August 22, 2013 … random wanderings

Variety is not necessarily a virtue.

It may just mean I am floundering around. Yesterday I wandered around a bit, and is often the case when inspiration fails, I go back to the inlet. I have been frustrated by my failure to catch kingfisher diving shots lately.

An explosive emergence from the depths, complete with crab and a shower of spray was some consolation though the image still has technical shortcomings.

Triumphant kingfisher

The shower of spray is fun

At Plimmerton, I hoped to find the rare shore plover, but alas no such luck.  I had to settle for this somnolent oystercatcher.

Wary oystercatcher

Though taking a nap, one wary eye is watching me

Back at the Hutt Estuary, there was little visible bird life of any kind, but the man in the cherry picker bucket installing a new cell phone tower was a point of interest.

New cell tower

I don’t do heights, myself.

All in all, it was a disappointing day and my last shot was from my bedroom window looking up the valley to the South wall of the Tararuas catching the last direct sunlight of the day.

Looking North to the Tararuas


Perhaps something different tomorrow for my 600th post?


About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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