The Splendid Fairy-wren is one of the cutest Fairy-wrens in Australia. It is easy to see how this bird got its name when viewing the male in breeding plumage. The male sports a number of shades of blue and easily stands out in the Australian Outback. Splendid Fairy-wrens live in arid to semi-arid areas, prefering dense shrublands of acacia and mallee eucalypt.
The Story Behind The Photo
In August of 2012 I took my first long birding adventure with my good mate Heyn. We travelled over 1200km to a Birdlife Australia Reserve in South Australia named Gluepot. On the way to Gluepot we stopped at Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Victoria and camped for a few nights. This was an incredible location with numerous Mallee species including the amazing Splendid Fairy-wren. We came across a family of Wrens hopping over some fallen trees and I managed to get the male in this surfing pose on a branch. I really like this photo and it looks great on the wall.
You can read about my trip to Hattah-Kulkyne National Park here.
Bird Photo For Sale
You are purchasing a digital file of a Spledid Fairy-wren photo that you will be able to download after purchase. You can then print and frame that image as you see fit. The image is for personal use only.
Camera & Photo Details
Product ID: 5322
Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: Canon EF400 5.6 l
Original Resolution: 3651 x 2434px
Date:8th August 2012
Location: Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Victoria