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Blue Wren - Male eclipse

Blue Wren - Male eclipse
Photo Information
Copyright: Odile Young (OPYphoto) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 4 N: 117] (714)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 600D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-23 23:12
Viewed: 2057
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I posted a female Splendid Fairy-Wren (Malurus splendens)a few months ago. This is a male in eclipse plumage. I have still to take a photo of a male in full breeding plumage where all the brown/grey areas are changed into the most brilliant violet-blue colour.
These small and endearing birds are common from the west of the Blue Mountains to the Indian Ocean. They forage in family groups, often in the company of other small species, probably as a defense against predators. They can live for more than 10 years, which is remarkable given their small size.
This time, I used shutter speed priority to get a sharp enough photo with the hand-held lens . One does learn from previous mistakes!

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Bonjour Odile,
Agréable valorisation du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Odile,
Very cute bird. I like it.


What an ADORABLE species.
We don't enjoy their company in Canada. How lucky you are. Often wished I'd live in Australia. My most beloved brother passed in Perth a few years ago.
A very clear presentation, indeed!!!
Great notes too.
Mario from a COLD COLD Canada wishing you the best of the best.

Hello Odile,
Beautiful picture of this bird.New idea of framing and I like it.Good details.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-24 15:57]

Hi Odile,beautiful and nice specie in a very good capture,i like the point of view and the excellent colors and detail in the best exposure.Very well done,have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

a real cute beauty, TFS Ori

hallo Odile
super good pose of this beautiful bird
good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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