Tapestry Wings, Moth by Pete Hillman. Antique colours, tapestry wings.

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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 →

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 →

Ode to Snow Dragon

SNOW DRAGON -- Poem by Liz Cowburn; Exploring Colour Softly surging through the water Near me I would have you stay Onward going, never slowing Wondrous how you surf the waves! Dignified determination Raging torrents all around Anxious to pursue your journey Going, flowing, ocean-bound One brief glimpse through foamy spray Nature's gift, soon borne... Continue Reading →

Pete’s Dragon

Pete's Dragon as I've dubbed it, is in a photo recently posted on Pete Hillman's blog; the dragon appears in the moving water of a weir, in a canal in Staffordshire, UK. In his blog Pete discusses the different forms that he can see in the moving water and one of the things he can... Continue Reading →

Here’s The Catch: Predator and Prey

The reality of the natural world is that some creatures eat other creatures to survive. Nature photographers spend a lot of time outside and sometimes capture dramatic moments in the struggle for survival. Their photos and stories may shock us but we can learn so much from these encounters - animals seem capable of much... Continue Reading →

Five Eyes: Pete Hillman

Five Eyes is a series I began last year and this is the first 2018 post. With Pete Hillman's permission I've selected five photos from his blog, where eyes are a prominent feature in the photos. NB:  If you visit the original blog-posts (links provided), in most cases you can view more photos of the... Continue Reading →

Pink and Blue: A Gentle Introduction

I've been collecting images in pink and blue - both or either. Having collected rather a lot, I'll split them over several posts and I hope you enjoy them! This post is dedicated to photos that show paler shades of pink and blue - subtle and more easily overlooked. "Thank you!" to the featured photographers... Continue Reading →

Christmas Snow

Christmas in New Zealand is in summer so I've been really enjoying photos posted by those of you overseas who have had early, or even rare, snowfalls. So I've put together a Christmas Snow post to celebrate and share your lovely snow photos that I've enjoyed so much. All photos used with permission. My leading... Continue Reading →

Guest Post from Pete Hillman Tomorrow!

Pete Hillman has kindly agreed to contribute a guest post for my series "Where and What is Beauty?". We've followed each other's blogs since I first joined WordPress in May this year. His posts are both an education and an inspiration to me, and its an honour and a privilege to include his post in... Continue Reading →

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