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    Let the birds continue! Marsh Wren

    My best shot of this species so far. These little wrens have become one of my fave birds lately. They are sneaky little buggers; like to stay hidden most of the time, making their call from the cover of cattails. You have to be quick when they pop up for a few seconds!

    PP involved typical corrections in LR for color balance, then topaz denoise in PS, a bit of blurring out some distractions, and lce, curves, sharpening.

    Thank you for viewing and c&c

    Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)
    Canon 7D, 400mm f5.6 L @5.6, 1/3000sec, ISO 640

    Let the birds continue! Marsh Wren

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    Re: Let the birds continue! Marsh Wren

    Excellent photography. Add in the fact that this is a such a small, reclusive and 'flighty' little thing and the admiration levels go up even higher.

    Superb, Matt.

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    Re: Let the birds continue! Marsh Wren

    So much to admire, here. I think the background sets the rest of the image up perfectly - can't tell what was blurred out, but the result seems very fine to me.

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    Re: Let the birds continue! Marsh Wren

    I second the comments above, well done Matt.

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    Re: Let the birds continue! Marsh Wren

    Thank you all for your comments! I'm glad the photograph has reached my audience successfully

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    Re: Let the birds continue! Marsh Wren

    Great Capture. When I get one like this it makes my day!

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    Re: Let the birds continue! Marsh Wren

    Thank you, Monte. I appreciate your comments. I have a feeling you have a lot of good days

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    Re: Let the birds continue! Marsh Wren

    Superb shot Matt.

    Nothing to cc, it is a perfect shot.

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    Re: Let the birds continue! Marsh Wren

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Superb shot Matt.

    Nothing to cc, it is a perfect shot.
    Thanks Bobo!

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    Re: Let the birds continue! Marsh Wren

    What a cracker of a shot! Really great. Well done, Matt.

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    Re: Let the birds continue! Marsh Wren

    +1 to what everyone else said Matt,

    ~ like to stay hidden most of the time, making their call from the cover of cattails. You have to be quick when they pop up for a few seconds!
    I know the sort of behaviour you mean and I haven't managed to be quick enough yet!

    Well done,

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