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The Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus), also known as the Superb Blue-wren or colloquially as the Blue Wren, is a passerine bird of the family Maluridae, common and familiar across southeastern Australia. The species is sedentary and territorial, also exhibiting a high degree of sexual dimorphism; the male in breeding plumage has a striking bright blue forehead, ear coverts, mantle, and tail, with a black mask and black or dark blue throat. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles are predominantly grey-brown in colour.

Whilst its mate (see http://www.redbubble.com/people/davidsart/works...) was collecting dinner, her partner was on a nearby post watching out for danger. Notice the very different plumage between the pair.

Shot taken down the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia.

Nikon D700, 70-300 lens

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I started taking photography seriously in 2008 when I purchased my first DSLR. I have since moved on to a D700 and I am loving it. I love landscapes but also enjoy taking images of just about anything that moves and a few things that don’t, I think that its just fantastic to be able to capture and share the incredible sights there are in this world. Take a look at what I have and please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

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  • Sushikant S.
    Sushikant S.over 1 year ago

    Fab Work

  • Thanks

    – DavidsArt

  • John Sharp
    John Sharpover 1 year ago

    Beautiful shot. Well captured.

  • Thanks John

    – DavidsArt

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • pcfyi
    pcfyiover 1 year ago

    Featured 11-23-2012
    don"t forget out feature challenge this week!

  • Thanks

    – DavidsArt

  • Marilyn Grimble
    Marilyn Grimbleover 1 year ago

    A man who knows how to win a female … delightful image.

  • Yeah they go to some lengths don’t they ?

    – DavidsArt

  • GemmaWiseman
    GemmaWisemanover 1 year ago

  • Thanks Gemma

    – DavidsArt

  • diggle
    diggleover 1 year ago

    Great shot Dave….they are so quick…even when they are standing still !!! Well done

  • Yes they are, very hard to catch.

    – DavidsArt

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture of this little beauty David!!

  • Thanks Meg

    – DavidsArt

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontover 1 year ago


    Nov 25th, 2012
    Picture Perfect David!

  • Thanks Lee

    – DavidsArt

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 1 year ago


    11/28/12

  • Thanks Karen

    – DavidsArt

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