Jenny Wren

Walking Monty by a little brook on a chilly grey morning I could hear this wren chirping away quite happily. One of our most common birds, it's small size and brown colour make it difficult to spot. The darkness of the day and resulting slow shutterspeed meant that it was hard to get a sharp shot as any bird movement led to blurring - and wrens are notoriously busy. I'm sorry I didn't get a clear view of the turned up tail as it's my favourite part!
You've done so well to capture this shy little bird, and the setting is very pretty too!
posted December 4th, 2011  
..well its a great all-action wren shot.. they are cool lil' birds.
nice wing blur judith.
posted December 4th, 2011  
Wow its amazing that you managed to shoot that - especially with a dog in tow. I am most impressed. Itsa beautiful bird.
posted December 4th, 2011  
Fav for sure. I love the light and the color and of course the shy noisy little bird
posted December 4th, 2011  
@fueast I have deleted 15 failed versions! Luckily the dog was distracted by a horse but you're right - long lens, dark morning, moving bird, dog on lead is a sad photography combo. It's a lot better than my kingfisher shots anyway!
posted December 4th, 2011  
Just so pretty!!! You're very clever!!!!
posted December 4th, 2011  
well done at capturing it at all, you can see the wings are moving
posted December 4th, 2011  
I love these tiny little birds, wonderful colourful capture!
posted December 4th, 2011  
Wow. I think it is great anyway. what is he standing on? It looks like he is standing on a leaf of a water plant in the brook...can't be. Great find!
posted December 4th, 2011  
@espyetta Yes - he doesn't weigh very much! I don't think he was actually walking on water though he tried!
posted December 4th, 2011  
I think you did brilliantly to get a snap of this lovely little bird - well done
posted December 4th, 2011  
super capture Judith - I love wrens but capturing them is really tricky cos they are so fast! You did a great job here - I love their cocked tails too!
posted December 4th, 2011  
Birds are so hard to capture. I like the blur tha gives a feeling of action and all the colors and shapes in the background setting are really good, adding to the feeling of being in nature.
posted December 4th, 2011  
Well captured Judith! Lovely setting and one of our favourite birds.
posted December 4th, 2011  
but you know what... the little blurry with the lighting give a magical touch to the pic ;)
posted December 4th, 2011  
nice find great shot
posted December 4th, 2011  
This is amazing. What a wonderful spot.
posted December 4th, 2011  
Great capture, they are fast little buggers.
posted December 4th, 2011  
amazing shot great capture, perfect image fav
posted December 4th, 2011  
What a beautiful setting for this lovely Wren. Lovely composition.
posted December 4th, 2011  
You did well to catch it at all. Not so common these days apparently.
posted December 4th, 2011  
It's a very pretty shot and would make a lovely card.
posted December 4th, 2011  
Lovely catch - you are way ahead of me , I think I have only ever seen five wrens in my whole life, much less attempt a picture of one!
posted December 4th, 2011  
Nice shot Judith, I love wrens, we had a pair of wrens in our garden.but unfortunately having four cats.............. :(
posted December 4th, 2011  
I don't think I have ever seen a wren in real life & I would have been thrilled to see this let alone take a picture !!! Wonderful capture Judith & such a soft focus with that wonderful green & the little bird balancing so well on that leaf !! A fave definatly !
posted December 4th, 2011  
Still a great capture against such a lovely woodland setting, you did well. I see a wren in my garden quite often but it's very quick.
posted December 4th, 2011  
@jennywren Just for you this one!!
posted December 4th, 2011  
@judithg it's definitely one for me, it's so pretty and I need to keep it so fav
posted December 4th, 2011  
I love the soft focus of this though! It suits the scene and the plants really well - makes it look really fresh and dreamy
posted December 4th, 2011  
Still a great capture - what a cute little bird :)!
posted December 5th, 2011  
Very pretty. You did well to capture it at all!
posted December 5th, 2011  
Lovely catch. I love all the colours too :)
posted December 5th, 2011  
Well spotted.
posted December 5th, 2011  
This is fantastic , shame you couldn't get the tail, we have a little wren which is frequently outside our kitchen window but I have not been able to get a picture , they are so quick .your picture is beautiful its a fav
posted December 5th, 2011  
great capture, love wrens
posted December 5th, 2011  
Oh my goodness ~ such a perfectly delightful capture. Love this!
posted December 5th, 2011  
this is wonderful and I know how fast they move so you did well to get such a clear shot.
posted December 5th, 2011  
oh wow great shot so cute
posted December 6th, 2011  
Ian
Great capture judith, really like this.
posted December 7th, 2011  
Wow, that's fantastic! They're so shy too.
posted December 7th, 2011  
Nice......Wrens are cute little birds........especially my little sis who just happens to be called Jenny Wren.....Must show this to her.......
posted December 12th, 2011  
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