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Old Jan 28, 2007, 11:46 AM   #1
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I was out looking for ducks at Fernhill when a rustling noise in the reeds below alerted me to a Wren. I had my 300mm F4 on my camera with 1.7tc which I carefully turned and focused on the reeds some 7 feet away - just in my minimum focus distance. The Wren popped out of the reeds and within a second was gone flitting down the bank to the next reed outcropping.
I ended up with this shot.
1rst - Full frame
2nd - tight crop

D200 300mm&17tc (500mm) ISO 280 1/250 F8

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Old Jan 28, 2007, 1:23 PM   #2
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very charming wren portrait! Donna
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Old Jan 28, 2007, 4:25 PM   #3
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Good pose and coloron the Wren, Kent.Do these have a whistle/song as loud as the other Wrens?
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Old Jan 28, 2007, 4:45 PM   #4
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Thanks for the comments Donna and VP.

VP, The marsh Wren has more of a chattering song than a whistle which in Spring and Summer give them away in the reeds. In winter you hear them moving around in the dead reeds like a small rodent than their song.. and if you're patient they'll eventually show themselves for a very brief moment.

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Great capture, Kent!
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Kent-to me, that's one of the best photos I've seen in some time. These marsh wrens around our area are about the toughest bird I've tried to photo. Always noisy with attitude, but always out of sight it seems. What a treat to see one these close up. Excellent shots!! I bet he didn't sit there long....cheers........Don
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Old Jan 29, 2007, 8:04 AM   #7
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Thanks Bob!

Don, You're way to kind! Wrens are one of my favorite to photograph and like you said, they are a tough bird to get a shot of. In Late Spring they're very territorial and noisy....much easier to locate and get close for pictures.
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Great shot! That picture reminds me of being in the duck blind, they hop all around us in the fall... neat personable birds. :-)
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