This photograph was taken at Lake Taupo recently. As a photographer and image maker I don't have any favorite subjects or styles. What I enjoy most with my own photography is the challenge to create and capture something that I have in mind and hopefully end up with a better image than I thought I may have got. Here I wanted a peaceful picture of the bird life around the lake. I always like to play with contrast of some kind in an image, here it is the rock vs the water, the blue vs the yellow/orange colours, and the scale of the large rock. In waiting to get this shot I spent about 6 hours over 3 days harassing the bird life by following them back and forwards around the shoreline with a 70-200 lens. The white faced heron got quite vocal with me on several occasions as I tried to get as close to it as I could. The image I ended up with here was a lot better than what I expected I'd get. Now I have it I've moved on to the next thing.. If you are interested in following me on Facebook here is a link http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jordan-Creatives/396829667051862?ref=hl I am regularly posting new photography.