Cactus Wren Takeoff

 
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Today on my walk through the desert I noticed this Cactus Wren standing on a Cholla cactus with some nesting material in it's beak. On my third shot I lucked out and snapped this shot just as it was taking off. The Cactus Wren is the Arizona State Bird.

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bubbalinn - Aug 06, 2008 04:07 PM EDT
Thanks very much Beverly :) I'm glad you liked my photo.
talsi - Aug 06, 2008 09:01 AM EDT
Wonderful image - great capture with his wings spread out.
bubbalinn - Jul 23, 2008 12:02 PM EDT
Hi Lorraine, Thank you very much for the really nice comment. If you take thousands of photos your bound to luck out now and then LOL.. I'm glad you liked my photo.
lorraine - Jul 22, 2008 08:31 PM EDT
Beautiful capture, I like how it has all the nesting material.
bubbalinn - Jul 22, 2008 11:37 AM EDT
Hi Alandra, Golda, Karen, Ikka, and Ann.. Thank you so much for all of your great comments :) It's really nice to know that so many of you liked my photo. It sure is fun when things happen at just the right moment.
A.Lovely - Jul 22, 2008 08:09 AM EDT
Alan you have captured this wren is such wonderful action.
Karen Moen - Jul 22, 2008 12:07 AM EDT
Beautiful image with perfect timing to capture the action.
golda - Jul 21, 2008 11:12 PM EDT
Wonderful capture Alan.I can feel the desert heat in this one!
alandrapal - Jul 21, 2008 09:23 PM EDT
beautiful photo of a beautiful bird, Alan. Great work. Love all the bits of grasses in it's beak too.
bubbalinn - Jul 21, 2008 08:16 PM EDT
Hi Mary, Thanks very much :) I'm glad you liked my photo... When I clicked I thought I had another photo of just cactus and no bird in sight LOL..
marysham - Jul 21, 2008 06:34 PM EDT
Alan, nice catch! Beautiful shot with it's wing feathers fanned out, taking off.

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