Somewhat of a niche market I acknowledge. We were headed from Auckland to Waiheke Island across the Hauraki Gulf and were acocompanied by a sizeable flock of these small birds flying at 20-25 knotts only centimetres from the water. The light wasn't great and I was using my 'travel lens' (Nikon 18-300mm) attached to a Nikon D7200. 300mm, ISO 400, f6.3, 1/2500 sec. It was a lovely moment and great to be in their company for several minutes. Apologies for the quality of the images which only serve to confirm that any future I have photographing wildlife is not as a birder!
Edited by pomkiwi, 11 April 2016 - 08:29 AM.