Month: March 2009

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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; } Little Egret, Egretta garzetta, on the Tolka River, Dublin, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Little Egret, Egretta garzetta, taking off this afternoon on the Tolka River, Dublin. Interestingly, these are a summer migratory visitor - I've never noticed this so early in the year before.

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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; } Grey Heron, Ardea Cinerea, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Aha, it's letting me get closer! I spent a bit of time today, coming back from the shop, and he was really just too lazy to fly away. I shot 250 photos... here's one of the closest with the Canon 100-400 L USM IS 4.5-5.6 Grey Heron, Ardea Cinerea on the bank of the Tolka River, by Fairview Park in Dublin today (13/02/2009).

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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; } Newgrange Passage Grave, Co. Meath, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Newgrange Passage Grave, Co. Meath. Newgrange is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dating to 3200BC. On the shortest day of the year, at the winter solstice, a beam of sunlight illuminates the interior.

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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; } Playa Del Ingles, La Gomera, Canary Islands, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Long exposures of the surf breaking on rocks at Playa Del Ingles, La Gomera, Canary Islands

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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; } Short-finned pilot whales off the coast of La Gomera, Canary Islands, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Dorsal fins of Short-finned pilot whales, Globicephala macrorhynchus, off the coast of La Gomera, in the Canary Islands, from whalewatching boat 'Tina'. Pilot whales have been in the news a bit this week, because of the strandings off Tasmanian. All dolphins are whales - but not all whales are dolphins. And pilot whales are actually very large dolphins, at up to 3.5 - 6.5m long and up to 4 tonnes in weight. They can dive down hundreds of metres, where they catch squid and fish. They've very social animals, towards each other that is, but not terribly interactive with humans. So it was a pleasure to hang out beside...

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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; } Short-finned pilot whale blowing, Globicephala macrorhynchus, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Dorsal fins of Short-finned pilot whales, Globicephala macrorhynchus, off the coast of La Gomera, in the Canary Islands, from whalewatching boat 'Tina'. Pilot whales have been in the news a bit this week, because of the strandings off Tasmanian. All dolphins are whales - but not all whales are dolphins. And pilot whales are actually very large dolphins, at up to 3.5 - 6.5m long and up to 4 tonnes in weight. They can dive down hundreds of metres, where they catch squid and fish. They've very social animals, towards each other that is, but not terribly interactive with humans. So it was a pleasure to hang out beside this pod for a few...