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Taniwha

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Taniwha

The taniwha (pronounced tah-nee-fah) are wondrous watery demons in Maori lore, sometimes in the form of spirits, others as reptiles or dragonlike. Sometimes fiercely dangerous, others protective of an iwi (tribe). This fellow rises out of the earth at the edge of the carpark at Goat Island. I assume that since it is a marine reserve, his job is to protect the area. I’m on his side…

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11/03/2013 at 11:22 pm

Seagull in Seaweed

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Seagull in Seaweed copy

Working on some new techniques to get my images as sharp as they can be… and I was going for the full detail in the seaweed and the gull… Pretty good, though there’s still room for improvement.

And… it’s a pretty nice gull. In some pretty cool seaweed…

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02/03/2013 at 12:41 am

Seagull in the seaweed

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Goat Island Gull

 

Not sure what she found so wonderfully attractive about this stuff… it was worm-like and smelly. Maybe she thought it made her look really hot…

At Goat Island Marine Reserve – about an hour north of Auckland.

 

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03/02/2013 at 12:14 am

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