On the main wharf at Akaroa a Little shag (kawaupaka, Microcarbo melanoleucos) peered at the passersby. They always seem conscious of human presence, yet somehow casual; even when someone approaches too close they take their time about extending their wings and stretching into the air.
I trust I'll be as relaxed, as at-home-in-myself, when I take to the air next Wednesday, on my way to South America.
Posting might be light for a while.
[23 July2011, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 100–300 mm at 210 mm, ISO 400, 1/400 at f5.6]
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