Coccinella magnifica

The humble ladybird or ladybug if you're from north America. Found throughout the garden year long the ladybird is a farmers best friend as they feast upon aphids another other herbivorous insects. The name "ladybird" originated in Britain where the insects became known as "Our Lady's bird" or the Lady beetle. I love the way... Continue Reading →

Cyanistes caeruleus

So I bought a little bird feeder and stuck it out in the front garden and look who arrived to feast. The Eurasian blue tit is a small passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. These little fellas have a beautiful chripy call and are hard to photograph as they are so quick. Click in and... Continue Reading →

Dublin Winter Solstice Festival

The Dublin Winter Solstice festival took place just at the end of December and I’m only getting a chance to go through the photos now! The lighting of the ceremonial fire took place in DIT Grangegorman, where the Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company also put on story telling, face painting and a ceili. The... Continue Reading →

Back out and about

Well, I haven't posted here in a while as I've been adventuring over the summer and have been busy with some other projects of mine. It was really great to get out with the camera in nature for the first time in ages. Lot's of beautiful natural things to photograph all around. Some of my... Continue Reading →

Edinburgh botanic gardens

Possibly one of the most beautiful, diverse well kept gardens I've been to. So much to see it was information overload. The highlight for me where the giant redwoods they have plants there from the 1800s. Also the massive greenhouses. Walking through each of the different greenhouses microclimates was so interesting. Seeing the coffee plants... Continue Reading →

Trinity campus bird walk

For Trinity week I went on a guided bird walk of the campus. I had literally no idea there were so many different varieties of birds on campus. All the trees and hidden gardens create a microcosm for the birds to thrive in. Normally you just see the cheeky Seagulls trying to knick people's lunches... Continue Reading →

Glendalough

Had the pleasure of helping organise a tour of Glendalough in Co. Wicklow with the Trinity college photography society (DUPA). The tour was in conjunction with The light hunters who gave us all tips and tricks to get the best shots on the day The national park has two main lakes, many waterfalls and historic early... Continue Reading →

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