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December 11, 2015 … weirdness abounds

Ugliness is not necessarily uninteresting.

Puriri moth (deceased) in extreme close-up

Indeed, not all images need to be “chocolate box” syrup. Today’s fist image is really an exercise in macrophotography. The puriri moth which I photographed two days ago was now, to borrow from the immortal words of John Cleese, an ex-moth. It was deceased, was no more, was bereft of life. Now I do not intend to make a habit of photographing dead things, but this gave me a chance to practise with the excellent Olympus 60mm macro lens, and the also brilliant Helicon focus-blending software. As a friend said, that lens is so sharp, it needs a safety warning.

Feral rabbit at Pauatahanui

Later in the day I headed West to Pauatahanui and Plimmerton where, for various reasons, I haven’t been for several weeks now. No easily accessible birds showed themselves at Pauatahanui, but there were an astonishing number of feral rabbits which made half-hearted attempts to seek shelter as I drove by.

A bouncy ride on a small boat

In Karehana Bay at Plimmerton, the sea was decidedly rough and a small launch coming in from the region of Mana Island was repeatedly disappearing behind the waves.

In the harbour mouth

Happily, the little boat made its way into the shelter of Whitireia Park where it came close to some bold wind surfers bouncing from wave to wave.

And that’s all I have today.


By 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.

One reply on “December 11, 2015 … weirdness abounds”

yesterday i also took pictures of the rabbits and the boat belongs to my mate john who runs a fishing charter operation

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