Wren & Grub

Wren & Grub

Photo Information
One from earlier this year, in the Spring when the Wrens were nesting in our garden. I posted a similar one some time ago, this one is a slightly different pose and has been flipped horizontally as I like it better this way around.

K-5, DA L 55-300, Tripod, Remote Release, Reflectors

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03/11/2013 - 21:30davidstorm
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/320
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length170mm

Jumbo48

Link Posted 03/11/2013 - 21:40
Very nicely captured David, not the easiest of birds to photograph this close, great shot.
Regards John/Jumbo

alfpics

Link Posted 03/11/2013 - 23:21
Great shot David - well captured!
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paulgee20

Link Posted 04/11/2013 - 06:23
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senn

Link Posted 04/11/2013 - 07:49
enviable close up of this very shy bird, David, .. and a tribute to versatile 55-300
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Blaze

Link Posted 04/11/2013 - 09:07
Perfect wren pose !

autumnlight

Link Posted 04/11/2013 - 13:23
Wow! that's a great shot David, lovely background too
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nonur

Link Posted 04/11/2013 - 13:55
Wonderful DOF and bokeh, exceptional shot.
Regards,
Nezih

mohammad

Link Posted 04/11/2013 - 15:43
nonur wrote:
Wonderful DOF and bokeh, exceptional shot.

x2

Regards

DrOrloff

Link Posted 05/11/2013 - 20:08
A difficult capture very well executed. I like the painterly feel.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 06/11/2013 - 00:06
Thanks for the comments everyone

Regards
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CyclopicFun

Link Posted 06/11/2013 - 21:56
1+ to what everyone else has said. Curious about the reflectors. Was it luck you had them in the right place? Did you plant the grub so to speak?
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davidstorm

Link Posted 06/11/2013 - 23:47
CyclopicFun wrote:
1+ to what everyone else has said. Curious about the reflectors. Was it luck you had them in the right place? Did you plant the grub so to speak?

Hi Martin, no secret really and no I didn't plant the grub!! With wild birds like this it really is quite difficult to pre-conceive the shot, but I did watch these birds carefully to establish where they were most likely to alight before entering the nest. This was shot under quite dense conifer trees in our garden and it was pretty dark under there. The reflectors (two of them) were positioned underneath to get some light back towards the area where the birds were landing and to reduce heavy shadows underneath. The rest was just down to patience and pre-focussing on the right spot. In five or 6 hours of waiting they only landed in the right place once and I managed to fire off 3 or 4 shots that captured them just about perfectly.

Regards
David
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CyclopicFun

Link Posted 07/11/2013 - 12:23
Hi David, thanks for the illuminating info. Reminds me that a photo has to be made not just snapped.

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sandinista

Link Posted 09/11/2013 - 20:27
Super skill in all respects to realise this image David, oozes class
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pauljay

Link Posted 19/11/2013 - 08:15
I was puzzled about the reflectors myself! It's a gorgeous shot!
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