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Variegated Fairy-wren

Variegated Fairy-wren
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Copyright: des hoi (deshoi) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 65] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K20 d
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dainty birds 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-21 4:56
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Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crown and face is blue or purple. Back of neck, rump, throat and breast are black, shoulder patch is chestnut, tail dull blue. The belly is white.

Makes a rich, trilling reel.

Found throughout most parts of mainland Australia. Separated into overlapping local varieties.

Dwells in a wide variety of habitats depending on race.

Breeds after rainy season.and builds an oval nest of grass and spiders egg-sacs lined with feathers and soft plant material.

Usually seen in family groups. Feeds on the ground and moves in a bouncy manner.

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To fthsm: Variegated Fairy-wrendeshoi 1 11-21 05:26
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Hi Des

Lovely shot of this bird. Great colors and detail with a nice blurred background.
Good shot and TFS


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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2009-11-21 5:08]
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Nice shot of a male Variegated Fairy-wren Malurus lamberti. It is quite different from Superb Fairy-wrens and actually more difficult to photograph. Good one indeed, TFS.

Verry good capture of this bird with wonderull colours.Nice immage.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-21 6:25]

Hello Des,
This photo of a Variegated Fairy-wren is very beautiful. Nice pose, great colours and good sharp details. Excellent composition, POV and DOF.

great- cute, TFS Ori

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