Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Wild Bird Wednesday: Superb Fairy Wren

Thank you a million times, Stewart, for taking on the role of hosting a Wednesday bird meme. I was wondering what I would do with all my bird shots. Due to my slackness in blogging last week I totally missed your first link up, but here's my first post for your meme.

The Superb Fairy Wren has been a bird I have been wanting to capture since I started photographing birds late last year. In the last two weeks I got lucky on two occasions. The first was a different bird song I heard in my own back yard... to my surprise this little bird was flitting back and forth on my back fence, so I took my camera outside and sat at our outdoor table & waited. It was a very overcast day, and the light was terrible, but this is what I captured. I believe it's a juvenile female.



The following day the little bird came back with it's brightly coloured parent but he was too quick for me to capture (all I got was a blurry shot)... I wasn't happy!!

Then last week, we drove into the city to visit the Roma Street Parklands. The plan was to capture some flower shots as my daughter Bec & I had borrowed my friends macro lens. While I was busy shooting macros, I heard a familiar song right nearby. I looked up to see this juvenile Superb Fairy Wren on the fence rail, singing his heart out!! A quick change of lens to my 55-250mm, aka stalker lens, and I snapped away until he decided to fly off. Again the light wasn't great, as it was in a shaded area of the gardens.





Suffice to say, I came home delighted!!


Sharing with Stewart's new meme:

23 comments:

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The photos of the little wren are wonderful! I love the one with his head up and mouth open singing his heart out. I have a little wren in my back yard. I don't have a stalker lens so haven't been able to get any good photos.

Renae. said...

I just saw your site, via Brian Kings site. I had to see what yours was all about simply because your picture was of you taking a picture! (cleaver and attractive). Your skills are equally awesome!

have a fab day!

holdingmoments said...

These are beautiful Liz; especially that Fairy Wren. What a little stunner.

Filip and Kristel said...

Surprising to see how many poses this little bird can produce.

Greetings,
Filip

Michael S-B said...

Gorgeous, excellent, great shots Liz :)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh My Goodness, all of these are equally adorable and sweet and cute and love them all~

TexWisGirl said...

such adorable cuties! love that extra pert tail! :)

Carole M. said...

beautiful wren photographs Liz; what a buzz to catch them in your camera like you did. The songster is so captivating too...well done.

Pauline said...

Hi Liz, these are just wonderful. One just has to smile and share the joy of those little wrens !

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Wrens, lovely.

Jenni said...

I have loved Wrens ever since I was a child and we would see them flitting in the bush where we used to go camping.
Your photos are a delight. They are such sweeties...and not that easy to capture, well done.
Jenni

Linda said...

Great shots! That little fellow was singing his heart out, wasn't he? Thanks for showing this beautiful bird!

Stewart M said...

They are such great little birds - we had a family group pass through the garden just once - I'd like to encourage them back!

Very nice set of picture.

Thanks for the multiple comments on both blogs!

Stewart M – Melbourne

PS: sorry about the lack of thumbnails this week – will get it right for WBW #3

Gary said...

They're beautiful!! That blue is so intense!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

bailey-road.com said...

The Fairy Wren is such a beautiful little bird. You got some great shots.

Modesto Viegas said...

Great shots!
Nice bird!

Skye said...

that is the ost beautiful little birdie! I love him (or her!) - We had a family of house wrens living on the small birdhouse on my deck a couple years ago - I love their call. So pretty!

mick said...

Great photos of the wrens. The ones around here have bad habits of hiding in very thick bushes!!

Larry said...

These are awesome shots of the Fairy Wren Liz! I would think that you would be smiling ear to ear. I know I would!

Stasha said...

Superb. You always achieve the most beautiful background blur.

Pat Tillett said...

Oh my gosh! that is one cute little ball of feathers! Great photos also!

Olga said...

Wow..they are so interesting, cute and funny. Great gob!

EG CameraGirl said...

Congratulations for capturing this bird with your lens, I know the great feeling of finally photographing a bird you've wanted to for a while.

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