The Harbour and the Coast

Introduction

This post comprises ten of the photos I’ve taken around the Otago Harbour and coastline south of Dunedin during the past couple of weeks. Just over half of the photos were taken with newly acquired camera bodies – namely, the Olympus E-1 and E-300 – which I have found perform better with my older lenses, likely due to their far lower resolutions of 5 and 8 MP for the E-1 and E-300 respectively.

The Photos

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In Hamilton Bay, Dunedin, a heron prowls the shoreline for food in the early evening. Olympus E-300 with Vivitar 120-600 mm f/5.6-8 (OM mount, adapted to Four Thirds mount). 1/160 s, f/11, ISO 400. Mounted on a tripod with a gimbal head.
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Evening cloud forms the backdrop for a southern black backed gull in flight at Aramoana, Dunedin. Olympus E-300 with Olympus ZD 40-150 mm f/4-5.6. 1/1250 s, f/5.6, ISO 400.
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Shellfish can be a challenge to open, which is why this southern black backed gull at Aramoana, Dunedin, had to try dropping it again. Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 40-150 mm f/2.8 PRO and MC-14 1.4x teleconverter. 1/1250 s, f/4, ISO 1600. Sighted with Olympus EE-1 red dot sight.
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A variable oystercatcher taking off from The Mole at Aramoana, Dunedin. Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 40-150 mm f/1.8 PRO and MC-14 1.4x teleconverter. 1/2000 s, f/4, ISO 1600. Sighted with Olympus EE-1 red dot sight.
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Nestled amongst the rocks at Taieri Mouth, barnacles cling to the surface of a mussel. Olympus PEN E-P5 with Olympus 60 mm f/2.8 Macro. 1/160 s, f/5.6, ISO 100.
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Driftwood adorning the beach at Taieri Mouth. Olympus PEN E-P5 with Olympus 17 mm f/1.8. 1/1600 s, f/4, ISO 100.
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At Wellers Rock on the Otago Peninsula, a white face heron searches for food as the tide comes in. Olympus E-1 with Olympus OM-mount 180 mm f/2.8 (adapted to Four Thirds mount). 1/3200 s, f/2.8, ISO 100.
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A white fronted tern in flight at Wellers Rock on the Otago Peninsula. Harrington Point is visible in the background. Olympus E-1 with Olympus OM-mount 180 mm f/2.8 (adapted to Four Thirds mount). 1/1600 s, f/5.6, ISO 400.
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This variable oystercatcher chick is exploring the shoreline at Wellers Rock on the Otago Peninsula. Out of frame were its sibling and one of its parents. Olympus E-1 with Olympus OM-mount 180 mm f/2.8 (adapted to Four Thirds mount). 1/800 s, f/5.6, ISO 400.
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The early evening sun catching a boat sitting on the mudflats at Otakou on the Otago Peninsula. Olympus E-1 with Olympus ZD 14-42 mm f/3.5-5.6. 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 100.
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