Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: January 2012

Textures

Water Feature at Auckland Botanic Gardens

Water Feature at Auckland Botanic Gardens

The entrance to the Auckland Botanic Gardens is protected by a moat. The different textures caught my eye on a great summer’s day out.

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

Metamorphosed

Newly Hatched Passion Vine Hopper

Newly Hatched Passion Vine Hopper

Following on from the previous post, these pictures show a passion vine hopper that has just left its nymphal shell, resplendent in a beautiful white attire. After about half an hour, the wings and body will have hardened and the white will be replaced by brown.…

Tete-A-Tete

Two Passion Vine Hoppers

Two Passion Vine Hoppers

Scolypopa australis is their latin name. The passion vine hoppers are just starting to make their appearance, their nymphs having been around for over a month. The picture was taken in the garden/bush with flash against empty space, hence the illusion of night.…

Happy New Year!

Chinese Lantern Festival

Chinese Lantern Festival

This is a repeat of my image of February 21, 2011 — the City Daily Photo theme for January 2012 is “Photo of the year 2011”. I have chosen this one for two reasons: (1) it is probably the most unusual of my images of the year, and (2) it provides a bit of virtual fireworks to celebrate the dawn of 2012.…

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