Our friend Kea!!!

On our way to the next town, Hokitika, we made a quick stop at the Otira Viaduct Lookout. A couple of birds were lurking in the parking lot.

The Kea: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kea

The kea (/ˈkiːə/; Māori: [kɛ.a]; Nestor notabilis) is a species of large parrot in the family Nestoridae[2] found in the forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand. About 48 cm (19 in) long, it is mostly olive-green with a brilliant orange under its wings and has a large, narrow, curved, grey-brown upper beak. The kea is the world's only alpine parrot.

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Otira Viaduct Lookout

Otira Viaduct Lookout

Very curious and not scared to come at you!

Very curious and not scared to come at you!

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Came very close and flying onto the roof of the rental.

Came very close and flying onto the roof of the rental.

Almost there, driving through the mountains…

Almost there, driving through the mountains…

Hokitika next!

Hokitika next!

Trying out mirrorless camera...

Since the announcement of the Sony A7iii (ILCE-7M3) last year, I have been tempted to test this mirrorless technology. Last month, I decided to order it with the Sigma MC11 in order to use my Canon lenses. Updated the firmware of the converter, and tested the AF with all the lenses. All reported good with this Hybrid configuration.

This weekend, I was able to take it out and capture some Sunset shots. Not the ideal setup and subject, since I shoot mostly family and portrait pictures, which I can wait to use it as my primary camera…

Shot with Canon 17-40L.

HDR - 3 exposures.

After Golden hour…

Mahalo!