Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Farewell 2008!


 Hence the back end of a bee!

 Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous 2009.

Friday, 26 December 2008

Walden Pond?


This was taken on the 24/12, on my way to work at around 0600hrs. I've converted it  to a black and white image, I think it looks great........... or is it just the wine?                  

          (please click on pic for larger size)

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone.


 A big thank you to all my supporters out there, for your comments and encouragement, it's very much appreciated.
 As you can see, it's a very wet, cold Christmas eve down here :(

Friday, 19 December 2008

Another Bee + Iris Petal.


 This is an even closer shot of a bee and iris leaf than a previous photo.

Rain Droplets.


 Rain, wind and more wind! along with night shift, not a good combination. Hence the lack of photos at present.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Evening.


 This is a cloudy sunset and rays behind the neighbours fence.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Now, THIS is Cute!


 This is one of a few rabbits running around our yard at present. I'm not sure for how much longer though........

Monday, 1 December 2008

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Thursday, 27 November 2008

What am I?


 I'm the rain overflow off the wood shed, with the sun setting in the background.

Tree Blossom.


 I'm not sure of the name of this bunch of tiny flowers on one of the trees in the yard, but they're quite pretty.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Silhouetted Fence Line.


 This fence line is about a kilometre away.
please click on pic to enlarge.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Magpie Moth.


 There's a lot of wildlife on the daisies at present. I've not seen one of these before, but I do like it's feathery antennae.
 Thank you for the id Oswald.

Fence To....


 This shot is one I took a wee while ago. I've been busy doing lots of things around the yard, while the good weather lasts. 

Monday, 3 November 2008

Young Blackbird.


 I've just realised that this is a young blackbird, not the mother thrush. You can see I'm no ornithologist, lol.

An Iris.


 I've spent (wasted) an awful lot of time trying to get a reasonable close up of one of these. This is one of the better ones!

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Old Fence Post.


  Yet another wet day with gale force winds!!  
  This old lichen covered concrete fence post was taken from just inside my back door and was the only thing that wasn't bent double!
  I'm sussing out the new camera at present, will get the hang of it shortly..........

Sunday, 26 October 2008

New Camera!


 I have shouted myself a new camera, it has an 18x zoom, my last camera had a 12x. This bee on an iris is one of the first macros on this camera. Now I just need some days off to spend more time playing with it, exciting stuff!!!

  please click on pic. for larger view.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Duck's Road Trip.


 I was driving home from town this morning and encountered this family sunning themselves in the middle of the road. It was too late to stop and capture them all sunbathing, but was happy to snap them as they made their great escape.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Valley Mist.


 This was the first shot of all these misty photos, just as the sun come up over the horizon.

Another Barn.


 I have another shot of this barn further back on this site, but I like the colours in this one.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Enchanted Forest.


 Sun just up, mist everywhere, a great combination. (thanks mk for the title)

Wasp.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Misty Sunrise.


 This was captured just after sunrise, it was also quite a misty morning.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Spring????


 This was  around 0630 hrs on my way to work, there had been quite a bit of snow dumped over night, so much for spring!!

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Daisy.

Gnarly Tree.


 I found this yesterday afternoon on a neighbouring farm, the sun was low and directly behind the tree.

Bull Rushes.


 This beautiful fella is another neighbour, having a wee rest. ( He likes to be hand-fed lawn clippings ).

Monday, 29 September 2008

Spring Colours.


 This is what the inside of a tulip looks like.     I thought it was time for a bit of colour.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

So Cute......


 I've been trying to capture these ducklings for days!  I had to be super quick, I'm amazed at how fast they can travel......

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Friday, 19 September 2008

A Nice Pair.


 These are  two volcanoes in the Nth Island, Mt Ruapehu, in the background, and Mt Ngaurahoe taken during my flight a couple of days ago.

Fern Leaves.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Mount Ngaurahoe.


 This is either Mt Ruapehu or Mt Ngaurahoe  from the air today.

The Vege Patch.


 This was taken from the air, on a recent flight to see my family. I have increased the saturation slightly due to photographing through Lexan.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Farewell...


 Sadly the train had to leave.....

Kids and Steam Trains.


 This steam train trundled past the end of our garden, we jumped in the car and caught up with it just down the road where the school kids were checking it out. I do love steam trains!!

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Gecko vs Lawnmower!

 There may not be too many photos over the next week, Gecko stupidly tried to clear the wet grass clippings from the bar the catcher sits on, while the lawnmower was going!! She is now sporting two fingers on her right hand that have broken bones, fortunately, the fingers are still intact, thanks to leather gloves.
(and no thanks to Gecko's brain. KG)

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Singin' Along..


 Here's another shot of my little mate singing away on the fence, he is so cute.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Signs of Spring......


 I'm not sure what the name of this butterfly is, but I'm certainly happy to see some signs of spring!!

Friday, 22 August 2008

Puddle Ice.


 This is from the big frost we had yesterday.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

A Dismal, Cold Dawn.


 Snowing again! This was taken not long after the moon set. 

Manic Eyes.


 A comical shot of wax eyes feeding on dog sausage.

Monday, 11 August 2008

Green and Grey.


 This is the old pine tree across the road, silhouetted by the snow we had the other day.

Local Rainbow.


  Looking out our back door....the hill was too much for this girl to climb to see if there was a pot of gold.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

It's a Paint Roller, Grasshopper......


 I'm not sure what nutrients can be found in a paint roller....