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Copyright: Saim DAG (saim) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 11] (68)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-24
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-10 6:40
Viewed: 3880
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The "true sparrows", the Old World sparrows in the family Passeridae, are small passerine birds. Generally, sparrows tend to be small, plump brown-grey birds with short tails and stubby yet powerful beaks. The differences between sparrow species can be subtle. 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. This family ranges in size from the Chestnut Sparrow (Passer eminibey), at 11.4 cm (4.5 inches) and 13.4 g., to the Parrot-billed Sparrow (Passer gongonensis), at 18 cm (7 inches) and 42 g. (1.5 oz).

The Old World true sparrows are found indigenously in Europe, Africa and Asia. In Australia and the Americas, early settlers imported some species which quickly naturalised, particularly in urban and degraded areas. House Sparrows, for example, are now found throughout North America, in every state of Australia except Western Australia, and over much of the heavily populated parts of South America.

Some authorities also classify the closely related estrildid finches of the equatorial regions and Australasia as members of the Passeridae. Like the true sparrows, the estrildid finches are small, gregarious and often colonial seed-eaters with short, thick, but pointed bills. They are broadly similar in structure and habits, but tend to be very colourful and vary greatly in their plumage. About 140 species are native to the old world tropics and Australasia. Most taxonomic schemes list the estrildid finches as the separate family Estrildidae, leaving just the true sparrows in Passeridae.(Wikipedia)

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To NinaM: Thank Yousaim 1 02-10 13:19
To crs: Hellosaim 1 02-10 10:07
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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-02-10 8:25]
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Merhaba Saim bey,netliği ve poz değerleriyle çok güzel bir kompozisyon. Kutlarım.

Very nice capture of this sparrow Saim, the colors were rendered perfectly. An aperture value of f/7.1 should provide enough DOF to capture the whole bird sharply in-focus, however there seems to be a slight focus shift in this shot...

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-02-10 10:01]
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Hi Saim,

Nice protret of the sparrow. Your photo has a good lighting and good natural colors. Image has good clear details of the bird.

Best regards,

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-10 12:16]
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Thank you Saim for those interesting notes, as I didn't even know there were different species of sparrows. I thought they were all House Sparrows ;-) Plus, you post here a superb picture with a great light and beautiful colours, specially on the bird. It is clear and sharp, I love it. And welcome to TN!


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-10 14:48]

Hola Saim,
buena captura y detalles,
excelente pose y pov,

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