goblin forest by graemestevens

goblin forest

Another shot from the Goblin Forest on the slopes of Mount Taranaki. For those of you who are remotely interested, here's a link:

https://www.newzealand.com/us/feature/goblin-forest-and-wilkies-pools/

The Goblin Forest is pretty wide spread at certain altitudes around the mountain, so we tend to visit the less well travelled parts of it on the northern slopes.

Apparently my new lens will arrive tomorrow - we eagerly await this.
Like snakes beckoning you in....
February 19th, 2020  
Nice one
February 19th, 2020  
It definitely feels enchanted! Cool about the new lens - what are you getting?
February 19th, 2020  
Definitely a deserved name, gorgeous shot.
February 19th, 2020  
What a lovely bit of bush ... aptly named ..
February 19th, 2020  
Quite magical. So atmospheric.
February 19th, 2020  
those textures are amazing - such a great name too :)
February 19th, 2020  
I love, love this scene!
February 19th, 2020  
@mzzhope Thank you very much :)
@koalagardens I'll pass that on to Mother Nature - she does a bloody good job :)
@salza Thanks very much :)
@julzmaioro I like a lovely bit of bush...
@ladynoswar Thanks very much :)
@northy I've gone for the 12-50mm - the lens that died was the 14-42 so this seems like a pretty good replacement option. It's not a pancake but that doesn't bother me in the least. It certainly reads like a pretty good all rounder. https://www.photowarehouse.co.nz/shop/shop-by-product/camera-lenses-2/olympus-micro-43/olympus-12-50mm-f-3-5-6-3-ed-m-zuiko-ez-micro-4-3-lens-black/
@pdulis Thanks very much :)
@joysabin Yep...it can be a bit spooky depending on the weather
February 19th, 2020  
I loved the forests like this when I visited NZ 30 years ago. Breathtakingly magical. And sometimes accompanied by the little birds with yellow who flew around you eating the tiny flies. I can’t recall their names. Peewees?
February 19th, 2020  
@callymazoo Thanks very much - sounds like a piwakawaka, or fantail :)
February 19th, 2020  
Wow, as you say Mum Nature does a great job, as have you capturing this. Are there dangerous creatures, in there??
February 19th, 2020  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond I hope not...we don;t really have anything dangerous in NZ...unless you count politicians...
February 19th, 2020  
I have the impression that this forest is walking.
February 19th, 2020  
How lush!
February 19th, 2020  
I would like to visit this place and see if I can find a Goblin. It's so cool.
February 19th, 2020  
Very cool shot!!
February 20th, 2020  
@harbie Thank you very much :)
@kuva It's a bit dry at the moment as well - it looks so much nicer in the rain :)
@fbailey It actually needs rain...desperately!
@haskar The Ents may well live here...
February 20th, 2020  
what a wonderful place. Great capture as always
February 20th, 2020  
@adi314 Thank you kindly :)
February 20th, 2020  
@graemestevens fantail! That’s the one. Are you there for a long holiday? Looking forward to seeing more.
February 20th, 2020  
wow. this is fabulous.
February 20th, 2020  
@helenhall Thank you kindly :)
@callymazoo We live here :)
February 21st, 2020  
I almost expected SmĂŠagol......great work
February 22nd, 2020  
@jacqbb It was his day off...
February 22nd, 2020  
@graemestevens well, I learn something new every day. Lucky chap; I almost emigrated there decades ago as loved it but life took another direction.
February 23rd, 2020  
@callymazoo Life will do that - that's how we end uo in the UK for quite a few years!
February 24th, 2020  
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