Botanic Gardens

11 August 2014

A visit to the Auckland Botanic Gardens today.

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9 August 2014

I’ve been busy the last few evenings working on my entries for this year’s Nelson Triptych Competition. Enjoying the process very much, as I now have a brand-new MacBook Pro to play with! Brilliant piece of kit.

One more image of a kotuku that I’ve worked on and will put together with some others for one of my entries.

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With Apologies to Superman…

2 August 2014

The second in the ‘Channelling my Weird’ series. Is it a bird? Is it a plane…?

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Channelling my Weird

2 August 2014

The Creative Focus competition is coming up fast, and I’m squeezing the creative juices to come up with some images that meet the category briefs, so I’ve been ‘channelling my weird’.

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Not a Spoonbill…

27 July 2014

I got a Facebook message today from a friend and fellow photographer that the royal spoonbills were back in our local pond. As yet I’ve not managed to happen upon these occasional visitors, so grabbed the camera, monopod and gumboots and tore out the door… only to arrive at said pond to be greeted by another similarly equipped photographer’s: “They just took off when I got here!”


But the consolation prize was our friend the kotuku.  I’m not used to a monopod, and seem to have a very shaky hand, so, despite the high ISO (1000-1250) and shutter speeds of anywhere between 1/800 to 1/5000 depending on the light, I still managed to ruin a large number of attempts by wiggling!

This shot was OK after recovering the highlights in Photoshop.  More later.

For some great shots of the spoonbills, visit Lynn’s Serendipity Photography Facebook page.

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And here’s a quick edit of another one.

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19 July 2014
Killing an hour before hotel pick-up from Christchurch after my first Australian overnight–in Melbourne. Arriving at midnight, we did at least have all of the next day to explore before flying out at 6.15 pm. It was a cold day (8 degrees Celsius at its warmest!), but I went for a short walk with the camera, and then had a little play in Snapseed.

The Hilton on the Park looks right out at the MCG.









The cup on the chair was in the hotel room. The light was just lovely, and I just couldn’t resist!

Roman Lily

17 July 2014

Preparing for the upcoming Creative Focus competition…

A Roman road runs through a lily.

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