Good morning from a cool Hastings day.
Yesterday was the best day ever. I took my Social Snappers group to visit Stonycroft and the weather was perfect. We wandered around the outside and then had a guided tour around the house itself. I am going to volunteer for the Knowledge Bank. A photographer has donated literally thousands of photos which need to be scanned into their systems and cataloged. Right up my alley. Since I love vintage photos, this should be an honour to do this.
Then in the afternoon I drove down to Otane to set up my stall for Sunday. That means that I can leave early on Sunday and stop and take photos in the golden hour. On the way back I stopped off at the Pekapeka Wetlands. The light was beautiful as the sun was just going down behind the hills. I was the only one there and it was just perfect.
Walking around, with the right lens on, for a change, this fantail was flying around me. I was so jubilant to capture it with the tail feathers fanning out (hence it’s name – fantail). For once I didn’t need to crop or do much in the way of editing.
And then I also captured this silvereye. It is such a tiny bird and usually hides well in the bushes. It was very vocal as well. Singing to me.
All in all it was a magical afternoon spent there. (Over 1000 photos for the day).
Jubilant, adjective: showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant.
This was exactly how I felt when I rushed home to upload my photos to find these.
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