I’ve been getting some excellent feedback on yesterday’s post of the tui in the flowering flax. There has been considerable interest in the shape of the bird’s bill and if I was able to observe the bird making use of it to get at the nectar deep in the flowers. I’ve revisited the rest of the images and have worked with a few more to bring you some of the action.
My buddy Adrian also commented on the backdrop, so I’m adding one more that gives you more of an idea of what made the background—it’s the snowy slopes of Mount Ruapehu and one final tui portrait shot.
Actually, the whole session started out with my planning a simple image of the flowering flax head with Mt. Ruapehu in the background, and as I was setting it up, the tui suddenly appeared and everything took on a whole new life. I’m sure my photo angel had a hand in its arrival at such an opportune moment. Thanks again, Frances!