Rufous Fantail

At Maiala National Park, Mt Glorious.

This little fellow was quite fearless and frequently hopped too close to shoot.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 5th January 2014, This photo: 8:02am


  • greenschist said:
    Wonderful capture!
  • Rom├ín Emin said:
    Fantastic shot!
  • danishpm said:
    Cute little fellow....
  • jaclyn_teh2000 said:
    Beautiful capture..
  • Jen 64 said:
    Very nice with tail fanned
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Great little poser and perfect capture.
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
  • Nicole Pearce Photography said:
    wow impressive
  • David de Groot said:
    [] [] Thanks!
    [] Sure is!
    [] Helps that the subject was pretty. ;-)
    [] Indeed! I've got heaps of Grey Fantail images, so it was good to get a good one of the rufous.
    [] Very much a poser! Had no fear of us at all.
    [] :-)
    [] Now if only the Green Catbirds were that obliging.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Nice...cute little chap, i've seen plenty of this sort of bird around but never seen the tail out like that
  • David de Groot said:
    [] He (or she as both sexes look the same), was very intent on displaying for us. At times it was too close to focus on.
  • Ian Mc1 said:
    I wish our fantails would stay stiller for us in NZ !!! Just kidding. Moment has been caught perfectly.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] He definitely wasn't still Ian, but liked to flit about posing for us ;-)
  • Ross_M said:
    nice to find one that doesn't want to hide behind twigs and branches