However, the aviaries in the Palmerston North esplanade offer a chance to see kakariki up close, so I stopped by this morning and photographed this bird through the heavy mesh. Careful processing got rid of the inevitable, strong haziness caused by the out-of-focus mesh.
I hope one day a photograph like this will be possible in the wild around here. In the meantime, maybe I'll have to plan a trip to the Zealandia Sanctuary or Kapiti Island, or maybe even to Tiritiri Matangi.
[1/60 sec at f4; ISO 250]
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