Auckland - West

Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: April 2016 (page 1 of 3)

Tracks

Tractor Tracks

Tractor Tracks

Tractor marks at the beach.

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

Daydreaming

Reflective

Reflective

Mesmerised by the reflections of a tree in the stream.

Piwakawaka

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

Hauling In

The Drag Net

The Drag Net

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

The Catch

The Catch

Warning

Warning

Warning

This sign must have been here since the beginning of time. (Ab)used for target parctice?

By the School Bus shelter, Cornwallis Road (not far from where I shot the wasps). “Security Cameras & Silent Alarms Operating”

Peace Poppies

Peace Poppies

Peace Poppies

Anzac Day — Day of remembrance. In 2013 local artist Cristina Beth started the community project “Peace Poppies” to incorporate the idea of peace in the war commemorations. This year there are a number of massed displays of hand crafted poppies (42,000 of them, created in community actions). This one on Todd Triangle, New Lynn.

Peacepoppies.com

Peace Poppies

Peace Poppies

Peace Poppies

Peace Poppies

Hericium Coralloides

Coral Tooth Fungus

Coral Tooth Fungus

This beauty of a fungus grows in Clark Bush, Titirangi. First time I ever came across such a thing. Apparently it’s edible …

Coral tooth fungus.

The Spider and its Web

Lynnmall, New Lynn

Lynnmall, New Lynn

Light cupola at Lynnmall, New Lynn.

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

Wasps

Wasps

Waps

They were buzzing along this wooden fence, sitting down occasionally, joining up briefly, then following the fence line into the bush. An unending supply of them. Paper wasps (Polistes sp), Cornwallis Peninsula.

Mushroom Time

Mushroom Time

Mushroom Time

A cluster of what I think is Gymnopilus junonius. This time of year again – I am inexperienced with wild mushrooms, the ones I eat are all growing in a green grocer’s shop.

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