Superb Fairy Wren at Werribee, Australia.
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; this gave the early impression that males were polygamous, as all dull-coloured birds were taken for females. Two subspecies groups are recognized: the larger and darker Tasmanian form cyaneus and the smaller and paler mainland form cyanochlamys.
Nikon D300
Nikkor 70-200mm, f2.8

I began my photographic hobby at the age of 12, developing and printing 120, 620 &35mm B&W, forever learning and refining the fascinating art of photography. Now at 78 I still continue with increased enjoyment using digital medium – and still learning.
My favourite places for photography are the Melbourne Zoos . These are the Melbourne Zoo , the Healesville Sanctuary and the Werribee Open Range Zoo.
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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice work

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  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    November 18, 2013

    Beautiful work!

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    Konstantinos A...about 1 year ago

    20 November 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

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    LoneAngelabout 1 year ago

    Stunning Photo .. Huge Congrats

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  • Michael John
    Michael Johnabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations! Featured in Australian Native Birds – November 2013

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