As we timed our trip for the lupins blooming season, we hunted far & wide for the biggest clumps in the most picturesque spots for the first couple of days. Here’s a batch of the weeds with a view down to Lake Tepako.

All feedback welcome.

Bracketted +1/0/-1 on tripod, Manual layer blend HDR on a D300 + Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens and Nikon II Circ Polariser, F14 @ 18mm

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lake, nz, tekapo, lupins


  • John Dekker
    John Dekkerover 4 years ago

    Nicely worked Matt, with lovely exposure throughout…..and very picturesque.

  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardover 4 years ago

    Wow enormous detail the Lupins are just fabulous colours in NZ

  • MiImages
    MiImagesover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Matt – Very bold composition with the lupins leading to the lake

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerover 4 years ago

    Yep, it’s a superb landscape scene..those foreground lupins are lit up so nicely and those colors are special…Great work Matt….

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 4 years ago

    wow… this is fantastic. Love the details and colours, well done mate

  • lucyarohanui
    lucyarohanuiover 4 years ago

    Ohh my stomach is doing flips…. so so so perfect Matt..OOOh …
    Such an awesome eye you have .. You use your camera perfectly…
    cogratulations …
    Patricia ; )))

  • D.M. Mucha
    D.M. Muchaover 4 years ago

    Wow, What great colors, Nice capture

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 4 years ago

    OMG Matt…gorgeous image!!! beautifully captured!! *-)

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 4 years ago

    Wow! i can’t believe those lupins!! Beautiful!

  • ozzzywoman
    ozzzywomanover 4 years ago

  • Thanks OzW! I think this is my first feature ever…cheers for the honour!

    – Matt Halls

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