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city neighbours VIII

city neighbours VIII
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Copyright: Nemes Septimiu (septimiu_nemes) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 371] (2161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikon AF-S 55-200mm f/4-5.6 G ED DX VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-23 9:35
Viewed: 3177
Points: 46
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this is the no.8 and the last picture from the city neighbours series;
Hope you like it !

House Sparrow

The nesting site is varied; under eaves, in holes in masonry or rocks, in ivy or creepers on houses or banks, on the sea-cliffs, or in bushes in bays and inlets. When built in holes or ivy, the nest is an untidy litter of straw and rubbish, abundantly filled with feathers. Large, well-constructed domed nests are often built when the bird nests in trees or shrubs, especially in rural areas.

The House Sparrow is quite aggressive in usurping the nesting sites of other birds, often forcibly evicting the previous occupants, and sometimes even building a new nest directly on top of another active nest with live nestlings. House Martins, Bluebirds, and Sand Martins are especially susceptible to this behavior. However, though this tendency has occasionally been observed in its native habitats (particularly concerning House Martins), it appears to be far more common in habitats in which it has been introduced, such as North America.

Five to six eggs, profusely dusted, speckled or blotched with black, brown or ash-grey on a blue-tinted or creamy white ground, are usual types of the very variable eggs. They are variable in size and shape as well as markings. Eggs are incubated by the female. The House Sparrow has the shortest incubation period of all the birds: 10-12 days, and a female can lay 25 eggs a summer in New England.

The reproductive success increases with age and this is mainly by changes in timing, with older birds breeding earlier in the season.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-02-23 10:06]

O fotografie reusita, merita sa faceti exzercitii pentru viitor! ma gindesc la specii mai putin rabdatoare......

hello Nemes
great sharpness
good light with beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-23 10:49]

Hi Nemes,
Wonderful capture of this house sparrow.Sharpness,details pose of bird,expression on face and clear eyes are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-23 11:17]

Hi Nemes. I have enjoyed your pictures on the birds. Once again this is a good close up of the Sparrow, Which you have taken a fine close up with fine detail and natural colours. a good POV. well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-23 11:29]

Hello Septimiu,
Good photo of this House Sparrow from an excellent POV. Great sharp details and beautiful contrasting colours.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-23 11:32]

Hello Septimiu !
Such a common bird, but still beautiful, and had to capture as they are always so fast ! Here on this picture I like the pose, the details, the natural colors, the composition and the POV. Very well done !

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-02-23 11:54]

Hello Nemes
Wonderful picture of this house sparrow. The colors are harmonious and natural. The details are very sharp and well definition
Well done and Have a nice week

Ciao Septimiu, an other lovely neighbour, splendid bird with beautiful colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-23 13:44]

Hi Septimiu,

This House Sparrow with dirty beak makes a fine finale for your series. You captured him in a nice pose, with good colors and fine details. The face, throat, eye, wings and plumage are all excellent. He looks identical to the ones we have here.


Hello Septimiu
Wow ! what a great shot !
all on this shot is great : sharpness, colors, pose and natural environment
a perfectly shot

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  • danar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 17] (273)
  • [2009-02-23 18:45]

Buna Septimiu.

O poza care e mai mult decat o "poza" ...:)

Arata parca ar fi o pictura pe monitorul meu.
Mereu fotografiile tale sunt *perfecte* , din punctul meu de vedere.
Toate cele bune si o zi faina sa ai !

Hi Septimiu,
Another excellent capture of this City fellow. TFS and have a nice day MF!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-23 23:31]

Salut Septimiu
Ai obtinut detalii bune si culori frumoase. Poti incerca data viitoare sa faci o poza mai de la nivelul solului, o sa vezi efectul.
Numai bine.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-02-24 0:21]

Salut Septi!

Beutifull picture of this common city neighbour! Sparrows are fantastic birds and on your picture we can see how many different colours they wear. Great details and pose.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-24 4:26]

Hi Nemes,
a lovely shot of this sparrow.
Well seen in excellent clarity and sharpness. The bird is lively and your composition makes it very much interesting with the light falling into its body, making it shines.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-24 5:18]

Hello Nemes,
This specimen has a very beautiful plumage, which you show with natural colors and good sharpness. It seems that in your region, this bird is still quite present. In some countries it seems to become rarer.
I also have quite a flock around the house, fortunately!
Thanks and best regards

Merhaba Nemes,çok tatlı,çok sevimli,sende çok güzel çekmişsin,ellerine sağlık :)

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-24 8:37]

merhaba nemes
good capture of this cute house sparrow
i like composition, POV, light, colours and details

Hi Nemes,

Many thanks for the feedback it’s really appreciated, you've captured a excellent image here, the detail and colours are just stunning, excellent POV and the separation from the OOF background is just perfect, really good work.

Cheers Rick :)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-25 14:51]

Hi Septimiu,another difficult pic perfectly taken,impressive the top quality of sharpness and colors whitout the light of sun too! Beautiful work,fist class pic,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Septimiu,
a very beautiful portrait of this House Sparrow taken from a good low POV with great sharpness, i like the pose and the colours well saturated.
Best regards.

Hi Nemes,
A razor sharp capture of this beautiful house sparrow. Excellent composition and a nice POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-18 23:27]

Hi Nemes.
It is great picture of the sparrow. You have reflected its all features brilliantly. Sharpness is stunning and colours are rich and fine. I like pictured scene at whole. BG is very impressive and nicely blurred. Despite the contrast subject shot is exposed perfectly. Well done and TFS.

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