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Office Bug

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Office BugThere’s a bug going round the office. Kinda big, kinda scary – with long front feelers and a rather long body.  Shot this with a macro lens, so it is probably 2-3 times life size here… Anyone know what it is???

There are a million bugs in the naked bush. And sooner or later, they all come crawling to me, looking for something. The answer, the truth, a new life, another chance. And I just send them on their way. My days of bugging around are over. I’ve settled down, don’t need their drama anymore.

Yet there she is, a female longhorn beetle, showing off her curves. She’s all that and she knows it. Femme fatale…



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16/01/2013 at 11:21 pm

Akaroa Fascination

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Akaroa -Orange rose

I had to look it up – the meaning of the orange rose… fascination, attraction, falling in love… This particular rose is irresistible and just about perfect. And I am rather enamoured of its little friend, who is obviously attracted and possibly fascinated…

I shot this in Akaroa, a port town on the South Island about an hour away from Christchurch (more or less.) It’s rather a resort town now, but back in the day it was the first major settlement on the south island. The French had the idea of setting up a colony there and claiming the south island for France. Obviously that did not go according to plan – but Akaroa is an exceptionally charming town with a distinct French flavour. The main part of town is full of lovely old cottages, mostly well maintained, with amazing amazing gardens… All I really wanted to do was photograph the flowers. But I did manage to tuck into a few shops, buy a new hat, eat a few of the local delights… Sure, I took photos of the buildings and the water and snagged one of a Maori performance troupe just finishing up when I arrived. But really, when I think ‘Akaroa’ this is what I think of…

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29/12/2012 at 10:27 pm

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