“This was great timing on this day where the pohutukawa blooms were so spectacular in this afternoon light, their perfect pincushions were glowing so bright. Whaler's Cove is a beautiful bay on the southern shores of Great Mercury island, a popular shelter for boaties & I think the prettiest beach anyone could hope to find. Even more so with the trees ablaze like this, it really was magic!"
Equipment: 60Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 45mm lens
Exposure: 1/60 sec @ f14 ISO 400
6 frames stitched for maximum detail & clarity (original file over 700 Mb)
Location: Great Mercury Island, off the Coromandel Peninsula