Splendid Fairy-wren

ANIMAL PORTRAIT – Winner

PORTFOLIO PRIZE

This stunning bird was among a small party of Splendid Fairy-wrens that were engaged in some frantic pre-breeding activity. Two males were vying for dominant status, trying as best they could to impress the female through delightful song and dance performances.

Near Margaret River, south-western Western Australia

Canon EOS 30D, 300mm f2.8, 1.4x TC, 1/80, f8, ISO 160, –1/3 exp comp

by Chris Tzaros, Victoria