Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Te Henga Wetlands

Te Henga Wetlands

Te Henga Wetlands

I stopped on my way back from Bethells Beach, to have a look at the expansive wetlands in the lower Te Henga valley. It is winter, and the reeds are showing their seasonal (dis)coloration. We are looking towards the west, behind the ridge is O’Neill Bay.

This is a haven for water fowl: various kinds of ducks, swans, pukeko, etc.

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.


  1. joo

    It’s one of the most beautiful photos I’ve recently seen!
    The place looks fabulous.
    Have a nice weekend!

  2. boom nisanart

    This is so beautiful ! what a wonderful world : )

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  3. Steffe

    It really is a beautiful landscape.

  4. J Bar

    Looks beautiful.

  5. John McDevitt

    Nature photography at it’s finest. This is an outstanding photograph deserving of an honored place on a wall — printed large!!!

  6. Julie

    This is near perfection, Paul. What a good combination of landscapes you have captured here. And look at the array of greens that your eye has included. The reflection is nearly secondary to the shape and colouring of the image as a whole. Good choice. I think this to be an excellent shot.

  7. ann chin, New Zealand

    We frequently head out to Bethals. My son and husband enjoy going up and down the dunes. I manage only doing it once.

  8. Elisa

    Such a wonderful view!
    Best regards from Argentina

  9. Gine

    Que montrer après ça ? La perfection qui crée le ravissement !

  10. joan

    The colour, play of light and reflection here is simply wonderful.

  11. 'Tsuki

    It is such a dreamy place… It looks just my mountains in the Cantal in France… And the reflection is beautifully catched… Great sharing indeed ; I just love it !

  12. James

    This is a very beautiful photo.

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