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Remember the suspension bridge above the waters of Hokitika Gorge? It's a fair walk to the spot and on the way one gets repeatedly stung by sandflies whose bites can cause itchy,painful welts that can last for days. Whenever one stops, the little fantails swoop and flit around each person, having learned that humans are pestered by these insects and so brings with them opportunities for the birds to catch their lunch. At this gate- an compulsory if momentary stop, the fantails were waiting in anticipation of the cloud of sandflies that accompanied the walkers.
You cannot see the sandflies in this photo but you can see one of the little fantails momentarily catching his breath.

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  • Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3071 W: 103 N: 5342] (23859)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-03-19
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-26 0:52
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