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Song Sparrow

Song 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: 2009-05-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-15 12:29
Viewed: 3542
Points: 58
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This is a presentation from my spring archive,The song sparrow was standing in the middle of that marsh that did look more to me as a hudge bowl of soup , the smell was not that attractive also but our friend did seam to like it .

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-15 12:40]

Hello Michel.
A lovely pose of this beautiful sparrow. Thanks to you we also see these beauties. Great DOF and details on plumagfes too.
Many thanks for sharing this excelent shot.
Best regards Siggi

Molto bella questa foto: colori e nitidezza ottimi! Posa bellissima!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

hello Michel
exceptional pose and separate,I like a lot the background and the environment, the output in colours and in details are great!
keep photographing! TFS

Hello Michel,
Excellent capture with superb details and colours. Very sharp image.
Wonderful background.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-15 23:16]

Hello Michel,
An excellent presentation of a Song Sparrow.
I like the pose, taken from a fine low POV with excellent sharpness and lighting as it stands on a stone in the marsh. Nice composition too in this fine portrait.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-11-15 23:19]

Hi Michel,
Beautiful capture of this song sparrow.I liked pose of bird,details and 3d effect a lot.Very well done!
Have a great week and thanks for posting..

Hi Michel,

A lovely and technically impressive capture of this sparrow in a fine pose with impeccable details and fine composition.
TFS and have a nice week!


Cher Michel

J'aime beaucoup cette image qui nous montre cet oiseau dans un environnement particulier. L'image surprend quelque peu, donc elle éveille de l'intérêt! J'aime aussi la position de l'oiseau et le fait qu'on a l'impression qu'il nous regarde.



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

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-16 10:59]

Hi Michel.
Simply amazing scenery and blameless picture of a beautiful bird. Its pose is fantastic and for all of use. Sweet turning and look. I think the reproduction of all features of the birdy as well as water plants are outstanding. Bravo. Perfect work.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-16 11:17]

Hi Michel. The Song Sparrow looks very tall in this picture . I think its the way its looking around. All with good detail and natural colours Well taken , TFS


Just wonderful, Michel,
this bird is so beautiful and standing there in a noble pose.
Warm colours, excellent sharpness, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Michel

Good shot of this lovely sparrow, I like the pose and alage covered legs and tallons. Good low down POV and sharpness.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-16 12:43]

Hi Michel,

Nice shot. A magnificent composition, congratulations.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-11-16 13:42]

Merhaba Michel,
Çok güzel bir fotoğraf; POV ve DOF çok başarılı.

salut Michel

une très jolie photo du bruant chanteur prise par un excellent POV
et de la façon dont c'est cadré dans l'image, excellent focus netteté
et détails, le tout petit catch-light rajoute à la beauté de l'image,
et une belle luminosité, TFS


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-17 4:32]

Bonjour Michel,
En regardant cette image, on a presque l'impression que le petit moineau s'est rendu au petit coin.. image charmante avec de très belles couleurs et une parfaite composition. Bien vu!
Meilleures pensées

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-17 5:07]

Salut Michel,la meilleure lumiere pour le meilleur resultat,une composition magnifique avec une parfaite nettete' sur l'oiseau et des couleurs de tres haut niveau.Mes plus gros compliments et bonne journee',Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-17 5:35]

Hello Michel,
Very beautiful photo taken from a nice low POV with eye-contact. Great sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours. Good OOF BG, composition and DOF.

Hello Michel,

Fantastic photo.
Light,focus and sharpness are splendid.
Good composition.

bonjour Michel
superbe image de ce Bruant Chanteur posé au milieu du marais, apparement il a déjà marché dans le " bol de soupe" vu ses pattes vertes
excellents details sur son plumage
les couleurs et la luminosité sont magnifiques aussi
Passe une bonne nuit

Love the algae covered legs and smart, alert pose Michel.
Nice catchlight and a great comp..
The technical stuff is right on the money my friend :)
Well done!

This fellow was posing just for you.
The smell may not have been great; but, he was after the flies that are attracted to that "perfume".
OUTSTANDING piece of of photorgaphy.
Friendly greetings from Mario in Calgary.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-11-20 0:17]

Hola Michel,
magnifica captura,
con estupendos colores y nitidez,
atractivo habitat.
saludos amigo.

Hello michel,

You are with nicholas, great bird photographers.
This one are an exellent picturee and I could'nt do better.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-21 6:45]

Hello Michel,
Lovely capture of this pretty Song Sparrow that's found a little island to pose on in the marshland! Very fine sharp details and lovely light and colours.
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Hi Michel,
Fantastic natural setting. The pose is lovely. Sharp focus and well composed picture. TFS this wonderful image.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-12-14 10:08]

Hi Michel,
What a cute pose :o) I like your low POV and the setting a lot. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-21 19:37]

Hello Michel,
Love the very unusual habitat you captured this gorgeous little Song Sparrow in. The colors are very natural and the detail is super fine!! Perfectly composed with just the right amount of exposure!! Love the semi blurred BG.
I took a shot of a Grackle this spring in a similar kind of spot.

excellent capture of this very beautiful passerine bird, Michel. congratulations. superb eyes contact and sharpness of focus. it gave a great pose to you. BG and bokeh splendid as like colors and composition. thanks for sharing this beauty.
I have often looked at your great portfolio. But I cant see your new posts. I'd like to see more shots from you. best regards friendly

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