After a week’s worth of whining about the weather, yesterday was different.
A bright cool day with little or no wind caused me to see what was happening at Hikoikoi. George was there. Our wandering white heron seems to choose his visiting days. He is definitely a seafarer, though as he seems to like boats. He perches on the coaming of his favourite launch, and hops down into the cabin when he wants privacy or a sleep.
Next I went to the city and from an inner city wharf, where the glittering reflections on the hull of the Bluebridge ferry, Straitsman appealed to me.
In the afternoon, with Mary, I went to Pauatahanui where I attempted kingfisher shots. As delighted as I am with the Olympus for general purpose photography, I am forced to conclude that even with a long lens, the electronic viewfinder does not lend itself to tracking fast-moving agile birds. I caught a few shots, but discarded several hundred out-of-focus off-target shots. OK, lesson learned. I still have my faithful Canons and the 400mm zoom.
There were lots of kingfishers out there, and there are six visible in this image alone.
And now I am off to repack my camera bag.