Hawaii Amakihi

Posted by Nate Chappell on Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:22 pm

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Hi everyone, apologies for my lack of participation lately, I have been mostly offline the last month.  First leading our annual eagle workshop in Washington state and then on vacation with my family in Hawaii and then visiting my mom in Oregon.  I didn't do a lot of bird photography in Hawaii (it was meant to be a family beach vacation mostly) but couldn't resist going out a few times.  This was one of the few native birds that I was able to photograph while we were on the Big Island.  As probably most of you know the native Hawaiian birds have been decimated by avian malaria carried by introduced birds, introduced mammalian predators and as always, habitat loss.  Anyway, I was happy to get this native Hawaiian honeycreeper on a flower.

Canon 1DX II, 500F4 1.4x 1/160 F6.3, iso 1250, fill flash at -1.3, handheld
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by Dorian Anderson on Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:39 am
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Really nice image, shows the bird and plant well!

by rbrown10 on Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:16 am
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Beautiful soft colors and great composition. Looks like a painting. Well done Nate.   RB

by Karl Egressy on Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:12 am
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Beautiful composition, Nate. The flower adds a lot to the image.

by david fletcher on Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:21 pm
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sweet shot Nate. like the arrangement
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by MoniqueA on Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:29 pm
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Gorgeous picture of a lovely bird in its habitat

by sirianul on Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:28 pm
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Beautiful frame. I like the perch and in special the flower.

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by Ron Day on Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:57 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
sweet shot Nate.  like the arrangement

+1 congrats.

by balaramraj on Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:28 am
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Beautiful composition and love the sequence hanging in there with bird in the middle. Nice work !!

by Carol Clarke on Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:19 pm
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Nate, this is such a beautiful image!  I love the composition, the soft colour palette and the sweet detail. 

A real pleasure to view. :)
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by Nate Chappell on Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:59 pm
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Thanks for the editor's pick!
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