Running with the Kolea

Running Kolea - © Christopher Martin-5198

I photographed a pair of Pacific Golden Plover, called Kolea in Hawaiian, in the grasses near our hotel this morning.  They scuttled about the grass in the same fashion as I had observed them skip over rocks along the shoreline last year on a beach further north here in Kaua’i.  In the photograph above, I panned the camera while one of the birds ran nearby.

3 responses

  1. Intriguing effect with just enough of the bird detail to make it all look good somehow.

    December 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

  2. Captured well, don’t know why because I “thought” you had to have the head focused but it works for me and the grass is so brilliant!

    December 3, 2012 at 10:52 am

    • Everyone makes the head in focus – I’m striking out in a new, bold direction ;). At 1/8th of a second, I’ll take decent sharpness on the head and back. The gestalt is greater than the sum of the parts.

      December 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

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