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Marsh Wren

By billma
It have taken me weeks to get a good photo of this small secretive bird. There are at least two billion pixils on the cutting room floor. The live in marshes and hide in the reeds and cattails and move about continuously. The territorial males will briefly climb a cattail or reed to view an intruder or a photographer.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: alansnap, naturenut, Timecatcher and 22 more

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snowman 17 391 England
6 May 2004 1:02PM
Terrific catch, lovely pose and nice detail.
Your patience has really paid off here, nice one.
trahern 17 863 United Kingdom
6 May 2004 1:04PM
You don't see many of these - excellent well captured.
n.groves 17 290
6 May 2004 1:05PM
very sharp in detail, excellent pose too, well done Smile
teepee 18 1.6k England
6 May 2004 1:15PM
A great image....superb!....tony
sze4j 17 56 Singapore
6 May 2004 1:41PM
superb!!! click.
KathyW 17 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
6 May 2004 1:42PM
Great shot - well captured!
cambirder 17 7.2k England
6 May 2004 1:46PM
Well worth the effort Bill. I would like to see this in hi-def, I think it may have lost something in the reduction to 60k

gajj 17 32
6 May 2004 2:09PM
Can't upload mine now, drats! Great shot, you worked hard to get it.
geordieaj 18 1
6 May 2004 3:17PM
Excellent!your patience has been rewarded
6 May 2004 3:45PM
Excellent shot, i can hear it's song..
gibbsy 17 403 Wales
6 May 2004 4:06PM
Caught to perfection. Click.
mattw 17 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
6 May 2004 4:52PM
Nicely caught - worth the perseverance.
naturenut 18 1.8k England
6 May 2004 4:56PM
Terrific shot Bill, well done.
gillymot 17 14
6 May 2004 5:25PM
nice, it really stands out from the background,

Having looked at your other photos I can't believe you haven't recieved, at least!, one EC yet, click
JohnRShort 17 25 United Kingdom
6 May 2004 5:50PM
great capture, worth the wait and hard work
maroondah 18 246 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2004 6:44PM
Congratulations Bill this is a stunning image.
alansnap 17 577 26 United Kingdom
6 May 2004 7:03PM
Congratulations it was worth the effort. I'd love to see a bigger version. You must have been mightly close even with the lens you used. Good fieldcraft as well as great photography.

billma 17 119 United States
6 May 2004 7:15PM
As always, appreciate the feedback and hearts. I now have about 45 species of birds photographed, about 35 in the wild. It is really a gratifying experience. The camera is teaching me so much about the natural world, much of which has been right there but unseen by me.
tm 17 18
6 May 2004 7:48PM
Great image.Well Done
Thats a lovely shot. A Big Click
Timecatcher 17 120 Canada
7 May 2004 5:06AM
Another Great Capture Bill. You are a true Wildlife photographer...not sure if I ever told you that but if I did shows that I still think It Smile
johnjohn01 19 58 England
7 May 2004 5:40AM
Excellent work, well worth the wait and discarded pixels. You have a great portfolio Bill.
jk 19 40 United Kingdom
7 May 2004 10:02PM
Makes the time and effort worth while when you end up with an image as good as this.
great shot.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
8 May 2004 4:11PM
So lovely . What patience you have Bill . A dear wee bird and so beautifully composed and taken .click .
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
8 May 2004 6:44PM
Wonderful shot, excellent image, you've caught the pose so well.
PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
9 May 2004 6:22AM
Worth the wait though. A stunning shot, perfect, click!
Greyheron 19 282 7 England
9 May 2004 10:11AM
Classic image of this stunning little bird. Excellent work Bill, CLICK!

geegee 17 29 England
11 May 2004 6:58AM
Wonderful capture. Only just remembered your terrific bird portfolio, it is really great.

bppowell 19 2.2k 2 England
13 May 2004 10:11AM
This is the first time I have seen your portfolio, it is really good.

Are you trying for as many species as possible?

kit-monster 17 3.7k 2 Singapore
31 May 2004 8:45PM
What a stunning shot. Wrens in the UK are our smallest bird. Although very common, they rarely stay still long enough to get a shot.

Well done for persevering - one to be very proud of.

User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2004 1:29AM
Another stunning capture.

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