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Time in amongst the trees

June 21, 2016 - It was Sunday. That also meant it was time for an escape. I packed a light kit of gear and headed up into the Okura Bush...
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Nihotupu Falls

March 22, 2016 - I didn't realise we had so many waterfalls around the Auckland area until I started exploring. Some waterfalls I had bee...
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A trip to Fairy Falls

October 21, 2015 - My last two attempts to photograph the Fairy Falls (in the Waitekere Ranges) were thwarted by the weather. On the first...
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A pair of dotterrels

September 19, 2015 - The NZ dotterrel (or tuturiwhatu) is an endangered shore bird. Photography has to be done with care. In this case I was...
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When it rains

May 28, 2015 - With the weather news in India and Texas, it's been easy to overlook that a few days ago, the largest storm on earth was...
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At the beach

November 01, 2014 - On Friday I decided to take a side excursion to Waiake Beach on the way to work. The weather wasn't picture perfect, but...
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A winter visit to Waterfall Gully

June 28, 2014 - Youngest child had a 'thing' on the Whangaparoa Peninsular on Saturday morning. So we ventured north at a pre-dawn hour...
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ANZAC Day 2014 at Browns Bay

April 24, 2014 - Today was the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing in World War One, and for Australia and New Zealand, an event th...
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In the summer

November 16, 2013 - A few summers back we visited Waiheke Island. This was the classic NZ holiday, a rustic campground (no power) with days...
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An NZ maelstrom

November 13, 2013 - The Huka Falls is in a narrow ravine that connects Lake Taupo with the Waikato River. At this point you get to see what...
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Sated- Female Sparrow

November 04, 2013 - It seems odd that with sparrows Passer domesticus being a common (and introduced) bird here in NZ, I've taken so few pic...
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Wild NZ

October 27, 2013 - One of the great things about New Zealand is we're not starved for good landscape scenes. On the other hand the weather...
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Bird photo for Friday

May 09, 2013 - It really feels like winter has arrived in New Zealand. The recent torrential rain and dips in temperature have signaled...
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Monday #Macro: Under the Cover of the Night

September 16, 2012 - One of the reasons to attempt photography at night time is you get the chance to see behaviours that don't occur during...
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Scenic photos from Mokoroa #Stream

September 07, 2012 - This is definitely one of the most picturesque nature reserves I've visited in the West Auckland area. It's sometimes ha...
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Take me to the river: Mokoroa #Waterfall

September 05, 2012 - The Mokoroa Stream includes a waterfall. In fact, it consists of twin falls as two streams feed into it. This fall is...
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Relax- Mokoroa #Stream

September 04, 2012 - While the earlier post showed some more dynamic sections of the Mokoroa Stream, there are also much more placid sections...
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Tuesday #Travel: Sunset

September 03, 2012 - A shot from the West Coast of the South Island. The sun is starting to set, giving the sky a red hue. The West Coast is...
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Monday #Macro – Moth

August 26, 2012 - To prove that I don't always take macro photos of spiders, here's a small moth I located last week in an evening session...
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Winning medals at the Olympics

August 05, 2012 - At the moment New Zealand is doing well at the London Olympics. As of this morning, we're ranked number 14 in the medal...
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It's not just heavy, it's a pigeon

February 22, 2012 - The NZ pigeon (kereru) is an endemic, so found nowhere else in the world. It's also reputed to be the heaviest extant pi...
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What is wrong with some people?

February 19, 2012 - Having made the move to a new place, with a bit of native bush around, the weekend was spent doing a lot of outside task...
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Photographic fun with NZ parrots

February 13, 2012 - I've constructed a gallery of NZ parrot photos, largely based on kaka. That's hardly a surprise as well, it's actually p...
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It tastes good! #kaka feeding

January 18, 2012 - New Zealand actually has a small number of endemic parrot species. These include the kakapo (a species that has received...
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Today's #kotuku photo

January 17, 2012 - This shot is of the heron springing into flight at Okarito. Link to larger image
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#Kotuku in nuptial feathers

January 15, 2012 - The kotuku or white heron acquires nuptial plumes during the breeding season. This shot shows such plumes fanning out as...
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Back into civilisation- kotuku photo

January 14, 2012 - We had a good family expedition over the Xmas-New year period, getting as far south as Fox Glacier. Along the way I took...
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