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

June 30, 2012


Filed under: Birds,Black and White,Mangere,Reflections — paul @ 6:43 am
Oystercatchers, Mangere

Oystercatchers, Mangere

It was a grey afternoon, but perfectly still, hardly a ripple on the surface of the water in the bay by Kiwi Esplanade. The oystercatchers had flown in, driven by the rising tide, from their feeding grounds in the mudflats of the Manukau Harbour. And now the tide was inching its way up the various outcrops of volcanic rock that they occupied.

(Except for one red bill and red legs, the picture was practically black and white out of the camera…)

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

For more weekend reflections, go to James’ Weekend Reflections site.


  1. Lovely b&w post!
    Have a nice weekend!

    Comment by HansHB — June 30, 2012 @ 8:01 am

  2. Great reflections. Oystercatchers are fun birds, and these are posing well for you.

    Comment by Dragonstar — June 30, 2012 @ 8:13 am

  3. Beautiful image Paul!

    Comment by Lachezar — June 30, 2012 @ 8:21 am

  4. This works exceptionally well, Paul. The reflections complicating what the eye is trying to interpret. Great stuff.

    Comment by Julie — June 30, 2012 @ 11:05 am

  5. Well composed, and it looks good in black and white. Have a nice weekend!

    Comment by Rune K — June 30, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

  6. Excellent!

    Comment by Marleen — June 30, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

  7. Wow, wonderful pictures with great reflections!

    Comment by Karl — June 30, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

  8. Wonderful, birds are good objects.
    Have a nice day.

    Comment by Mormor — July 1, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

  9. Absolutely beautiful! Terrific shots on this blog. Congratulations!

    Comment by JM — July 3, 2012 @ 4:36 am

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