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    Posted: 01 December 2022 at 07:14
These are a some (too many, apologies) images taken at Muriwai beach and the adjacent Maukatia bay, north of Auckland on the western coast of New Zealand's northern island. The plan was to meet with Brendan (=Wetapunga) for a Dyxum mini meeting. But the bad weather spoiled it and we failed to meet. The positive aspect: I had sufficient time to process some images.

So while we have seen quite some images of this place shot by Brendan you get here a different view from the same spot.

#1 Muriwai Beach advertising



#2 Surf School



#3 The Tasman Sea (and a bit of sunlight on it)



#4 Surfer



#5 Bathers



#6 Beach (after a car drove over it)



#7 If I don't find any company I will be going it alone



#8 Maukatia Takapu (Gannet) refuge



#9a Gannets



#9b Pair of Gannets



#10 Flyover



#11 What I would call the Gannet way of going offline



#12 And against all expectations (and the weather forecast): There was a sunset!



#13 Surf



#14 Stream (Maukatia bay)



#15 Stream (Maukatia bay)



#16 After the sunset (when the sky was even more impressive)


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Thank you for viewing, C&C always welcome!

Edited by waldo_posth - 02 December 2022 at 08:37
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2022 at 11:31
I always expect some great images from you and this set does not disappoint - many wonderful images. The gannet images are particularly strong to my eye. #9 is truly stunning, evocative, soothing, beautiful in its simplicity. As to the landscapes, #15 - what a great eye to see this and perfect as a black and white because it is all about the shapes and lines - superb composition. These two are a 1-2 punch of high quality not often seen, even on Dyxum.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2022 at 13:03
Harald,
Sorry to hear your mini-DM didn't happen, but it great to see what you've seen and photographed as presented here.
The gannet colony at Muriwai is very special, and your images of its inhabitants show why. #10 is outstanding, as are those last 3 of the water streaming over the beach in the fading back-light.
We all have lots more to look forward to as you make your way across New Zealand.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2022 at 13:11
Beautiful shots.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2022 at 18:11
A great set Harald.
I like the abstract shots a lot (13,14,15), but the gannets are good too.
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raet set Harald. I agree with Domien andn like your use of the mirror lens too.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 December 2022 at 06:08
Of this kind of images we can never get enough. There are many excellent shots here, for me the fun really started at #6, followed by 7, 9, 12--16. TFS Harald
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 December 2022 at 09:01
Thank you all for your kind comments - very much appreciated!

Sorry for the double #9 - I also had to change #9b since I saw that I mistakenly uploaded the unprocessed version. Working on a stainless steel table in the campground's kitchen (with all the distracting activities around me) to get a sufficient WiFi signal my concentration obviously dropped.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoBra64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 December 2022 at 11:08
It is nice to travel with you in a seat in part of the world I am not familiair with. I agree on the use of the Minolta mirror lens, very diverse. Nr 6 is great and I like the gannets shots aswell with 9a being my favourite due to the out of focus areas.
The sunset nr. 12 is nice with a peak along the mountainside into the distance, great colours on the clouds.
Nr. 13 is a lovely abstract with it's different layers nicely divided over the frame. And then it gets even better! The last 3, excellent work.
I am looking forward to more.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 December 2022 at 21:29
Some great work, Harald, and very good to get a second perspective on this part of the world. Of the takapu shots I'd say #11 offers a new way of seeing these beautiful birds. Perhaps my favourite shot is #13 with the layered and differing textures. TFS!
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Harald I can only dream of going there like you did. I agree w all the previous reply's, great work, even if I'm not a birder by any means, But I do have 2 fully grown up mountain cats that do like birds

I have a slight quibble though. If I traveled that far to such an exotic place I don't think I would be taking those kind of pictures. I'll leave it at that. They would probably be adventurous like Fred S's last photo op.
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A wonderfully diverse set with the first few providing context before delighting with some beautifully composed images.
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