30 March 2014

Bird flying south near Levin

On the way back from a wonderful visit to catch up with friends in Eastbourne I stopped for a break near Levin. The Tararua Range lay behind rain cloud (as is often the case), but something about the layers of landscape prompted me to fish the camera out. After a few so-so photographs I changed lenses and tried again, and as I did so I noticed a bird (possibly a thrush but I'm not sure) speeding past. I pressed the shutter button almost by instinct.

[30 March 2014, Olympus OM-D EM-1, 1240mm f/2.8 at 40mm, ISO 400, 1/320 at f/8]

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Elephant's Child said...

Well caught. And I love the light in the foreground and those moody skies.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks EC. It all came together for a moment.

Zhoen said...

Instinct as trained by thousands of hours creating photos. Amazing. I'd like to see a cropped version, just as a variation.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, I thought the same thing about a cropped version but didn't think it worked as well. I might post it anyway and see what others think.