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By paulknight  
This is an indigenous bird of New Zealand notable for its arial acrobatics. It catches small insect on the wing. In fact the insects are visible on close inspection of this shot. I generally use 1/3,200s shutter speed to catch it. The wasteful expense of my initial attempts to photograph it on film was what eventually persuaded me to go digital.

Tags: Fantail High speed photography Wildlife and nature Piwakawaka Indigenous bird of new zealand

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12 Jul 2012 9:33AM
The picture that is not so easy to take! Well done!Smile

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sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 10:08AM
Difficult subject I would have cropped it tighter to bring the bird into closer focus xx
A Booth 16 11 4 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 7:20PM
good flight capture.

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