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Busy Wren

Busy Wren
Photo Information
Copyright: William Jacobs (oldferret) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7 D+Battery Grip, Canon EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 L IS USM, Kingston 16GB 266x, 67mm UV Filter-Hoya
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Europe, Birds of Europe II, Birds of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-01-26 1:41
Viewed: 1970
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I managed to get out yesterday with the camera, made my way down to the river and spotted this Wren busy looking for food. I watched as it scurried around like a mouse on steroids, shooting off about 100 shots. This one of the better ones, where it's fully out of the undergrowth.

Wrens are well loved and well-known, tiny birds which survive in the darkest, dankest places underneath brambles and fallen logs, amongst piles of flowerpots and old garden equipment, anywhere a where a spider or two may be hiding. Even in the hardest of winter weather, wrens search the same old places ignoring food put out by humans.
The occasion bad winter can kill thousands of them, which makes their numbers plummet. A few good years later and their numbers seem to recover. This one seems to found a little niche for itself down by the river bank.

They also tend to roost together in nest boxes, as many as twenty have be known to share a box together

Taken on a grey day, cropped about 60%, adjusted levels.

Thanks for viewing.

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Ciao William, great capture of lovely bird, fine details, beautiful ambientation, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-26 3:42]

Hello Bill,
Very nice photo of this Wren in good sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Nice frontal pose too.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-01-26 4:02]

Hello William,
that's a cute little bird, I like the sharpness and the nice pose, very well done.
Regards Siggi

Hello William,
I like this bird. Excellent point of view. Amazing colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Bill

Excellent close-up photo of this cute Wren,
very fine POV, DOF and framing, great focus,
sharpness, and details, of its plumage, TFS


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Hello William,
Very good captured.I haven't seen such species before.I like its sharpness,colour and cute look.Well done.Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-01-26 10:36]

Hi William,

not so easy to capture this tiny marvel moving very fast, .. like expo and detail rendering with this; .. well captured


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-26 12:02]

A perfect capture in a difficult situation on the grass and in a difficult light too.The best dot of fire for the best details in a correct exposure.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi William
Super pose caught form a good POV with excellent DOV and composed in a nice natural setting.
Thanks for sharing]
Best regards

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