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Superb Fairy Wren (Blue Wren)
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Posted By: Cee Cee, 11-24-2013, 07:15 AM

came apon a group of Superb Fairy Wren or "Blue Wren" as they're commonly known, they seemed undisturbed by my presence which is unusual, ... until I pressed my luck a little too far









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Great and colorfull little fellow, nice shots
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What a beautiful little guy. The third one is my favorite. Good job. Those small guys are hard to photograph.
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Great job…

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they almost have the feathers of a hummingbird, beautiful captures CC
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nice shots of a beautiful little bird
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Great and colorfull little fellow, nice shots
thank you TenZ.NL a nice little bird for sure

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What a beautiful little guy. The third one is my favorite. Good job. Those small guys are hard to photograph.
thanks Susan, its hard to get close enough to get a reasonable shot with these little guys, but on this occasion they tolerated my presence for a few minutes, perhaps its was something to do with the dull conditions and rain.

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Great job…
thanks for the comments, as mentioned above they seemed unusually tolerant
11-24-2013, 09:35 PM   #8
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they almost have the feathers of a hummingbird, beautiful captures CC
thanks, good observation, the plumage around head & neck areas do look similar in nature,

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nice shots of a beautiful little bird
thank you for your comments, cheers

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Well done on the focus cc.
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thanks Dave, plenty of erroneous stuff for the AF to lock onto, I had to keep switching to MF, but to be honest I can't remember which were AF and which were MF, I even tried live view and got a few pics of empty tree branches due to the shutter delay , these little chaps don't sit still very long.
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Great job catching these little fellows. By the time I get focus lock on them they are well and truly gone.
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Great job catching these little fellows. By the time I get focus lock on them they are well and truly gone.
Agreed. I was having a real problem with the lens getting confused by different targets today - and the hunting was scaring the wrens away! Well done on these shots! I didn't see this thread before the post I just put up.
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Great job catching these little fellows. By the time I get focus lock on them they are well and truly gone.
thanks Bruce, same here. I usually can't even get close enough for any sort of a shot, ... could be a good idea for a thread, photos of empty branches where a bird once was, I have quite a few of those along with plenty of tail feathers disappearing out of the frame

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Agreed. I was having a real problem with the lens getting confused by different targets today - and the hunting was scaring the wrens away! Well done on
these shots! I didn't see this thread before the post I just put up.
thanks for the comments, any time you can nail a shot of these guys its a good day and should be posted
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thanks for the comments, any time you can nail a shot of these guys its a good day and should be posted
Especially if the lens focal length is only 300mm and you didn't use a hide!
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Especially if the lens focal length is only 300mm and you didn't use a hide!
yes indeed, a hide?? I walk for the exercise and shoot what I come across, sometimes you get lucky
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