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Copyright: Iris Hues (iris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-04
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/300 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-28 14:15
Viewed: 2869
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Male Common House Sparrow-

Has a black throat, called the bib.

Read an interesting study by Prof. Anders Pape Møller, that ascertained that males with large bib dominated over males with a smaller bib both when they were seeking food and during breeding, where the females so evidently preferred the former.

It was also found that these males more often had an affair on the side, in their otherwise monogamous pairbond than the less lucky males with a smaller bib.

He and his partners are regulars at my sunfacing balcony in the spring mornings.

This gentleman had just landed and as i had got used to their arrival departure schedules pretty much, i was quite ready for my job.

You will seem him trying to steady himself while looking right through my lens, trying to make out what was I upto!

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To arfer: Thanksiris 1 04-02 04:30
To Argus: Thank You Ivaniris 1 04-02 04:25
To asus_gps: Thank U Igoriris 1 03-30 04:48
To nglen: Thank You Gleniris 1 03-29 01:21
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-03-28 16:53]
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Hi Iris .good picture of the Sparrow, good colour and detail . a little bit soft. but well done..

hi Iris!

a good portrait of a sparrow, well composed. I consider he is young bird and funny.

PS: one goldfish, you're correct :)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-31 15:55]
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Hello Iris,
Fine shot of a cheeky male House Sparrow, set off well by the contrasting BG. This is fairly sharp and with good DOF.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-31 21:45]
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Hello Iris

A nicely composed shot of this house sparrow.Very good eye contact,he is certainly keeping his eye on you.TFS


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-04-07 1:19]

Hello Iris, these house sparrows are always so interesting to watch. And quite pretty too. I'll have to start noting their bib sizes at home. That was interesting to learn. I always thought that they were the younger males.
Good shot, I like his stand there - quite defiantly looking at you,

bonjour iris
cela manque un peu de details mais je ne pense pas que votre appareil soit un model vraiment approprié a ce genre de photo,pour cela que le resultat est assez honorable.

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