When you see a chance

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Kereru (native NZ pigeon) in a cabbage tree (tī kōuka, Cordyline australis). Image: Su Leslie 2019

Photography often relies on chance — being in the right place at the right time (with the right lens).

I’ve been trying unsuccessfully for years to capture a good shot of the tui and kereru that inhabit our manuka (tea tree), kowhai and tī kōuka trees. I only captured this shot because the tī kōuka berries offer such a feast that the kereru was in no hurry to fly away.

Ragtag Daily Prompt | fortuitous

 

 

37 thoughts on “When you see a chance

  1. a moment of pure magic! Do you have a manuka tree which provides you with the famous honey? Which of course, I assume, would mean that you have a bee hive or three too….. or is it an ornamental tree?

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