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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-15 5:30
Viewed: 3232
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The "true sparrows", the Old World sparrows in the family Passeridae, are small passerine birds. The differences between sparrow species can be subtle. In general, sparrows tend to be small plump brownish or greyish birds with short tails and stubby powerful beaks. They are primarily seed-eaters, though they also consume small insects. A few species scavenge for food around cities and, like gulls or pigeons, will happily eat virtually anything in small quantities

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Shooting Date/Time
9/06/2007 15:05:36
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

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To Kathleen: sandwichesvanderschelden 2 06-15 07:48
To Bufo: Jacob,vanderschelden 2 06-15 07:28
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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-15 5:44]
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Hi Annick,
an excellant shot.
Very sharp and well composed.
How did you get so close?
Well done,

Hi Annick,
Nice DoF, well focused, great sharpness,details are clearly visible.
Superb shot.


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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-15 6:02]
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Dag Annick,
echt mooie close up van deze jonge huismus. Alle veertjes zijn mooi te zien. Achtergrond is wel was korrelig maar photoshop weet daar wel raad mee :-)
Groeten, Jacob

Hi Annick.
Awesome close up, pin sharp with excellent detail and a look that looks like he is waiting for more of whatever is around his beak. Great colour and DOF making him stand out.

New Zealand

Hello Annick!
Very nice close-up and interesting portrait of very nice (even if also very common) bird species :) I like details, DOF and POV :)
Greetings from Lodz,

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  • Krima Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 5 N: 7] (8)
  • [2007-06-15 7:34]

Excellent close up! I made a workshop, I hope you like it.
My best regards,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-15 7:54]

Ha Annick,

Een mooie close up,je kan de broodkruimels nog zien zitten,mooie reflecties van het oog,groetjes en een fotogeniek weekend toegewenst,


Hello Annick,
Good composition of sharpness, colour and much details on the photo
Very well done

hi annick, nice capture, sharp image with good details, liked the pose, very good portrait shot,
tfs & regards

The head tilt and the stuff on her face make me feel some tug in heart - adorable and childlike little birdie. Great sharpness and contrast and thus great detail!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-15 13:16]

Hello Annick,
Excellent portrait of this sparrow.Exposure is spot on,details are razorsharp.Focus couldn't be better.I can see your reflection in the eye.Very well done!

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-06-15 16:48]

salut Annick,
waoooo une image d'une qualité exceptionnelle, les détails sont d'une qualité rare. J'aime son oeil noir et brillant et sa nourriture encore autour du bec.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-15 16:55]

Hi Annick. This ia a amazing close up shot of the Sparrow. the detail excellent. with sharp focus. good colours and a nice POV. very well done TFS. good notes to.

Hi Annick,
I think this is more of a Tree Sparrow than a House Sparrow as it has a brown head.
Great feather definition. My option would be to crop left side and make 'letterbox' format as head looks too high in the picture.

Well Annick - that must be the best shot of a sparrow I have yet seen. Fantastic light, detail and colors. Excellent Portrait!
BR Klaus

So cute young sparrow, Annick!
I like it! Very good details and colors.
Maybe too noisy on BG.
Well done!
TFS and regards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-17 22:44]

Hello Annick

A superb portrait of this sparrow.The Focus and details are razor sharp.Wonderful clarity and colours.The eye has lovely catch light.The plumage is perfectly defined.TFS


Magnifiques détails superbes gros plan.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-20 3:49]

This is a lovely delicate shot with a lovely pose from the Sparrow. Superb detail on the feathers and eye. Very well composed with good dof.

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