Sculpture on the Peninsula

A fundraiser every second year for the Cholmondeley Children’s home, which provides short-term respite care for children aged 3 – 12. This is the South Island’s Largest Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition (see http://www.sculpturenz.co.nz/). Lots of photos for me to choose from. I’ve just put a few of my favourites here, but have more on my Flickr site at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97210148@N08/sets/72157637717466504/

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Find Mr Blobby…. SONY DSC

I took a few photos of these dandelions, however I don’t like how they came out. I’ve put the rest of the photos on my Flickr page. If anyone has any ideas on how to improve the colour in them, leave me a comment. thanks.

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Beautiful Butterflies

Discovery World Tropical Forest at the Otago museum has around 1,000 imported tropical butterflies. It was hot (for Dunedin), around 30 degrees celsuis (86 Farenheit), and very humid (about 80%). Poor Olivia found it a bit too much, although Hayley, Erica, Annabelle, and me perserved for as long as we could. The forest also includes a variety of tropical plants, but I was so busy looking at, and taking photos of, the beatiful butterflies that I failed to notice the coffee and cardamon plants! You would have thought I might have smelt them.

Unfortunately, I don’t know exactly what types of butterflies these ones are, but here’s a few of my favourite photographs that I took.


Shutter speed 1/60. F-stop f/4. ISO 400


Shutter speed 1/150. F-stop f/3.2. ISO 100


Shutter speed 1/85. F-stop f/4. ISO 200


Shutter speed 1/85. F-stop f/5.6. ISO 400


Shutter speed 1/70. F-stop f/4. ISO 100


Shutter speed 1/160. F-stop f/5.6. ISO 400


Shutter speed 1/120. F-stop f/4. ISO 200


Shutter speed 1/100. F-stop f/4. ISO 800


Shutter speed 1/70. F-stop f/4. ISO 200