June 8, 2015 … a break in the pattern

After a week’s worth of whining about the weather, yesterday was different.


George, the white heron stands watch on his favourite boat

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.


If you were this close with the vessel under way, you would be in deep trouble

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.


The best of a bad lot … a kingfisher returns to shore with a luckless crab

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.


It looks like a great season for kingfishers

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.



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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3 Responses to June 8, 2015 … a break in the pattern

  1. Really like the underhull photo

  2. Ross Collins says:

    I’m liking that vessel hull too!

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