October 28, 2014 … amid the mountains

Back to Glenorchy yesterday.


I am hoping someone can name this shrouded peak to the West of Glenorchy

As the rest of the country seemed to suffer wind and rain, the Southern Lakes seemed to bask in a patch of bright sun and calm. We arrived before the clouds around the nearby peaks had dispersed.


Fantail eating

The Glenorchy walkway, though short, is a thing of wonder. Wooden walkways and well formed paths allow walkers to walk dry-footed through the wetlands.The trees were in their spring glory and were full of happy birdsong. I surmise that there was plentiful insect life and thus food for the birds. This little fantail has an insect in his beak.


Clear peak

We walked for over an hour enjoying all there was to be seen  and were delighted when the peaks came into clear view.


Mallard and its duckling

In the evening, with the water still calm, I went back to Lake Hayes and enjoyed the sight of a backlit duck and one of her ducklings.

Tomorrow we are homeward bound.


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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2 Responses to October 28, 2014 … amid the mountains

  1. Liam's daughter says:

    How do you get the shine/smoothness to the backlight ducks photo? Love it!

  2. DennisW says:

    Leslie and I both admire your ability, patience, and equipment that allows you to get a picture of a fantail at rest. When we show friends in the US our photos of fantails we’re forced to say, “See that blur in upper right hand corner, next to the….”

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