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New Zealand Pigeon

Image # 1D2_01733

Stuart Island, New Zealand


Canon 100-400L IS at 400 mm

ISO 400, f/8, 1/160 second

Aperture Priority at 0



This is one of very few shots I was able to get of this beautiful bird. It's "only" a pigeon, but these are quite colorful. And the thing I liked best about them (and I never did have an opportunity to even try to capture it photographically) is their swooping flight patterns - very beautiful and exciting to watch. This was taken at "Observation Rock" on Stuart Island, which also gave us a wonderful view of the island and shore below.