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Jan 10, 2010 01:30 |  #1

Hi everyone,

I just got back from a week's holidaying down in the Central Otago region of the South Island of N.Z. It's a truly magnificent area of the country and I'm always spell-bound every time I'm down that way.
Although more of a general holiday than a hard out photography trip, as always, the camera wasn't too far away and even got some use a few times. Here's a variety that I came back with....(all are native to N.Z.)

Matt.

1. Weka

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2. Female S.I. Robin
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3. Brown Creeper and a first for me.
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4. Waxeye
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5. Pied Oystercatcher
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6. Pied Oystercatcher IF
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7. Rifleman - N.Z.'s smallest bird (Will get round to squaring it up one day)
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8. And my favourite for the trip - Male Tomtit in a shaft of light.
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Jan 10, 2010 02:52 |  #2

Great variety and set Matt! You had a very nice turn-out with limited camera time. I would love to go to New Zealand some day.


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Jan 10, 2010 03:23 |  #3

Great series, particularly photos #2,#4,#5,#6 and #7. Well done.


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Jan 10, 2010 03:53 |  #4

Nice set of shots, love the Oystercatcher in flight shot.


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Jan 10, 2010 05:38 |  #5

txcanon wrote in post #9363027 (external link)
Great variety and set Matt! You had a very nice turn-out with limited camera time. I would love to go to New Zealand some day.

Thanks TX. It certainly is an awesome place to live !!

artyman wrote in post #9363209 (external link)
Nice set of shots, love the Oystercatcher in flight shot.

Cheers Ken. Very obliging that one was. He flew across me instead of away as they usually do.....:lol:

Cyclop wrote in post #9363111 (external link)
Great series, particularly photos #2,#4,#5,#6 and #7. Well done.

Ta very much Cyclop. Appreciate your comments.


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- Powershot A540 and underwater housing.

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Jan 10, 2010 06:41 |  #6

Some very nice shots of some very interesting birds. I too would love to make it down under some day and see these for myself!


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Jan 10, 2010 08:41 as a reply to  @ trmwf's post |  #7

Now I have two reasons to go NZ (besides the Sauvignon Blanc)! Splendid shots (especially the tomtit in the light...almost 3 dimensional).


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Jan 10, 2010 08:56 |  #8

A beautiful variety of shots Matt, they are all exceptional...but I think that Waxeye is really a stunning bird... nice work.

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Jan 10, 2010 11:21 |  #9

Good stuff, Matt. What a collection. You have birds I've never even heard of down there. I love the robin shot. Excellent.


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Jan 10, 2010 16:25 |  #10

Great series of shots Matt....that last one is really special.


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Jan 10, 2010 17:06 |  #11

Nice series, that Tomtit is lovely!


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Jan 10, 2010 17:22 |  #12

trmwf wrote in post #9363587 (external link)
Some very nice shots of some very interesting birds. I too would love to make it down under some day and see these for myself!

Cheers Mike. Bring a fast lens !! :) A lot of shooting under dark bush canopies.

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Now I have two reasons to go NZ (besides the Sauvignon Blanc)! Splendid shots (especially the tomtit in the light...almost 3 dimensional).

Thanks 1Rush. Yup, great wine, great scenery. You'd love it !!!

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A beautiful variety of shots Matt, they are all exceptional...but I think that Waxeye is really a stunning bird... nice work.

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Thanks a million Dave. Yeh, you gotta love the Waxeyes. Cheeky and heck of a fast with it.

Harvey_G wrote in post #9364733 (external link)
Good stuff, Matt. What a collection. You have birds I've never even heard of down there. I love the robin shot. Excellent.

Ta very much there Harv.....appreciate your comments. I guess we do have some oddballs down here many being exclusive to N.Z. And some are very hard to capture because of the remote, rugged and isolated places they choose to live.

Shar824 wrote in post #9366458 (external link)
Great series of shots Matt....that last one is really special.

Thanks Sharon. My favourite too.

GMHY wrote in post #9366670 (external link)
Nice series, that Tomtit is lovely!

Cheers Gerard.


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- Powershot A540 and underwater housing.

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Jan 10, 2010 17:25 |  #13

Great Set but that light in the last Shot is Awesome!!!


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Jan 10, 2010 22:25 |  #14

hTr wrote in post #9366783 (external link)
Great Set but that light in the last Shot is Awesome!!!

Thanks very much Gary. Yeh, he landed in just the right spot....:).


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