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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF300mm 4/L IS + 1.4x EXT
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -5-, Dainty birds 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-30 17:12
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This is a picture that I took from my pointe pelé trip.Unfortunately I'm not able to identify that specie my best guest would be the Vesper Sparrow ,so I hope that someone will be able to help.
Thank you

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salut Michel

c'est une très très jolie photo, selon mon livre de National Geographic
sur les oiseaux c'est bien un Vesper Sparrow et en allant
dans le site web de All About Birds en français sa serait
Pinson vespéral ou Bruant vespéral, voici le lien :


encore une fois, une excellente photo en close-up
avec le suprbe focus netteté et détail de son plumage,
le catch-light rend la photo encore plus jolie, TFS


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-11-30 21:12]

Hello Michel
I can't help you with ID, but I can say is a perfect capture.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-12-01 0:25]

Hola MIchel,
bonita captura
atractivo pose y finos detalles.
magnífico link de Asbed,

Ciao Michel, beautiful bird in nice pose on a lovely blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-01 0:59]

Hello Michel,
Excellent photo of this Sparrow. Great sharp details, beautiful natural colours, good isolated from the beautiful OOF BG. Very nice composition, DOF and POV.

Hi Michel

Your sparrow species can be hard to identify. Great shot, superb sharpness and plumage details. Excellent OOF background, great POV and pose.


hi.. Michel... Fantastic capture of a tiny beautiful bird.. regards, Biju

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2009-12-01 4:37]

Hi Michel,
Very nice picture with great definition, good enough to id. this bird.
I¨m sorry, I can´t help you so much... It´s quite similar to one here that we call "gorrión" (passer domestic), but I´m not sure if this one is from the family.
Anyway great shot!

Ciao Michel. Indeed an amazing detailed and sharpeded compo. Excellent POV/DOF with magnificent contrast and playing of light.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-01 5:36]

Hello Michel,
A fine capture of a species of sparrow that I think is Lincoln's as it has a buff-colored breast. Though there was a leaf in the way of the lens, you have made a sharp capture from a fine POV, in a great pose and with a pleasing BG.
Thanks and best wishes,

Hello Michel,
a fantastic capture of this very beautiful bird taken from an excellent POV in a lovely pose, superb sharpness and splendid colours, i think that Asbed and you are right about the ID.
Best regards

hello Michel!
minimalistic beautiful composition, you focused very well in the subject, manages very well the light and elects exceptional colours and details, wonderful photo!
keep photographing! TFS

Hello Michel,

an very nice broown colour tone picture.
You captured the bird with exellent details and fine colours.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-01 8:24]

Cristal clear capture this little bird!
Great details and colors!

Hallo Michel
This is indeed a very beautiful bird, which I think are related to a sparrow, but I could be wrong. I like the 2 shaded beak, and the "funky" crest and the tiny, but beautiful eye. The neatly shaped feathers have cached my eye and the clarity of the arrangement of colours of the plumage is really striking. Great pose from the side, showing its profile from a different perspective and its lovely tailpiece in more detail. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Soooo cute, Michel,
it's a lovely bird sitting there so nice.
I also love the BG, nothing is disturbing from the beauty.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Michel,

A great capture with beautiful coloration, sharpness & composition. Very nice POV, pose & presentation. Well done & TFS.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-01 11:36]

Hi Michel. Which ever one it is you have taken a first class picture. You have taken it with sharp focusing , which has given fine detail and such natural colours. I like the side pose so we can see the face and eye. It stands out so well from the plain BG. well taken TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-01 11:42]

Hello Michael,
perfect shot of this beautiful bird. Excellent sharpness and details. Great compositiion, POV, eye contact, lighting and colors. TFS, well done.Best regards Siggi

Aparte de la belleza del ave, la buena luz y el excelente fondo, lo que más valoro de esta fotografía es creo que la manipulaste poco electrónicamente y eso es de agradecer.
Un saludo Michel y gracias por tus amables comentarios: J. Ignasi.

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-01 12:23]

Hello Michel,
Very sharp image you got here and incredble BG. Simply perfect shot. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. Regards,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-01 13:53]

Hi Michel,
Wonderful capture.I liked POV,simple BG,exposure and eye contact a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

It most certainly is a small sparrow...I wonder if it gave you a bit more time to do your work so well because it is perhaps young? Ne vous voir pas un temps long ! L'image postant de vous me fait heureux encore!

bonjour Michel
superbe capture ! avec de magnifiques details, j'aime bien le fond tout uni et clair qui le met si bien en valeur, le point de vue a hauteur d'yeux est superbe aussi, du bon travail de pro
Passe une bonne nuit

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-01 23:10]

Hi Michel.
Wonderful bird picture. Pose of the bird, posture of its legs and look are very impressive as well as a direct POV and blameless composition. I also like superb details of the bird and twig. Smooth BG is great canvas for the main subject. Well done and kind wishes.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-02 2:13]

Hello Michel,
This is a lovely capture of the Vesper Sparrow in a nice pose. reat focus and details and fine strong colours that stand out against the plain background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Wonderful capture this little bird.
Great sharp details and colors.

Hi MF Michel,

Stunning capture of this lovely sparrow from lateral POV with flawless details, great DOF and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-04 4:01]

Bonjour Michel,
Ton oiseau semble avoir de la personnalité et il a un look plutôt drôle.. à part cela cette photo est excellente, une netteté impeccable et des couleurs naturelles. Adorable petite lueur dans l'oeil de l'oiseau aussi.
Charmante image.
Je te souhaite une belle journée

A superb shot of this sparrow, Michel...
Very nice pose captured from a well chosen POV!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-04 7:26]

Bonjour Michel,
Encore une fois une macro belle. Espèces inconnues, mais beau. Excellent capture et la lecture, félicitations.
Une belle soirée,

Hello Michel,

Excellent captute of this beautiful bird.
Colours,light and sharpness are fantastic.
Good composition.

Hello Michel,
Excellent photo with great details and wonderful background.
Lovely composition and perfect focus.

Bonjour Michel,
Une autre très bonne photo, l'oiseau est bien détaché sur un beau BG,j'aime aussi la dominante brune du fond assortie au plumage

great capture, TFS Ori

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-08-04 5:06]

Hello Michel,
splendid sharpness and wonderful colours. excellent composition portraying the beauty of this bird in its elegance and posing.
Details of the feathers is stunning.
Well executed skills done with great patience.


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