Camera / scope photo comparison

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I had the opportunity at the weekend to try photographing birds that were half a kilometre away, with my Canon 1DX, 500mm lens and 1.4 converter, and using my Samsung Note 4 with my Swarovski scope at 60 x magnification. … Continued

Photographing white birds

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Winter is not a great time for bird photographers in New Zealand but this season does offer some opportunities that are unique. At river estuaries you find a different range of birds from what is seen in summer. It is … Continued

Advertising – Wheel Cover

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With a new vehicle I decided I may as well use the wheel cover for some advertising – and it works. You take it everywhere you go. Several people have asked about our books as a result of seeing it … Continued

Farewell to Godwit AJD

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This special bird has been with us in Whanganui since 16 November 2015, and yesterday AJD left once again to begin his migration north to Alaska. I checked up on him at the estuary every week and over time observed … Continued

Whanganui River Raft Race

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This year the raft race was organised by Plumber Dan and for photographers it is a colourful and action-filled opportunity for some Whanganui pictures. About 26 rafts were entered and hundreds of people lined the river banks to watch the fun. Good … Continued

Patience Pays

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Most wild creatures get accustomed to humans if they are around them enough, and birds are no exception. At the house we use at Foxton, located on the Manawatu River estuary, I recently spent the morning sitting at the front door … Continued

Taranaki – like no other

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A week in Taranaki (New Plymouth) gave us many opportunities to photograph things that are, ‘like no other’, as their district motto says. It is a unique area of New Zealand, really quite apart. I worked there from 1972 – … Continued

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