Australasian Pipit

Anthus novaeseelandiae.

Also known as the Richard's Pipit or a Groundlark.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 20th June 2009, This photo: 7:10am

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  • James Lagden said:
    Nice light on this one Dave.
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    loved the studied minimalism of this, and the spoonbill one. beautiful light in this one and nicely isolated in both. your nature photography is art, not just cool shots of animals
  • David de Groot said:
    It was worth getting up that early just for the golden light :)
    Thanks Greg :) Definitely the more minimalistic ones tend to have more impact.
  • Out_and_About said:
    oohh - another beautiful bird photo!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Michelle :) Yeah, there'll be a couple more this week too, as I got a few from Sat. morning's outing.
  • fatimka said:
    nice photo. like the color.
  • Ross_M said:
    Nice shot Dave. I missed seeing this one
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) Can't beat the lovely golden light just after dawn and just before dusk.
    I think this was when I wandered ahead a little way, or possibly hung back.. can't remember ;-)
  • metalsnowski said:
    stunning work!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • accesser said:
    Am I the only one who wishes I could turn my head around like that. :P
    Great shot as always nice and simple with the bird & wire with little background
  • David de Groot said:
    hahaha see when you become a parent, you get this ability ;-)
  • SkattyKat said:
    beautiful tones & I love the simplistic composition
    Thanks David
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kath :) 'tis the best time of day - shame it's so darned early!
  • evankok said:
    Absolutely stunning! The detail is impeccable!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) The 400/5.6L is incredibly sharp wide open, and coupled with the 5DII's resolution you can't really go wrong in competent hands :)
  • Adam Randell said:
    WOW!! You really got that new lens hummin David..Love that morning glow, it really is the best time of the day.
  • sheelz said:
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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Adam - just a shame it's so darned early :P
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    Wow color is really nice and bright. Very simple and beautiful
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Mitch, 'twas a very richly coloured time of the morning.
  • daBinsi said:
    O i forgot you are about to have winter! hahaha I was wondering why the colors are yellow!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep winter here right now :)
  • golmuso said:
    nice little calls those guys have:)
  • David de Groot said:
    golmuso - Yes indeed :)