Shore plover - Thinornis novaeseelandiae
This image was taken at Plimmerton, not far from Mana Island, Wellington,
North Island, New Zealand. It was captured handheld with the Sony A900 full
frame 24.6 megapixel digital camera, using the Sony 70-300G lens, at a focal
length of 160 mm, with an exposure of 1/800 second, F/11, ISO-500.
obtain the best appreciation of the quality of the images on this site, they
should be displayed at a relatively small size, because each image has been
reduced in size to a maximum width of only 870 pixels, from the original
width of at least 4900 pixels (or 6000 pixels from my full frame cameras).
In addition, the images have been saved at a low quality setting.
To give you an appreciation of the clarity of the image when enlarged, below
is a crop of a small area of the above image:
Shore plover - Thinornis novaeseelandiae at Plimmerton, near Wellington, New
Here is another picture of the shore plover birds in flight:
Very rare shore plover - Thinornis novaeseelandiae at Plimmerton, near Wellington, New
Zealand. You can see Mana Island in the background.
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main page about shore plover birds.
to see a high definition video of the shore plover birds in flight.
to see another short high definition video that I recorded of the shore
to read a discussion about the shore plovers on the BirdingNZ.net "Bird
Sightings and Alerts" forum.
to see a
warning notice about the Shore Plover birds at Plimmerton.
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