March 14, 2015 … an early start and a varied end

Somehow I woke early yesterday.

Tararuas

Morning light on the Tararuas

At first sight, the day was drab, but a closer look to the North East revealed a lovely layered look to the various hills leading up to the South wall of the Tararuas.

Shag

Little Black Shag

In the afternoon, I was around the Miramar Peninsula and encountered a Little Black Shag. It was preening itself and I managed to creep closer than usual. I liked the small white feather perched on its nose.

Terns

Terns mark their perch

At Scorching Bay, there is a rock outcrop which is a regular haunt of the white-fronted tern when they are in that area. Yesterday there was a moderate sized flock, all weather-cocked into the wind. They certainly leave their mark.

Oystercatcher

Pied oystercatcher at Scorching Bay

As I tip-toed around the beach, I tried not to disturb the pied oystercatcher which was browsing along the water’s edge. It was wary and shuffled off into the distance.

Enough for today

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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 March 14, 2015 … an early start and a varied end

  1. DennisW says:

    “South wall of the Tararuas” is definitely a candidate for a photo contest!

  2. Lydia says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!I agree with Dennis. You have outdone yourself with this one!!

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