This male Superb Fairy Wren had just had a bath at Laratinga Wetlands, Mt Barker, South Australia, yesterday and sat out on a reed to fluff out his feathers and dry them off. May 2011, Canon 40D with Canon 70-200 2.8 IS with 2x extender.

This image featured in The Woman Photographer in May 2011. Thank you moderators!

And featured in The Birds in June 2011. Thank you!


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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful little guy he is. Gorgeous capture.

  • Joy Rensch
    Joy Renschover 3 years ago

    Superb capture Barb. He is gorgeous.

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Very nice colors in this capture

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    So very beautiful, Barb! He does look nice and clean and fluffy.

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Leeo
    Leeoabout 3 years ago

    What a fantastic capture! We’ll have to call you the Bird Woman :)

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsabout 3 years ago

    I love the way you capture these beautiful little birds Barb!! Excellent!

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 3 years ago

  • thanks so much for the feature vamp, it is very much appreciated!!

    – Barb Leopold

  • LavenderMoon
    LavenderMoonabout 3 years ago

    This is so perfect!!!

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 3 years ago

    What a marvellous capture of this wee beauty, Barb. Such lovely colouring. I’ve never seen a Superb Fairy Wren before. What a very apt name!

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