Superb Blue Wren (Malurus cyaneus) Garlands Dam Pilliga Scrub NSW
Canon EOS 40D Lens 100-400mm L IS USM at 400mm ISO 400 F9.0 1/1200 available light from hide
This image came from the Pilliga Scrub NSW . We were filming at an earthen dam when this male was strutting his stuff in a nearby Calistemon bush then proceeded to approach the hide only to flit away again. Suddenly he appeared very near and some 20 images resulted.The female is a spritely individual in her own right as shown below.

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Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus) female Kilaben Bay NSW
Canon EOS 40D Lens 100-400mm L IS USM at 400 mm ISO 400 F5.6 1/1600sec fill flash 28 April 2010

and in the following image.

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Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus) female Kilaben Bay NSW
Canon EOS 40D Lens 100-400mm L IS USM at 400 mm ISO 800 F5.6 1/400sec fill flash 27 April 2010