The ten photos in this post are from a recent trip to Hoopers Inlet and Sandfly Bay, both on the Otago Peninsula.
I had been hoping to see a good number of seals and sea lions at Sandfly Bay. Sadly, I only saw one sea lion, so I spent much of the time tracking black backed gulls in flight with the OM-D E-M5, EE-1 red dot sight and 40-150 PRO with the 1.4x teleconverter attached – I have picked one of the better ones to display here.
I also took the opportunity to try out my recently acquired E-1 body with my Vivitar 120-600 mm lens – mostly at Hooper’s Inlet, as there was a more diverse range of bird life there. The high winds made using the setup a challenge – a staunch reminder that one should keep the tripod a lot lower than I did under these conditions – but some usable shots came out of it.
The photos have been split up by location, but are otherwise not in any specific order (chronological or otherwise).