Year: 2007

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } The enchanted Lough Gur, Limerick Good grief, Ladies and Gintelmin, it's my first photographic exhibition. It all started with a phone call a couple of weeks ago, from Paul Cunningham at Blue Raincoat Theatre in Sligo, who are about to stage a production of my favourite novel, The Third Policeman, by Flann O'Brien. Paul asked me to help out spreading the word about the play, and invited me as a guest speaker to a Q&A session at the Factory Performance Space in Sligo on October 18th. Then he mentioned that he'd been checking out my photographs - and the discussion developed to the point that I've got a bunch of 20x13 prints at the framers this morning, no small thanks Mrs. Blather (Heather). The exhibition, Parallel...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } A lone discarded oildrum on the wicklow Way, above Powerscourt W, originally uploaded by blather. A lone castrol oil drum, discarded by loggers the Wicklow Way, a 132 km hiking trail through the Wicklow mountains. Many sections go through managed plantation forests - this path used to lead through an attractive woodland area, which has now been clearcut by Coillte, the Irish national forestry company. Many of these forests were planted in otherwise treeless upland areas - and in some cases up to 40 times the recommended amount of fertiliser was used to make the trees grow. This is causing some problems now in areas where forests have been clearcut, with nitrates leaching into the watertable.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Sue and the Bastard Chinchilla, originally uploaded by blather. At Karl Grimes exhibition Dignified Kings Play Chess On Fine Green Silk, the Gallery of Photography, Dublin. * Sue was actually making a phone call....

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Orcas and whale watching boat, Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward, Alaska, originally uploaded by blather. Mother and calf - orcas, or Killer whales, in Kenai Fjords National Park, with whale watching vessel approaching Pod of Orcas, Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward, Alaska, originally uploaded by blather.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Street Preacher, Temple Bar's Crown Alley, Dublin, originally uploaded by blather. Get high resolution photograph of the Temple Bar Preacher » Street Preachers, Temple Bar's Crown Alley, Dublin, originally uploaded by blather.Get high resolution photograph of the Temple Bar Preacher » Saturday afternoon, Temple Bar, Dublin. Who would have thought it necessary to turn the Irish towards god? In 2007, these rather shouty born again christians find it necessary to take the streets of Ireland's capital city to convert the heathen Irish to the word of god. Not many listened, some took photos, as souvenirs. But god, did they talk a load of muck.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Willow Ptarmigan or Willow Grouse, state bird of Alaska, seen in, originally uploaded by blather. Get high resolution photographs of the Willow Ptarmigan » Summer plumage (white in winter). I got close and personal with a few willow ptarmigans in Denali - usually, however, they were hiding in bushes, making it very difficult to get a clean photograph. "The male Willow Grouse is unique in its nesting behaviour. In all other species of grouse, only the female takes responsibility for the young. However, the male Willow Grouse often takes responsibility of the young by staunchly defending his territory and his young. Males have even been documented to have attacked a Grizzly Bear and will attack humans who distract their young." "In Finnish Lapland, the Willow Grouse...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Common Murre or Guillemot, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, originally uploaded by blather. Common Murre or Guillemot, swimming in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska Common Murre or Guillemot, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, originally uploaded by blather. Common Murre or Guillemot, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, originally uploaded by blather.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Denali National Park, Alaska, originally uploaded by blather. The view from Polychrome Mountain. Not high? That plain on the left is about 3,500ft about sea level! I posted this on flickr back in June, forgot to post it here...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Tufted Puffin, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, originally uploaded by blather. Click for high resolution version » Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata), seen near Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Mew or Common Gull eating a bug, Potter's Marsh, Anchorage, Alas, originally uploaded by blather. Mew Gull, larus canus, eating a bug, Potter's Marsh, Anchorage, Alaska. Her chicks were nearby, and I think she grabbed this dragonfly to feed to them.