19 August 2010

Korimako, glimpsed

This is more like the glimpses I had of this korimako a few weeks ago. I've cropped the photo deliberately to try to convey the impression of the moment (and the bird's head was obscured anyway). I'm sure it's not to everyone's taste — this kind of cropping tends to polarise attitudes — but I like this technique, provided it's used appropriately and not excessively.

[15 July 2010; Canon 20D, 300 mm f4 L IS, ISO 400, 1/800 at f4]
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Barbara said...

No worries! This treatment has a certain je ne sais quoi that I find quite appealing. Glad to see you're feeling up to posting again ;0 Take it easy.

Zhoen said...

Makes me smirk.

pohanginapete said...

Barbara, thanks. I'm pretty much right now, but will take it gently for a while. Viruses can be nasty things, hanging around ready to hit again even after their symptoms have disappeared.

Zhoen — that's a good and proper response to the frustration of pressing the shutter button a fraction too late ;^)