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Saturday, 15 August 2009

Pigeon Film

Recently I've spent alot of time in the top of an amazing Rimu tree, not far from Dunedin, as part of a short film project for uni. The tree is an ancient NZ relic and takes me back to a time when such incredible beings carpeted the landscape, back before the country was tamed by westerners and cleared for agriculture. From the canopy I could see all over the small patch of forest, and watch closely as Kereru (Woodpigeons) foraging on fruit nearby. This allowed me to build a hide (which I took a time lapse of) and obtain some close shots of the birds feeding, both of which were vital components for the film.

Here's the finished product!

Kereru from Simon Cherriman on Vimeo.