Another day almost done and another late-in-the-day panic-stricken search for images.
The afternoon was kind to me, as was the Pauatahanui inlet. At Motukaraka point, a white-faced heron was nicely silhouetted against a patch of still water. It’s not a monochrome image, but now and then nature presents itself in black and white. Close inspection reveals the green weed on the foreshore.
At the launching ramp of the Paremata Yacht club, there was a seal pup sleeping in the late sun, ignoring the ladies fishing a few metres along the dock. I moved with as much stealth as possible and put my camera within a metre of its nose. It opened a huge liquid dark eye, and went back to sleep.
By now the sun was getting low in the sky, and commuter traffic across the bridges was building up, though the noise was muted by distance.
A hundred metres or so up the road, is Ivey Bay beach. The surface at low tide is a little treacherous with lots of vegetable matter in piles concealing soft muddy spots, but the panorama possibilities seemed worth the risk.
*”Fiddler on the Roof” by Sheldon Harrick and Jerry Bock