The photographs you see here are Low Resolution, to suit web site design restrictions. Whereas the print, canvas or digital image you get when you make a purchase is High Resolution which means more detail and best overall image quality.
Photographs of nesting birds were taken under Permits received from the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Images for Editorial, Advertising or Commercial use are supplied on a flash drive as High Resolution TIFF files or can be sent via email as high resolution Jpeg files. Arrangements and fees for a longer licensing term are available by Request
if you require a custom made print or canvas size.
A Canvas Wrap is a modern and stylish way to display your image of choice. The image is enlarged, before being printed on cotton canvas.The canvas is then wrapped over a 3/4 inch thick wood frame to produce a three dimensional finish.
One of the Canvas Wraps:
All prices are quoted in Euro and include postage and packing costs.
The Copyright stamp and web site address text does NOT appear on your purchased Prints or Digital Image.
All prints and canvases are printed in a Professional Photo Laboratory.
Allow up to 10 working days for delivery of prints and canvases. This may vary according to your location.
Orders for print and canvas gifts, should be made before December 10th to guarantee delivery before Christmas.
A micro Wind and Solar station powers the cameras, printer and computer via a power bank.
Old car batteries store power from the wind/solar setup and supplement the power bank on dull, calm days.
300 Watt Wind Turbine and 110 Watt Solar Panel
l grew up on a small dairy farm in County Cavan, Ireland. Farm work, angling, and nature watching filled the days and nights of my formative years. An initial career in agriculture furthered my interest in the cycles and complexities of the natural world. After 12 years as a small scale dairy farmer, i planted 50,000 native deciduous trees of 16 different species on the farm, added over 30 bird and mammal boxes and excavated a large wildlife pond for the purposes of turning my vocation for wildlife photography into a small enterprise. The majority of my images have been made on this wildlife haven.
I've spent over 30 years researching and experimenting with photography. I'm self taught behind the camera, in darkroom film developing and printing, and most importantly, in field craft. Intensive research and planning are crucial for each species i photograph. I use Medium Format film cameras and 35mm film/digital cameras.
As a Licentiate of the Irish Professional Photographer's Association in 2009, i acquired 2 Diamond, 8 Gold, and 14 Silver crests in their National Photographic Awards.
In 2010 my image of a back-lit Kingfisher was long listed in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Mostly, i concentrate on stock image sales and print/canvas sales to progress as a streamlined, picture archive micro-business.
The following are some of the specialist photographic techniques i use to make pictures:
- Long Exposure Landscape photography (digital, 6cm x 6cm film, 6cm x 8cm film, and 6cm x 17cm film).
- Panoramic Landscape Photography (digital and 6cm x 17cm film).
- High speed capture of Insects, Birds and Bats in flight. (Using infra red beams, a high speed external shutter and low power millisecond flash outputs)
- Macro Photography and Micro Photography (photography using a microscope).
- D-SLR Camera Trapping (for photographing shy, elusive animals).
- Telephoto lens work up to 1300mm.
- Underwater d-slr photography to a depth of 3 meters (natural light only).
The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Irish Garden Magazine, RSPB, The Anglo Celt, Bat Conservation Ireland,
Birds Illustrated Magazine, Birdwatch Ireland's Wings magazine, RTE Television, MRCVS magazine, The Woodland Trust, and
numerous educational, advertising, and commercial publications worldwide.