A pukeko bird hiding in the high grass in the wetlands of the Ambury Regional Park. It took me some patience to get a decent picture of a pukeko. One reason is that the birds are shy, which makes it hard to get closer. Also, because of the high grass and tussock patches in the wetlands of the Ambury Park, it is tricky to get a shot in which the birds are not completely covered by grass.
The scene is split into two distinctive areas, which is caused by the soft rolling hills in the Ambury park. The pukeko and foreground are very clear and crisp, while the background is creamy and darker green.