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White-plumed Honeyeater

White-plumed Honeyeater (Image ID 43795)
Photographed byMichael Hamel-Green on Fri 27th Nov, 2020 and uploaded on Tue 8th Dec, 2020 .
Resolution1400x843
Viewed200
ID43795
CommentSometimes the whole can be greater than the parts. This White-Plumed Honeyeater flying through a forest glade in the Chiltern Valley Dam No2 part of the Chiltern National Park gives an inexpressible sense of a bird at home in its own universe. Sometimes poets touch on this. As the French poet, Paul Eluard writes: “A bird flies away,/It discards the clouds like a useless veil,/It has never feared the light/Enclosed in its flight,/It has never owned a shadow”. What would have been lost if I had just honed in on the bird alone with a high powered telephoto lens and missed how it fitted into the whole forest scene?
EquipmentNikon Z7 with Nikon 300mm PF f/4 telephoto
ISO 800
1/3200th f4
LocationChiltern Valley Dam No.2, Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, Victoria
Keywordsin flight, adult
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