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Archive for May 17, 2013

Great black backed gulls – Saltee Islands, wexford

Great black backed gulls
Nikon D700, Nikon 300mm f2.8 vr lens
Gulls an the Saltee Islands
Wildlife photography by,
Kilkenny based Photographer : Nigel Borrington

Two young Gulls taking a rest on a cliff top, on the Saltee islands, county Wexford…


Rosebuds of May

rose buds 1
Nikon D700, 50mm f1.4 lens
White rosebuds and flowers
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

I love this time of year, our hedgerow is coming alive with all kinds of life, these white wild roses are just one wonderful example.

rose buds 2
Nikon D700, 50mm f1.4 lens
White rosebuds and flowers
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

When these Roses come out each year they are always wonderful to look at but they last such a short time, I would love it if they flowered all summer…

A Poem by :Robert Herrick

Gather ye rose-buds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to-day,
To-morrow will be dying.

The glorious Lamp of Heaven, the Sun,
The higher he’s a-getting
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he’s to setting.

That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer:
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times, still succeed the former.

Then, be not coy, but use your time;
And while ye may, go marry:
For having lost but once your prime,
You may for ever tarry.

rose buds 3
Nikon D700, 50mm f1.4 lens
White rosebuds and flowers
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

rose buds 5
Nikon D700, 50mm f1.4 lens
White rosebuds and flowers
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington