Year: 2006


So there's a beetle right, and it's sitting on a toadstool... Read on... And it's just sitting there... But wait! There's bugs ON the beetle!


Vigeland Park, Oslo, August 2006 Get the high resolution version »


The inner circle of Cahercommaun Stone Fort contains a wealth of wildlife - I've even seen a frog in there. This was a common green grasshpper that allowed me to get right up close. Bear in mind, this guy was less than 20mm long... The title of the post comes from The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick.


Continuing the snail obession, here's three images that I had on exhibition during the recent Family Festival in Ennistymon, Co. Clare. All three are of snails - or abandonded shells, within metres of Poulnabrone Dolmen. As usual, prints of all my work is available on request....


I was sitting on the Cliffs of Moher a few weeks ago, watching the sunset from Hag's Head. A raven streaked by, swooping and croaking. My camera was set up for a slow shutter speed, but I fired anyway... and got this impressionistic shot.


I spotted this snail having a munch while cycling around Inishmore a couple of weeks ago. I've been obsessed with snails since I got my new Macro lens...


Field, house, Lahinch, Co. Clare » © 2006 Dave Walsh


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Get high resolution version » The Burren: An overview » Wikipedia: The Burren » "The Burren (Irish: Boireann, meaning Great rock, Boirinn is the modern form used by the Ordnance Survey) is a unique karst-landscape region in northwest County Clare, in Ireland. The region measures approximately 250 square kilometres and is enclosed roughly within the circle comprised by the villages Ballyvaughan, Kinvara, Tubber, Corofin, Kilfenora and Lisdoonvarna, It is bounded by the Atlantic and Galway Bay on the west and north respectively. Strictly speaking the territory of the Burren or barony of Burren only contains the villages of Lisdoonvarna, Ballyvaughan, Fanore, Craggagh, New Quay/Burrin, Bealaclugga (Bellharbour) and Carron." "The rolling hills of Burren are composed of limestone pavements with crisscrossing cracks known as "grikes", leaving isolated rocks called "clints". The region supports Arctic, Mediterranean and Alpine plants side-by-side, due to the unusual environment. The blue flower of the Spring Gentian,...