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 Post subject: NZ bird life
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:50 am 
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It's called a weka it's like a wild inquisitive chicken.

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 Post subject: Re: NZ bird life
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:28 pm 
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lol that is a very cool looking little bird robb...

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 Post subject: Re: NZ bird life
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:39 pm 
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Agreed, I've never seen anything like that :)

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 Post subject: Re: NZ bird life
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:04 pm 
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Funny thing is... Neither had I!

They are quite common across the west coast but where I live we don't get them. Kinda funny things as you can simply be standing chatting and then from nowhere ther will be 3-4 of them milling around... :D

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 Post subject: Re: NZ bird life
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:59 pm 
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They do look like little characters. :lol: I like your low POV in these shots. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: NZ bird life
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:18 pm 
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one of the first lessons i was ever taught in photography was that for kids and animals get low... eye to eye will allways produce the best shots :)

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 Post subject: Re: NZ bird life
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:35 pm 
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Yep, I agree with that. :wink: (it just takes my old creaky knees a bit longer to get back up these days. :lol: )

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 Post subject: Re: NZ bird life
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Love the second shot, is that with the 10-22? The distortion gives it an interesting appearance.

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 Post subject: Re: NZ bird life
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:17 am 
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Yep the 10-22.

Becoming a favourite lens just wish it had Image stabilisation....

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 Post subject: Re: NZ bird life
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:21 am 
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Well i was over in Milford Sound today doing another rockfall inspection and this cheeky chap showed up over my shoulder looking to see what was going on.

He is a Kea, a mountain parrot. They are not as common as they used to be but they are inquisitive fellows.

They are stunning in flight as they have a turquoise and red colouring across their backs but alas he wouldnt take flight whilst someone was watching him !

Still it was nice of him to pop in and say hello !


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 Post subject: Re: NZ bird life
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awesome robbin :)

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 Post subject: Re: NZ bird life
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Wolfsong wrote:
awesome robbin :)


It's a Kea! :lol: :wink:

Yeah, I agree they are great shots. It looks such a comical bird, especially peeping around those rocks at ya. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: NZ bird life
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Agreed with oldCarlos, great shots, that's a really funny bird, isn't it? :P

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 Post subject: Re: NZ bird life
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:29 am 
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Yep they have a habit of destroying the rubber around your windscreen... :D

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