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American Tree Sparrow

American Tree Sparrow
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 50 HS
Exposure: f/6.5, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-30 10:34
Viewed: 1439
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I believe he's a Tree Sparrow from the markings on the neck.

Despite their name, female American Tree Sparrows build their nests on the ground.
One study shows that they watch for predators out of their left eyes.
When the ground is covered with snow, they will beat tall weeds with their wings and then eat the seeds that have fallen on the snow.
A group of American Tree Sparrows are collectively known as a "grove" of sparrows.


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Most interesting notes. Highly educative.
Not o/e. Just right!!!
Well balanced colours.
Looks like this sparrow was posing just for you.
Best regards from Calgary,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-30 11:14]

Hi Trevor,with the sun is different and better..ehhee...a magnificent pic of this sparrow,i like a lot the imposing perspective and the great contrast with the blue sky in background,great detail in the best exposure too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Trevor-Very useful NOTE.I didn't know that Tree Sparrow use their left eye!!!!Well captured against such blue Sky.Good details and natural colour.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Ciao Trevor, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blue sky, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Trevor
super good composition with nice BG and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-30 13:22]

Hello Trevor,
Excellent sharp detailed portrait of this Tree Sparrow. Beautiful natural colours, nicely contrasting against the blue sky in the background.

照的很漂亮 很美麗的小鳥 也很清晰
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

Hello Trevor

Excellent photo the Tree Sparrow with the frontal
and against diving (in French « en contre-plongé » POV
with the bird's head turned obtaining its eye-contact, TFS


Beutiful bird!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-08-04 14:41]

Very nice picture, great composition congratulation. Saludos.

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