Saturday morning I went to Great Meadows with the singular purpose to test out a new capability of my unplanned backup camera upgrade. The D90 also shoots video. I thought the Marsh Wren would make a worthy subject. This Marsh Wren was somewhat cooperative and stood on the top of a clump of reeds for his movie debut.
I hope you noticed the challenges for still photographers. First you have to see the wren. Then you have to find them in a location that isn't blocked by other reeds, grass and the like. Hopefully, the background is acceptable. Finally, you have to compose and take your photo very quickly. Except in this time where they are displaying, you will rarely see them sing like this for more than a few seconds.
However, Saturday they were quite cooperative, so here are some of my favorite shots from the day.
Well the weather forecast for the week is rainy and grey, so I doubt that I'll be visiting four times this coming week. However, I do have that new camera and some things I learned at this weekend's bird photography seminar, so I doubt I can sit at home too long.