Wintry Domain

Author: cc@quaintmelody  |  Category: photography, truely kiwi

Took the new camera for a test shoot last Sunday. The weather here has been very gloomy and stormy lately, strong winds along with showers and hails. The long-awaited sun finally came out in the afternoon, albeit for a short moment. We decided to try our luck at the Auckland Domain. It was a fun afternoon filled with laughters (mainly came from you-know-who).

Opened in 1840, Auckland Domain is the city’s oldest park. Situated in the city central, here you’d find the prominent Auckland Museum building and a heritage-protected winter gardens with temperate and tropical plants. There are also a few rugby fields and cricket grounds where you’ll find school boys training in warmer days.

I’ll just cut my rambling and let you feast your eyes on the lush wonderland.
Have a great weekend!
(as usual, you can click on the photos to enlarge them. 😉 )

Wintry Domain . 2008 . by Mr K

Winter Flora . Auckland Domain . 2008 . by Mr K
Contrary to popular belief, this is not rambutan, it is a type of winter flower. It grows on the tree in the third photo.

Winter Flora . Auckland Domain . 2008 . by Mr K

Auckland Domain . 2008 . by CC
See the rugby fields(with white poles) in the distance? This is a hardcore rugby crazed nation. Auckland Domain is also the location for the annual
Christmas in The Park.

Destiny . Auckland Domain . Winter 2008 . by Mr K

Auckland Domain . Winter 2008 . by Mr K

Lush Grounds . Auckland Domain . 2008 . by Mr K

Auckland Domain . Winter 2008 . by CC

Auckland Domain . Winter 2008 . by CC

Transition . Auckland Domain . Winter 2008 . by CC

Auckland Domain . Winter 2008 . by CC

Auckland Domain . Winter 2008 . by CC

Auckland Domain . Winter 2008 . by Mr K

Us . Auckland Domain . Winter 2008 . by CC

Wintry Domain . 2008 . by Mr K

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21 Responses to “Wintry Domain”

  1. Vern Says:

    Awesome stuff!!! Wow wow wow wow!! Especially the 7th one! Love that!

    CC: Oh. thank you!! thank you!!!

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  2. rimus Says:

    i like the no 12 shots… very nice!!!!!!!!! very well balanced…

    good work CC!!!

    CC: Thanks rimus! Still a lot to learn. 🙂

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  3. Kok Says:

    cc,
    Most of the photos are nice except for the close-ups. Can be improved if it’s a little bit brighter. 🙂

    CC: Oh really? They look ok on my screen, but thanks for the suggestion. 🙂

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  4. Che-Cheh Says:

    Cantik!!! 🙂

    CC: Terima Kasih!!! 🙂

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  5. foongpc Says:

    Yes, very nice photos. Can be made into postcards. I’m a dummy at photography so I think I must learn this soon. But the winter flower, after enlarging the photos, I still think it looks like rambutans! Is it only found in NZ? Next time go NZ must locate such plant!

    CC: Haha, it does look a lot like rambutan, but it’s not as big. Next time you come during winter, I bring you too see. 🙂

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  6. simplealex Says:

    beautiful… wow… amazing… =) don la.. my is just normal camera also la.. shy shy to show pics taken la.. =)

    CC: Aiyo, normal camera also can take nice photos one. Don’t be shy. 🙂

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  7. Kenny Ng Says:

    Nikon always the best choice, I was planning to get D80 too, but heard they are going to come out new model to replace D80, I’m waiting for that.

    CC: Yea I heard about that too, don’t why when that will be released. Let me know if you do get one in the future! 🙂

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  8. jocelyn Says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. ^^
    i don’t know much about photography, but your pictures were really impressive!! they are so beautiful, they looked like postcards! loved them !!

    CC: Thanks for dropping by! Glad you like them. 🙂

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  9. Adino Says:

    Absolutely wonderful shots! My favourite is the second last one.

    CC: Thank you! That’s my favourite too! Love shadows.

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  10. chinnee Says:

    beautiful, cc, you can really take the photos well!!

    CC: Thank you! Still trying to learn the ropes and improve myself. 🙂

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  11. Jian Says:

    wow.. tat couple shadow shot looks like there is a story beneath it, i looked at it for 2 minutes, and i think i can really smell the artistic hidden value of it.. 🙂 Keep up the nice shots!

    CC: Hello! Thanks for dropping by.
    Thanks for the compliment. That’s my favourite photo of the lot! 🙂

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  12. team.warsurfer Says:

    Hi there,

    Superb photos you have there!
    I think I can get some advice from you for my coming purchase of a new digital camera.

    🙂

    Thanks for visiting my blog @ http://warsurfer.blogspot.com

    CC: Thank you! I’m more than happy to share what little knowledge I have of the cameras I’ve used.

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  13. When cc meets D80 | quaint melody Says:

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  14. team.warsurfer Says:

    Thanks for your willingness to share your knowledge 🙂

    Btw, I have added your blog URL as a link in my blog

    Cheers!

    CC: You’re welcome! Thanks for the add. I’ve added you to my hearty blogs too! 🙂

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  15. wombok Says:

    Beautiful pictures! Esp. like this one :

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/bluebottle/Photos/photography/D80/Auckland%20Domain/winterdomain3.jpg

    CC: Thank you! 🙂

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  16. team.warsurfer Says:

    Thanks !!

    Come to think about it, your blog URL does sound familiar to me… hmmm.. I wonder if I had ever been to your blog before..

    CC: I think you’ve left a comment on my other blog before, My Changing Seasons. It’s under construction now. Will be up soon. 🙂

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  17. Jayce Says:

    Nice photo. 😉

    I should take some natural photo sometime.

    CC: Thank you! 🙂

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  18. cbenc12 Says:

    wow.. u have a vast improvement! well done!

    CC: Thank you!! I sure hope so. 🙂

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  19. fattien Says:

    Malaysia don’t have such nice place lar……..Very nice!!! I like the second picture count from the last pic.

    CC: Thank you! 🙂

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  20. Adlina Says:

    Stumbled upon this blog while angsting over Woosh and crappy internet connection. Am still surprised to see Auckland Domain from different angles, considering I pass the place by on the way back from Newmarket all the time on Linkbus (but thought nothing much of it :P) I should spend some time there when it doesn’t rain so much~

    Love the pics so much, in case you couldn’t tell XD

    CC: Hello Adlina, thanks for dropping by. It’s really funny isn’t it, places we see everyday can be so different when viewed from different angles.
    Many thanks for your compliment, it means a lot to me. 🙂

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  21. jam Says:

    Thanks for the picture! I always like the greenery of New Zealand. Hope to set my foot on this beautiful country in the near future!

    CC: Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

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