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A Touch of Blue

A Touch of Blue
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Copyright: Klaudio Dadich (dalmatinac) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 43 W: 0 N: 56] (238)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-26
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-03 4:19
Viewed: 3528
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My second attempt to get a decent picture of this tiny and very fast bird. I was more patient this time and was rewarded by a longer visit- full five seconds this time.

Superb Fairy-wrens are predominantly insectivorous. They eat a wide range of small creatures (mostly insects such as ants, grasshoppers, shield bugs, flies, weevils and various larvae) as well as small quantities of seeds, flowers, and fruit.[39][44] Their foraging, termed 'hop-searching', occurs on the ground or in shrubs that are less than two metres high. Because this foraging practice renders them vulnerable to predators, birds tend to stick fairly close to cover and forage in groups. During winter, when food may be scarce, ants are an important 'last resort' food, constituting a much higher proportion of the diet. Nestlings, in contrast to adult birds, are fed a diet of larger items such as caterpillars and grasshoppers.[

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-03 7:40]

Hello Klaudio,
Even though relaively small in this image, it is a pretty sharp capture of a Superb Fairy-wren in its natural surroundings. Every sharp and complete shot of these birds is an achievement as they are very active!
Well done and thanks!
With best wishes for 2008!

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2008-01-03 7:58]

I think this is a great photo of this wren! I like that it shows the natural environment and I think you need to use a hide and som kind of feeding to get closer to these birds.

Best regards/Bengt

Hello Klaudio,
Fine shot of this Superb Fairy-wren and your right there not easy to catch; my only advice is a lot of patients and a fast shutter speed :)these little guys do move around a lot, all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2008-01-09 3:04]

Klaudio, we know that shooting nature requires lots of patience, but the effort pays off. Little by little, things become... bluer and bluer...

I do hope you keep trying to bring us more times the fellow above, which is beautiful - although a little bit impatient.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-12 12:12]

Hello Klaudio, nice capture of this beautiful bird, the colors are striking ! The composition with that old tree is very nice and the exposure is fine, thanks !


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