Splendid Fairy-wren calling

ANIMAL PORTRAIT 

While camped in a hide close to a fallen eucalypt, I waited for insectivores to arrive and inspect the branches. Along came a herd of wrens, including this male Splendid Fairy-wren (Malurus splendens) who sat up high and sang just for a moment. Then they were off!

Dryandra Nature Reserve, Western Australia

Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS USM lens, 1/250, f5.6, ISO 160; tripod

by Wayne Eddy, Western Australia