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Thunder Creek falls along the Haast Pass. It all looks very peaceful dont you think? But the camera hasnt recorded any of the little bas***d sandflies that were crawling all over me when I took this shot. I like to feel relaxed and unhurried when I take photographs - but on the west coast of the South Island you dont get this luxury. The little sandflies find you within minutes and then will not leave you be, biting you again and again. All I could manage at this location was about 3 minutes before packing up and rushing back to the van, cursing the little buggers the whole way. And anyone who has ever encountered sandflies knows that that 3 minute exposure will leave bites that itch for literally weeks afterwards. In fact Im starting to itch again just thinking about them. In case you havent guessed - I hate sandflies!!!

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