Female Red-Backed Fairy wren

Malurus melanocephalus.

I stopped by at the trail park in Samford on the way home this morning to see what was there. It's a pretty area with the South Pine River flowing through it and fields of tall grasses which the wrens and other birds seem to enjoy hiding in. This little female wren was playing lookout for the flock and got relatively close to where I was standing.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 16th October 2008, This photo: 9:39am

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  • Jack High said:
    Very pretty and delicate. Lovely shot.
  • teejaybee said:
    *tweet*tweet* here comes that guy again *tweet*tweet* oooooh who's that pretty girl I can see on the front of that thing he's holding *tweet*tweet* maybe she's after my man *attack* :)
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Another great shot. You're really making me want that lens...
  • David de Groot said:
    Wrens are such cute little birds, so tiny and yet so active.
    Hmmm, there's an idea... mounting a cardboard cutout of another wren on the lens hood... hmmm... ;-)
    I'm really making ME want this lens ;-)
    (gotta give it back real-soon-now)
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice Dave so small.
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye, they're wee little birdies. Should see some wildlife on the weekend too.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Yeah, looking forward to it mate.
  • Jennifer Renee said:
    great shot David....
    I love the sharp focus and how it contrasts the softness of the background
    well done
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jennifer :) I was quite happy when this little wren decided to come out of hiding an perch on the grass like that as there was nothing close behind it so I could blur out the background nicely.