Year: 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; } Grey Heron, Ardea Cinerea, blowing in the wind, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. My friend The Heron, again, hanging out behind a fence by the Tolka River. At least this time I had the right lens (Canon 100-400 L IS USM). The heron's feathers are blowing in the wind, and that's a fence in the foreground, in case you're wondering. Here's the other photo of the heron from last week... Grey Heron, Ardea Cinerea, right beside Annesley Bridge on the bank of the Tolka River, by Fairview Park in Dublin (11/02/2009).

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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; } Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. A quiet still evening, amongst the early winter storms... The Ha'penny Bridge, known later for a time as the Penny Ha'penny Bridge, is a pedestrian bridge built in 1816 over the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland. Originally called the Wellington Bridge (after the Duke of Wellington), the name of the bridge changed to Liffey Bridge, its official name to this day. It is still commonly known as the Ha'penny Bridge. The toll itself was dropped in 1919; before this there were turnstiles either end of it.

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Statue of Oliver Goldsmith in snow, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Statue by John Henry Foley, erected in 1864. Download high resolution version »

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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. Grey Heron, Ardea Cinerea, standing in the falling snow on the bank of the Tolka River, by Fairview Park in Dublin today (02/02/2009).

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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; } Fallow Deer in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Fallow Deer (Dama dama) stag running across the "15 acres" in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. There's been a herd here since the 17th century. They live completely wild elsewhere in Ireland, and were introduced by the Normans in the 12th century. Quite happy with this photo, thought it just side on, and the light wasn't the best...

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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 buddhist monk walks by the Hall of the Great Hero, Jogyesa Temple, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. I made several quick visits to this temple in December 2008. I was fascinated by the calm and peace in the middle of Seoul's hectic life. A buddhist monk walks by the Hall of the Great Hero or Daeung-jeon at Jogye-sa Buddhist Temple, Seoul, South Korea. Jogyesa is the main temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, and has a important part in Seon Buddhism. Located in Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu within in the old city of Seoul. The greyness of the monk's clothes signify ashes and death.

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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; } Iceberg minaret, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Iceberg minaret, Southern Ocean Detail of this iceberg (seen from the rear) Photographed from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. I was on board last year and the year before, as web editor and press officer, when tracking down the Japanese whaling fleet. More on what's happening with Japan's whaling programme 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; } Windsurfer flies through the air, Dollymount Beach, Bull Island,, originally uploaded by blather. Windsurfer flies through the air, Dollymount Beach, Bull Island, Dublin, Ireland

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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; } Robert Indiana's LOVE sculpture, at the I-Land Tower, Shinjuku, originally uploaded by blather. Robert Indiana's LOVE sculpture, at the I-Land Tower, Shinjuku. "Love n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder. This disease, like caries and many other ailments, is prevalent only among civilized races living under artificial conditions; barbarous nations breathing pure air and eating simple food enjoy immunity from its ravages. It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than to the patient." - Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

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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; } Antarctic Iceberg, originally uploaded by blather. Continuing with my year-old icebergs... As I said last week, I've resolved to edit all the lovely iceberg photos that I didn't already edit - this one is January 3rd, 2008. I'll keep throwing a few news ones up now and then.... This time last year I was in the Southern Ocean, on board the Greenpeace ship Esperanza - we were looking for Japan's whaling fleet. We found them, and stopped them whaling for 14.5 days! Catch up with the campaign to end whaling » Oh, I miss the Antarctic, and want to go back... Lots more icebergs here »