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Superb Fairy-wren

Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 41624)
Photographed byPeter Henderson on Sun 2nd Aug, 2020 and uploaded on same date.
Resolution1800x1201
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ID41624
CommentA clear shot showing the head and beak of a male superb fairy wren at the start of the breeding season. I like the detail including the three blue dots underneath the wren's eye which presage the development to the more dramatic blue the wren will exhibit later in the season. It is a view of the bird which is not apparent in references like The Australian Bird Guide which only shows the male in its full breeding colours. I also like that you can see the quite subtle gradations in the colours of the bird's feathers from a beige to brown to black and the way in which the bright blue is starting to appear in the feathering.
EquipmentSony A7RII Sony 200-600 f5.6- 6.3 lens @ 600mm
ISO 100 @ f9 @ 1/160 sec
Taken on a tripod
Location51 Camden St Wingello 2579, New South Wales
Keywordsmale, breeding plumage/features
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