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A Male Splendid Fairy-wren in full blue plumage in our local park in Perth, Western Australia.

Malurus splendens
The male is unmistakable in full breeding varying from cobalt-blue in the east of its range to violet-blue in the west with a pale blue head. Wings and long tail are brown with a blue wash. In non-breeding plumage, called eclipse, he is very similar to the female, being pale brown above and white underneath although he retains the blue wash on wings and tail. The young look like the females.

202 view as at Feb 2013

Camera Model Canon EOS 50D
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/320
Av( Aperture Value ) 4.0
ISO Speed 100
Lens EF300mm f/4L IS USM
Focal Length 300.0mm

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male, splendid, fairy wren, wren, blue, plumage, perth, western australia, bird

We are living in Perth, Western Australia and after buying ourselves a shared DSLR for Xmas 2008 have developed a passion for photography. The addiction has now well and truly taken hold as has the need for one each (at least) of equipment!
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Comments

  • labaker
    labakerabout 2 years ago

    beautiful little bird

  • Yes they are. I just wish that they would stay still long enough to help capture them! It took about 5 days of trying and this is the best shot I got!

    – mncphotography

  • Jeff Weymier
    Jeff Weymierabout 2 years ago

    Great work.

  • Thanks Jeff

    – mncphotography

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Very nice

  • Thanks Larry

    – mncphotography

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