I was fortunate today on my walk at Laratinga Wetlands in Mt Barker, South Australia, (Australia) to come upon a family of fairy wrens. And they let me photograph them – what a privilege, I was speechless (probably because I did not breathe for the whole time I shot them, LOL)! Canon 40d, Canon 70-200 2.8 IS with 2x extender, external flash.

This image featured in Closeups in Nature in Feb 2011. Thank you moderators!

And featured again in Australian Native Birds in Feb 2011. Thanks moderators!

And a feature today in All Creatures Great and Small, Feb 2011. Thanks moderators, much appreciated!

Featured in Amazing Wildlife in April 2011. Thank you moderators!


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I live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills of South Australia which are a constant inspiration to me in my photography. As an observer of nature and the world around around me, I find many subjects here which I try to portray in an artistic and interesting way. Please contact me if there are any of my images you wish to purchase or otherwise use.

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  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonover 3 years ago

    Incredible shot!!! And they are SO beautiful!!!!!

  • Gerard Rotse
    Gerard Rotseover 3 years ago

    Perfect title for it…. Cute.

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondover 3 years ago

    Stop it. I can only fall in luv once a day….and this is it:)

  • Widcat
    Widcatover 3 years ago

    Wow! Fantastic! They couldn’t have picked a prettier place to pose!

  • crickmedia
    crickmediaover 3 years ago

    Love it Barb, just gorgeous!

  • KathyT
    KathyTover 3 years ago

    What a great find Barb and so good of them to pose so beautifully in just the right spot. I can imagine you were holding your breath hoping they wouldn’t fly away.

  • Paula McManus
    Paula McManusover 3 years ago

    this shot took my breath away – bravo!!!!

  • Denzil
    Denzilover 3 years ago

    This is the best!! I can imagine how you held your breath – what a perfect capture, and aren’t they so obliging???

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Kymie
    Kymieover 3 years ago

    Ohhhhhh too cute, wonderful

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