September 7, 2013 … take the chance while you can

It happened again.

The day started earlier than it did the day before

… and it promised so much

Just like the previous day, the weather came to my window. You can see that it started magnificently, though it went downhill quite quickly from there. Nevertheless,  I did my best to seize the day.

Stilts among the reeds

When the conditions are right this place can be spectacular

No wind, bright sun, where else would you expect to find me? I love the combination of green and gold in the reeds and the snappy black and white dress uniform of the pied stilts browsing in the pond.

An enormous stilness across the inlet

A sticky subject

Round at Motukaraka point, things were quiet so I pointed at the reflections.

Never take your eye off the target. While I was mucking about with reflections a splash and a flash at the corner of my eye signified kingfisher activity. I was ready for the next dive … or more accurately I missed the next dive completely, but caught one as it emerged from the water.


Back to the perch to eat the crab

Things are improving.


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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