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This male Superb Fairy-wren frequented the Tacking Point Lighthouse precinct in the summer of 2017. I enjoyed photographing him against out-of-focus backgrounds using a long telephoto lens. The image on the front of the card is a composite—the same bird in two different poses 11 minutes apart on the same group of twigs poking out of the top of a small Bankisa integrifolia. I had remained sitting on the ground at the same place for 30 minutes playing fairy-wren song through my smartphone and photographing the bird and his family group as they’d come and go, investigating the source of the foreigner’s voice.

1/250th | f.6 | 840mm | ISO 800 | tripod | 16 Mar 2017 ®

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Keywords:Malurus cyaneus, animals, birds, fairy-wrens, fauna nature, males, passeriformes, passerines, scientific names, wildlife, _publishedZenfolio

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