"After a wonderful morning exploring some native bush on Chatham, I stumbled across this beautiful bird's nest, which was woven so intricately into a kawakawa bush (I believe the nest & eggs are the work of a Song Thrush). The careful observer might note how the kawakawa leaves have no holes in them - unlike the kawakawa found on mainland N.Z. - this is because the Kawakawa Looper Moth is not present on the Chathams, hence it doesn't get eaten! I was intrigued by all the endemic native plants we saw here, with many species that look familiar, but are actually quite unique. Same same, but different!"
Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic Medium Format Camera + Schneider Kreuznach 80mm blue lens
Exposure: 1/50 sec @ f8 ISO 1600
Location: Chatham Island