Farewell 2020

This year has been one full of disappointment and determination.  For two years I had been looking forward to photographing humming birds in Canada, alas I didn’t get there.  While missing the trip was disappointing, I am determined not to let it get me down and am thankful I received refunds on all the cancellations.  I still plan to go to Canada one day/year, but that won’t be until it is safe for me to do so.  Right now I am thankful to be living in New Zealand where we have, to date, kept a firm control over the pandemic.

2020 seems to have gone fast, however this may be due to my many trips away from home.  I have been to Stratford twice in July and August to see the white fantail, I have been to Coromandel to present a workshop for the Thames Camera Club, I have been to Auckland a few times to visit family and of course my most recent trip was to Stewart Island.  It has been a busy year!

Today I went out with my camera for fifteen minutes. It was a spur of the moment thing and was an add-on to going out for lunch. Fifteen minutes is all it took to capture these images of some grey warblers and fantails. I don’t think I have ever seen so many warblers in the one place at the same time.  They were flitting around so fast it was a challenge to get the camera to focus on them.  I am very happy with the images that I did manage to get in focus.


Enjoy today’s selection of images – it’s the last for this year!  Happy New Year to you all 🙂


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