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Looking more smart?

Looking more smart?
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Copyright: parthasarathi Sengupta (parthasarathi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 166 W: 0 N: 330] (1314)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400 D, Sigma 170-500mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-20 22:58
Viewed: 3170
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Long back our psychology teacher in school described the impact of dress up, which can motivate the person himself and creat an atmosphere to his environment. Watching this bird I suddenly remembered that point. Now I am planning to place this photo in my profile, because with my white beards and moustache,I may look like this sparrow.And I also informed my TN friends earlier that why I like sparrow .......
But dont mix me with other five sparrows ..ie..Spanish sparrow or Eurasian Tree sparrow or Sind Sparrow or Russet sparrow. I want to be the very common House sparrow or Dead Sea sparrow (little darker than House sparrow and widely found beside streams and waterbeds). And yes , insignificant but talkative.

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To noranina: Thanksparthasarathi 1 07-06 14:06
To gannu: Thanksparthasarathi 1 07-24 10:31
To spalaxtr: Thanksparthasarathi 1 07-21 19:58
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Hi Parthasarathi ,
Very funny sparrov with moustache-like thing.

Hi Parthasarathi.
Good moment captured with material of ? in his beek making it look like a grey moustache.

New Zealand

If someone told me that such a bird existed, I would have thought they were joking. to see it is to believe it eh? Nice capture.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-25 1:19]
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Sir, The picture has more noise and reason I am not sure. But clarity wise perfect.Ganesh D later

Mr Sengupta,
I must admit that despite your initial uncertainties about your DSLR camera, you have chosen a wonderful moment to shoot this Sparrow with white "whiskers".
At shutter speed 1/1000, the noise factor becomes a problem. At PP stage, a noise filter sometimes comes in handy. Do you have NeatImage? Try it. It comes free.
Best regards,

brilliant capture with perfect timing
Lovely and funny

f/3.5 1/250 ISO100 would have been more appropriate to avoid noise.
I often go as low as 1/60 and make repeated shots (from that number a few won't have motion blur)
But sometimes you just have time to shoot and no time to play with settings.

I often dislike Neatimage as its overuse causes the animals to look like plastic toys.


Another beautiful portrait (of yourself hehe)
Good shot!

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