Superb Fairy-wren

Malurus cyaneus.

Another shot from this morning's session down the road.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 21st February 2009, This photo: 11:03am

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  • accesser said:
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed he is. Showing off a fair bit too.
  • accesser said:
    So is the 5D2 ok for birding so far
  • David de Groot said:
    Well apart from the obvious wider crop and thus perceived shorter focal length, yeah ;-) The 400D would give me a field of view equiv. to 448mm with the 1.4x TC on, whereas obviously on a full 135 format sensor, you get 280mm (200+1.4x). Still, it's got resolution to spare, so I just cropped it down to 10Mpx and voila ;-)
  • accesser said:
    Yeah the loss of 1.6 crop is the only down side will be great for wide shots
  • David de Groot said:
    True, and it has a much more three-dimensional quality to the images too.
  • looby88 said:
    pretty good sir !!
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    aah - yes ^^
  • David de Groot said:
    Not bad eh ?
  • AlexandraPhotos said:
    Lovely shot. They are so hard to shoot with the speed they move at.
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • Jack High said:
    Indeed a superb looking bird. I love their colours. The radiating foliage really draws the eye onto the bird.
    Congrats on the new camera.
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye, they're tricky little fellows. I find the Red-backed Fairy-wrens worse though, they're just that little bit smaller and faster.
    Thanks Jack :) I could have cropped tighter, but like you said the foliage works well.