Monthly Archives: March 2013

March 31, 2013 … a stranger in a strange land

I have heard of early mornings, but still struggle to grasp the concept. Mary wanted to get to our local growers’ market before the crowd. If you have ever stood at a produce stall and watched shoppers inspect each piece … Continue reading

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March 30, 2013 … some of our heritage is well preserved

Pause and take a deep breath. Do something different. It’s not as if I had much choice, given the weather and tides were not conducive to great bird shots yesterday. Besides, this is not intended to be an exclusively bird … Continue reading

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March 29, 2013 … airborne elegance

Lunch in town often leads to other things. If I have taken the car in to the city, as I did on this occasion, I feel obliged to maximise the value of the trip by doing other things. On this … Continue reading

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March 27, 2013 … taking the long view

This is a retrospective issue. I took the pictures, so to that extent, I kept the faith. What I forgot to do was post the blog. Still trying to find a way to make the 2x converter work by sheer … Continue reading

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March 28, 2013 … migration mysteries

Unless my “Saturday night investment plan”* pays off, I am unlikely to satisfy my desire to get a significant increase in focal length. For my purposes, the 2x converter which I discussed earlier in the week does not work. It … Continue reading

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March 26, 2013 … hey big spender

Technolust is an awful thing. The more you have, the more you want. My big zoom lens has a nominal reach of 400 mm and mounted on a crop-frame camera (my Canon EOS 7D), the 1.6 magnification factor gives me … Continue reading

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March 25, 2013 … migratory photography

Sorry, birds again. Maybe I ‘ll do something different in tomorrow’s edition, but no guarantees. Mary entered a walking event in Whitby yesterday, so I dropped her off at the start and arranged to pick her up at the end. … Continue reading

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24 March, 2013 … waders

Yesterday offered a very narrow window of photographic opportunity. I raced out to Pauatahanui in the hope of finding something interesting, either a landscape or bird life.  My first shot is, arguably, a mixture of both. Not a great shot … Continue reading

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March 23, 2013 … though I walk in the valley

… I shall fear no evil. Ngaio Gorge is a weird place to situate a courier depot. It’s a narrow road with limited parking and a lot of traffic that makes turning a problem. On the other hand, it provided … Continue reading

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March 22, 2013 … by thy long grey beard*

Coleridge tormented my 5th form year (year 11, in modern parlance). We were required to learn by heart, very large chunks of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”. I was less grateful then than I am now. As you might … Continue reading

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