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Kākāriki Feather, 4x Objective

(Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae, Red-Crowned Parakeet)


Many people have been taught that kākāriki means "green", which is true.

But there follows a common assumption that our native parakeets are called kākāriki because they are green - this isn't quite right.
"Kākā" means parrot, while "riki" is a suffix roughly meaning "little" or "in abundance". The use of kākāriki to mean "green" actually comes from the briliant verdure of these birds, the greenest of all things in Aotearoa - not the other way around!

This image is a composites of ~20 "slices" meticulously captured with an OMAX microscope, focus-stacked and stitched together.


All indicated sizes are printed on a Premium 255gsm Metallic Gilcee paper unless clearly labelled "POSTER". See "Papers" on the right for more info.

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Kākāriki Feather


My microphotographs are printed and shipped from carefully selected art-print shops in NZ and around the world (for international customers). 

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