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Remarkable images from heart of city

The wild side of urban life in Dublin has been captured on camera.

Photographer Michael Finn snapped many of these remarkable images of wildlife around the capital.

His pictures of a sparrow hawk on the roof of a south Dublin home, as well as a kingfisher near Bushy Park, have led to him receiving six awards at this year's Irish Professional Photographers Association Awards.

Tallaght man Michael, who works full-time as a wedding and portrait photographer, says patience is the key to capturing images of a swan in full flight, a puffin looking out over Carlingford Bay and a beautiful jay. "For the red squirrels and the jay, I was in the hide for eight or nine hours."

He is currently seeking sponsorship for publication of a book of prints and exhibition. See www.michaelfinnphotography.com