Foto Friday – The Birds


Sticking with the Alfred Hitchcock theme……………..

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Evanescent


Evanescent.

For all the thickos like MB out there who do not understand the meaning of the word ‘evanescent’ – it means: soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing. Ergo, a moment in time, sort of thingy!

MB was around the Lough Derg area of his homeland in recent days and captured a number of shots of the locality. The below, in particular, seems to capture a moment in time for the two individuals in question. A minute or so after taking the shot, the guy at the back of the boat gunned the engine into life and the boat purred off into the distance, the moment in time gone forever.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Earth


Earth/Nature.

This week Cheri is asking for a scene that honours the outdoors.

Well, in Ireland we have tonnes and tonnes of nature, and tonnes of outdoors, all green and naturey. Is ‘naturey’ a word MB? Did anyone ask that question to James Joyce? MB replies. And quit with the inane questions lads. Pleezze.

Anyway, there is so much nature in Ireland, we can say that nature is second nature to the Irish. That’s clever MB. Yes, MB knows it is lads, now whisht up a while.

Yes indeed, the Irish are boggle eyed from all that emerald greenery. So to liven nature up  a little, and prevent naturey over-familiarisation, the Irish are likely to throw in some music, at a whim, just to help nature out a little.

Here’s an example, from 21 June 2015, at the stone circle in MB’s HX homeland:

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Ireland Trip Photos


MB was back amongst his own two weeks back and was shooting anything that moved. He gives you some random shots from his HX locality:

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Spare


Spare

Lots of HX locals are heading to the Lough Gur lakefront at present trying to capture photos of the (allegedly) 5 new cygnets born to the pair of resident swans last week.  MB was in the locality yesterday with canon-in-hand, not exactly at the lakefront area – but nearby, when he spotted a swan swimming slowly by with – not 5 – but 8 cygnets in tow. MB is not sure if this swan is a totally different one from those at the lakefront area (swans are territorial and tend to stay in their own locality), or it is one of the lakefront swans who has managed to pick up a few spares in recent days!

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Swan & Cygnets @ Lough Gur. 27 May 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge – Abstract


Abstract.

A brilliant abstract shot of a grassy hill by MB – from which you can extract 4 swans (if you have nothing better to do).

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The 4 Swan Extract/Abstract (by MB)

The Emerald Isle


MB travels home tomorrow for a mini-break. Maybe he will see some sights similar to those below, captured on previous trips.  Read More

Trip Home – The End!


MB is well & truly done with the trip home photos after this one. Read More

Trip Home – Lough Gur


Almost all of MB’s ‘Trip Home’ shots of recent posts were taken around the Lough Gur lake area. But what of the lake itself?

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Weekly Photo Challenge – One Love


One Love

This week’s WordPress challenge got MB thinking of the two swans that frequent the Lough Gur lake-front back home. During MB’s Christmas break, they seemed to be inseparable.

MB saw them again during his trip home of recent days when they seemed to be having some ‘alone time’. Maybe she just had a headache. But at the end of the day, who the hell knows what goes on with swans.

From Wikipedia:
Swans usually mate for life, though “divorce” does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure, and if a mate dies, the remaining swan will take up with another.

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Swan having some ‘alone time’

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Harmony


Harmony

Definitions (non-musical)

a. An orderly or pleasing combination of elements in a whole: color harmony; the order and harmony of the universe.
b. A relationship in which various components exist together without destroying one another: different kinds of fish living in harmony.
c. A relationship characterized by a lack of conflict or by agreement, as of opinion or interest: family harmony.
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MB went out for an early morning walk around the local Lough Gur lake on his first morning back home yesterday, circa 8am. A pair of duck flew over MB’s head, flying in harmony, and in harmony with the world about them.
Herewith, the harmonious ducks flying over MB’s head:
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Another deadly MB shot

Christmas Trip Home – 20 Random Shots


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Weekly Photo Challenge – Reward


Reward

A fish washes up on a beach.

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7 Days Of Doves – Final Day


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7 Days Of Doves – Day Nr 6


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