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Marsh Wren on the Lookout by Wolf Read

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A marsh wren (Cistothorus palustris) briefly pauses on the dead stem of a cattail to survey the surroundings. Based on territorial behavior and singing, the wren is likely a male. The energetic little bird took cover under the dense mat of dead vegetation shortly after this shot. This is one frame of several that mark my first for this species.

Canon Rebel XSi (450D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
420mm, 1/500, f / 8, -1/3 EV, ISO 640

I am a natural historian and published author, illustrator and photographer. I also take photography commissions and have had a wonderful time with a recent project for the University of British Columbia Farm. Many thanks for visiting my little space here on RedBubble, and thank you also for your purchases—they are very much appreciated.

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  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...almost 5 years ago

    beautiful details! great capture

  • Thank you, Dave & Trena.

    – Wolf Read

  • redladyart
    redladyartalmost 5 years ago

    Oh I love little wrens. This is a great capture! :)

  • Thank you, Sharon. I like these little birds, too, and they are among the toughest to capture.

    – Wolf Read

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 5 years ago

    Just lovely — great image!!

  • Thank you, Kay Kempton Raade.

    – Wolf Read

  • roylindman
    roylindmanalmost 5 years ago

    Outstanding and a good quality !

  • Thank you much, Roy Lindman.

    – Wolf Read

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture!! Your bird shots are stunning!!

  • Thank you much, Blair. And thanks for taking the time to wander through my gallery.

    – Wolf Read

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