Monday, April 4, 2011

Day at the Botanic Gardens



Had a great time at the Botanic Gardens last Saturday and I'm very happy with some of the shots I got. Here's three of them. I got together with three other photographers from flickr there. I saw quite a few artists drawing and sketching there too and it made me think of you all!

16 comments:

Damien said...

these are great Esther! love the out of focus blossoms in front of the robin, adds a nice flare of colour.
And you found a real extrovert squirrel too, although he also looks like he might go around beating up the other squirrels & stealing their nuts..."whatyou lookin at?"

Esther Moliné said...

Thanks Damien, and I think you're right about that squirrel, ha, ha!

Noirin said...

I really like the squirrel..He looks like a boxer! Squirrels are everywhere over here (london) Im still at the stage of being excited when i see one - im obviously a blow-in!

Esther Moliné said...

Thanks Noirin. I get very excited too when I see one. There are lots of them at the Botanic Gardens. I've never see one anywhere else in Dublin although I'm sure they're around!

Noirin said...

Pheonix park is good for them too - if you take the walking path off Acres Road..or im sure any of the tree filled areas..

La viajera mas lenta. Madrid Paper Art said...

They are really beautiful Esther!! What a nice moments!.

Always is a pleasure to see your photos.

Hugs!

Esther Moliné said...

Thank you so much Tati, gracias!
Thanks Noirin. I must try the Phoenix Park soon, I want to try and catch the deer also...

slow said...

Ah, beautiful pictures, Esther!

Esther Moliné said...

Thanks Slow, good to see you here again!

Jane O Sullivan said...

ahhh estther ...you mentioned deer ???
hmmm hmmm
well you have to know that it would be a great help to me as I am using some random images I took years ago and my deer ornaments ! AND would love some new images to help the my deer parts of my drawings (I eagerly await yours dear (hee hee)
take a look at these really amazing images of deer taken in 1900 by George Shiras
http://evencleveland.blogspot.com/2010/11/deer.html

Esther Moliné said...

Thanks for that link Jane, they're brilliant! I hope I can catch those deer soon, but I'm kind of reluctant to go to the Phoenix Park by myself. I'd have to convince the family one of these weekends, or if anybody from here wants to join me...
By the way, I like the new banner. Who did it?

Esther Moliné said...

In the meantime here's a picture by one of my flickr contacts:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/desmac1/5402116414/

Jane O Sullivan said...

re.the banner
well I know whodunnittt.....
the wonderful ms elida maiques
http://elidamaiques.blogspot.com/
check out all the lovely new work on her blog ;)

Esther Moliné said...

Ah, love it Elida, great idea!

Noirin said...

I spent a day wandering about chasing deer in Pheonix park - bout 5 years ago now - wow just realised how long ago that was - Once iv my external drive out of storage il post some..best to wait till the days get longer to head into the wilds of P.park alone..

Esther Moliné said...

I also did, about 5 or 6 years ago also, with my kids, but didn't have my camera then! Looking forward to seeing your deer pics. Hopefully I'll get to the park soon one of these days