Category Archives: Butterflies

November 30, 2016 … on the West Island

Here I am in the big brown island next door. It’s 8:20 am and already the thermometer is telling me it’s 26 deg C, and heading for 28. I am enjoying the hospitality of my eldest son David and his … Continue reading

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June 25, 2016 … an eclectic mix

Since I last wrote, I have spent a lot of time at the Hikoikoi reserve as I do whenever George (our annual resident white heron) is present. He seems to have made a derelict boat his home for the last … Continue reading

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March 2, 2016 … improve each shining hour*

Despite the long gaps, I am not being totally idle. Images are being made, selected, worked on or discarded. Sometimes they arise by chance, and sometimes I set out with determined intent. Mary and I went to a local outdoor … Continue reading

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February 15, 2016 … random wandering

That groove I seek is still elusive. Nevertheless, I enjoy my photography more without the self-imposed pressure of a daily photograph.  Since I last wrote, I have looked at sunsets several times, tried some still life, and had a trip … Continue reading

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November 11, 2015 … consolation prize

For the second time I trudged up the steep tracks of Te Ahumairangi in a  fruitless search for the New Zealand falcon. I saw one in the far distance, but I obviously followed the wrong track. Nevertheless, it was a … Continue reading

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July 18, 2015 … back in time

Pictures of things other people see, rarely work for me. That’s not to say I am not grateful for a good tip-off. Mary gave me a call to let me know that there were lots of monarch butterflies at her … Continue reading

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February 26, 2015 … pedestrian perspective.

With the car in the shop for new brakes and other issues, I was of necessity a pedestrian. Walking from the Northern end of the CBD towards home, I spotted these guys in Riddiford Gardens. The Lower Hutt City Council’s … Continue reading

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October 2, 2013 … flowers and feathers

As always, the arrival of daylight saving is accompanied by a period of highly variable weather. Yesterday morning was wonderful, and the water at Pauatahanui was flat calm under a golden sun. A photographic friend whom I haven’t seen for … Continue reading

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March 28, 2013 … migration mysteries

Unless my “Saturday night investment plan”* pays off, I am unlikely to satisfy my desire to get a significant increase in focal length. For my purposes, the 2x converter which I discussed earlier in the week does not work. It … Continue reading

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