light to the leaves and stems.

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Blue skies and reflections.

 

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The light breaking through the trees spot lighted these young ferns.

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Sycamore leaf in its winter wardrobe.

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I don’t know the name off this fungus , but if you were ever a Star Trex fan it might be call the Enterprise. Google it if you never saw it.

 

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Mute swan Cygnet

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Mute Swan.

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A Cormorant taking off, it uses it feet to help it get airborne by pushing them against the water surface.

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A more peaceful image of a duck silhouetted against the brightly light  water.

Thank you for joining me,

George.

Black and White Wednesday

Hello, this week we are off to the Mourne Mountains, well Dundrum bay to photograph the mountains. With the moving cloud cover and the brighter highlights it gives a nice distinction to the landscape.

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Thank you for viewing.

George.

 

Black and White Wednesday

IMG_20181106_054838_962Row row row your boat the children’s song goes. Taken from the shore line on Strangford Lough in County Down, Northern Ireland. These boats are called a Skiff. See them in action  Here

Thank you for visiting.

George.

Black & White Wednesday

This weeks photograph was taken while taking photo’s of a Little Egret. On a bridge a photographer was photographing the same bird from a different spot. So my shot this week is of the lesser spotted photographer.

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Dear photographer, if you happen to read this please contact me, would love to see your shots of the little Egret.

Comment’s welcome and have a great Wednesday.

George.

Black and White Wednesday

We’re off to the roof tops this week. I noticed over the last few weeks a cat walking along the ridge line on the houses behind where I live. I got this shot when the cat decided to sit in the sun. I had only a small window through the trees to capture it. Just after I grab the shot it moved off.

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Thank you for visiting and feedback is always welcome.

George.

Seals, seabirds and other coastal things.

So I’ve been a little quiet on the blog, I’ve been busy moving to my new place to live. So for the first in a month I had a few hours to spare and it being a beautiful autumn day here I took a drive to the County Down coast. A few gentle walks and just parking up in other spots, it was an easy day. Chatted to a couple of other photographers and those just out for a stroll. So a few photos from today, Think the title might give a clue…

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Grey Heron (  Ardea cinerea )

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A Curlew (  Scolopacidae ) I spooked from its resting place.

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Black headed gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) in winter plumage.

 

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In full song a Robin (  Erithacus rubecula )

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A couple of Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )

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Not a 100 percent but I think this is called a Skiff. So if any person knows what they are could you let me know. Check this link

 

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The Grey Seal (  Halichoerus grypus ) and they are not all grey in colour.

 

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Heading back towards Strangford.

Next a few shots of the Little Egret (  Egretta garzetta )

 

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these birds flying in the photo’s are Lapwings (  Vanellinae )

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Peace at last..

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Unless he know’s different..

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Don’t like the look of him..

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So like my flying friend it’s time to go, hope you enjoyed the day out and you will join me another time. Thank you and take care.

George.

 

Black & white Wednesday

This week its a B&W butterfly the Pieris rapae, small white or Small Cabbage White.

This was shot using a Nikon D7200 and Sigma 105 macro lens. Converted to B&W in Lightroom.

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Thank you for visiting and please feel free to comment, like or dislike.

Have a great day,

George