Red-backed Fairy-wren guarding his territory, near Malanda. Nikon D500, Nikkor 500mm, 1/400 sec, f-5.6, ISO-400, +0.3 exp bias
Red-backed Fairy-wren near Malanda. Nikon D500, Nikkor 500mm, 1/400 sec, f-5.6, ISO-400, +0.3 exp bias
It took a few attempts over 2 days to get a nice shot of this little beauty. He was so busy with his lady friends flitting and hiding in the grasses. Finally he came and rested on the fence .
This Male Red-Backed Fairywren perched up on the fence wire with a tasty spider for breakfast.
Photographer: Mick McKean
This male Red-Backed FairyWren is displaying his full red "saddle" of back feathers, most of which are usually tucked away and hidden under the black feathers. This is a display for his hareem of ladies, they are able to do this in an instant with a slight shake and "poof" - look out ladies...
Photographer: Ian Wallace
Driving through the Atherton Tablelands countryside I noticed little birds on the fences here and there. I stopped at the next bird, and this is what it was. My camera, a Nikon D5100, was set on auto at the time, and I quickly snapped 3 or 4 pics. Then he vanished.
Photographer: Eric Tadina
This is a Red-backed Fairywren moulting into non-breeding plumage