Dusty the Dolphin

Last weekend paid a visit to a local wild Dolphin called Dusty and managed this split-shot.  She hung around the slip while we loaded the boat, followed us to a dive site near the Cliffs of Moher and spent time with all the divers and then escorted us back home. Magical.

dusty the dolphin split shot

Video footage taken by my dive buddy Diarmuid O’Donovan

This image was a winner for me in the Vincent OBrien Underwater Photography competition this year at the Irish Dive Show. Its not two images stitched together. The lens is both above and below water at the same time. This was taken at the slip where Dusty swam back and force in front of the scene for 20 minutes. I wanted to capture the size of Dusty against the pier as people looked down watching her interact with the divers getting the dive boat ready.

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Love Your Coast Photo Comp 2018

Delighted to be selected in the top ten for the second year in a row for An Taisce Clean Coasts – Love Your Coast photo competition.  Headed up to

Top of the Pinnacle. This is my top ten image for 2018. Pleased to get that far. I use a Sony R100 m2 with a pair of Inon Z240s

Dublin to meet my friends that were all selected as finalists and got to cheer on the winners.  I didnt win (again) but it was really great to see my image hanging from the wall and to see the excellent standard required! Hoping to give it another try next year for sure. The winners are here.

Here were my other submissions that didn’t make the grade.

Out on a Limb. I love this nudibranc but it didn’t make the cut.

an OK Devonshire Cup coral

If only Ciaran would have swam into the strobe zone i think this might have ranked higher.

my favorite, but another nudibranch not picked.

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