June 27, 2015 … seize the day

Another day of flat calm and mostly blue sky.


Sacred kingfisher keeps its feet dry while waiting for the next crab off the rank.

These are opportunities not to be missed. Miffed by my failure with the kingfishers the previous day, I went back to the inlet to try with the Canon. Wrong tide and the birds were  far away, so this image is a significant crop.


White-faced heron

A little further round the point, I found a pair of white-faced herons perched on adjacent rocks. I love the colour in their plumage.


Moonshine Valley

From there I went home via Moonshine valley and the insanely narrow and twisting road down to the Moonshine Bridge. A landscape on the way was worth a look.

Not an exciting day, but tomorrow will be a different story.


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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