Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: October 2013 (Page 1 of 4)

Three in a Row

White-faced Herons

White-faced Herons

Three white-faced herons (Egretta novaehollandiae) resting on the superstructure at the Lower Nihotupu Reservoir.…

Surrounded by Circles

New Zealand Scaup

New Zealand Scaup

New Zealand Scaup or Black Teal are a species of diving duck endemic to NZ. Very swift and fun to watch, with their bright golden eyes. This one generated a sequence of concentric circles by treading water. Western Springs.…

Amaryllis

Amaryllis Blossom

Amaryllis Blossom

Our friend Chris presented us with an amaryllis plant from his collection, buds ready to pop open. Well, they have popped, two stems of six blooms each – what a spectacle! Here is a small detail.…

Meola Reef

Meola Reef from Coyle Park

Meola Reef from Coyle Park

Auckland’s longest lava flow (11km) extends about 2km into the Waitemata Harbour, between Point Chevalier and Westmere. Aged about 28,000 years, it contrasts here with younger landmarks: the Auckland Harbour Bridge (completed 1959 – clip-ons 1969) and the volcanic island of Rangitoto (15th century).…

Debris

Random Art of Nature

Random Art of Nature

Recent storms have brought down a lot of debris (and complete trees for that matter). This is the aftermath, romanticised. Green kauri leaves, male kauri cones, as well as a few twigs of Norfolk pine.…

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