17 June 2016

Riroriro (grey warbler) with crane fly

Not all bird photographs need to be needle sharp if their purpose is to convey an impression. Of a series of photographs of two riroriro late this afternoon in dim light, none was perfectly sharp but I liked several, including this one. Riroriro are one of Aotearoa's smallest birds: titipounamu weigh the same but have a shorter tail.

The big insect is a crane fly (Family Tipulidae).

[1/15 at f4, ISO 1250]

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Zhoen said...

Speed, the speed for feed.

pohanginapete said...

Speed's the word, Zhoen. Even when they pause, it's only for an instant.