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Featured in Ontario August 5, 2011.
Featured in Monochrome In Color May 27, 2011.
Featured in Ontario March 12, 2011.
Top Ten in the “Inspiring” challenge in Love Affair With The Lens group July 5, 2010.
Featured in Lost In Space May 5, 2010.
Featured in The Birds May 5, 2010.
Featured in The Power of Simplicity May 4, 2010.

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A little marsh wren singing his heart out in the amazing Presqu’ile Park marshes in Ontario, Canada … Lynda McDonald and I stood there for quite some time enjoying his widdle song and snapping happily away!!! I was sorely tempted to crop in a bit … but kind of liked the negative space, so did not. To me, the negative space helps emphasize the tininess of the wren and hints at the vastness of this extraordinary area giving a visual sense of the glorious aloneness of the natural world.

Image taken with the Nikon D300 and the 150-500mm OS Sigma lens at 500mm. Shutter 1/4000, aperture f/7.1, exp. -0.33, iso 1600. One chip color area and spot metering. Texture added in Photoshop CS4.

My thanks to Princess of Shadows at Deviant Art for the Texture.


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  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 4 years ago

    Great work and a lovely shot.

  • Thank you, Gary!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • ThomHull
    ThomHullalmost 4 years ago

    So simple, yet so important! Thanx, Thom

  • Thank you, Thom!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Marg Thomson Photography
    Marg Thomson P...almost 4 years ago

    That background is just amazing Lois! Sets the tiny wren off to absolute perfection:) xoxox

  • You sweetie … thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballalmost 4 years ago

    This roocks Lois!!
    Spring at its Best.

  • John, thanks so so much!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful! I love the idea of this bird singing its little heart away. x

  • Oh, Maureen, thank you so much … you know this is not my usual type of image … I’m so so so glad you liked it!!!

    – Lois Bryan

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you, sweetie!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 4 years ago

    this is really beautifully done hone. I miss you, whatchaupto these days

  • Hiii Vickie!!!!!! I’m still trying to get caught up from the trip to Ontario .. and then I can’t seem to help posting even more images!!! LOL!!! I’m a mess!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Lynda   McDonald
    Lynda McDonaldalmost 4 years ago

    ahhhhhhhhhhh, i must go find my little wren too
    sweet image lois !

  • I saw it … he’s darling!!!!!!! Do you remember when we stood together snapping this little guy?? SUCH FUN!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...almost 4 years ago

    This is beautiful with that little bird lustily singing its heart out amidst its marshy home. Fills me with a sense of peace plus rejoicing in the beauty of Nature.

  • What a beautiful, beautiful comment … I’m sooo glad this little image brought you those wonderful feelings!!!! YAY!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Nicole DeFord
    Nicole DeFordalmost 4 years ago

    This is really touching! Amazing photo, and I’m glad you didn’t crop it. It’s perfect the way it is. ~ Nicole

  • Nicole, thank you!!!!!! I’m so glad you liked it the way it is!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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