2017 :)

2016 was a great year for me personally. I got to watch my brother get married, I was able to reconnect with my best friend (of coming up 14 years) and we are now closer than ever and I also purchased my first home. I was also blessed in many other ways too.

It was a busy year with work (extra jobs) and what not so I didn’t have a huge amount of time to spend on my photography or any thing else really but thankfully I anticipate having a lot more time to spend on it this year.

I have many plans for this year (not just for my photography) but for starters I hope to be able to achieve the photo a day thing I attempted in 2014. So to get the ball rolling, this is my first photograph for 2017 and also my image for January 1st 2017. (The gallery for the remaining days/months will be on the side menu)

Day 1 - 01/01/17 - Venus flytrap, Dionaea muscipula

Special thanks to Amy for helping me decide on the final features my new watermark. 🙂

And a huge thanks to all those who have always been there to support me in all aspects of my life. I wish you all the best for 2017, keep safe. xx

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Hello!

Latest photos of Frankie didn’t turn out too well but the little cutie says hello anyway! Will hopefully do better this coming Friday! 😀

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10,069 views! :)

Finally reached over 10,000 views (actually a little while ago but sadly I was too busy to notice) But I am super excited and hugely grateful to all of you who have taken the time to look at my photography!! A million thanks to everyone who has supported me over the years, you guys are awesome. It has been a long (sooo long) time since I updated anything on here but I have added a few newer photos today and hopefully I will be able to take photos more regularly soon.

New additions to…(a couple more in each category) …

Animals

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Pets

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Insects

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Flowers and Other Plant Life

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Thanks again everyone! 🙂 xo

8000 views! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit! 😀 ❤

New colour scheme.  New header image.  New business cards with new postal address on the way! 😀

New Landscape photos.

Henley, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Henley, Dunedin, New Zealand.

New Animal photos.

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🙂 Have a happy day!

Kuri (Dog) Magnet Street, Dunedin, New Zealand.  Kuri / Dog was the only domesticated animal of the Maori and was brought to Aotearoa New Zealand by Polynesian mariners several hundred years ago. Artist Stephen Mulqueen

Kuri (Dog) Magnet Street, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Kuri / Dog was the only domesticated animal of the Maori and was brought to Aotearoa New Zealand by Polynesian mariners several hundred years ago.
Artist Stephen Mulqueen

Almost halfway through February 2014 and still going strong with my photo-a-day project.

The foundation stone for the Dunedin cenotaph was laid by the Mayor, H Livingstone Tapley, on ANZAC Day, 1924. Some interesting items were placed in the cavity under the stone, including the official history of New Zealand's part in the war and also Byrne's history of the Otago Regiment, a statement of the bodies of troops that had left Dunedin, and copies of current newspapers. Before the structure itself could be built there was some difficulty in raising the sum required due to the difficult post-war environment. Because of this shortfall in funding, the bronze figures in the original design were left off. The final design took the form of a tall shaft encased in imported Italian Carrara marble. JL Salmond was the local architect and the contract was let in September 1924, at 8420 pounds. The inscription at the base read "The Glorious Dead 1914-1918" with the addition, after World War 2, of "The Glorious Dead 1939-1945". The Cenotaph was unveiled by HRH, the Duke of York, on 17 March 1927, during his visit to New Zealand and is still the focus of ANZAC Day commemorations.

Dunedin Cenotaph. Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand.

 

Thanks to Waitangi Day, I was able to go travelling and took many photographs and had a great time.

Lighthouse at Katiki Point, Moeraki Peninsula, New Zealand.

Lighthouse at Katiki Point, Moeraki Peninsula, New Zealand.

Including,

  • A few images of Hoiho or Yellow-eyed Penguins, out in Katiki Point, Moeraki Peninsula.
Hoiho or Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes). Katiki Point, Moeraki Peninsula, New Zealand.

Hoiho or Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes). Katiki Point, Moeraki Peninsula, New Zealand.

  • Some beautiful lilies.
Lily.

Lily.

  • Gorgeous Kahukowhai or Yellow Admiral butterflies.
Kahukowhai or Yellow Admiral butterflies (Vanessa itea).

Kahukowhai or Yellow Admiral butterflies (Vanessa itea).

  • And saw some stunning scenery in Oamaru, New Zealand.
Oamaru, New Zealand.

Oamaru, New Zealand.

I have added a new page with the remaining photographs. Click here to view. 🙂