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Capture: Someone, Somewhere, In Summertime

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  • Cecelia, in reply to ChrisW,

    Good picnic spot at Omeru Reserve - you walk down a wide track to it. Have you seen the Kaipara Sculpture Gardens nearby? Your mum would love hydrangea avenue - it's just past its peak ...

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 523 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

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    My bike gang, Mission Bay. Bastion Point with Savage Memorial and ridiculously long queue of parked cars. We only biked because I had to park so damned far away.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8737 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Cecelia,

    Thanks Cecelia, I think you're right, both places seem attractive and achievable - with ancestral churchyard cemetery as well, this will be a Big Day Out!

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Jos,

    Jos (and Jackson) - is that big puriri really Taketakerau itself, or another splendid specimen in Hukutaia? Though perhaps seen from a different side, it seems much more 'tidy' than in my memory of Taketakerau (last visit ~10 years ago).

    Have either of you seen Taketakerau - The Millennium Tree by Marnie Anstiss - an interesting book that won the children's book section of the Ashton Wylie Book Awards 2012? It's based on the premise that the tree is 2000 years old (a reasonable educated guess) so germinated at the same time a boy child was born in a stable far far away thus the retrospective start of our calendar, and follows a selection of subsequent world history and NZ human history in parallel with the story of the tree and its ecological context, these becoming somewhat intertwined.

    A great concept and the book looks the part – but falls rather short of its potential in my view with some of its historical snippets or lack thereof a disappointment, but still, worth a look.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • Jos, in reply to ChrisW,

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    Yes I think that's the old burial tree Chris.
    Here are a couple of pics closer up, though now you mention it it may be a different one from the close ups.

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 869 posts Report Reply

  • Jarno van der Linden,

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    The tip of the top of Mt. Stokes, Marlborough Sounds. Today suffering the consequences of the hard climb up and down yesterday.

    Nelson • Since Oct 2007 • 70 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Jos,

    the old burial tree

    Thanks very much Jos. That's definitely the one I recall visiting in 1985, following the instructions in the Mobil Guide, which I'm pretty sure gave its age as around 900 years.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3623 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    the Mobil Guide, which I’m pretty sure
    gave its age as around 900 years.

    That's a very old Mobil Guide!
    ; - )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5169 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    How (not) to dispose of your xmas tree

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2355 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Lost shoes

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2355 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

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    Harvesting plums, found this little guy.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3665 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams, in reply to Jackie Clark,

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    It’s Kakamatua, Paul. Near Cornwallis.

    A belated thanks Jackie. Just returned from holidays and revisiting this thread to see all the fantastic photos - TraceyMac, thanks for the shot of Oriental Parade, I lived there for a while and miss it, particularly when the weather is so wonderful.

    This is my favourite shot from my Christmas. My 7 year old bowling to her friend on NYE (down the south coast of NSW).

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2239 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    Lovely photo Paul!!!

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 869 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

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    I take most of my photos on my phone (I know, I'm a philistine), and until the other day I had forgotten about my waterproof camera. Which I have now dug out of a drawer and charged up for summer splash-capturing purposes!

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3665 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Paul Williams,

    I would never, ever be able to photograph that ball in the air at the perfect spot like that. I have terrible timing. :)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3665 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Danielle,

    I've got a disposable waterproof I've never used. It's like an old wine that the opportune moment is never quite big enough for. I bet when I crack the camera open, it will be corked.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8737 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Danielle,

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    Branching out.

    I had forgotten about my waterproof camera.

    Excellent. Don't think we've had shots from underwater or waterproof cameras here before. Look forward to more splashes.

    Paul, that shot really is great. Happy New Year.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2170 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Danielle,

    summer splash-capturing purposes!

    I had a waterproof disposable camera once. Plenty of pics of underwater legs! All murky and greenish, weird light leaving everyone looking fishy and froggy.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2355 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    My niece has some great shots of my great-nephew swimming underwater, taken with a disposable waterproof camera. Young fella having a FANTASTIC time. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3490 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    Thanks for the kind words; it was a fortuitous shot. Capture is proving a new favourite within the PA stable. Inspiring in fact (though I too, use mainly my phone). Danielle, that splash shot is great... joyous in fact!

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2239 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Paul Williams,

    though I too, use mainly my phone

    as a wise person once observed.... the best camera is always the one you have with you.... you could start calling them cameras, that just happen to have a bit of other functionality attached - great shot no matter what : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2355 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Danielle,

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    found this little guy

    ..... do you think he's related to this one? Similar hair-do...

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2355 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    ….. do you think he’s related to this one? Similar hair-do…

    Reminds me of a Ralph Steadman cartoon.. or Janice from the Muppets

    you could start calling them cameras, that just happen to have a bit of other functionality attached

    Certainly the instagram filters provide a remedy for almost every error (or at least the ones I regularly make).

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2239 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

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    Ruby and I went to Waiatarua this afternoon, which is a very special wetlands/dog park behind the Remuera golf course. We did the obligatory playing, of course. But much more exciting was the Blue Heron, Which I couldn't get too near, so this is a bit of a long shot.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Jackie Clark,

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    much more exciting was the Blue Heron

    That's a White-faced Heron, Jackie - common in such places and all sorts of others, occasionally as at my place appearing as something of a sniffy roof inspector. Self-introduced from Australia in the 1940s and now common all over as an honorary native NZer.
    Whereas the Reef Heron is an uncommon native from way back, is much darker slatey grey with any white around the face scarcely apparent, and only found in small numbers on natural shoreline areas befitting this sensible name, though aka Blue Heron etc.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

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