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

August 7, 2010

Te Henga Wetlands

Filed under: Bethells Beach,Reflections — paul @ 7:38 am
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. It’s one of the most beautiful photos I’ve recently seen!
    The place looks fabulous.
    Have a nice weekend!

    Comment by joo — August 7, 2010 @ 8:54 am

  2. This is so beautiful ! what a wonderful world : )

    Everyday Melbourne

    Everyday Shot

    Comment by boom nisanart — August 7, 2010 @ 9:52 am

  3. It really is a beautiful landscape.

    Comment by Steffe — August 7, 2010 @ 10:40 am

  4. Looks beautiful.

    Comment by J Bar — August 7, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

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

    Comment by John McDevitt — August 7, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

  6. 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.

    Comment by Julie — August 7, 2010 @ 8:17 pm

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

    Comment by ann chin, New Zealand — August 7, 2010 @ 11:26 pm

  8. Such a wonderful view!
    Best regards from Argentina

    Comment by Elisa — August 8, 2010 @ 12:02 am

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

    Comment by Gine — August 8, 2010 @ 12:22 am

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

    Comment by joan — August 8, 2010 @ 12:23 am

  11. 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 !

    Comment by 'Tsuki — August 8, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

  12. This is a very beautiful photo.

    Comment by James — August 9, 2010 @ 5:07 am

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