Leisurely breakfast

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Kereru (wood pigeon) in ti kouka (cabbage tree). Image: Su Leslie 2019

I almost didn’t reach for my camera when a kereru swooped down on our cabbage tree this morning.

Normally by the time I’ve got the lens cap off and focused the camera, the bird has flown.

But not today.

The fruit must have been very appetizing because I actually had time to swap lenses and capture a bunch of shots before I had to dash off to an appointment.

 

39 thoughts on “Leisurely breakfast

  1. I’m not sure which I found was more fascinating – the bird or the tree. The bird is gorgeous (I’ve never seen anything like it) but the tree is beautiful in its own right. The first photo in particular made me think of the bird as an unusual ornament in a floral arrangement πŸ™‚

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  2. Yay to the bird for not taking off early!! I really can’t stand it if you grab for your camera and by the time you’re ready the animal has fled! πŸ˜‚ Such beautiful shots, it looks so pretty and colourful it makes my heart sing with joy! πŸ˜„

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