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The Splendid Fairywren (Malurus splendens), also known simply as the Splendid Wren or more colloquially in Western Australia as the Blue Wren, is a passerine bird of the Maluridae family. It is found across much of the Australian continent from central-western New South Wales and southwestern Queensland over to coastal Western Australia. It inhabits predominantly arid and semi-arid regions. Exhibiting a high degree of sexual dimorphism, the male in breeding plumage is a small, long-tailed bird of predominantly bright blue and black colouration. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles are predominantly grey-brown in colour; this gave the early impression that males were polygamous as all dull-coloured birds were taken for females. It comprises several similar all-blue and black subspecies that were originally considered separate species.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Nov 2012 - 11:37 AM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Splendid Fairywren (Malurus splendens),
Username:wildlifephotographer wildlifephotographer
Uploaded:28 Feb 2013 - 11:03 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 11:06 AM

Wow what an amazingly colourful bird, well taken and a very interesting right up too. - gary

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TonyDy
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28 Feb 2013 - 11:30 AM

Super shot of this beautiful bird, Gordon.
Tony

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 11:52 AM

what a fantastic bird, a wonderful shot with great detail

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 12:31 PM

The colours and detail are astounding -Great Image!!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 12:36 PM

What a stunning colour, a truly beautiful little bird well captured. Carol

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 7829 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom172 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 1:21 PM

What a sensational little birdSmile Excellent shot.

Alan.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 2:51 PM

A superb detailed capture of this beautiful coloured bird. Ace!

Lavina

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 3:16 PM

Wow, stunning colours,

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pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
28 Feb 2013 - 5:55 PM

Amazing Smile

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kazza12
kazza12  1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 - 6:22 PM

lovely colours a great capture SmileSmile

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 7:54 PM

This is a spendid bird indeed and a splendid capture showing him off to his full beauty - great shot.

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