22 January 2012

Oroua River, evening

The Oroua a couple of weeks back ran high and swift; the whio were nowhere to be seen. They can handle water like this with ease, though, so I guess they simply moved somewhere less affected by the flooding — perhaps a short way up a side creek, where the rocks from which they gleaned caddises and other invertebrates might have emerged faster from the floodwaters. By now, the pair we'd seen here shortly after Christmas might be back in this very spot.

[9 January 2012, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 14–45 mm at 14 mm, ISO 200, 1/8 at f11]

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The Elephant's Child said...

There is something magical about water. Fast moving, slow moving.

pohanginapete said...

Elephant's Child, yes — hypnotic, meditative, often scary.