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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-07 8:07
Viewed: 3054
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Something a little bit different today . At the weekend i was walking down by the river when i saw a Buzzard in an old Oak tree. Only for it to fly away just as i got ready to take its picture. I lent on the tree trunk and had a cup of tea as it was a very cold day. I could hear this small bird above my head which turned out to be this Wren. It spent most of the time upside down looking at me. A unusual POV .
This was taken hand held .

Wren ( Troglodytes troglodytes )

The Wren is a tiny plump finely-barred Bird with a surprisingly loud voice.
The Wren has a habit of raising its very short tail vertically.
It alos has a distinctive flight which is fast and direct, often plunging straight into dense cover.
Wren populations decline in cold winters but usually recover quite quickly.
They nest in small loose ball of leaves and grass in bank.
They have 5-6 eggs, 2 broods, in April-July.
They have a pale stripe over the eye, brown colour barred wings, strong legs and feet and a very slightly downcurved fine bill, they also have a short rounded tail.
For food it forages on Insects and Spiders in low thick cover under hedges, in ditches and other dark damp places.
The Wren is similar in species to the Dunnock and the Robin.

Mello, maurydv, eng55, smitha, loot, uleko, nasokoun, marius-secan, siggi, Jamesp, jaycee, boreocypriensis, CeltickRanger, Argus, Dis. Ac., tcr, rousettus has marked this note useful
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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-01-07 8:14]

Yes, I like different poses dear Nicholas, and you did a good job here!
Very nice upside down pose of this little one.
Thanks for posting this beauty and funny pic.
Best wishes,

Hello Nick,
a very beautiful capture of the Wren in a lovely pose, very good sharpness and fantstic colours, excellent POV and composition, very good timing taking this not easy cute bird.
Best regards

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-07 8:18]

Hi Nicholas,
Very nice capture of this wren.POV,exposure,lighting,pose of bird and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-07 8:26]

Hello Nicholas
This is cute...excellent work.

Ciao Nick, lovely bird in wonderful pose against a fantastic blue sky, splendid light and colors, beautiful composition, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Nicholas,
Beautiful capture of the hanging wren against a blue sky.Excellent sharpness, details and light.
Thanks for the share,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-01-07 8:56]

Hi Nicholas

Yip, this is different for sure. A very interesting POV of this little Wren with the case
of mistaken identity. Looks like it was thinking it is a bat (chuckle). Well spotted and
captured. Nice clear details and even a little catchlight in the eye for a bonus.

Well done MF and TFS.

very nice and very cute, TFS Ori

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-07 9:11]

Hello Nick,
An amusing capture of this lively little bird that at least stopped a second in its movement to have a look at you!! Nice shot with great focus on the eye and lovely colours.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Una toma con una gran fuerza plástica por el ángulo empleado y la podse del ave.
Abrazo Nicholas.

Hi Nick,

Good picture of this Wren taken with good detail and from a very unusual point of view. The bright bird stands out nicely against the dark trunk and a nice blurred background.
Good capture and TFS


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-07 9:53]

Very good portrait of this Bird$

hello Nicholas,
exceptional moment this pose, very well composed with splendid blue background, attributed very good colors and details from a good focus, enviable photo!
keep photographing! TFS

Hello Nick,

An excellent capture with lovely natural colors, up-side down pose & setting. Very nicely taken & presented. TFS & regards.


Hello Nick,
That is a little bit different as you post usual. It is a great shot. Wonderful colours and very good sharpness. You are lucky for finding this wren. I lost two possibilites in the last month to take some photos with this little bird.

hello Nick
great pose of this little one
great sharpness and very good colours with good light
greeting lou

Hello Nicholas,

Excellent photo, here in Venezuela we also have similar species and we call "Cucaracheros". The photo has a beautiful setting for light and an ideal POV for this funny and tiny bird. Excellent use of the location, with this wood obscuring the upper side, the bird in the middle and a blue sky very balanced in down side. A complex picture and well managed.



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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-07 12:22]

Hello Nicholas.
That's such a cute little bird. Excellent shot, the sharpness is wonderful and the blue blurry background just how it has to be to give all the importance to the bird.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-07 13:15]


Lovely pose and composition. Great work.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-07 14:24]

Hi Nick,as you wrote in the note,this is different! And what a beautiful and fascinating composition,another time perfect light on the bird and wonderful background..the scenary change but the class is always the same! My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-07 15:22]

Hi Nick,

Did you off this little Wren some of your tea? He must have been cold too. A wonderful shot of this upside down little bird with the big eye and cute beak. The colors and details of the feathers are marvelous. I love the rich colors of the tree and the sky.


Wowww... an unusal and exciting pose of a wren MF!
This is realy an acrobatic bird:) TFS this perfect and amusing view indeed.
Have a nice night Nick!


hello Nick

excellent photo of this Wren with his acrobatic pose,
fine POV and appropriate framing, fine focus sharpness
and details, beautiful warm luminosity, excellent contrast
between the bird's warm and the background's cold colour tones,



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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2010-01-07 20:29]

Hi Nicholas,
It sure is a different perspective but well captured.The pinsharp image is well positioned against an undisturbing BG.

Hi Nicholas

This is really cool and unusual pose of this little guy. They are really nice to observe and listen and are one of my favorite birds :)
Well done and TFS

Ciao Nicholas. Extremely dymamic pose with exciting playing of light and well satured colours. Great capture!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-08 10:19]

Hello Nick,
Yesterday I didn't have time for TN, but now I prefer to react on this beautiful photo. Great pose, sharpness, details and very nice colours. Good POV an composition.
Have a good weekend,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-08 12:44]

Hello Nick,
A fine capture of a tricky little bird. The pose underneath the tree limb is great and the lighting just right for the eye and most of the plumage. The blurred BG is great too.
Nice one and TFS it!
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hello Nicholas,

So you have this little one good captured with great details and fine colours.


Hi Nicholas.
Great capture of this bird.I like position them upside down, hanging from a tree.Wonderful image.
Friendly regards.Alin.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-01-10 5:21]

Very unusual and photogenic pose. Great sharpness and beautiful background light.
Greetings and TFS.

Hello Nicholas
what a nice capture of cute and shy Wren. it gave a great pose as like a Nuthatch. focus, POV/DOF and colors very nice. also composition and BG nice. thanks for sharing, have a nice week.

Hy Nick
I start laughing seeing this picture: an unusual position, but everything is possible at this small bird. But extraordinary spotted.
Kind regards,

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