Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

August 21, 2010

The Pukeko

Filed under: Birds,Reflections,Western Springs — paul @ 7:05 am
The Pukeko

The Pukeko

Pukeko (Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus, New Zealand swamp-hen), absorbed in self-admiration. Seen at Western Springs.

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.

9 Comments

  1. Quite the narcissist, there. Nice, crisp photo.

    Comment by michael — August 21, 2010 @ 7:16 am

  2. Nothing like a narcissistic bird! But I can see why he/she is entranced, it’s a terrific reflection and you’re the one to thank! Marvelous capture, Paul! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

    Comment by Sylvia Kirkwood — August 21, 2010 @ 7:49 am

  3. Tel Narcisse 🙂 – Joli cliché.
    Je ne connais pas cet oiseau.

    Comment by Anne-Ma — August 21, 2010 @ 7:49 am

  4. Terrific shot!

    Comment by joo — August 21, 2010 @ 8:35 am

  5. Hahaha! Yes, I’m sure it’s in love with its “beautiful/handsome” reflection. 🙂

    Comment by EG Wow, Canada — August 21, 2010 @ 8:39 am

  6. There is an element of Narcissus in us all, Paul. The clarity here is to die for. I also like the generous space you have given your subject.

    Comment by Julie — August 21, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

  7. Bonjour dear friend,
    It’s a great picture and adorable reflection.The little friend is enjoying the water moment there!
    have a nice weekend,
    Leia

    Comment by Bonjour Luxembourg — August 21, 2010 @ 5:51 pm

  8. On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me,
    a pukeko in a a ponga tree.

    Great photo.

    Comment by ann new zealand — August 21, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

  9. What a nice looking bird. I haven’t seen a Pukeko before.

    Comment by James — August 23, 2010 @ 4:24 am

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