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Self Portrait with Huhu Bug

Huhu Bug (Prionoplus reticularis)

Huhu Bug (Prionoplus reticularis)

The Huhu Bug (Prionoplus reticularis) is the largest native beetle in NZ, reaching up to 5cm from nose to tail. I read that the adults live only about a fortnight, and do not eat – although my acquaintance with this specimen lasted only a few minutes, hence cannot confirm this.…

Self Portrait with Hills and Clouds

From Mount Auckland Walkway

From Mount Auckland Walkway

Our good friends Hanni and Bernhard asked us to join them on the Mount Auckland (Atuanui) Walkway. Mount Auckland is about 80km from Auckland in a Northwesterly direction, along the Kaipara Harbour. If one takes two cars, one can walk up to the mountain top and down the other side, rather than having to retrace one’s steps.…

Self Portrait in the Trees

Oratia Stream, Henderson

Oratia Stream, Henderson

I might not climb many trees, these days, but I can still step up onto the seating on the bridge over the Oratia stream (“McLeod’s Bridge”). This is taken from McLeod’s Bridge, Henderson, same place as my post of May 28, but in different light.…

Self Portrait in Ponsonby

How to Make Friends?

How to Make Friends?

(Me and) the Three Lamps end of Ponsonby Road reflected in the rear end of an SUV. They might be pretty good at whatever it is they are doing, but diplomacy does not seem to be their speacialty.…

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