Singing Cicada

February 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I finally had all the gear I wanted to try out my a7r as a macrophotography camera. My theory is that the combination of a 36MP sensor and no AA filter, would let me take sharp shots of a large size. But just having a camera isn't enough. Macrophotography also depends on good lighting. And Sony's E-mount cameras don't have a macro flash. I do have...
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A trip to Fairy Falls

October 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
My last two attempts to photograph the Fairy Falls (in the Waitekere Ranges) were thwarted by the weather. On the first occasion, bright sunlight blew out the highlights on the water. On the second occasion, it rained. Yesterday we had rain and bouts of bright sunshine. But the bits in between worked out okay. I have discovered that most waterfall...
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A pair of dotterrels

September 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
The NZ dotterrel (or tuturiwhatu) is an endangered shore bird. Photography has to be done with care. In this case I was concealed behind a log in the beach, wearing clothes that would blend in to the sand. This, along with my 300mm f4 lens, allowed me to get quite a nice range of photos. With this shot, the closer dotterel is walking towards me.
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Fresh from the Camera: Maraetotara Falls

September 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
The Maraetotara Falls are located in a small reserve, south of Havelock North. They have an impressive flow and the deep green of the pool, appealed to me. This is from a series of shots I took of the falls. Photo taken with my a900 and a Sony 70-200/2.8 G lens. I needed the long reach to get from the far margin of the pool to the actual falls....
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Auckland Waterfalls: Omeru

August 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
It was another quick trip to the Omeru Reserve before work yesterday. There's a couple of good ways to start the work day. One is a strong, fresh cup of espresso coffee. Another is standing by a waterfall in a stream, taking pictures. With the university study-break I had the chance to go for option 2. And of course, option 1 later on. Weather con...
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