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Wren - Gärdsmyg

Wren - Gärdsmyg
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Copyright: Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 400mm F/2.8 L IS USM, CF Extrime III 4 GB
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-22 1:48
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 36
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Todays post is the bird which I have never seen in Sweden before. I found this little one deep in the forest during my visit to two TN member, Gert (eliis49) and Micke (Tamrock). They live 150KM north from Stockholm in the area called Gävle... I am going to post few shots from this area :)

5D @ 400mm ISO-500 1/250sec, F/2.8...

The Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) is a very small bird, a member of the mainly New World wren family Troglodytidae. It is the only wren which occurs in the Old World; in Great Britain it is commonly known simply as "the" Wren.
The 9–10.5 cm long Wren is rufous brown above, greyer beneath, barred with darker brown and grey, even on wings and tail. The bill is dark brown, the legs pale brown. Young birds are less distinctly barred.

The plumage is subject to considerable variation, and where populations have been isolated, the variation has become fixed in one minor form or another. There are around 27 Eurasian subspecies of this taxonomically complex bird, with around 12 more in North America. The disputed subspecies orii, the Daito Winter Wren, became extinct around 1940 – if it is indeed a valid taxon and not merely based on an anomaly.

Thus in the British Isles, in addition to the typical bird, T. t. indigenus, there are two distinct insular forms; one, T. t. hirtensis, is confined to the island of St Kilda, and another, T. t. zetlandicus to Shetland. The St. Kilda Wren is greyer above, whiter beneath, and with more abundant bars on the back; the Shetland Wren is darker...

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To Tamrock: Tack Mickeralfsworld 1 10-22 06:43
To ellis49: Tack Gertralfsworld 1 10-22 02:12
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Hej Ralf,
you was first ;-)
It's a lovely picture of the small beautiful bird.
Very nice colours, well composed and very fine details, I can see every feather.
Very well done.

Gick hemresan bra och kom du hem ordentligt?
Ha det bar.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-10-22 1:59]

Hi Ralf,

An excellent capture of this small and fast bird,the colors and details are excellent as I suppose the light was not on your side in the forest,I have seen them quite a few times in the neighbourhood overher (butterfly trail ,Stora Vika and in Vatmark Alhagen),but never managed to capture them as they were so fast,tfs


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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2007-10-22 2:21]

Hi Ralf
This is really good shot of this little bird. Nice atmosphere, colours and details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-10-22 2:27]

Hello Ralf,
What a very impressive dark colours. Beautiful scene. I like it very much. The wren is pin-sharp with a lot of details. Perfect BG. Great composition. High quality!

Hi Ralf
perfect capture with good pose compo and bg, lovely catchlight and even if quite dark the ambiance is just perfect

hej ralf!
thanks for a great day together
with you and gert!
the capture of this little
beauty is a great job from you
sharp with good details and a
fine composition,nice pov and
dof to!
very good!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-22 5:46]

Hi Ralf
Nice presentation of that bird I had never seen before.Very sharp image whit good details .Nice catch light in the eye.Somehow it remind me of Chrismast.

This is a fantastic shot Ralf
I really like the composition in this shot, I can "see" the forest, it's great.
Superb sharpness, everything is perfect.
I love it.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-22 7:08]

Hej Ralf,
Superb capture of a Wren, a bird that I find very difficult to photographa as they keep to the shady places and are constantly on the move. But this is sharp and well composed against a good bokeh and the colouring is great.
Well done and TFS

Gärdsmygen är en av mina gäckfåglar!

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  • lutya Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 93] (451)
  • [2007-10-22 10:06]

Hi Ralf

This small bird is very sympathetic.Very nice colours and details . Good job!
Well done!

hi ralf,
a fantastic pose of this lovely bird, perfectly focused,
great POV and framing.warm colour tones.
really like the natural beautiful compostion and its special atmosphere.
great !
TFS - carole

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-10-22 12:22]

Great soft finishing and very harmonic colours Ralf. I like the framing.TFS

This is beautiful! We have those birds here too but I do not see them often. What a cute capture; I like the way they stand with their little tail up :) Exposure is natural in a beautiful environment and composition. Thanks!
PS, you are lucky to meet with those nice people; I wish I could join you too.

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2007-10-22 23:29]

Hi Ralf
Superb image
Perfect sharpness and detail
tfs jon

hello Ralf

beautiful photo of that little bird
with excellent sharpness and very well
framed on the image, TFS


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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-10-23 10:59]

Hi Ralf,
This is a great capture of a very small bird.
I like this very much. Lovely pose of your model and good composition and pov.
Good natural surroundings.
TFS Paula

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-24 4:00]

Hello Ralf,
You have so many beautiful pictures, so I will make a choice. This is such a magnificent and fine picture of the Troglodytes. I think I put in my favourites.
Best regards

Hello Ralf,
Very good one. Of course:-).
Difficumlt to capture this tiny one...

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