Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Zealandia at Night

The lure of seeing a kiwi tempted us into a night tour at Zealandia. There is a reintroduced population of Little Spotted Kiwi in the Sanctuary and while the tour does not guarantee seeing one, the 2.5 hour guided walk through the Sanctuary would have been well worth the cost and time without a kiwi BUT we did see one!

Little Spotted Kiwi, Zealandia, Wellington NZ
Pentax K-3, Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm, ISO 51200, f/2.8 1/6

It was dark and raining and with only the red torch light to get focus and expose the shot, this was the best I could manage shooting at ISO 51200 (where would we be without modern electronics?) at 1/6th of a second. 

Not a bad one to tick off as our last and 79th species in our two weeks in New Zealand.

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