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The Australian Reed-Warbler (Arocephalus australis) is a gorgeous little bird who has a wonderful song, especially in Spring when he is calling to all the lady warblers in his territory. They are shy birds, more often heard rather than seen, but in my local park I have been lucky to observe them. Taken with Canon 7D, Canon 70-200 2.8 IS with 2x extender, September 2011, taken in Nairne, Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

This image featured in Postcard Style in September 2011. Many thanks moderators!

And featured in Australian Native Birds in September 2011. Thank you!

Featured in The Birds in September 2011. Many thanks!

Winner of the Birds of South Australia Challenge in May 2012. Thank you to moderators and to all who voted, much appreciated!

Featured once again in Australian Native Birds in May 2012. A big 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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  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldabout 3 years ago

  • Digidi
    Digidiabout 3 years ago

    great capture barbie, i saw your photo in don burkes magazine for this month congrats.

  • Thanks Di, I was lucky enough to win a year’s subs and a printer from BBY last year, so I rather like that magazine LOL!!

    – Barb Leopold

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonabout 3 years ago

    Wow!!! What an AWESOME capture! You must be such a quiet, patient person to capture these shy (and quick!) birds so well, so often!! Sensational shot, Barb!!!

  • Thanks Mieke, I don’t know about that, but I am persistant, LOL…. and if I like doing something…. I’ll just keep doing it!! Plus birds are so fascinating for me (never used to notice them at all, LOL) so I like to capture their behaviour. Nature is pretty amazing …..

    – Barb Leopold

  • LeeoPhotography
    LeeoPhotographyabout 3 years ago

    Whoa! What a magnificent capture Barb! In mid song, on a reed & perfect DoF!

  • thanks Lee, I am very proud of this one – my patience and persistence has paid off!! (Not to mention my new camera maybe??)

    – Barb Leopold

  • Digidi
    Digidiabout 3 years ago

    yes they mentioned you were a recent winner but gee just getting 12 months subcription is nothing to turn your nose up at LOL….good on ya….see you at the zoo sunday 25th with denzil?

  • HelenLewis
    HelenLewisabout 3 years ago

    What a beautiful capture Barb! Love the colours + DOF- and the bird is lovely and clear too and in full voice! Delightful!

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldabout 3 years ago

    Singing his little heart out,what a sight,what a sound,what a great shot!!!

  • robynart
    robynartabout 3 years ago

    Id be singing my heart out to if I took a shot like this ! Well done.

  • Stephen Mitchell
    Stephen Mitchellabout 3 years ago

    Love this shot! I so need a 2x extender!

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