Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

May 6, 2016

Style

Filed under: City,People — paul @ 7:03 am
Style

Style

Last Sunday’s “Open Streets” event in Karangahape Road was a colourful affair!

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May 5, 2016

A Gathering

Filed under: Hillsborough,Insects — paul @ 12:24 pm
Gathering

Gathering

I don’t know what kind of bugs they are, nor do I know what they were up to. (Some similarity to cockroaches, but different.) On Swan Plant, Hillsborough Cemetery.

Edit: thanks to NatureWatch, I now know that these are “common small milkweed bugs” (Arocatus rusticus).

May 4, 2016

The Overpass

Filed under: Henderson,Reflections — paul @ 9:06 am
The Overpass

The Overpass

Henderson railway station.

May 3, 2016

Saddleback and Black Robin …

Filed under: Newmarket,Walls — paul @ 8:35 am
Nuffield Lane Murals

Nuffield Lane Murals

… and a rat. More mural art from Nuffield Lane, Newmarket. The birds and ornaments by Charles and Janine Williams (quoting from a mural in Poynton Terrace), the rodent by Haser and TMD. “follow the Light”, indeed this brightens up the back alley no end!

More murals at Oakland Daily Photo.

May 2, 2016

The Yellow Dinghy

Filed under: Kelston,New Lynn — paul @ 9:49 am
The Yellow Dinghy

The Yellow Dinghy

Late afternoon at the Whau River on an incoming tide.

May 1, 2016

Fungal Beauty

Filed under: Fungi,Theme Day — paul @ 7:02 am
Aseroe Rubra

Aseroe Rubra

Found quite often in wood chip mulch, the starfish fungus (aseroe rubra) fully deserves its common name “anemone stinkhorn”. The brown spore masses on the ‘tentacles’ ooze a distinctly fecal aroma, making these pretty pictures ideal illustrations for the City Daily Photo theme of May: “Smell”. Many more images describing olfactory sensations may be found here.

Aseroe Rubra

Aseroe Rubra

April 30, 2016

Tracks

Filed under: Black and White — paul @ 7:01 am
Tractor Tracks

Tractor Tracks

Tractor marks at the beach.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

April 29, 2016

Daydreaming

Filed under: Reflections,Trees,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 7:07 am
Reflective

Reflective

Mesmerised by the reflections of a tree in the stream.

April 28, 2016

Piwakawaka

Filed under: Birds,Waterview — paul @ 7:33 am
Piwakawaka

Piwakawaka

The fantail (piwakawaka, Rhipidura fuliginosa) is a native New Zealand bird, charming humans by inquisitive and chatty behaviour. The theory is, that they are not really interested in the humans they encounter, but rather in the insects which are chased up by human passers-by. Be that as it may, I spent some quality time with this individual at Oakley Creek, Waterview. Pity it did not open the fan of its tail feathers when it was within shot – these birds just can’t sit still.

Fantail

Fantail

April 27, 2016

Hauling In

Filed under: Cornwallis,Manukau — paul @ 9:41 am
The Drag Net

The Drag Net

Catching sprat (and a lot of seaweed) for bait at Mill Bay.

The Catch

The Catch

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