Nature Photography by Sash Dias

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May 2016

A great morning with Marsh Wrens

I headed to Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, Massachusetts this morning with a couple of friends to see if the Marsh Wrens were popping up and singing yet. I've been to the refuge a couple of times over the last week or so and didn't have much luck - there were plenty of Marsh Wrens but they were staying low in the reeds. This time though, I lucked out. After identifying the flying pattern of a single male (he had developed a system of cycling through three different spots to sing in), I parked myself at the location that had the cleanest backgrounds and waited. An hour later, I had two opportunities with the holy trifecta - soft, diffused light, a clean background and a relatively close subject. Here are some of the shots. Which one do you like best?

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