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House Sparrow For Ivan & Ulla

House Sparrow For Ivan & Ulla
Photo Information
Copyright: Anil Nediyara (anilnediyara) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 10 N: 180] (780)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-31 9:19
Viewed: 4070
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello all,
Today I am happy to present undoubtedly our most familiar bird, but sparingly seen nowadays. I would like to dedicate this picture to Ivan and Ulla, their pictures of small birds have always been an inspiration.

I came across this while travailing through villages of southern Tamilnadu.

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a widespread resident in India. Size: 15 cm

Identification: Small, seed-eating passerine bird with thick, conical bill and pink legs. Adult male: Gray crown, black throat, upper breast, and small mask; less black on throat in winter. Grayish side of neck and underparts. Rusty-brown nape and upperparts. Black streaks on back. White patch in wing. Gray rump. Black bill in summer; yellowish in winter. Female and immature: Gray-brown crown. Buffy line extends rearward from eye bordered below by gray-brown line. Grayish-white underparts. Black and tawny streaks on back. Black wing feathers with wide tawny edges. White patch on wing. Yellow bill. Immature males lack full throat patch of adults.

Similar species: The adult male House Sparrow might be confused with Eurasian Tree Sparrow. The Eurasian Tree Sparrow has a black spot on the ear coverts and an entirely brown crown. The female House Sparrow looks somewhat similar to a number of species of sparrows but has unstreaked underparts, tawny streaks on the back, and a large yellowish bill.

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Hello anil,
this is a wonderful capture with fine details and beautiful natural colors.
Very well done

hello Anil
great sharpness picture
good details
and the colours are very nice
greeting lou

Hi Anil,
A beautiful photograph with details so well captured.
Also I loved reading your note, very informative.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-31 23:44]

Hello Anil,
Thank you so much for your kind dedication! As this little Sparrow is no more that common here it is delightful to see it! I like your POV and the fine sharp details of the plumage. Beautiful colours too and well framed. The most common Sparrow here is the Tree Sparrow that is very similar but has a chestbut crown and black patches on its cheeks.
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-01 5:55]

Anil,Lovely dedication and a good picture. I like your presentation and notes. You are correct and they are not to be seen now a days. I like the feather plummage in the air. Ganesh

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-02-01 23:53]

Hi Anil,
Very beautiful portrait of this house sparrow, once common all over and now they are driven from many places. One day good image like this may be referred to coming generations. tfs.

Hi Anil,

The right way to shoot a bird in this position.

The time is right for you ..


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-12-19 10:08]
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Hi Anil

This is rather belated, but it still is a lovely dedication to our friends Ivan & Ulla. I like
the fluffy feathers on the sides and the posterior view and the backwards stare the bird
gave you over its shoulder. You have captured lovely sharp details and the colours are
well saturated. As I've just said to Smitha so I say to you too. It's about time that we see
another posting from you again. I know I am perhaps the last person who can say this to
you as I too have not been much active during this past, but we need to generate some
new impetus and rekindle the old fire.

Well done MF and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-24 7:17]

Hello Anil,
Ulla spotted this one before I did and I don't know why I missed it for over a year!
I thank you for this fine tribute, a well taken shot of a male House Sparrow. The technical standard, POV and composition are excellent and he looks quite beautiful against the blurred green BG.
Thanks and my best regards to you and Smitha.

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