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Archive for May 13, 2013

Hover fly by the river Nore, County Kilkenny

Hover Fly
Nikon D200
Hover fly by the Nore, Kilkenny
Wildlife Photography : nigel Borrington

I am just doing a review of images that I have used for local exhibitions here in Kilkenny since 2008.

This image of a feeding Hover fly was displayed in a exhibition held in Callan, Co Kilkenny in 2009, It was printed onto photo board at A3 size.

Over the next week or so I will post some more of these images, as I would very much like to share them.


Studying the Bee

The Bee
Nikon D7000, 50mm f1.4 lens, iso400
A Bee study
Nigel Borrington

The Irish National Biodiversity Data Centre is one of the best resources you can get, if you want to do some wildlife photography.

You can use the on-line map to find the locations of any wildlife you are looking for.

This is the link for Bees and it contains plenty of valuable information, you can also log your own personal findings by setting up an account and adding your own data.


Boarding the Titanic

Titanic 1
Fujifilm X100
Titanic Museum, Cobh, County Cork
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

This small pier that now looks well past its best days, helped transport one hundred and twenty three passengers from the white star line booking hall at Cobh/queenstown county cork on to small ferry’s and then on to the HMS Titanic before she set sail to New York.

This is the list of Titanic Passenger boarding at queenstown (11 April 1912 a:10:30am d:13:40pm) on that day. While visiting the museum and Pier you cannot help but feel the moment when these people boarded their boats and looked back at the harbour of Queenstown as they headed towards the Titanic. At the time of course they were only looking forward to a new life or the great experiences that they had ahead of themselves.

We however cannot help but view these moments in a different light….

In the above passenger listing, If the passenger survived the events that followed they are listed in the boat number that they were found in, if they didn’t they are listed as a body or if they were not found they have no entry in the last two columns.

white star line Cobh cork 1
Fujifilm X100
Fishing Harbour, Cobh, County Cork
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

white star line Cobh cork 2
Fujifilm X100
View of Cobh, County Cork
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Titanic the boat
Fujifilm X100
Titanic Museum, Cobh, County Cork
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington


Croaghlin, Teelin, County Donegal

Croaghlin teelin Slieve League 1
Nikon D7000, 24mm f2.8 af-d lens
Croaghlin, Teelin, County Donegal
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Croaghlin teelin Slieve League 2
Nikon D7000, 50mm f1.4 af-d lens
Croaghlin, Teelin, County Donegal
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Croaghlin Teelin, is one of County Donegal’s most iconic landscape images. The cliff and coastal views appears in many tourist websites and tourist office publications.

Croaghlin teelin Slieve League 3

There is a long walk up the stone path to get the best views, but it is well worth the effort.

If you are visiting Donegal, Croaghlin is near Carrick and past Killybegs.