05 February 2016

Kahu at dusk, Pohangina Valley

From the kitchen, I saw the evening light had begun to fade, so before it vanished completely, I decided to go for a short walk—maybe just to the edge of the terrace to look out over the river.

I'd hardly stepped outside before I bolted back in to grab the camera and tripod. Light like this lasts seconds, and I was lucky enough to manage a couple of reasonable photographs. I saw the kahu flying through the frame and just took the opportunity, knowing the bird would be a blur but not caring. As it turned out, I liked it. To me at least, it's just recognisable as a bird, and it adds something necessary to that sky.

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