House Wren on a Branch

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedMay 10, 2019
TakenMay 10, 2019
Exposure1/500 sec at f/6.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length357 mm
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This wren was on the North side of our yard today where it kept flitting back and forth between the branches! Sometimes I could hear him sing but couldn't see him as he is so very tiny and diminutive in size. We've had bouts of bright sun today and periods where the sun disappeared behind the clouds with contrasting lighting ..Consequently, it was a challenging shot and not easy but I was determined to stay with it regardless until I could see the wren in a clear spot where it wasn't hidden from blending in with the tangled twigs and leaves.

If I have learned nothing else about bird photography is that it takes patience.....Birds are very aware of our presence and if we make fast sudden moves with the camera or ourselves they will not stay in place long. We have to step lightly and let them get used to our being around them... Most importantly we have to have a genuine love and respect for birds to be rewarded by their trust in return.

Best View in Light Box! Thank you!!!

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  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (10 May 2019):

    Gorgeous portrait of this little house wren.. beautiful tones, detail and great use of lighting! I totally agree that birds need to be respected as we photograph them going about their lives. They deserve nothing less.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (11 May 2019):

    a wonderful close-up!

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