The Pollinator

I was astounded to see the halo of pollen tossed into the air when The Pollinator lifted its head after taking nectar from a New Zealand flax lily; I’ve never seen anything like it before, despite having taken thousands of honeyeater images.


New Holland Honeyeater
1/1250, f/6.3, ISO 800


I have a crazily busy weekend ahead so have chosen to share an image I prepared earlier, it’s one of my all-time favourites. This shot has won several international awards and this week it won something even more special when it was voted Image of the Year at the Knox Photographic Society. I joined KPS a few years ago and have met so many beautiful people, and learned so much – if you’ve been thinking about joining a camera club I’d highly recommend it. It’s inspiring to see other KPS photographers’ images, stunning shots with beautiful lighting and creativity. I’m always amazed by how differently we see things.

It is past midnight and I have an early start in the morning so I must get some sleep.

Happy birding



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