Percy's Scenic Reserve is one of my favorite spots. Especially the Waterfall Track, lots of bush and lush green. And some very persistent ducks.
I've been out there on Monday, after a meeting in Lower Hutt.
The weather was overcast and rainy, so somehow the light was rather hard, due to the wet plants.
Still I gave it a try, to test a new super wide angle lens.
First I had to fight my way past a flock of 20ish baby ducks. They saw and surrounded me instantly, just a few meters from the entrance. I had no bread with me, so they kept nibbling my fingers and stumbled over each others for a while.
Rain picked up, and I went down the track, taking some shots.
The waterfall at the end is in a narrow gorge, and I tried to shoot it as a panorama, to get the whole area into the frame (the second of those images). All in all, this panorama is stitched in 7 rows of 4 pictures each, makes 28 shots - makes 77 megapixel.
I still have to try again with softer light conditions, some sunshine or fog, but I'm quite happy with this first shooting using a new lens!