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A few birds from my recent trip to Westland NZ...& Merry Christmas.

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Posted 18 December 2020 - 05:10 PM

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A few photos from my recent trip to NZ Westland area... particularly Franz Joseph glacier. Not far from here is the only White Heron (Kotuku ...maori name) breeding area in NZ which was the main reason to visit.


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The other big glacier in the area Fox Glacier


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Franz Joseph glacier valley... its terminace is round the corner to the left... global warming has shrunk it from this view.


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NZ Shags (cormorant) also nest and breed with the Kotuku.


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 There were a lot of chicks.


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Bell bird  NZ native


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Lake Mapourika... we had a BBQ dinner out on the lake one night (on a boat :P )


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We took a helicopter flight up onto the snow field that feeds Franz Joseph glacier. Pilot Rachael took the photo..on my camera.


Photos by Z7 and mostly 20, 1.8/ 24-200.. but birds 300Pf and it still wasn't long enough... 500-600 would have been better.. these bird photos are heavily cropped.

Peter................................................ f8....and be there....

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Posted 19 December 2020 - 12:46 AM

Nice ones Peter.


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Posted 19 December 2020 - 09:02 AM

Beautiful series, Peter!

Wishing you, Pauline & family a wonderful Christmas too.
Best wishes for the New Year!

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Posted 19 December 2020 - 01:59 PM

Very nice series, Peter.


Here's hoping that you and your family have a wonderful Xmas and all of the best for 2021.  :)


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Posted 26 December 2020 - 11:58 PM


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Posted 30 December 2020 - 08:18 PM

great shots, all the best to you and yours in 2021

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