"Getting a bird’s eye view of this brilliant southern rata forest in full bloom, hundreds of feet above the Heaphy track was a real privilege. Their beauty is utterly majestic & in my humble opinion give their cousins, the north island's pohutukawa, a serious run for their money!"
Equipment: 60Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 28mm lens
Exposure: 1/500 sec @ f8 ISO 400
Location: above the Heaphy track, Kahurangi National Park, West Coast.
Click on this image to view a brief video clip 30 mins earlier (before the sun lowered):