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Wren in bokeh - 2nd image added!



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Re: Wren in bokeh

That poor wren will be getting camera shy! And you really must send him over here, he makes such a super subject. That's about the best shot of him yet.
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Re: Wren in bokeh

Very, very nice!

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Re: Wren in bokeh

They are getting even better. That one is a real belter.

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Re: Wren in bokeh

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That poor wren will be getting camera shy! And you really must send him over here, he makes such a super subject. That's about the best shot of him yet.
New image added from the tail end, may have overcooked the BG though!
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Re: Wren in bokeh

Are you hidden from the bird when you take these shots or has it just become used to you being there?

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Ron, the birds are quite used to us as they nest within 12" of the front door and have done successfully for several years (and multiple broods)! They are at head height and we have to go past them all the time to get in and out. They are not tame, but they are very "brave" and will fly in and out of the nest even if you're at the front door. I assume they see us as protectors now as I enjoy chasing the local cat population! Adding a perch here and there gives a nice landing spot for them on the way in and narrows down where you need to point the camera! Without this "setup" I imagine getting a decent full frame shot would be pretty difficult as they are just so quick and don't sit still very long.
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Re: Wren in bokeh

Lucky you Andrew, that sounds great. We came across a Wren's nest while we were out on Monday and spent a long time watching the birds flying back and forth, feeding their young. At one point one bird landed on the fence beside us and hopped along until it was about a metre away. We didn't dare move or it would have flown off instantly, so there was no hope of a photograph. As you say, they are really quick and by the time I had found them in the viewfinder, amongst the foliage, they were off again. It was still wonderful to watch them, though.

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Re: Wren in bokeh

Yes, I think we are very lucky to have them. Every spring time the singing in the porch early in the morning is just fabulous, so loud it's like they are in the house with you!
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Re: Wren in bokeh

I like #2, as well. Always think they look very amusing, with their air brake in the air as they do!
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Re: Wren in bokeh

Both are beautiful, but the second is definitely my favourite.
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Re: Wren in bokeh

Brilliant shots, but I like the second best.
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Re: Wren in bokeh

I like the German name for a wren - zaunkönig, which means 'fence king'. It suits them well when they're singing on top of a fence.

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Re: Wren in bokeh

Astonishing shots, especially the last.

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Re: Wren in bokeh

Fantastic shots, I'm envious that you have access to such a great little subject.

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