All these photos are unedited. I like to keep my photos the way they were originally taken with no enhancements.
I'm only an amateur photographer, sometimes lucky enough to get some good shots. I often get to go out and take photos for work these days which has helped me develop my skill set and become more confident behind the camera.
I am currently shooting on a Canon 80D, but a lot of my previous photos were taken on a Canon 550D. I've had the pleasure while studying to try out a bit of dark room photography too. I find it very relaxing. As you can probably see from my photos, most of my images are of animals. I love taking photos of them, I take every opportunity I get to take photos of animals. They are so beautiful and varied, you never know what you are going to get.
I have always loved being out in nature and find New Zealand native wildlife amazing. The images of the Tui are all unedited. The photos were taking with a Canon standard zoom lens, on a Canon 550D. My grandmother is a keen bird watcher and feeds the birds at her house every morning so it was a perfect opportunity to snap some shots.
These images were taken when I was on the trapline I help maintain in Remutaka Forest Park, Wellington.
This is one of my favourite images due to its bright colours. This image was taken at Australia Zoo a few years ago.
A Kakariki at Pukaha National Wildlife Centre | Mount Bruce.
Various images taken at Pukaha Mount Bruce on a weekend trip to see the beautiful New Zealand wildlife. Above is a Stitchbird, Kaka and butterfly (not sure its species name).
A beautiful Tui showing off its bright feathers at Pukaha Mount Bruce carpark.
I love my pets, these are my three cats. They were all ready to pose for a photoshoot. First we have Hyde, then Jek (Jekyl), and finally Cleo.
Working for Department of Corrections has given me the opportunity to become an honourary extra member of the dog team. We've done a lot of work with our detector dog team at Corrections, photographing events like graduations and helping design dog cards for the community. Here are just a few of the dogs we have, plus a few dogs that work for Police.
These kittens are at Arohata Upper Prison as a rehabilitation initiative in collaborating with the Kitten Inn to help women in prison gain empathy and raise kittens, often days old until they are ready for their FURever homes.