29 March 2017

Riroriro (grey warbler), No. 1 Line track


I find riroriro one of the most difficult birds to photograph. They seldom pause for more than a second, and they're usually flitting around among a tangle of twigs and branches and foliage. Often they're high enough in the canopy so I have to deal with bright patches of sky in the background, while the bird's in shadow. This time I got lucky.



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6 comments:

Bill said...

Wonderful. That's some intense binocular vision.

gz said...

Delicate

Lisa Emerson said...

Just delightful. How often do we see that downy underbelly and that face.

pohanginapete said...

Bill, gz, and Lisa, thanks. They always strike me as being insubstantial, ethereal, yet they can be stroppy if another one intrudes on a territory.

Zhoen said...

This bird is it's own bird, and don't you forget it.

Thank you for the effort and time you put in to making images of them. They are always beautiful and full of verve.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, it's always a pleasure to know they're appreciated. Thank you :-)