Huia : "HETERALOCHA ACUTIROSTRIS"
Subject matter at the Canterbury Museum.
Two beautiful Huia birds pulled from their dark and cool preserving cabinet, exposed under the sterile lamp in a curator's office.
I could have been there forever with these two historical specimens. The "young male" huia was so elegant and fluid, while the adult female had much more spring & ferocity to her.
There is something about my old Sigma Macro lens and how it allows atmospheric light & colour into the image.
Truly loved this experience 🙏
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