STEPHANIE MARTELLI

NIKON D750, NIKON AF-S VR ZOOM-NIKKOR 70–300MM F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED LENS, 260MM, 1/320S, F/5.6, ISO 320

New Zealand D-Photo - - YOUR SHOTS -

It was late in the af­ter­noon on a warm sum­mer’s day, and Stephanie was wait­ing to cap­ture some­thing when her at­ten­tion was caught by a flash of colour glimpsed out of the cor­ner of her eye. At first look black but with feath­ers that glim­mered irides­cent blue and green as they caught the light, it was a beau­ti­ful tui, de­light­edly drink­ing the nec­tar of an aloe vera flower. So as to not miss the mo­ment, Stephanie re­mained in­doors, cam­era in hand, and po­si­tioned her shot through a win­dow. “I knew I didn’t have a lot of time, and I would only get one shot be­fore it flew away,” she said. The per­fectly timed pic­ture cap­tures our most bois­ter­ous na­tive bird brim­ming with per­son­al­ity, and sums up ex­actly what Stephanie loves most about pho­tog­ra­phy: “I can tell sto­ries with my photos. Be­cause of my dis­abil­ity, I find it dif­fi­cult to get peo­ple to un­der­stand me, but I can do this through my photos. I en­joy cap­tur­ing won­der­ful mo­ments in time.”

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