Friday, December 17, 2010

Mandarin duck

                                             © 2010 Esther Moliné

 I was very lucky to get a new lens for my birthday recently, a Canon EF70-300mm! I tried it out for the first time at St Stephen's Green park in Dublin the other day, I was delighted to be able to get so much closer to the birds! Here's a mandarin duck I got at the pond.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dublin snow walk

Dublin snow walk, originally uploaded by Esther Moliné.
I enjoy taking photographs of people passing graffiti in Dublin. Here's one I took during the recent cold spell. You can click on this SLIDE SHOW to see more of these type of shots.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Twiggy Christmas greeting

                                           © 2010 Esther Moliné

 I collected some more twigs and leaves in the garden this morning to spell Happy Christmas on the snow. Again, I just brought up the brightness to bring out the colours. Probably won't have time now to do some cards out of it but there's always next year!

Tinderbox banner

I've made this banner for the Tinderbox Network. Had the idea of making the most of the snow before it goes away, arranged a few twigs onto the snow in my back garden, took the photo, brought up the brightness slider to the max and this is the result! I'm thinking of making Christmas cards using this idea...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Robin Christmas cards

                                                 © 2010 Esther Moliné

I took this photograph of a robin during the cold spell we had last January. It was outside the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin, probably looking for food from me, instead it got a photograph! No zoom lens was used here, I was able to get quite close and the photograph is cropped a bit. I made Christmas cards out of it!