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    Hi everyone,

    Been a while since I posted anything here. I have had sooo much work and studying lately so I simply haven't had time for photogrpahy. I find that those long periods without trips into the nature can make you quite blue. To counter this I took a second look at my photos from a recent trip to Brazilian Amazonia. This is a capture of one of my favourite birds in the world. The Musician Wren, probably one of the coolest birdsongs in the world. Unreal hearing the song cuting through a dark rainforest for the first time. The dark rainforest understory obviously makes this species a very difficult bird to photograph. We spent a few days trying to get a singing male to perch in the open. This was a set-up that finally worked. I have a few more from this moment when the sun hits the head in a spotlight effect, might post those later but haven't got time to edit them now.
    Anyway, all comments welcome!

    Song of the Musician Wren (I strongly recommend a listen!): https://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Cyphorhinus-arada

    Canon 7D Mark II | Canon 500mm f/4.0L IS L USM II | ISO 1000 | 1/200s | f/5.6
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    Neat patterns on this wren. Like the framing as well. Sounds like tough shooting conditions. But you did very well.

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    Thanks for the link Ivan. It is indeed a melodious call.
    I love seeing new ( to me ) birds and this little wren is lovely.
    The POV, perch and BG are excellent.
    You have handled the jungle light beautifully and I am glad you left the catchlights as they were.
    The feather details are beautiful. I just wish for a bit more of a head turn but would be thrilled to have this in my portfolio.
    Do well in your studies and I look forward to seeing more shots of your trip to the Amazon when you get a chance,
    Gail

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    Tropical wrens are soooooo hard to get into the open, so this is an incredible result. The colors are great and the detail is outstanding. I also like the setting with the log and gently blurred foliage behind. As Gail said, a bit more
    head turn would be ideal, but this is still an awesome result.

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    Spectacular Wren I have never seen...Your usual very nice IQ. You could take a tad off the right but
    that is nitpicking. Very nice bird and frame.
    Dan Kearl

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    A gem. Just listened to the sound of the call, and have to agree with you.


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    Congrats on this effort Ivan. Neat little bird. I love the BG and low-light forest feel. Do these guys lift up their little tails like others wrens do?

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    Thank you all for the inputs and feedback!

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Cadieux View Post
    Congrats on this effort Ivan. Neat little bird. I love the BG and low-light forest feel. Do these guys lift up their little tails like others wrens do?
    Thanks Daniel, no I don't think any of these kind of wrens have a behaviour of lifting their tail. At least none of the ones I have observed have done it.

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    bird is great, BG is good and shows the habitat but I wish it was smoother the main issue here is the perch and the way the tail has fallen behind it

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