This carving is one of several atop the gates leading into the Government Gardens in Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand.

Camera used: Pentaz K30

Chosen as Group Avatar for the Town Giants Group, 17th October 2013


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I live in the UK and in 2011 when I joined Red Bubble,started experimenting with different settings and angles. I enjoy finding suitable pictures of flowers, Scotland, reflections, lamps and seats and have now branched out into different subjects.
In 2013 I finally realised my dream of visiting Australia and New Zealand. Whilst there I purchased a Pentax camera so have been able to expand my portfolio of flower macros among other new and exciting subjects.

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  • Cliffyj
    Cliffyj11 months ago

    Super image

  • Thanks Cliff

    – lezvee

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder11 months ago

    Great capture, unusual for a Government House, but a great portrayal of nation

  • Thanks for your comment – this is very much a Maori area.

    – lezvee

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchell11 months ago

    These carvings are so wistful.

  • Yes and all beautifully carved with amazing detail

    – lezvee

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...11 months ago

    I agree with Fred – so wistful !! – super capture and colour against that perfect sky !

  • Thank you so much – pleased you like it.

    – lezvee

  • Allen Lucas
    Allen Lucas11 months ago

    I fell in love with this photo the moment I saw it. So much so it is now the Town Giants avatar. Let’s see how many people we can attract to the group with this one. Thanks for adding it to our little collective.

  • That’s great news – thank you for choosing my image. Pleased you like it.

    – lezvee

  • Glen Allen
    Glen Allen11 months ago

    Like this got a lot of humour in it, well seen and taken.

  • Thanks Glen. I believe that each carving has some special meaning

    – lezvee

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