The Manawahe Kokako Trust held an open day today as part of the annual Bird’s a Plenty Festival. We like people to come see what we do and why we do it and today the birds performed beautifully. Few New Zealanders have seen or heard a kokako in the wild and this is a great opportunity.
There are only around 1500 pairs of kokako or blue wattled crows in the North Island. The South Island bird is quite different with it’s orange wattles and is considered extinct.
I’m going to sneak this post into Lens Artist’s Challenge #114 for this week, negative space. Amy says ‘Negative space is the area around the main subject of your photograph. This space is empty or unoccupied. Spencer Cox at Photography Life explains, “Photos with high amounts of negative space are: empty, subdued, peaceful, calm, and isolated”.‘