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Sandy Stewart

Joined April 2008

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A House Wren perches on a wild Rose branch to sing a song under the warm spring afternoon sunshine! This is the warmest sunniest day we have had since the last September and what treat to be out with a friend, watching and taking pics of the birds on south east Vancouver Island!

House Wrens are songbirds that sing a simple song with a a loud rising pitch of " see-see-see-oodle-oodle and then a descending ( in loudness and pitch) tune that sounds the same. Though this is their usual song they sing a wide repertorire of songs and calls, especially during the mating season.

House Wrens have one of the largest ranges of any songbird. It breeds from Canada through the West Indies and Central America, southward to the southernmost point of South America.

Size; 11-13 cm ( 4.3-5.1 in)
Wingspan; 15 cm ( 5.9 in).
Weight; 10-12 g ( 0.4 oz).

" PHOTO INFORMATION"

Taken on April 23/11 at 2:48pm on south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Camera; Canon 7D
Lens; Canon 100-400 IS USM L lens.
Tripod; Manfrotto, including 498RC2 ballhead.
Taken at; 1/800’s at f/8, + 1/3 ev, 390 mm, man wht bal 6550 kelvin, iso 800.
Subject distance; 4.5 meters ( 14.8 ft).
Slightly cropped left and bottom for composition. Histogram adjusted, lightness +5 & contrast +11, some cloning of bright distracting branches. Sharpening via lab mode, duplicate layer, lightness channel, unsharp mask ( amount 30, radius 3, threshold 3).

Artwork Comments

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