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Trying a panorama app. Let's see if I'm techologically challenged in this... #rainyhike #lostinnature #beauty #spidersweb #nznative

New Zealand native grasses in Auckland Botanic Gardens #nzgarden #nznative #auckland #newzealandgardenstrust

Pounamu Huia couple - finished

This pair of Huia was a commission from a couple in Australia.

The pieces of stone were cut side by side, so you can see how the color change at the bottom flows through both pieces.
As per the client request I made the female slightly larger. I assume the man will wear the female bird and vice versa, a nice thought I think.
I really like the surface finish on this pair.

Pounamu bodies, red NZ jasper wattle and dark Pounamu eyes.

Thanks
Aaron
A Carved Piece
www.acarvedpiece.com

This is literally what I see when I sit up in bed in the morning. Tui in full song. #tuisinging #tui #nzbirds #mybestbirds #nznative

Thousands of Islands around NZ. Now home to many of the mainlands endangered speices. Humans taking up room for the critters is a real probelm...smh To many humans fam.
#nzanimals #nznative #nzislands #nzcoastline

Had the absolute pleasure today of meeting this stunning female Wetapunga (Deinacrida heteracantha) if this doesn't count as charismatic megafauna I don't know what does #wetapunga #megafauna #nznative

Winter colours of my front garden after a tidy up . #winter #landscapingdesign #nznative #hereke #gardening

MOST RECENT

Got up close and personal with some Keas at #willowbank on our Christchurch road trip. Look at the beak on that guy!
#scary #kea #sharp #beak #native #nativebirds #nature #natureyouscary #fun #family #upcloseandpersonal #nznative #nz #newzealand

I have this Tuatara design up for grabs. I'd love to tattoo it!
PM me for details.
#tattoo #apprentice #blackworktattoo #tuatara #nznative #tattoos #tattoocircle #reptiles #dinosaur #animaltattoo #wellington #nz #newzealand

Shadow time

'Kokako Gold' by @floxnz - part of our fifth birthday exhibition.

Pounamu Weta Sculpture - wip #5

This will be a sculpture of a Pounamu NZ tree Weta on a carved wooden base.

Onto the weta.
I've chosen two different types of Pounamu. The body will be two toned - brownish bottom and dark green top and the head will be dark green/black. I'll make the eyes pop by polishing them to a good shine and leaving the rest of the body with a satin finish.
You can see the two toned body piece in one of the attached photos.
I'll carve him to around 80% and then start the silver legs.

More soon
Aaron
A Carved Piece
www.acarvedpiece.com

Weka, Gallirallus australis. We were laughing at recollections of tramping with tourists around and their squeals of delight running into a hut to tell everyone they've seen a kiwi... yeah, it's brown, chicken sized, flightless, chunky legs... the beak is the giveaway though. It's a decent size, but it isn't the slender long spike of the kiwi... .
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#native #nzbirds #nzwild #wildlife #birds #nature #thisisnz #nznative #D500

Delighted in the work that @orokonui_ecosanctuary is doing to make the world a better place and that nature has space in this epic little southern city 💚

#nznative #fern #lichen #orokonuiecosanctuary #dunedin

Charmed by this friendly cutie - a New Zealand robin/toutouwai hanging out on the trunk of NZ's tallest tree 🎶

#nzrobin #nznative #nznativebirds #orokonuiecosanctuary #dunedin

Work in progress. A little Kakaruai / Chatham Island Black Robin. Watercolour and masking fluid on paper.
#ellaquaint #nzartist #painting

SO busy with custom requests lately... my poor garden is being neglected! Here's one set that's been recently completed - Native bird fact cards + 'I wonder' prompts to encourage deeper thinking about our fascinating birds... (I wonder why fantails often collect old cobwebs and kiwis have whiskers?) 🤔 🐦🐥🐧🤗 NZ native bugs and trees also coming soon 🌿🕷
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#nznative #nznativebirds #newzealandresources #kiwiclassroom #kiwiteachers #iwonder

It's crazy watching fantails hunting insects, so many backflips and other aerial acrobatics!

#fantail #bird #birdwatching #hunting #insects #acrobatics #backflip #birding #nznative #nzfauna #nzbirds #midges

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