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New Zealand BUSH

New Zealand BUSH
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-04
Categories: Trees, Bushveld
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/15 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Janice's FerNZ [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-06 2:01
Viewed: 8401
Points: 38
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Summer in the New Zealand Bush

This photo shows a very tiny part of the bush at the Waitakere Ranges in Auckland beautiful, isnt it?

The Bush
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The bush
is a term used for rural, undeveloped land or country areas in many places, such as Australia, New Zealand, Sub-Saharan Africa, Canada, and Alaska.

In Australia it can include agricultural areas and regional settlements, and is more than a simple urban/rural contrast definition. The term is quite specific and does not include the even more remote areas that constitute the outback.

But in New Zealand, the term has a more specific connotation that of isolated, heavily forested countryside, as opposed to the open coastal plains and tussock-covered high country.

Bush always refers to areas of native trees rather than exotic forests.

And do you want to know what the differences are between summer and winter in the bush here in Auckland? NOTHING much really. Colder, wetter, but still as green and beautiful and NO SNOW.

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Hi Janice

Oh to be back in NZ (though actually the sun is out today, though it is very cold and damp). A lovely composition with excellent shades and textures of green. Making this sort of habitat can be a real pain as it is difficult to convey the beauty of the environment, but you have made it look easy.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-02-06 2:19]

Hi Janice,

A nice capture,maybe a small part of the bush,but a well presented part,with nice colors,well composed and tfs


Hello Janice,
After your photos I wish to visit NZ! Nice for study herpetology in there. Fabulous shot friend!
Best regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-06 3:32]

Hello Janice,
Great capture of a NZ luxuriant fern jungle, nicely composed with a little stream, all of which make it a great study in greens, light and shade.
Thanks for brightening up our winter gloom, which might have been a little better if we had snow, but we don'r want it now!
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-06 4:35]

Wonderful view!
Nice composition and detail.TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-06 7:04]

Hello Janice,
This is just the kind of place I love - a lush Bush!! So green and fresh and beautiful!
Wonderful trees, and ferns that I'd love to have a closer look at and surely hiding lots of interesting little creatures! Lovely capture, very well composed!
Many thanks, Ulla

NO SNOW...HA! You are a big tease...but you shall get your winter soon enough, snow or no..and this is why I love summer so much. It shows the fine details of teh woods in which I can spend whole days hidden and crawling around as a kid, yet today in ill health can still enjoy your images..It is a fine image Janice. Very well done!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-02-06 8:47]

Hi Janice

I could easily loose myself completely in this spot. Exquisite surroundings, superabundant tranquillity, abounding flora, the sound of purling water, chirping birds in the background...oops, there my bubble just burst as I woke up and smelled my coffee.

Excellent capture with a fabulous POV, DOF, and details.

Well done and TFS.

PS. I'm having a good giggle with you rubbing the snow onto some sensitive and freezing northern hemisphere bodies.

Beautiful capture of an "isolated, heavily forested countryside". Colors and composition are fine. Makes the viewer feel they are there.

We don't have "The Bush" like yours here in this country. In the USA ours is much more tangled up and unpleasant. Here we call it "The George W. Bush". It is a lot different from yours. ;) ;)

Lovely scene Janice.
Nicely composed and sharp focus details.
Fine lighting also. Well done. TFS

A great shot of our bush. Good colours and the creek provides a great lead-in. Reminds of how relaxing it is to be in the bush taking photos. :)

As much as I like the green fern frond over the creek in the lower foreground, a small crop from the bottom to remove the dead palm frond would make it a stronger image.


Beautiful lush green setting..just look at all those ferns Janice! :)
Love all those shades of green..and all those different species of plants. You could always go through the image and indentify each one by numbers for us? ;-}}
Well done & have a Great Weekend mf!

Dear Janice
Very intersting scene you show us here ;O)
Perfect composition,colors and POV,Welldone.


Hello Janice,

A lovely composition with excellent shades. The green textures have a so beautiful clarity. The little stream make this photo very special. Its gives serene rest. You can almost hear the birds singing. Very good POV, DOF and BG. The rocks in the stream makes a nice distraction in the green world (-: I was in 2005 in the Waitakere Ranges and I can almost smell the clean air. Greetings and TFS BOB

Hi Janice,
It's so beautiful over there, New Zealand is like land of the ferns. The texture of all those green plants are very gorgeous, makes me want to come and visit. Well done. TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-10 16:15]

Hello Janice

OK this is amazing.I want to visit this place.If I were to imagine what it was like millions of years ago when Dinosaurs roamed the earth ,this is what I would imagine it looked like.
Wonderful lighting and colour.
The focus and details are sharp.
A very special place.


Yes Janice, it is beautiful indeed! The ferns add a terrific atmosphere to the image and what an inviting little stream. Excellent composition. All the images from New Zealand on TN have convinced me that NZ is my next vacation spot!


Hello Janice,
Proud of our Bush that we have!
great spot to capture this beautiful photo! where about of this place in Waitakere?
many thanks for the notes, Janice!
best regards to you and Dave!

Hi Janice,
This reminded me of a shot I posted in March 2005 and when I looked at it again,realised that you had it in your favourites.
What a beautiful scene.
Nice work.

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