For the last few years I have entered images into the Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition (also known as APOTY) and never made it into the short lists, let alone place anywhere.  I had been entering in the Nature category because that is where I feel I am strongest.  There are a […]

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I woke up to a day without wind and only a tiny bit of rain so I headed out to Staglands with a fellow photog for a play with our cameras.  Usually when I get to Staglands I ignore the farm birds – ducks, geese, turkeys etc. Today they were our main focus.  The recent […]

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It has been quite some time since I have had the time or the energy to get back to visiting the kingfishers.  Pretty much since my last surgery 2 years ago.  This year I have a new camera and a renewed passion for my photography.  Yesterday we arrived a little too late for any diving […]

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Usually my posts focus on one or two subjects, but our visit to Zealandia was so good yesterday that I have more images to share.  This is a real mixed bag of images.  My intention on this visit was to put my camera through its paces testing out different auto focus settings.  To do this […]

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Sometimes, when we visit Zealandia the tuatara are nowhere to be found. They like to come out to soak up the sunshine when it is out, so today I wasn’t expecting to see many.  The sun was out briefly but for the most part it was overcast while we were there.  Yet to our surprise, […]

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Another photographer and I went to Zealandia this morning.  The weather wasn’t the best but it wasn’t raining so that was enough for us.  We stopped at the bottom of the Beech Track in the hope of maybe seeing a rifleman but alas again it was not to be. We did enjoy the antics of […]

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