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Marsh Wren

Marsh Wren
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Copyright: shelley penner (shyanni) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 163] (840)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20, Lumix Teleconversion 1.5X
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-23 7:54
Viewed: 3689
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Mash Wren was singing his little heart out, apparently oblivious to me standing just a few away. Dozens of Marsh Wrens were nesting in this one small area -- about 5 acres of estuary marsh full of cattails and eel grass, and he wanted to make sure they all knew this was his territory. This one had a nest in this tree, but most Mash Wrens build their nests in cattails or bullrushes, making everal 'dummy' nests to confuse predators.

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-07-23 8:02]

Beautiful pose and lightning of the wren in this photo. However I think you have over sharpened it a bit. For me a bit soft is better....

Best regards/Bengt Falke

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-23 8:03]

Hi Shelley,

A beautiful capture of this lovely little Marsh Wren - one that we do not have here. I just love singing birds and this one is adorable. Beautiful colors, excellent details, and a lovely setting.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-23 8:05]

Hi Shelley!
What a nice pose, details and light, and what a singer!
TFS, José M.

Very nice singing pose/POV and natural setting of this wren.
Good lighting and color.
I also notice something in the bird image as Bengt Falke mentioned that is a bit off.
Othewise very nice.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-23 10:13]

Hello Shelley,
What a brilliant capture of this wonderful little Wren singing away. I love its pose, details are sharp (maybe oversharpened a bit) and colours natural. Very fine composition!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Good capture but botched in photoshop (maybe). A good note.

Hello Shelley,
Great capture of this singing wren.
Love the way the bird is natural framed by the twigs and leaf.
Wonderful details in the feathers, light, catch light in the eye and soft background.
Sharpness and exposure are spot on.
Excellent work.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

bonjour shelley

j'aimes beaucoup ce genre de photo tu as bien d'attendre
et de prendre ta photo lors de son chant

la netteté du photo souffre un peu, ne serais-pas à cause
d'avoir trop zoomé et ensuite convertit 1.5 fois ?

ce n'est que mon avis, je pense que en zoomant moins
l'oiseau aurait sortit plus beau au niveau de ses plumes

mais superbe photo et TFS


Great pose and open beak gives dynamism to your wren Shelley. Best, Brat.

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