Photo Of The Day – Marsh Wrens Are A Pain To Shoot

Title: Marsh Wrens Are A Pain To Shoot

Location: Edmonds Marina Marsh, Edmonds, Washington, USA, North America

Description: This week I spotted my first two Marsh Wrens. New to me, but a pain to capture!

I heard the first bird earlier this week and spent 15 minutes hunting the bird for the shot. I have to admit, I understand the joy of hunting…..just not the joy of killing the bird at the end. For me, it was the task of listening, learning and following the bird until I saw it in the clear and got the shot.

The second bird was also a task. It kept darting in-between reeds in a marsh, with just a flicker of notice before it was gone. Patience won out again and I was treated to this beauty perched perfectly, singing away, in the waning light of the day.

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Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens: Sigma 150-600mm Sport
ISO: 1000
Focal Length: 569mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Altitude: 10′

Photograph Copyright 2018 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).
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