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Variegated Fairy-wren

Variegated Fairy-wren (Image ID 46638)
Photographed byMary Wheeler on Mon 17th May, 2021 and uploaded on Thu 10th Jun, 2021 .
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ID46638
CommentAfter a long lunch at Pilliga Pottery Cafe ,I went for a walk with my camera and came across a family of Variegated Fairy-wrens zooming around a recently felled tree. This stump was being fashioned into a somewhat rustic chair and provided a landing spot for the wrens. I normally don’t like such large perches as it can distract from the birds, particularly small birds like these wrens.
However I thought the behaviour was interesting , so I cropped as much of the tree as I could , so not to distract too much from the birds. The middle bird is a male Variegated Fairy-wren in eclipse and the other two birds are Superb Fairy-wrens.
EquipmentCanon EOS R5 ,Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM , Ext EF 2x III
1/2500sec @ F/5.6 ISO 800 focal length 600mm Spot Metering. Hand Held.
Processed in DPP 4 and then transferred to Photoshop where the Topaz De Noise AI plug in was used to reduce noise. The tiff was then transferred back to Photoshop for downsizing and saving.
LocationPilliga Pottery Cafe, New South Wales
Keywordsadult, non-breeding plumage/features, behaviour/display
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