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Marsh Wren

Marsh Wren
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-23
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dainty birds 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-22 16:54
Viewed: 4367
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 83
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On that morning we were very lucky to get excellent cooperation from the March Wren.there was a lot of them and the only thing you had to do was to spot a good location and be patient.
From Audubon
The mate has a number of mates each year of which build a nest of her own.The male may also build up to half a dozen dummy nests,often incomplete,one of which may be used as a roost.

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Great shot! I like the timing.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-07-22 18:23]

Hello Michel,
Wonderfully different image with an outstanding point of view. The camera work as always is first rate, great work my friend.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-07-22 19:01]

Hola Michel.
Kind of a funny photo but very nice, diffrent from all I have seen here.
Great pose with his open beak. was he singing?
TFS My friend.

Hi Michel

Wrens are great and this is an excellent frontal POV and moment. Very appealing picture!


Hi Michel,,
this are an real nice one with good dof, exellent bg.
Fine colours.


hello Michel
very beautiful scene in a exceptional composition, I like a lot the pose and the vertical frame,great shot with splendid colours and details
TFS thanks for sharing

Hallo Michel
Personally, I like an image where a bird, insect or animal is captured from the front. I know there are many people that do not agree with this. Photographed from the front gives a totally other perspective from the subject. I like the wide opened beak, looking at the bird's eyes from another viewpoint and the beautiful white chest feathers that is shown so well at this angle. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Michel,

Simply an awesome capture! Great POV and wonderful DOF with excellent sharpness and soft BG colors. I like the way the bird is posing for the camera :)

Thanks for posting.

best greetings,
Paras Bhalla

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-23 1:17]

Hello Michel
Excellent capture with sharp details, clear BG, natural colors and interesting frontal POV. Well done

Great shot of this little wren, in the way a songbird should be shot...singing

Hi Michel

Excellent portrait of this wren siging his heart out.
Great composition and sharpness.


Hello Michel,

Fantastic capture.
Natural colours with excellent details.
Lighting and composition are splendid.
Good composition.

excellent capture of the cute wren! :-) the singing pose and the vertical composition are really great as well as the deatils and
sharpness. wonderful job & best wishes, thor.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-07-23 3:58]

Bonjour Michel,
Une pose très drôle de ce petit troglodyte qui semble nous dire bonjour et de bien nous tenir! Photo originale et plaisante avec des teintes subtiles et une bonne netteté sur le sujet.
Meilleures pensées

Ciao Michel, great capture of lovely bird in fantastic pose against a beautiful blurry BG, superb details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Michel,
what great composition you have done.This single image speaks in volumes about your great ability as a photographer.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-23 9:54]

Hi Michel,

I have never seen a Marsh Wren before!!! I love the pose of this one with the yellow beak wide opened and the tail raised. He seems to be wanting to be fed. An adorable shot showing off his face and feathers in good detail. A beautiful background and vertical composition.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-23 11:17]

Hello Michel.
Wonderful shot of the beautiful Wren, really nicely composed shot with a superb pose of the wren in song, very nice details with lovely colours and lighting too.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-23 12:03]

Hello Michel,
A fine frontal POV capture of a singing Marsh Wren perched on a vertical reed stem. Technically excellent with good lighting, colours, details of the open beak and eyes against an excellent neutral Bg.

salut Michel

une jolie photo du Troglodyte des Marais, différente des autres photos
avec le POV frontal et comme si l'oiseau lancé son chant pour toi,
excellent focus netteté et détails, cadrage approprié, TFS


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-23 13:17]

Hi Michel . It was worth the wait. To get this one with its mouth so wide open. i dont think i have seen one before. Taken with fine detail and natural looking colours. Well done TFs.

Bonjour Michel
Quel beau point de vue de face pour cet Troglodyte de Marais, j'adore son bec grand ouvert, superbes couleurs et détails, le fonds flou met l'oiseau bien en valeur
Merci pour le partage

What perfect timing, Michel!!!
The wren seems to be singing away to glory!

Hello Michel,
Nice capture, excellent composition and pov, good pose, excellent sharpness and good depth of field.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-29 0:50]

Sorprendente captura y pose Michel,
estupendo y original pov.
brillante trabajo,
saludos amigo.

Bonjour Michel
Superbe pose acrobatique bien capturée, excellent focus
et composition

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-29 5:47]

Salut Michel,pas meilleur moment pour la capture! On parait d'ecouter l'oiseau qui chante..eehhe...et quelle excellente qualite',les couleurs et la nettete' sont fantastiques! Mes compliments,tres beau travail,bonne journee',Luciano

Gran encuadre Michel y mucha originalidad en la pose que por cierto captaste muy bien. Una vista inusual y realista del ave. Saludos y gracias por tu amable comentario: Josep Ignasi.

I love this shot Michel... great POV captured at the perfect moment and fantastically presented. My mom always liked the "sassy" little wren with the upturned tail. :) This one is going into my favorites folder... TFS.


Hello Michel,
a wonderful picture of the Marsh Wren taken from an excellent POV in a fantastic pose with very good sharpness and marvellous colours, very well composed
Best regards

Hi Michel,
A lovely and perfect timely capture of this beauty with excellent pose, while singing.
TFS and cheers,

Hello Michel

Very Beautiful.
Excellent detail and sharpness.
Lovely DOF and POV.
The shot has a wonderful natural colour and bokeh.
Great job.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-08-03 12:25]

Hello Michel,

Splendid capture!
Played excellent, congratulations.
Have a nice evening,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-08-05 7:12]

Hi Michel,
ecellent moment well captured- the wide opened mouth is so exciting to look at. The sharpness is good and the graphical composition of the branch is brilliant.
Sharp and very detail capture.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-08-05 14:30]

Hi Michel,
Very nice timing. I like your frontal POV and the pose you caught.
Best wishes,

bonsoir Michel!
et un plaisir de profiter de la nature par le biais de ces plans incroyable........
un bon travail

bonne soireè sERGIO

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2009-08-17 17:51]

Salut Michel,
Très belle photo de ce troglodyte. J'aime particulièrement la posture de l'oiseau et l'environnement dégagé.
TFS, Roger

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2009-08-26 20:50]

You shot a great singing bird. Nice clear background. Pro quality!

Terrific POV and pose Micheal, this one has that something special :)
Well done!

Bonjour Michel,

La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du Troglodyte des Marais. Le sujet est bien cadré. Le flou de l'arrière-plan met en évidence l'oiseau. La lumière met en valeur les couleurs de l'image.


hi mishel!
very beautiful pic on the
wren in a very nice pose!
good work!

Hi Michel,
Nice to see you all again. The NICE MOMENT you have framed it here.

With regards,

hello Michel
This is wonderful capture of cute Marsh Wren. It sings lovely. excellent timing and pose against blurred BG. everything great.
this is only one from your great portfolio. I enjoy to see them and I sometimes visit them.
thanks a lot for sharing these beauties. best regards and have a nice weekend my friend

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