This is one of my true “dream shots”. I had imagined a shot like this with a bird-of-paradise in the foreground and a view out over the rain forest for years, but never found a place where I might be able to make it. Finally in the Aru Islands in 2010, I saw my opportunity. But the problem was getting the camera in the right place. I solved the problem by developing what I called the “leaf-cam”, a camera well hidden in leaves, and controlled remotely.
Here is a short video that tells the story of how I set this up, and finally got the shot.
Randall Collura says
what a sweet shot! I love the format of explaining how you get these fantastic shots.
valerie gebert says
“That’s it! I knew I had it” — a thought that makes any bird photographer giddy with delight! Congratulations on your perseverance. Your photos are a dream come true for all of us in armchairs back home.
Sim Gamba says
Thanks Tim for the generous sharing. You’ve given us newbies tips doing it
in densely forested parks. Simply fantastic shots! Congrats.
Gábor Ruff says
Awesome photo Tim, and it was good to see how you took it.
Yunaidi Joepoet says
Thank You for Sharing, Pak Tim.
Really inspiring video.
Ivana Sanjaya says
what a great shot! at first glance i thought it was a fantasy digital painting of Cenderawasih. ha ha ha. but then i realized that this was a photo shot. unbelievable. this photo is just really really awesome. superb dream shot! thanks for sharing your experiences & efforts. God bless you always