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Tree sparrow

Tree sparrow
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Copyright: omer sozer (eng55) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-30 3:42
Viewed: 5398
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 126
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken near Tuzla-Istanbul before sunset.
Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Infos from birdguides.com
Tree Sparrow Passer montanus:
Tree Sparrows are smaller and usually brighter-looking than House Sparrows with a rich chestnut-brown crown and a neat black spot in their clean white cheeks.
Breeds and winters in woodland, farmland and scrub, nesting in holes in trees or buildings.
A rapidly declining species that was once widespread throughout most of Britain. Now a rather localised bird, which is easier to see in winter when it forms small flocks. Areas of rough ground or set-aside land are probably the best places to see the species. Very rare in south-west England and Wales.
Widespread and numerous in most of Europe except many parts of Scandinavia.
110 000 territories estimated for Britain, most common in central and eastern areas. About 9 000 territories are estimated for Ireland, mainly in the north-east. Although declining rapidly, the last 20 years have seen a drop in numbers of over 80%.
14-17 million breeding pairs found throughout Europe except northern Scandinavia. Rare in Greece..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-30 4:10]

Hi Omer,the light is incredible,a very perfect moment to take this beautifull pic,i like a lot the choice of point of view and the perfect sharpenss.....and the colors are fantastics,my best compliments,thanks to show us this beauty,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-30 4:16]

Merhaba Omer Bey,
Isik ve renkler cok guzel. Elinize saglik

Mrhaba Ömer Bey, bi hayvan bu kadar mı tatlı olur, bu kadar mı guzel poz verır. Sız de cok ıyı yakalamışsınız. Tebrik ederim. Elinize sağlık
İyi calışmalr

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-06-30 4:34]

Hello Omer!

Very nice capture. I like composition with diagonal branch and fluffy bird. Good details and very good light. Did you do this photo at sunset?

Hello Omer,
very lovely and cute image,wonderful capture and superb sharpness,composition is also great.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-06-30 5:55]

Merhaba Ömer bey
Çok güzel yakalamışsınız. Ayrıca çok tatlı kışlık kabanını giyip manzarayı seyreder gibi, elinize sağlık

Hello Omer,

Very nice picture of this little fellow. Excellent POV to enhance the fluffy feathers. Excellent sharpness. Very good colours in the early day.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-30 6:05]

Hello Omer,
Lovely capture of this young and fluffy Sparrow! Beautiful light and colours and very sharp details. I like the simple composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-30 6:35]

Hola Omer,
bella captura y pose,
hermosa diagonal y plumaje...
buen disparo,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-30 9:55]

Hi Omer,

We have many different sparrows here but I have not seen one that looks like this cute little guy. I love the colors, the fluffy feathers and the sparkling eyes. The details of the face and head are very good. Great pose on the diagonal branch.


Selam Ömer bey. Çok tatlı bir serçe:) bakışlarina bayıldım. Elinize sağlık. Renkler de çok güzel.

Selam Ömer bey, arık zamanı gelmişti. Yüklemenizi 4 gözle bekliyordum. Yine çok güzel, bir serçe türü ve harika renkler. Kompozisyon da harika... ellerinize sağlık.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-06-30 19:03]

Hola Omer.
Bella la foto. Los colores son muy hermosos asi como la pose del Pajarillo. Interesante la nota escrita.

Hi Omer,
Tree Sparrows are quite different from House Sparrows and the difference is well marked in this picture.
With its feathers fluffed up against the cold, the bird seems to be enjoying the warmth of the setting sun.
The colours of the evening are reflected in its eyes.
Thanks for sharing this lovely image and best regards.

Bellissima cattura, eccellenti POV e composizione per la posa e la luminosità degli occhi, ottima nitidezza, magnifici i colori delicati con tonalità calde. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-01 1:58]

Hello Omer, How beautifully it is sitting on this branch. Lovely and look at the small eyes they are conveying a lot of messages. You have captured it beautifully. Ganesh

Hey brother Omer!
What a cute bird!
Very sharp shot, timed very well!

Sevimli bir kuşun güzel komp. lu fotoğrafı , eline sağlık .

Omer bey fotograflarinizin hepsi ayri bir guzel, hangisine bakacam sasirdim... elinize saglik... Londradan selamlar... cypturk

Hola Omer, muy bonita composición, con una agradable luz y tonos de color. El fondo el tono azul suave del cielo contrasta perfectamente con el motivo. Un saludo

ciao Omer!
This is a wonderful shot, with fine POV, DOF and framing, beautiful luminosity
of the image, excellent sharpness and details

Merhaba Omer,
The lighting is really beautiful that falls on the Sparrow with fluffy feathers!
the image is sharp with good colour and superb details
a good job well done always
greeting from NZ

Hello Omer,
Beautiful capture of this cute sparrow.Warm lighting,cross framing and details are magnificent.Excellent work!

Merhaba Omer, splendid diagonal composition with lovely bird, great details and fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Omer...This little fella look lonely but very pretty. Good shot, colur and detail perfect...Information very good..Thanks to share..Kind regards, Leyla

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-01 21:21]

Hello Omer

A lovely diagonal composition for this cute capture.
The puffy feathers are well defined and illuminated.
The colours are warm and natural.
Excellent focus and detail.
I can see the colours of the setting sun in the catch light in it's eyes.
Nicely done.


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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-07-01 21:52]

Hi Omer
Splendid shot with lovely light and natural color
Great pose and detail
tfs jon

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-01 22:53]

Hi Omer

Excellent pose here - great use of the frame. The lighting is really lovely too. I like the fluffed-up feathers too.

Great work.


Hello Omer
I like how you have the composition of the bird on the angles branch. Minimal.
I can see how the sun just gave it some nice light.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-07-02 4:46]

Hello Omer
What a marvellous picture so perfectly focused and composed!! How beautiful this little sparrow and how nice it looks with its plumage so fluffed out. I like a lot the light and colors. Magnificent shot my friend.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Merhaba Ömer Bey nefisbir enstantane ve çok güzel bir kuş. Elinize sağlık.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-02 19:57]

Hi Omer,
Another great image and another beautiful bird portrayed here. Very cute and fine details on its fluffy plumage. The blue sky acts as a fine backdrop and you have captured a cool pose here. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-07-03 0:13]

"Hello you fluffy little bird. What a sweetie you are."

What a lovely cute little Tree sparrow he is, Omer. I think he could be a bit sharper though, but it's a bit hard to see when he is fluffed up like this.


Hola Omer,
Preciosa y simpática toma de este gracioso pajarillo, magnífica la composición, excelente iluminación y nitidez. Interesante nota. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-07-03 6:48]

Bonjour Omer, wow, this is beautiful and the light is striking. The diagonal branch with the bird makes a natural composition and the colours are beautiful. The sparrow is perfectly captured with all the details in its plumage and colours. Thank you, superb work, a professional standing,


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-07-03 7:07]

Hi Homer
Nice presentation of the sparrow.Excellent plumage detail.Colors and light are very nice.
TFS Michel

Hi Omer
How cute it this little guy. Is he a young? He looks like he still has his downy feathers. He has a nice dark mask, a pretty little sparrow.

A nice crisp clean image, soft colours and lighting. Really nice.
TFS Janice

Hello Omer,
Sorry I'm late..Better late than never as they say :)
Nice POV and comp, great shot in fading light. The late light has given it pleasing colortones IMO.
Great details,
Well done!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-07-07 5:08]

Hi Omer,
very high in cutemess factor this one! Well compsoed image with wonderful warm light, great job.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-07-07 5:33]

Merhaba Ömer bet
tam bir pufudik olmuş çok hoş duruyor ellerine sağlık.

nefis bir çekim olmuş Ömer bey. elinize sağlık. dalın çapraz kompozisyonunda serçenin yüz ifadesine, zamanlama ve netliğe kadar nefis. selamlar

Hello Omer,

Good light, very good pose and pov.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-08 1:35]

Hi Omer.
You have pictured a very funny fluffy sparrow. Its pose and state of wood are so attractive. Warm sunlight decorates the bird image nicely as well as the alone twig. Well done, touching picture. My best regards.

Hi Omer
Très belle composition, magnifiques couleurs et très beaux détails.
bravo et au revoir...JP

Hello Omer !
This little bird is so cute, and I love his color ! And you managed to get a wonderful picture - details, colors, light, composition, POV, BG, everything is just perfect. The diagonal branch looks great, I think. Very well done !

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-10 8:05]

Hello Omer,
We have these gathering round our feeders in the winter and you have made a fine capture of a Tree Sparrow with its plumage fluffed up in the chilly air, yet the evening lighting gives it a pleasant warmth in this delightful image.
Excellent sharpness, composition and POV.
TFS this beauty,

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-07-14 5:39]

Hi Omer,
This is such a cute fluffy little ball...
I think you concentrate a lot of capturing shots at the sunset and sunbreak.And these special times do lend a great lighting and create a superb mood in your captures.

I like the catchlight on the bird's eye and the details on the bird.The compositon is beautiful in every way and the placement of the subject on the diagonal line works very well.

Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-07-14 13:32]

merhaba ömer
çok güzel ve sevimli bir poz yakalamışsın
bakış açısı, renkler, arka fon ve detaylar nefis
eline sağlık

GREAT piece of photography work.
Fine focusing.
Great details.

Hello Omer. I cam across this sparrow very often but your image here is one of the top class. Well done and best regards. Jusni

What a cute little puff ball!!!!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-15 1:47]

Hello Omer,
a real stunning shot of this cute and fluffy guy. Verey sharp and clear shot. The composition is great with the branch cuts across the diagonal. Making it impressive and pleasant to look.


Hi, Omer,

what a lovely capture of this chubby tree sparrow with an innocent look. the colours and the composition are excellent, too. thanks for sharing.

Man Yee

Hello Omer,
Very nice close up of this cute bird, beautiful natural colors, excellent sharpness and depth of field, good details and lovely oof background, good catchlight and nice clarity.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-06 8:28]

Hello Omer, beautiful light in this fine shot, the bird is very sharp and the exposure is very well done, well composed scene too, thanks!


Bana hala kertik olan bu türü
nefis görüntülemişsiniz Ömer bey..
Netlik mükemmel..
ellerinize sağlık....

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-28 9:59]

Hello Omer,
Excellent close up shot of the Sparrow.
Nicely composed with the level POV and lovely pose.
The feather detail is very good.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Omer,

This is a very interesting POV. The fluffiness of the bird's feathers is visible. I like the natural lighting and colors.



Esta toma transmite dulzura. Original trabajo con el color y bien encuadrada y equilibrada.
Saludos y buen fin de semana Omer:

Josep Ignasi.

hello Omer

excellent photo this Tree sparrow,
shot with fine POV, i love the way
the branch diagonally is framed on the image,
excellent sharpness and details of the plumage,



Dear Omer,
Very well captured details & expressions of this male sparrow. I do agree with many mentioning your choice of point of view and the perfect sharpenss with superb details. TFS
PS: I appreciate your super-quality work & looking forward to see many more from you :)

Hello Omer
beautiful diagonal composition of this shot, this tree sparrow is very cute, i like his fluffy plumage, the colors an dthe sharpness are excellent as well as his pose on this branch
Have a good night

Hi Ömer,
Seems the poor little sparrow has cold... Interesting lights, perfect focus and especially composition with the branch "going" through the whole photo as a diagonal line. Beautiful.
Tfs, regards, László

Hello Omer,
Hope you'll be fine. Thanks for your comments to my photo of Bulbul nest with nestlings. I am grateful for that. This is a superb shot of the Tree Sparrow and indeed one can see that the birds sits puffed up perhaps in winter, before the feeble rays of the setting sun. The branch bereft leaves also gives boost to the picture. Superb!Thanks for sharing....wish you and your family a happy new year, sir...take care...warmest regards/Abid

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