Tagged: NZ photos

Auckland Waterfalls: A collage - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Dec 10, 2016

Over the last two years I’ve taken many more photos of waterfalls in the Auckland region.  There’s an amount I was never aware of over in the Waitakere Ranges.  I’ve visited many of these falls several times.  The trick (for photography) is go typically when it is overcast.  That way the clouds act as a giant diffusing filter for the … Read More

Auckland Waterfalls: Karekare - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Dec 06, 2016

The Auckland region has a surprising number of waterfalls to view.  A great number of these are located in the Waitakere ranges.  One of the falls I’d yet to see was Karekare.  One of the reasons is it’s a bit of a distance to the falls.  And a lot of the routes involve Auckland roads that really, don’t expedite travel.  I’ve … Read More

A walk in the dark - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Oct 06, 2016

I went for a stroll a few nights ago. There’s a few patches of native bush close to us.  And with the weather getting warmer, I wanted to check out the arthropod life. And photograph it.  Night time provides opportunities to see creatures than behave more cryptically at day. It was also a chance to practice some macrophotography at … Read More

Sunday Seascape: 25 September - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Sep 25, 2016

It’s not been a great weekend for outdoor photography in Auckland.  The steady rain and grey skies, without any dramatic storms, offered me few chances.  I did photograph the neighbour’s cat a couple of times, but it’s not really the same. These shots are thus, taken a little earlier in the week.  They’re of the sunrise at Waiake Beach.  On … Read More

Weekend sparrow antics - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Sep 18, 2016

It’s been a while since I’ve done some bird photography.  It’s a shame because it is one of the subjects that kindled my interest in photography again.  As much as I enjoy landscape photography now, there is something about bird photography I enjoy. Maybe it is a throwback to when I was young, and my first encounters with wildlife were … Read More

Sunday Seascape – 4 September - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Sep 04, 2016

This week I got out to Te Henga (Bethells Beach) for some photography.  I’ve not previously managed to get out there, despite a couple of visits to Lake Wainamu.  One of the motivating reasons was the weather on Tuesday was near perfect in Auckland.  The clear skies and almost total lack of clouds in the morning also meant my waterfall … Read More

Sunday Seascape – 7 August - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Aug 08, 2016

I got a new lens just before I went to China.  It’s a 135mm prime.  More specifically, it is the Sony 135mm f2.8 T4.5 STF lens.  The 135mm focal length has created a perspective I haven’t often used.  So part of the weekend goal was to practice composing photos at this length.  It also make sit easier to decide … Read More

Sunday Seascape- 24 July - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Jul 24, 2016

Well, I got back in NZ on Friday.  It was just for a quick meeting in Beijing on Asiatic black-bear conservation. China is home to more than just pandas.  Although that’s easy to overlook given the amount of merchandise with bears on it.  I even found a decent beer there (Panda Eyes Red Honey Ale) using pandas.  No pandas of … Read More

Sunday Seascape: 29 May - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle May 30, 2016

Sunday around Auckland was pretty dire weather-wise, so I have dug into some past shots for view of Auckland.  Both shots are taken form North Head, looking over Devonport toward the Auckland CBD. Obviously they were taken at night time.  This meant along the way I startled the odd hedgehog, who wasn’t expecting pedestrians this time of night. I had … Read More