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

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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