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Gannet at rest

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07/03/2013 at 1:22 am

Basking cormorant

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I do hope I’m not becoming a bit of a bore with all this bird photography… I blame it on the 70-200mm lens. Yeah, I always liked photographing them, but they were always small in the frame and you couldn’t really see all the detail in their feathers. But now… I am fascinated… my camera can capture things I could never see before. And well, you know how one thing leads to another… and I took a couple dozen of this guy. He seemed to be enjoying it, posing this way and that… and when I left him, he was still there, still striking a pose.

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03/03/2013 at 1:04 am

Maori Bay sunset

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One of those places where humans definitely do not belong and for that matter are not particularly welcomed. The surf is fierce, the bird life even fiercer if you should happen to stop and set up your tripod a little to close. I must go back soon. The first time in a place like this is really just a scouting expedition. Next time – next time… I still won’t be ready.

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06/12/2012 at 12:09 am

Falcon Flight

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Another shot of the NZ falcon – soaring… Really, really fast – this was snapped at 1/8000th of a second. Trying to track and shoot something moving that fast was a bit of a challenge, but very satisfying.

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06/11/2012 at 8:49 pm


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Sorry I’ve been off for a wee bit. Not sure why, just very busy with all sorts.

Made a visit the other day to the Gannet Colony at Muriwai Beach. shot this with my new 70-200mm lens, with the 2x extender. It’s soooo big… and is just an amazing lens. Of course the gannet is amazing too. You don’t get a sense of scale hare, but his wingspan is nearly 2 metres across (6 feet). They glide so elegantly.

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24/09/2012 at 8:40 am


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22/01/2012 at 2:21 pm


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A brillliant day – we drove to the Blue Pools. Last year it was below freezing and the area was gilded with hoarfrost. This year it’s nearly warm out – so different – especially the sandflies which think it’s still the height of summer… Never mind… I shot away, admiring the amazing blue of the pools.

On the way back up the hill, we paused on a bench and along came this little guy – as friendly as can be in the middle of a wild forest. He sat a few inches from me, checking me out and then seemed to be posing, jumping here and there maybe a metre away. Just a lovely moment – so nice to capture it here.

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