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Cape Sparrow (Male)

Cape Sparrow (Male)
Photo Information
Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-06 12:52
Viewed: 2047
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this photograph of "Cape Sparrow" (Passer melanurus) in our yard. It's really difficult to get a well POV photograph when bird is so small and forging on the ground.

The Cape Sparrow is a bird of the Sparrow family found in Southern Africa.
Size - 14-16 cm
Distinctive plumage including large pale head stripes.
It inhabits semi-arid savannah, cultivated areas, and ranges from the central coast of Angola to Eastern South Africa and Swaziland.
The back of the male's neck is dry grey and its back and shoulders are bright chestnut.
The Cape Sparrow's vocalization are chirps similar to those of the House Sparrows but much more musical and mellow.

rousettus, marius-secan, NikosR, CeltickRanger, periko, pierrefonds, Chiza has marked this note useful
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-06 14:19]

Hi Srikumar,absolutely perfect,the best DOF on the sparrow for the best details and a magnificent effect on the grass to the blurred end in background,bright colors too! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Srikumar,
Very beautiful bird. You nicely captured this colorful sparrow. Focus, eye contact and exposure very nice. Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes

Hello Srikumar,
Stunning capture of a interesting specie of bird. The shape and colors are close to the House Sparrow living here in Europe.
Incredible details and awesome clarity of the feathers.....

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-07 2:34]

Hello Srikumar,
Excellent photo of this Cape Sparrow in great sharpness, details and DOF. Taken from a perfect low POV with attractive eye contact. Beautiful natural colors.

hallo Sri
very nice bird with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-07 10:08]

Hi Srikumar,
Very nice bird,much nicer than the one that lives in our country. Wonderfully composition,
amazing colors and details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2016-04-07 10:23]

Hi Srikumar

Great shot on the sparrow and all we know how difficult is to shoot it, in this case you did a very good DOF and very good exposure on it, nice blurring the grass all around it, excellent details and very beautiful natural colors.



Hello Srikumar

Lovely photography of this Cape Sparrow with a fine low POV
obtaining its beautiful eye-contact, lovely light and details, TFS


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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-04-08 14:31]

Hi Srikumar
The sharpness is quite good, as wellas the DOF. New to me.


Hello Srikumar,
wonderful portrait, perfectly frontally approached from a low point of view with charming eye contact and graceful slightly turned pose. Colours and shaped are perfectly reported. Very lively and pretty encounter. Thank you!
With best regards,

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of cute bird with fantastic colors, fibe details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Srikumar,

The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing with precision the details of the Cape Sparrow. There is a good contrast between the colors of the picture. Have a nice day.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2016-05-10 10:51]

Hola Srikumar...que belleza de foto y de especie; me gusta el color, composiciñon, enfoque, nitidez y entorno, además de los detalles del ave...saludos.

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