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The Cactus Wren are residents of Mexico and the United States. It has been the official bird of Arizona since 1931. Nests are built high in thorny trees and shrubs. They primarily eat insect, but sometimes also eat seeds and fruit. They form permanent pair bonds and the pair defends their territory from other birds.

This bird was sitting on my backyard table. He stayed long enough for me to grab my camera and get a few shots!

Nikon D-80
70-300 mm VR lens@ 270mm
1/40, F/5.6
ISO-100

A texture was added from CGTextures

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A long-time passion, I’ve held a camera in my hand for as long as I can remember. Capturing “the moment” is my goal, whether it be people, wildlife or a beautiful Arizona sunset. I am originally from NYC but now live in the desert southwest.
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  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneabout 4 years ago

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    Beautiful-thank you for sharing!

  • Thank you, Joyce!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 4 years ago

    a beautiful capture, Barbara … wonderful detail … and I love the color theme!!!!

  • Hi sweetie, thank you so much!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickabout 4 years ago

    Nicely done Barbara!. Thanks for the info!

  • Thank you, Kimberly!

    – Barbara Manis

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekabout 4 years ago

    Good for you Barbara!!! Perfect shot!!!! ;-))

  • Hi Steph, thanks so much!

    – Barbara Manis

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 4 years ago

    these guys are vicious………….great shot ……………

  • I’m sure they can be…thanks, Kj!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Boney
    Boneyabout 4 years ago

    I think the cactus wren is such a pretty bird, nice shot and i like that you shared info about it

  • Thanks very much!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 4 years ago

    I didn’t know it was the official bird of AZ. A wonderful nature work.

  • Glad you learned something… thanks, Lori!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandabout 4 years ago

    perfect capture, fabulous treatment… beautiful!!

  • Thanks so much, Rhonda!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 4 years ago

    Awsome capture, dear Barbara!

  • Thank you, dear Bela!

    – Barbara Manis

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and work

  • Thanks very much, Joy!

    – Barbara Manis

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