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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!

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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Comments

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    What a beautiful little guy he is. Gorgeous capture.

  • Joy Rensch
    Joy Renschalmost 4 years ago

    Superb capture Barb. He is gorgeous.

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice colors in this capture

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

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

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Leeo
    Leeoalmost 4 years ago

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

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsalmost 4 years ago

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

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 4 years ago

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

    – Barb Leopold

  • LavenderMoon
    LavenderMoonalmost 4 years ago

    This is so perfect!!!

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 4 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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