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Copyright: William Jacobs (oldferret) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7 D+Battery Grip, Canon EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 L IS USM, Kingston 16GB 266x, 67mm UV Filter-Hoya
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Europe, Birds of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-02-22 5:35
Viewed: 2801
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot of my favorite bird, they are just starting to look for nesting material and singing for a mate (one of the lovely sounds of spring) from the top of a branch in a bush or tree.

Its only in the springtime that they are more noticeable the rest of the year, scurrying around in the undergrowth and flower beds.

This particular bird is quite tame around me and will let me approach to with 2-3 feet, and if left alone will come even closer whilst I'm gardening.

Image has been cropped about 25%, adjusted levels and applied slight high pass filter in CS5 at 1.4 to allow for loss of sharpness in upload to TN

Thanks for viewing and have a nice weekend.

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With the kind of professional equipment that you use with professional dexterity, the image is bound to be a masterpiece, Bill.
The image is so sharp and the colours so true to the original, looking at it is experiencing virtual reality in its best possible form.
Kudos to your talent!

Hello my today's neighbour William.
Great we both are posted the picture of bird.
this is a very well taken and composed picture with fantastic sharpness (which is primary requirement of any picture).
next is colour, yes for me or my computer monitor shows it is authentic :).
I like the BG, it really good.
best wishes and regards,

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-02-22 6:19]

Hi Bill,
wonderful photo of this cute sparrow, excellent composition,
wonderful colors and details !
Best regards !

Hello Bill,pin sharp details in a perfect pose,doesn`t get any any better than this,even the perch is photogenic!
A lovely shot.
PS We returned just this week from Down Under just to enjoy the Spring,if it stays as cold as this I might have to return..

Hello Bill

Sharp, simple, elegant and a picture with beautiful colours. Lovely example of an appealing central composition due in part to the perfect perch.


這鳥照的很清晰 也很漂亮

hallo William
this is super good sharpness and a nice composition
the colours and details are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao William, beautiful composition with lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello William,
Excellent photograph of this beautiful sparrow, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, good background, excellent lighting.

Hi William,
beautiful shot. I like the presentation. Perfect sharpness and details. Amazing colours.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello William,
Incredible clarity, focus and razor sharp details. Lovely colors and perfect light. This is a very nice colorful species of bird. It has colors very close to the House sparrow.
Thanks for sharing this interesting and useful photographer note.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-02-22 21:48]

Lovely portrait, good pose and lots of details. tfs.

Hi William
Wonderful capture of your favourite bird. I really appreciate the detail, colour and clarity you have captured in this photo. Terrific pose and nicely composed on a complimentary BG. Job well done.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Bill

A great close-up photo of this bird, very fine POV
a little bit lower than the bird and more to be
with where the bird is posed, wonderful soft
diffused light, great focus, sharpness, and details,
great details of its plumage and eye, TFS


Hello Bill,
Excellent capture with an outstanding details and sharpness,nice PoV and a lovely composition.
Thanks and my regards,

WOW superb and definitely can see why this would be your favorite. Your love shines through!

Hello William,
Excellent sharp detail of the plumage and eye with beautiful earthly colours. Perfect POV and OOF BG. Good shot and thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-12 3:38]

Hello Bill,
I missed this beauty, a superb capture of the Dunnock with excellent fine details and natural colours. Great eye contact and pose too.
I can see why this is your favourite bird!
Thanks and best regards,

Impressive photo William! Nice pose, excellent composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness

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