• Allium Flowers and Carpet Beetles
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    Allium Flowers and Carpet Beetles

    Nature is strange, here I was marvelling at the allium flowers just opened, and thinking about photographing them, when I spotted what at first appeared to be ladybirds of some kind.

    But they were unlike any ladybird I had ever seen, they were brown, white and yellow without spots and not particularly shiny.

    Written on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:17 in Guide Read more...
  • Admiral Brown of Foxford and Argentina
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

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    Admiral Brown of Foxford and Argentina

    It isn't well known but the founder of Argentina's navy was an Irishman, and not a descendent of Irish immigrants to the South American country but he left Foxford in rural County Mayo in Ireland's west when he was just nine years old in 1786.

    After many years at sea on the US Atlantic coast, he worked up to the rank of captain before being press-ganged by the British Royal Navy who were engaged in attempts to block the USA from trading with France with whom the British were at war.

    Written on Sunday, 17 May 2020 00:16 in Guide Read more...
  • Bumblebee Bombus lucorum on Rosemary Flowers
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

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    Bumblebee Bombus lucorum on Rosemary Flowers

    We might be restricted right now from moving too far from home but if you have a garden, balcony or window box then and some flowers then the chances are you have bees visiting.

    Here the white-tailed bumblebee Bombus lucorum sits on rosemary flowers on a sunny day. I wrote about bumblebees back in February in regards to the traditional start of Irish Spring, Saint Brigid's Day.

    Keep an eye out for more bee images to come here on Panoramic Ireland.

    Written on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 23:26 in Guide
  • Maurice Davin, Founder of the GAA - Churchtown Graveyard, River Suir - Ireland
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

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    Maurice Davin, Founder of the GAA - Churchtown Graveyard, River Suir - Ireland

    Nestled on the banks of the River Suir bordering Tipperary and Waterford lies a small graveyard, old and overgrown like so many in Ireland.

    I visited this quiet and peaceful place in Spring 2020 just a few weeks before the lockdown.

    Here at Churchtown the Sun was shining, the birds tweeting and spring flowers were growing.

    The grave of Tipperary man, world record holding athlete and founder of Ireland's Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Davin, is hard to miss with prominence over the River Suir.

    Written on Sunday, 10 May 2020 23:48 in Guide Read more...
  • Coronavirus Update - Online Photography Sessions and Return of Photo Tours in Ireland
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Coronavirus Update - Online Photography Sessions and Return of Photo Tours in Ireland

    As we all know by now, Coronavirus or COVID-19 is affecting life in all parts of the world, here in Ireland the situation is no different.

    But the plan by the Irish Government to relax the lockdown restrictions in stages does offer hope for life to begin to return to some degree of normality.

    It would appear that by July 20th Panoramic Ireland's photography workshops and tours will be running again, albeit with all the physical distancing that being in the open air allows - lots of course!

    Scenes like the one above await!

    Panoramic Ireland can meet you anywhere in Ireland and organise a day of photography to suit your travels or your locale, from Fair Head to Mizen Head; urban Dublin to rural Sligo.

    And of course it is possible to make a provisional booking, with no deposit required until closer to the time - just contact me for more information.

    In the meantime if you can't make it to Ireland, are based overseas or are not able to travel inside Ireland then why not take an online photography session with Panoramic Ireland, that's me, to learn how to improve your photographic skills, improve your artistic vision and learn more about Lightroom and Photoshop.

    Written on Thursday, 07 May 2020 22:35 in Photo Tours

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