Taken 4-Sep-12
Visitors 11

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Keywords:New Zealand, Otago, dunedin, orokonui, ecosanctuary, sanctuary, reserve, nectar, feeding, table, tui, bellbird
Photo Info

Dimensions4896 x 3264
Original file size1.65 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken4-Sep-12 12:49
Date modified11-Sep-12 16:28
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
Focal length200 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/200 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Tui & bellbird feeding

Tui & bellbird feeding

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary has become the only place on mainland South Island of New Zealand where native birds, animals and insects can live a life safe from predators. An 8.7km pest-proof fence was completed in 2007 that encompasses 307 hectares of native and introduced forest. Animal pests have been almost entirely eradicated to allow reintroductions of endangered native species such as tuatara, kiwi and takahe. Futhermore it is becoming increasingly common for native birds to find their own way into the ecosanctuary and take up residence.