Favourites 2019

Choosing some of my  favourite photographs of the year is not that easy. Where to start?

This image is from January 2019, from the west coast of Ireland. The light on the west  coast is pretty special.

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West coast Ireland

Then daffodils – what is there not to like as they herald the start of spring. I was particularly pleased with this image, which I darkened a little from the original.

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Spring also brings blossom – against the blue sky, it just says happiness to me.

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And springs brings with it one of my favourite animals, our beautiful bumblebees. I take lots of photos of bees and it is hard to choose one. Here the common carder bee on a vetch flower.

Common carder

Common carder

We were lucky to visit two wonderful places this year. First The Burren in County Clare in late August. I just loved all the wildflowers and limestone landscape and walls.

The second place was Inishbiggle, a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland.

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And at the end of the summer my favourite butterfly image.

Peacock

Peacock

With the return of autumn and winter we again get that wonderful light along the coast.

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And two photos to finish – an abstract.

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And a black and white

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A huge thank you to the four lens artists (Ann-Christine, Amy, Tina and Patti) who give us the lens artist challenge each week.

37 thoughts on “Favourites 2019

  1. Tranature - quiet moments in nature

    Beautiful images Karina, I love all of them and I’ve enjoyed your bumblebees especially this year. The autumn and winter light along the coast is amazing and I always look forward to seeing photographs from your wonderful corner of the world 🤗💜 xxx

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Thank you so much. There will definitely be more bee photos from March on when the queens start to emerge from hibernation here – can’t wait:)

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  2. Leya

    A lovely gallery from your beautiful country! Every time you send us Burren, I so wish to see it with my own eyes…Some day I will!. I love the light in the ship image too, the flowers and insects are always a treat. Thank you for always inspirational Ireland images. Happy New year!

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Thank you Leya – so glad you enjoy them and yes I would definitely recommend The Burren as somewhere to visit. Happy New Year:)

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