Ugliness is not necessarily uninteresting.
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.
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.
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.
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.