Lake Te Anau at sunset. South Island, New Zealand. (2) by Ralph de Zilva

Lake Te Anau at sunset. South Island, New Zealand. (2) by 

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I have always had a love of capturing images and in my early teens took many photographs on my little Kodak camera. I loved the wild open spaces and bird life in particular and longed to be able to be an accomplished photographer. It took ill health and a forced early retirement to re-kindle this love of photography. I am a self-taught amateur photographer who has had no formal training. I take great pride and joy in my work and these days have the time to pursue this wonderful hobby.

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  • gingermegs
    gingermegsabout 4 years ago

    Lovely sunset Ralph! Such a beautiful spot:) Well captured:)

  • I could have spen a lot more time there but I could see Villette was getting a bit bored. Thanks a lot Mary.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 4 years ago

    stunning Ralph! lucky you are home safe and sound now!!

  • That’s for sure. We were planning another trip but we’ve changed our minds for obvious reasons. You must be happy that you are back safely too. Thanks Jenny

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 4 years ago

    Awwh another beautiful shot Ralph! :) The heavens look like they’re opening up! :)

    WOW! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thanks so much Gabe.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Glorious, Ralph!

  • Thank you David.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Poete100
    Poete100about 4 years ago

    I am totally captured by this photo…it’s magical!!!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comment.

    – Ralph de Zilva

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    NatureGreeting...about 4 years ago

    Stuinning scene, and light!!!!

  • Many thanks for that.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture of the light!

  • Thank so much Damienne.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Susan  Morry
    Susan Morryabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you Susan.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Chelei
    Cheleiabout 4 years ago

    Wow! This photograph should get a gazillion Features!

  • Thanks Chelei for such a lovely comment.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 4 years ago

    You could go north Ralph, that’s my home right up the top, Bay of Islands etc etc, you would love it, quite different to the south!!

  • I have been up there twice before Jenny and on both occasions it was lousy weather.

    – Ralph de Zilva

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