10 July 2012

Piwakawaka (again)

Pretty sure this is the same one; lately I've been seeing mostly one at a time checking out the verandah, so I assume it's the same individual. The railing on which it's standing now looks rather different because we've had no rain for the last few days. I rather like seeing those little 'blessings' (Kerouac called them that, so why shouldn't I?) lined up like that. A reminder that this place is home to more lives than mine.

[6 July 2012, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 100–300 mm at 300 mm, ISO 400, 1/250 at f8]

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Relatively Retiring said...

What a beautiful portrait.

Zhoen said...

Wonderfully serious.

Anonymous said...

He DOES have attitude! Love these portraits. Keep 'em coming.

robin andrea said...

Always nice to see with whom we share our little slice of earth. This one is particularly beautiful. (I didn't know Kerouac called them "blessings." Good to know!)

pohanginapete said...

RR, thank you.

Zhoen, sometimes they seem like very intense little birds.

Maureen, a couple more to come ;^)

Robin, when I first read Kerouac's description of being 'blessed' by a little bird, it took a few moments to realise what he meant.