Don't even think about it! Silvereye - Wax Eye - New Zealand by AndreaEL

Don't even think about it! Silvereye - Wax Eye - New Zealand by 

Silvereye – New Zealand possesses one species which is a relatively recent arrival in this country from Australia. Permanent invasion occurred in or before 1856, the birds obviously being carried in flocks across the Tasman Sea by one or more of the weather systems. By 1861 the species had established a permanent footing in the Chatham Islands. Now it has a wide distribution throughout the country.
Location Taken: Gore, Southland, New Zealand.
Panasonic Lumix Camera Model DMC-FZ35

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Featured 5th May 2011

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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • Rose Gallik
    Rose Gallikover 4 years ago

    LOL!!! This is way too cute!! Wonderful Capture Andrea!

  • Thank you Rose, I am getting closer and closer to them with the camera. Thanks for your bubblemail, I will respond tomorrow, your words touched me.

    – AndreaEL

  • Tarrby
    Tarrbyover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Andrea and a lovely bird, wish we had them over here.

  • Thank you for your comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 4 years ago

    GREAT, I’m off tomorrow to the great matropolis of Kerikeri to look for that fat roll bird feeder.

  • You can do it Roy. The little wax eyes in our garden feed off my lap first thing in the morning if I sit very still. I am out there rain or shine. You only realize how delicate and tiny they are till they clamber all over you. I look forward to seeing your photos.

    – AndreaEL

  • Christina Rollo
    Christina Rolloover 4 years ago

    Wow, this is such a cute photo! Very interesting bird, nice work!

  • Thank you Christina, I appreciate your comment.

    – AndreaEL

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    sensational capture

  • Thank you Kathy.

    – AndreaEL

  • Irish
    Irishover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Irish.

    – AndreaEL

  • portparadise
    portparadiseover 4 years ago

    Oh what a beautiful capture. Full of expression – I love it.

  • Thank you for your comment, they have adorable expressions.

    – AndreaEL

  • SusanAdey
    SusanAdeyover 4 years ago

    What a great portrait!

  • Thank you Susan, I appreciate your comment.

    – AndreaEL

  • John Absher
    John Absherover 4 years ago

    The Eye’s Have It!! Great Shot. Sharpness to feather texture is Outstanding and DOF excellent!! What a COOL looking bird too!!

  • Thank you John, I appreciate your comments, the are cute birds.

    – AndreaEL

  • henuly1
    henuly1over 4 years ago

    nice photo,nice bird!

  • Thank you for your comment.

    – AndreaEL

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