30 August 2016

Winter korimako

Keeping the theme going. Sparrows aren't the only birds with the inclination to fluff up when the air's cold. For the sake of respecting the truth, though, I'll point out that this afternoon was unseasonably warm and sunny; however, we're still officially in winter even though we're only just over a day out from the official start of spring.

This korimako sat himself in a particularly awkward position against a bright sky, but by overexposing and with judicious processing, the photograph turned out not bad.

[1/250 sec at f4.5, ISO 200]

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Avus said...

A good result in difficult lighting, Pete.

gz said...

A little more than not bad! Lovely image,giving that fluffed up feeling...with his eye on you too.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Avus. Sometimes I think how difficult this would have been before the days of digital photography and apps like Lightroom, and I think how lucky I am to be living in a time when things like this are possible without arcane knowledge and enormous effort (and expense).

gz, thank you :-) He was preening, and it was just a matter of waiting for him to pause and pose.

Zhoen said...

Bird in a parka.

Liz said...

Stink-eye, from a bellbird. Impressive.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, a puffer parka.

Liz, oh yes. Definitely the stink-eye.