Tucked away at the far end of the Tararua District lies Herbertville with its long sandy beach, dunes and hills. It is as stunning in the winter, as it is in the summer. The landscape along the beach and hills is always changing, bad weather and rough seas, have a hand in that. You can walk for miles and not see another soul, except for the seals and the birds.
The Tui is another well known iconic bird, it can be found in most parts of New Zealand. To read more about the Tui, visit: New Zealand Birds Online
These photos were taken at Cape Palliser, Herbertville & Red Rocks Marine Reserve. To see more photos and read about the New Zealand Fur Seal visit New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
The Australasian Gannet nest in breeding colonies on the New Zealand mainland and coastal islands and rocks. These photos were taken at Cape Kidnappers, Black Reef colony in the Hawke’s Bay region, North Island, New Zealand, while on a tour with Gannet Beach Adventures. To find out more about the Australasian Gannet visit New Zealand birds online
The New Zealand Fantail (piwakawaka) are one of New Zealand’s best known birds. They have the knack of bringing a smile to my face, every time I see one. Oh, and did I say they can be hard to photograph because they never seem to stay still long enough. To read more about these fun loving birds, visit: New Zealand Birds Online.
I was about to leave Ashhurst yesterday afternoon when this Magpie decided to wander over and pose for me. I think BW helps bring out the texture on the feathers, more so than in colour. Especially with these guys
When I first started out, the one photographer who inspired me the most, was and still is, National Geographic photographer, Jason Edwards. Apart from the great work he does, I always remember the advice he gave, on one of his shows. As much as possible, get it right in the camera, don’t over process your images and don’t spend too much time processing them. (not exactly word for word, its been a while). To read more about the photographers who inspire me. Click, Photographers who inspire me
Birds hold a special place in the hearts of many people and for some, they represent freedom. Click on Birds to see more photos.
I used to randomly take photos with my point and shoot, then I discovered the insect world, I found them fascinating and became hooked on photography. I purchased my 1st DSLR in 2013 and the rest you could say, is history..
To read more, click How did I get started in Photography.