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Migration Sparrow

Migration Sparrow
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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: 2009-10-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dainty birds 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-19 17:33
Viewed: 3110
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After a long absence from the site due to other priorities I would like to present the White-throated Sparrow. I was back to one of my favorite site last week and I had the chance to watch 2 differents species that were there in quantity due to the migration pattern.I was back this week and I saw very little of them that is the magic of migration.
From Audubon
Habitat: Nest in dense brush,especially where near open grasslands;winters in open woods and garden

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-10-19 19:10]

Hello Michel,
A beautiful presentation shown with wonderful detail and just the right amount of exposure! Gorgeous colors and nicely composed!!

Hi Michel,
good to see your work on TN again. You're the guy with the lively bird portraits. This White throated sparrow bathes in a narrow sun beam, that is quite extraordinary: the bird appears in 3-D! Wonderful work, Michel.
My best regards from Switzerland

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-10-20 1:03]

Hi Michel,
A lovely composition ...
Great details and beautiful fantastic colors.Especially the background.
Best wishes,

Hello Michel,

what a good picture from this bird with exellent pov, dof and bg.
Fine colours.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-10-20 9:35]

Hi Michel.
I was absent long period too and I am glad see you and your new shot here. Very cute bird and so impressive stump. Details of the sparrow and colourfulness of the BG are wonderful as well as exposure of the image. My best wishes and TFS.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-20 9:39]

Hi Michel,
Welcome back again TN!
Excellent image we propose one. A very interesting macro but excellent play.
Beautiful details and colors.
Best regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-20 9:45]

Hello Michel,
A very nice capture of the White-throated Sparrow taken from a fine POV against a pleasing dark contrasting natural BG. I can understand that you needed at least a speed of 1/200 otherwise if the lighting were better you could have had a better DOF. But the details show up clearly.
Thanks and nice to see you back!

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

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-10-20 9:51]

Hello Michel,
Nice to see you back here and with a lovely capture of this little Sparrow. I like its pose and the fine sharp details. Beautiful colours too and well composed. I wonder what kind of berries it is enjoying, maybe sloe??
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

hello Mishel and welcome back
very beautiful scene and pose of little sparrow,his yellow brow,great colours and fine details,i like this BG
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-10-20 12:25]

I knew this was going to be excellent even before I opened it up! :)
Very good shaprness.
Great BG with nice mottled colours.
Excellent lighting.

Well done, Michel!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-10-20 12:55]

Hello Michel.
Fantastic shot,The details are realy wonderful,
the sharpnes is great and the bird is great in pof, and the dof of the shot is very good, very good job.Best regards Siggi

Entrar en tu galería es todo un espectáculo: llena de belleza y porqué no... alegría.
Buen enfoque a la cabeza y un excelente encuadre.
Saludos Michel "et merci por les vôtres commentaires".

Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-21 5:08]

Bonjour Michel,
Une image bien charmante de ce petit moineau à l'aspect bien coloré. Très décoratives les petites baies bleue sur le tronc de l'arbre qui devaient probablement intéresser l'oiseau. Un arrière-plan de toute beauté aussi.

Hi Michel,

An amazingly beautiful capture of this cute sparrow on the tip of a dried trunk against to blurred green BG with impeccable clarity and fine composition.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-10-21 11:37]

Salut Michel,tu revien entre nous avec ce magnifique petit amis capture' a la perfection,les details,les couleurs et la nettete' sont de tres haut niveau,excellent travail,mes compliments et bonne nuit,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-10-22 2:58]

Hi Michel,
what a splendid composition of this lil bird. I like the sharpness at the head and the blurred tail. It gives agood effect. You have used the light very well in making the features well seen and well noted.


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

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-10-22 11:25]

Hi Michel. I like the side view so we can see the yellow on the head. Taken with good detail and natural colours. Stands out from the BG. well taken TFS.

Cia Michael. Good sharp here and amazing light to exalt bright colours. Your gallery is excting. Well seen and best regards!


bonjour Michel
heureux de te revoir sur TN, ce bruant à gorge blanche est rès mignon et capturé dans une belle pose, excellent focus sur sa tête
l'oiseau est superbement mis en valeur grace à l'arrière-plan magnifique
Passe une bonne nuit

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-24 6:13]

Hello Michel,
I'm very glad that you are back.
A beautiful photo of this White-throated Sparrow in a very nice pose. Good sharpness and details in natural colours. Excellent composition, POV and OOF BG.
TFS and regards,

An excellent sharp shot, Michel!
Very nice light!

salut Michel

jolie photo de cet oiseau, prise par un excellent POV et cadrage,
excellent focus netteté et détails, jolie pose de l'oiseau, TFS


hello Michel
this tiny passerine bird is amazing beautiful, with lovely face and colorful plumage. wonderful shot, with sharp focus, perfect POV/OOF and eyes contact. greatly composed. light using and coloration splendid. thanks for sharing this beauty. best wishes

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-06-08 16:45]

Hello Michel,
This is an absolutely outstanding image of a very cute sparrow my friend.
Thanks for sharing this beauty Michel.

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