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11-01-2011, 05:53 AM
First chance I have had to post some photos lately. “She who must be obeyed” and I took a trip up Northland NZ. C&C as always welcomed.
#1 Bream Head Northland
#2 Orewa Northland
#3 Parson Bird commonly known by it's Maori name Tui
#4 Blue Heron
#5 White Fronted Tern
Good to see you posting again and hope you both enjoyed your trip.
This is a lovely series of shots, with my favourites being the Heron and the Tern. Both of these are beautiful with nice sharpness and detail and your subjects stand out really well.
I also like the Parson bird, but he does not stand out as nicely due to the bright and busy background, although you had no choice here.
I look forward to viewing more of your trip.
11-01-2011, 09:33 PM
Thanks Kaye, The Tui is not the easiest birds to photograph. They are fairly shy, so although you can hear them 90% of the time you cannot see them as they stay out of sight. I spotted this one at an extreme distance through the branches. Had to take it and had to enlarge and cook quite a bit in photoshop to get this result. Not the best of photos but one of those you have to take irrespective of the result. I will post some more of our trip.
11-01-2011, 10:33 PM
Delboy, I bet you were happy to get away after all the construction you went through. Your series is really great. The foreground flowers in the first is a nice perspective. The second shot with the big rock/island off the coast is a great shot, too. The bird in #3 , I realize was hard for you to get, but you did a nice job with it. Now, for my favorite, the blue heron. This is a really good shot! Frame-worthy! I also really like the bird in the last shot....may be frame-worthy too!
11-02-2011, 03:19 PM
Hi Delboy it looks as if you had a lovely day out with great weather & location. I like your POV in #1 with the flowers in the foreground, very nice. You also have some lovely clear bird shots. I love the colours & sheen on the feathers of the Parson bird & the white tern looks as if he's attempting to see you off. Like others my favourite is the blue heron.
11-03-2011, 04:03 AM
Thank you Marianne and Shirley We had a great R&R, Weather was perfect, the Motels were perfect and being Northland the area's we went to were deserted. Only problem, we wasn't away long enough
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