The sun was shining and we had a few hours to spare so we headed off to Zealandia. I have a membership there so to get the most of the pass, I need to visit often. This was the first time I have taken my big lens to Zealandia and while I am still getting used to using the monopod, I did have some success. However by the end of the day I was shooting with it hand held. I need more practice at this but I did get a couple of sharp shots of the Takahe using this method.