20 April 2014

Miromiro, No. 1 Line

On the way down the No. 1 Line track late this afternoon, this little female miromiro (North Island tomtit) flitted around, apparently giving me the once over. Of course, I had the macro lens on the camera — the 100-300 was safely tucked away in the pack. Consequently, this photograph is heavily cropped.

[20 April 2014, Olympus OM-D EM-1, 60mm f/2.8 macro , ISO 200, 1/30 at f/2.8]

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Zhoen said...

She has a worried air about her.

Elephant's Child said...

In my experience the little birds make greased lightening seem slow (and predictable). Love this capture of, as Zhoen says, a worried little bird.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, they always look like that. I hope that doesn't mean they're always worried ;^)

EC, perhaps surprisingly, these are one of the easier small birds to photograph. They're curious (or at least act as if they are), and they'll tend to sit on a branch for a few seconds, just looking. Riroriro, on the other hand, never stay still for more than a split second.