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Beach Mandala

Beach Mandala by Peter

Posted on 2022-07-20

School holidays with my grandson. Romey just came up with this lotus mandala on the spur of the moment in the beach sand which I found very creative. I asked him later where he had seen a lotus mandala before and he said he didn't know what that was and he was surprised when I showed him one online.

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Moon Rise

Moonrise Kawau Bay by Peter

Posted on 2019-07-25

When you decide to capture an image of the rising moon you are reminded how quickly it moves. When I saw the moon from my window and thought I would try some shots it was among some interesting small clouds and there was a lovely golden tone about the scene, especially on the water, but by the time I was setup and ready it had risen well clear of them, fortunately the golden glow was still there. I took some images anyway ;-)

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NZ Native Bush

NZ Native Bush by ~~~Ann~~~

Posted on 2018-12-20

Wherever you look while walking along the Charming Creek Walkway, it’s a marvel. I’ve posted a series of pics from the walk done twice, two days apart, with the second after a heavy overnight rain that changed the whole atmosphere. Where is Charming Creek? Near Granity and Hector, villages on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

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Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing by Mad-Kiwi

Posted on 2017-03-05

A fisherman trying his luck in the lake.

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Bat by Mad-Kiwi

Posted on 2016-11-02

A bat, one of New Zealand's only mammals.

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Hot Water Beach iv

Hot Water Beach iv by Jules

Posted on 2016-01-27

Hot Water Beach is on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, and its name comes from the underground hot springs which filter up through the sand between the high and low water tidal reaches. Within two hours either side of low tide, it is possible to dig into the sand allowing hot water to escape to the surface forming a hot water pool.

flwyddyn yn ôl

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Frosty Morming

Frosty Morming by Philnz

Posted on 2015-07-16

There are a small group of us that have a weekly photo competition. the winner each week sets the subject for next one. The subject was "Cold" This was my winning entry. Taken at 7.00pm and the thermometer was reading -4 degrees. See some of my other "Cold" Photos.

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Walter Peak

Walter Peak by Mad-Kiwi

Posted on 2015-05-07

Looking at Walter Peak and the shore line of Lake Wakatipu.

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The TREE and its worshippers

The TREE and its worshippers by Maxine

Posted on 2015-04-21

This tree is the most photographed tree in New Zealand and it has been seen in many guises and moods. Every morning expect to find keen photographers trying to get an even better image. The tree sits in lake Wanaka. This particular morning the two photographers pictured were from a post card company, and they had waterproof gear up to their arms and the cameras sat dangerously close to the waves.

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Early morning shoot.

Early morning shoot. by Maxine

Posted on 2015-01-28

Up onto the Port Hills, Canterbury, NZ. Didn't look like much so we moved further around the road then turned and came back to Gibralter Rock. The lights turned on and we were treated to a shaft of light coming over the brow of the hill behind us and it hit the tip of the hill and well out into the Canterbury Plains.

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flower, ladybug

Happy 1st day of Spring by Anina Botes

Posted on 2014-09-01

Although it's the 1st day of Spring on my side of the world, it's VERY cold and wet here today.
The series I'll be starting today is from the archives :-)

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1914 Tobacco Tin II

1914 Tobacco Tin II by Mad-Kiwi

Posted on 2014-08-03

The contents of which he kept in the tin.
A pencil and New Zealand Dog Tags.

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Silver Ghost

Silver Ghost by BlindPoet

Posted on 2014-05-23

A Brownie 1909-1915 Silver Gelatin Paper Negative, Agfa expired paper, developed in expired Rodinal, tweaked lovingly in Nik, natural light, 16 second exposure. Shot & processed on location at Gallery259.

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Young gannet considering flight

Young gannet considering flight by kiwisa

Posted on 2022-05-13

Last month I went out to Muriwai to see how many gannets were left in the colony. There were still quite a few there, many youngsters starting to spread their wings and ready themselves for their flight across the ocean.

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Orewa tree

Orewa Tree and the kite by Peter

Posted on 2021-03-29

The child's kite stuck in the tree on Orewa Beach, I remembered how upset and in tears my young son was when the string on his kite broke and it floated off over the fields in the strong wind.

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Early morning catch the floods in mist

Misty morning over the flooded land by Peter

Posted on 2019-04-06

Up early to see what opportunities were there for a photographer on a misty morning over the floods in Te Aroha. This again is usually a rough paddock next to the Waihou River with browsing cattle. The floods were a major hassle for farmers but presented picturesque views and photo opportunities for others...... Like me!

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Mueller Lake, Aoraki Mt. Cook National Park

Mueller Lake, Aoraki Mt. Cook National Park by Don Smith

Posted on 2018-07-11

I've returned from a month in New Zealand's South Island and have gone from down jackets to flip-flops and shorts. I've run an interesting experiment on my most-used Sony gear - check the results here: Sony Gear Breakdown

Mueller Lake, Aoraki Mt. Cook National Park, South Island, New Zealand

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Waipapa Lighthouse

Waipapa Lighthouse by Mad-Kiwi

Posted on 2017-04-07

The Waipapa Lighthouse under some maintenance.

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Lone Willow, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Lone Willow, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand by Don Smith

Posted on 2016-12-27

My 5th fav pic of 2016 was made at dawn in July on the South Island at Lake Wanaka. This is an iconic spot & the lone willow tree was fortunately located a 1/8th mile walk from my hotel, sheer luck. My son and I saw a painting of this in the hotel, when I asked where it was, the waiter smiled & pointed out the window. Not sure what type of birds these were but glad they held still for the 30" exposure, one of my 1st of the morning, which in turn, allowed for some subtle movement with the clouds

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Chinese New-Year

Chinese New Year Celebrations #12 by Anina Botes

Posted on 2016-03-17

The last weekend in February was the final weekend of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Auckland, here's some highlights of the weekend!

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Auckland Am3 meetup

Winter Gardens by kiwisa

Posted on 2015-06-01

On Saturday 30th May, a few Aminus3 members at last had our meetup. Philnz efficiently organised us and we met at the Auckland Winter Gardens at 9am. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the morning photographing, sharing photography tips and getting to know one another. It was wonderful.

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A Smile.

A Smile. by Philnz

Posted on 2015-03-23

I am as a rule not happy about asking people in the street who I do not know if I can take their photo.But I was at the market day and this chap saw my camera, and said. "Do you take a lot of photos"? I replied yes upped the camera and clicked. He was a bit surprised, as you can see I was right in his face. But I love his Smile.

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The things we see and do!

The things we see and do! by Maxine

Posted on 2014-12-24

We are so blessed to be photographers, we actually see the world as it wakes breathes and lives. At times there is only us at the best seat in the house!

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Mount Ngauruhoe 4/4

Mount Ngauruhoe 4/4 by Jules

Posted on 2014-08-21

Mount Ngauruhoe is an active volcano, made up from layers of lava and tephra she rises to 2291m. It is the youngest vent in the Tongariro National Park and first erupted about 2,500 years ago. Although seen by most as a volcano in its own right, it is technically a secondary cone of Mount Tongariro.

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morning hope

morning hope by Darkelf Photography

Posted on 2014-07-01

i called this one "Morning Hope" to reflect my feeling of anticipation and hope that the sunrise would bring at least a bit of colour to the scene... i was relieved to see my hopes realised and it was great to see the red colours appearing in the clouds of the mountain on the eastern shore...

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#81 SI Road trip- The TSS Earnslaw, Queenstown

#81 SI Road trip- The TSS Earnslaw, Queenstown by kiwisa

Posted on 2021-10-20

Sadly this steamer was being refurbished while we were in Queenstown, otherwise we would have done a cruise. The TSS Earnslaw is a 1912 Edwardian twin screw steamer based at Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand. It is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Central Otago, and the only remaining commercial passenger-carrying coal-fired steamship in the southern hemisphere

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A Frosty Waikato Morning

A Frosty Waikato Morning by Peter

Posted on 2021-07-16

The town of Ngatea on a frosty Waikato morning provided some photo ops on my way to Auckland

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Dusk Sky, Wanaka Willow, New Zealand

Dusk Sky, Wanaka Willow, New Zealand by Don Smith

Posted on 2019-06-21

Having a chance to get through some of my images from New Zealand today. It is winter solstice here. Captured this at sunset in Wanaka.

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The Face of Climate Change II

The Face of Climate Change II by ~~~Ann~~~

Posted on 2019-02-08

This is the face of climate change, an image of the sun setting through the plume of smoke from the Pigeon Valley forest fire burning since Tues 5 Feb in Tasman District, in NZ's South Island, just a few kms away from where I live. 2000 ha had burned by Thursday evening, when I made this image, and the numbers were still climbing. You can see the bone dry state of land in our highly agricultural and horticultural region.

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Andrew - Sinophile

Mr A. by Peter

Posted on 2018-02-12

Sérieux et solitaire, Mister A is an aficionado of oriental and exotic objets d'art. This image shows him among a part of his collection. His bedsitter is a cave of curios.

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A Touch of Fire

A Touch of Fire by Darkelf Photography

Posted on 2017-02-19

After shooting birds, I went over to the rock shelf on the northern side to shoot seascapes. We had rotten luck when it came to sunsets for the entire trip & this was the best one. It was slippery & I had to be careful not to fall forward & slip away into the gap with my gear.

The things we do to take photos. I think that for photographers, signs like "no people beyond this point" or "climbing on the cliffs prohibited" mean "this is where you need to go with your camera to take a good shot"

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Punch And Judy Still Life

Punch And Judy Still Life by BlindPoet

Posted on 2016-05-20

Silver gelatin paper negative process. Ernmann Globus 5 x 7 LF Camera. Brass projection lense ...which I can't remember...maybe an element, maybe the an intact Ernmann projection lense. Tetenal Vario matt paper for the negatives. Moersch Eco paper developer. Scanned, inverted and processed gently using Nik Silver FX.

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The Guitar Player

The Guitar Player by Philnz

Posted on 2015-07-24

This blind busker has been singing and playing his Guitar in the Streets of Thames for many years. While he plays, his guide dog sleeps in the cart, that he uses to carry his Guitar in when he is on the move.

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Fisherman in pink

Fisherman in pink by Maxine

Posted on 2015-05-13

Taken at the Waimakariri river mouth on a foggy morning at dawn.

I don't think this fisherman was aware how much pink surrounded him, but I sure was. fabulous!

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Waikato River & Huka Falls 6/6

Waikato River & Huka Falls 6/6 by Jules

Posted on 2015-02-14

The Huka Falls are a set of waterfalls on the Waikato River that drains Lake Taupo in New Zealand. The volume of water flowing through often approaches 220,000 litres per second.

flwyddyn yn ôl

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Islands in the mist .2.

Islands in the mist .2. by Maxine

Posted on 2014-11-25

The back of Quail Island appears to rise of its own accord out of the mist and into the dawn.

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Are You My Mother

Are You My Mother by BlindPoet

Posted on 2014-08-05

I remember as a kid of 6yrs, being fascinated by the Dr Seuss story, 'Are You My Mother'. This image represents that feeling of the small character confronting the towering steam shovel, and asking "Are you my mother?"
My gallery, is situated by an historic museum with the largest collection of Packard cars in the world.
This image is totally analogue image. A pinhole paper negative, and that used to make a positive silver gelatin print.

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ancient guardians

ancient guardians by Darkelf Photography

Posted on 2014-05-27

Wharariki Beach near Cape Farewell at the top of the South Island of New Zealand is home to the Archway Islands looming just offshore they seem to be like the guardians of this area.

it is one of the most interesting locations i have visited. You literally feel small there, everything is so big around you - the rocks, the beach, the open space

it gets very windy, we had to abandon one of our evenings, as the wind was too strong. This was taken on a quieter evening.

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