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Fuss Free Female.

Fuss Free Female.
Photo Information
Copyright: Sue Brown (Renroc) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 10] (77)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa A100, Sigma APO 70 - 300 mm f4-5,6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-05 23:59
Viewed: 3818
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This tiny wren was darting around in my garden on the weekend. She was there with an electric blue headed version which is the more colourful male. They didn't stay still for long so it was hard to catch them in focus. I was using a tripod and sat for a long time waiting and hoping.

The Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus), also known as Superb Blue-wren or colloquially as Blue wren, is a common and familiar passerine bird of the Maluridae family. Sedentary and territorial, it is found across south-eastern Australia. The male in breeding plumage has a striking bright blue forehead, ear coverts, mantle, and tail, with a black mask and black or dark blue throat. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles are predominantly grey-brown in colour. Two subspecies are recognised: the larger and darker Tasmanian form cyaneus and the smaller and paler mainland form cyanochlamys.

Like other fairywrens, the Superb Fairywren is notable for several peculiar behavioural characteristics; birds are socially monogamous and sexually promiscuous, meaning that although they form pairs between one male and one female, each partner will mate with other individuals and even assist in raising the young from such pairings. Male wrens pluck yellow petals and display them to females as part of a courtship display.

The Superb Fairywren can be found in almost any area that has at least a little dense undergrowth for shelter, including grasslands with scattered shrubs, moderately thick forest, woodland, heaths, and domestic gardens. It has adapted well to the urban environment. The Superb Fairywren mainly eats insects and supplements its diet with seeds.

PP work was cropping and a slight sharpen.

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nice pose, clear - well done

Hi friend Sue,
Belated welcome to TN! ... I am quite busy and I can not visit the site much.
Thank you very much for putting my "green hairy caterpillar" in your favorites! Wow! It is an honor for me!
I wish many good things fot you in TN!
This is a beautiful photo of this little bird. I like the POV and light. The composition is suitable for the photo convey a message. The expression of bird is appreciated. I chose this picture to comment, because I have difficulties to comment yours latest plants (orchids and the like). I'm bad for understanding plant photos! ha ha ha:) I prefer animals, especially birds and insects!

Greetings from Venezuela


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