Magical Moa

Moa Flat is a picturesque rural farming area in West Otago, between Gore and Central Otago. Sometimes we choose to take this relatively minor route because of its beauty. A local farming couple commissioned an artist to create a moa sculpture for a roadside portion of their property. Its a fantastic icon for Moa Flat.... Continue Reading →

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Blue Fury

Check out  The battle of the rival Tree Agamas   :  two males duel over the resident female in a prolonged battle that rages up and down a vertical log and on the top of the shade-house. Their feisty encounters involve posturing, threats, hissing, tail-biting, and in the heat of the battle their faces flush bright... Continue Reading →

On Patrol. Nesting black swans. There's no crossing the bridge to "their" island! The swan on the bridge patrols, marching up and down with a resounding thud, thud, thud! Maple Glen, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel 15 Sept 2018

The Golden Boy. Golden Pheasant at Maple Glen Gardens where a group of these pheasants roam free. Taken by Nigel 15 Sept 2018. Southland, New Zealand

Reds and Yellows

Saturday September 15, I'd spent some time wandering around in town in the morning and then in the afternoon we'd decided to pay a visit to the beautiful Southland private garden named Maple Glen. I had these photos in separate folders and looking at them last night I realised that I have some interesting red-yellow... Continue Reading →

Dancing With The Stars

I dance with these guys, but not literally of course...I "follow" their blogs, I love their photography and from time-to-time I profile their work on my blog. So in this rather fanciful piece of writing I dance with them, its a joy! This morning I found they'd both posted exceptionally fine photos and I felt... Continue Reading →

Bald Eagle in Bluff

Last time we were in Bluff, we walked along part of the main street and one of the buildings that caught our attention was the Eagle Hotel. It prominently features the Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus, the Official National Bird of the USA that also appears on the Great Seal of the United States. With Hurricane Florence... Continue Reading →

Deer and Antlers

After walking away from the magnificent magnolia in Bannerman Park we soon came across a new interest - the resident deer were the closest we've ever seen. We were both excited to see them, especially as the stag has a fine set of antlers! The stag and his hind were out in front and bringing... Continue Reading →

Marine at Bluff

Marine regards the ocean, its rhythm and its rhyme, while maritime conducts its business, to be there just in time.* Part of some verse I found that explains the difference in meaning between marine and maritime. It suits this post because the photos show marine murals on old stores buildings of The New Zealand Shipping... Continue Reading →

Leopards are Soft and Furry

Soft white fur and black spots, at least that's what I thought at first glance... but look closely at the spots - they're a glittering metallic blue! They remind me of polished paua shell (abalone). This leopard however hails from the UK, not from New Zealand. Meet the Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina) photographed by Pete Hillman. The... Continue Reading →

BW05: Zebra Mohawk

I've very recently started following Ravi Patel's blog  Photos by Ravi. It has an amazing range of photos and I'm looking forward to digging deeper. Currently Ravi is posting photos of Chihuly glass at Biltmore Estate and Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina. Ravi has a black and white section so I took a look through and... Continue Reading →

BW03: Wonder by Tina Schell

This is a reblog, in its entirety, of "Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Wonder" by Tina Schell of Travels and Trifles. Tina posted this wonderful discussion about black and white photography on her blog 08 July, 2018.

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