Marsh Wren

I spent the morning at one of my favorite local wildlife refuges Thursday (lots of other people with the same idea). It was a relatively slow day for birds, but I liked this distant shot of a Marsh Wren as much for the setting as the wren.

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Technical Details

Is this a composite: No
Sony a6500, FE200-600 @ 600 mm, beanbag on car window, f/8, 1/320, iso 1000, manual exposure. Processed in LR and PS CC. Cropped to 4539x3143. Cloned put an in-focus grass stem that crossed the upper right corner and a small one in the lower right that was ruining the flow of the image. Adjustments to the wren to make it pop a little more. Taken at 9:00 am on January 14th.

A great looking perch and pose for the little bird Dennis. I find them hard to get out in the open like this. Love that grass. Habitat galore for the wren. Well done.

Wonderful find with such lovely colors matching the bird! The sharp FG elements against the soft BG is an added element of interest.

I like the loose comp. and environmental setting. Bird looks good. My only nit is that I wish for a bit more separation from the BG. I might also add a very slight vignette.

I like this. The diagonal between the in focus and out of focus reads works and is what makes the image for me. I do agree with Lyle that there could be a little more separation.

Nicely composed image, Dennis. It emphasises the small size of the bird. The diagonals work well for me. Well done, Hans