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Old 2nd December 2013
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Today was almost one with the sun out, at least when compared to the past week or two. So I went for a short walk after noon.
I went down into the pastures next to my house. Through the middle goes an old barbed wire fence along a ditch with some reeds. This is the territory of a Wren. I saw or heard him there every time I went past - in the past. In my experience Wrens are very difficult to capture. Mostly because whenever I see them I find myself in the woods, with totaly unsufficient light. But also because the will crawl into the thickest brush, only to prevent me from taking their picture
Today was different, but I had to spend the better part of an hour to get a few shots of this little fellow in:

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All three are the same 60% crop, processed OOC JPGs. The rusty barbed wire does serve for size comparison. No.2 has the best focus when viewed at 100%, downsized the all look okay though. In any case, these are the best Wren shots I have ever produced and I am quite pleased with them.

I hope you like them too,
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Re: Wren

Three lovely shots Falk. They really are tricky little birds to photograph. So quick.

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Re: Wren

From limited experience and meagre success I know that any small bird is hard to capture but in this one caught in a picture book setting you have a winner, Falk.
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I should think you would be very pleased with these Falk.
Our wrens are very hard to capture too, and I love the detail of the wing line in No3, and for this reason it is my favourite in a very fine set.
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That looks like a well spent hour. Great shots.

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Brilliant shots - well done!
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Re: Wren

Great shots! My attempts are usually an empty frame, although I have managed a couple of shots with the tail disappearing out of the frame.

They are usually so fast!
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Re: Wren

They are very secretive little birds and difficult to get them to stay still long enough to photograph, their specific name is "Troglodytes troglodytes" for good reason! So well done! Spring appears to be the best time as they tend to maintain a perch while singing.

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Re: Wren

Lurve the 2nd best and I do so love little Wrens - thinking of making Wren Christmas cards next year instead of Robin Christmas cards
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Re: Wren

Thanks folks, for your kind comments
Maybe I'll return to his spot soon, as it is just 200m away and offers the advantage of being in the open field = light! If only the view finder of my E-30 would match what the sensor actually sees, that would be so much less frustrating ...
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Three nice shots of a hard to capture little fast moving bird, well done.
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Nice image captures of an elusive bird, I like them too.

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Re: Wren

Very nice pictures. I quite often have a Wren visiting my garden, but as you describe they are difficult to get a clear view of, not to mention take a decent picture of. Well done!
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Re: Wren

Yes Falk, those shots are top class, all of them and everything about them. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Wren

I went back yesterday noon, as I had an hour and the sun came out, for a change. Did not find the Wren; only heard him once when I had to go. With the miserable weather forcast we have, it may be a while until I'll have an other go. But I feel I have already achieved something - thanks for all your positive feedback
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