Fairy-wren fantasy


I have created an imaginary family of Superb Fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus) lined up on a branch, with the parents feeding the young and juveniles looking on. In the wild, wrens are found in family groups, with all members helping to care for the young. I hope one day I may be lucky enough to actually photograph such a group.

Base image: Laratinga Wetlands, Mount Barker, South Australia. Additional images: various locations in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS USM lens, 1/500, f8, ISO 400; monopod

by Barb Leopold, South Australia