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Singing Wren

By Mike_Young
Greetings all,
Once again I'm delighted to have had a lovely reaction to my Coal tit upload, a big thanks to everyone who took part.
Theres a short story with tonights upload. I hope you have time to read and thenenjoy this image.
I spent some time on our plot this morning, after doing the usual chores, weeding, watering etc. I decided to try and get an image of a Wren that has been patrolling around the plot and singing his head off. Talk about an awkward little beast, whenever he perched it was always with the sun right in my face and he was thus rendered as a silhouette. To make matters even worse in the background was a shiny greenhouse. In the very bright morning sun, it was a difficult shot to attempt exposure wise but not one to give in I got this image.
Note how the far leg and the edges of his beak are almost translucent with the bright light. In fact I think you can see a vein running down the leg.
This shot was also hand held, so I'm very happy that it is sharp, the VR on this lens is second to none.
I was able to get a viewable image with some careful work in Adobe RAW processor, and finished in Photoshop. I hope you think it was worth the effort, thanks for looking.


Tags: Male Singing Wren Bird Against the light Wildlife and nature Troglydites troglydites

Voters: mike9005, JanOByrne, kojack and 51 more

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Comments


10 Apr 2020 7:12PM
Wonderful capture of him
Saastad Plus
1 16 14 Norway
10 Apr 2020 7:19PM
Lovely photo Mike!

Arne Smile
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
10 Apr 2020 7:29PM
Patience pays 😁😁
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2020 7:32PM
a beautifully captured song Mike
always so good to see a wren
10 Apr 2020 7:36PM
A beautiful image Mike, pity the sound couldn’t be included.
10 Apr 2020 7:47PM
Well done. Great image.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2020 8:18PM
A beauty
Ju
viscostatic 14 47 9 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2020 8:46PM
Great timing and control of light.

Phil.
johnke Plus
7 223 16 England
10 Apr 2020 9:01PM
Of course it was worth the effort Mike its a beautiful image...John
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
10 Apr 2020 9:08PM
Not familiar with the lens or the 7200 BUT I know about birds doing their own thing, and Sun in your eyes, etc.---
The image sings as loud as the bird-- lovely results!
10 Apr 2020 9:23PM
Lovely capture Mike, I am familiar with the d7200 and the lens as you know. But as you also know you can stick someone in a tractor but it doesn't make them a farmer.
keep taking those lovely images and inspiring us all
Happy easter.
Geoff
10 Apr 2020 11:12PM
Super shot excellent light😎
10 Apr 2020 11:22PM
Amazing image
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
11 Apr 2020 2:13AM
Wonderful capture.
ColleenA Plus
8 464 7 Australia
11 Apr 2020 7:32AM
Excellent shot
Chas05 6 3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2020 9:14AM
Beautiful. Love description and story line. Brilliant.
chavender Plus
10 469 1 France
11 Apr 2020 9:54AM
Definitely worth the effort Mike.
A superb image.
Bill
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2020 10:16AM
You did exceptionally well under the circumstances! Good, light, pose and detail.
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
11 Apr 2020 11:10AM
This is a great capture Mike, your efforts really paid off.

Joe Smile
Saastad Plus
1 16 14 Norway
11 Apr 2020 1:00PM

Quote:Lovely photo Mike!

Arne Smile



Also a big thanks for support and for lovely words!

Arne SmileSmile
chase Plus
15 1.9k 479 England
11 Apr 2020 4:52PM
Well caught in full throttle Mike.
Patience is a virtue and yours has paid off here.I have several Wrens around my garden, never, ever got close enough or been fast enough to get one in the frame Wink
11 Apr 2020 6:06PM
Superb Mike..Lin
Mike_Smith Plus
13 686 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2020 9:04PM
Wonderful Wren capture, especially in full song

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