I find popokatea very difficult to photograph. They move constantly and rapidly, they hang out at a level in the canopy that always seems to mean they're silhouetted, and they're usually obscured at least partly by the foliage among which they're hunting. I console myself with the knowledge that my preferences for photographs of birds and other larger animals have been tending towards those that evoke the impression of the animal in its environment rather than technically perfect portraits.
You can see another version of this photograph and read more about No. 1 Line on the Pohanginapete post I published this afternoon.
[4 May 2013, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 100–300 mm at 300 mm, ISO 1600, 1/160 at f5.6]
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