young male wren

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Araminta
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young male wren

There is quite a number of young Superb Fairy Wrens around my garden. Waiting for their chance to take over . But for the moment there is only one male in breeding colours, he is chased by six females. you never know, he might need some helpwink?

Reflex
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Great photo's Araminta. Looking at the state of that post I'd say thats not the first time he landed there.

Samford Valley Qld.

Araminta
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Haha Reflex, I have that many birds at my place, all the fence posts look like thatcheeky

M-L

Elsie
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What a sweetieheart Maybe this year he'll get his chancecheeky

Great photos!

WhistlingDuck

Superb photos!

Devster
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Nice photos. They kind of look like cranky old men with beards don't they? Can I ask, as I am new to this, did you photoshop or edit the backgound to get the blur or did you just have the aperture set low? What setting did you use, manual or A? Sorry for all the questions

Cage
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You certainly nailed those two shots Araminta. Well done. yes

I know I'm nitpicking but I'd like too see a tad more space in front of the bird, assuming of course that there wasn't something there that you had to crop out.

Cheers

Cage

Hunter Valley NSW

Araminta
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Sorry Cage, there wasn't any more room in the front. I had my lens fully extended (400mm) and I was standing very close. As people used to say, I'm very good at sneaking up on birds. There is nothing cropped from this photo.

devwenbull...a few people on this forum have told me, if I would learn how to use photoshop, I could really take some good photos.

So I guess I thank you for your generous complimentyes I don't have photoshop, and my photos are the way they come out of my camera. That answers the question about the background. About the settings, all my photography is done on Automatic, continious shooting on Sport, but depending on the light ,I change the exposure compensation in the camera. The rest is all done by my Sony SLT-A-77V, and my Sony 70-400mm G lens. I had a look what my camera did on this one. F 5.6  foc length 400mm  Shutter speed 1/640  ISO 1600.

I'm not a good photographer, as I was often told on here, I just let my camera do what it does best, take nice photos from time to timewink

M-L

WhistlingDuck

You are getting wonderful photos by keeping it simple Araminta !

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