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Little Sparrow

Little Sparrow
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Copyright: angela LL (angela926) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 470 W: 19 N: 798] (3083)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, EF 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 III
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Small bird, big World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-25 19:42
Viewed: 3483
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White Throated Sparrow taken the Twin Lakes County Park in Eastchester New York.

Identification Tips:
Length: 5.75 inches
Large sparrow
Dark conical bill
Long slightly forked tail
Pink legs

Bold black and white (or tan) head stripes
Yellow lores
White throat contrasting with gray breast and cheeks
Brown back with dark streaks
Brown wings with two white wingbars
Whitish belly
Basic and Juvenile:

Similar to alternate but duller
Blurry streaks on breast and flanks
Stripes on head tan and brown
Indistinct yellow lores
Similar species:
In spring, the bold head stripes and yellow lores are diagnostic. In fall, these features may be less noticeable. The contrasting white throat and dark bill separate it from the White-crowned Sparrow. Swamp Sparrow has rusty wings and is smaller.

Adanac, tuslaw, jaycee, inked, Art_R, pablominto, maurydv, CeltickRanger, jusninasirun, eqshannon, marhowie has marked this note useful
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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-04-25 19:49]

Hello Angela,
Superb piece of work with amazing colors, details and composition. What a lovely image Angela, thank you.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-04-25 19:59]

Beautiful shot of this White Throated Sparrow. Nicely composed and the sharpness and detail is great. I don't know if I've ever seen one of these little beauties.
I love the pose you were able to capture, it shows off it's nice back and head plumage at the same time. Wonderful image!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-25 20:16]

Hi Angela,

I thought I knew all the sparrows by now but this one is new to me. This is a beautifully composed shot with wonderful colors and fine details of the bird's face and plummage. You captured him in a superb pose.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-25 21:57]

Hello Angela

A lovely shot of this sparrow.
The colours and details show well.
Excellent plumage definition.
Nicely composed in the frame.


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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-04-25 22:38]

hi Angela,
lovely shot of this little bird. Really nicely lit and exposed. Fantastic POV and great pose capturing his back and face. Very nice composition. Great work, tfs

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-04-25 22:48]

Hi Angela , you have really captured the colors of this sparrow very well , nice details , and pose. TFS



Hello Angela,
This is a sharp fine capture with accurate DoF, making the little featherball stand out so well!
Impressive details in the plumage, and the yellow spot is an eye-catcher...
Pablo -

Bellissima immagine, ottimo POV, bella la composizione con l'intreccio di rami, buona nitidezza e magnifici colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-26 1:24]

Hello Angela,
Beautiful sharp-focused photo. Great colours and composition. Very nice pose and POV.

hello Angela

lovely shot of this beautiful cute little bird, very fine POV,
framing and DOF, excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-26 19:30]

Hi Angela,
Wonderful shot of this cute little Sparrow with amazing colours and details on its plumage. It stands out well against those criss-cross branches and I like the yellow tuft above its eye and the way it looks back at you. Very neat and sharp image with perfect lighting and a fine DOF. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Hello Angela. Gorgeous little sparrow in natural surrounding. Nice sharpness and detail with pleasant perch. Best regards. Jusni

The sparrows may be common in the name sparrow but there are so many varieties or flavours if you will.....and then once that is taken into account, there are so many more ways in which to image them but yours is in such a natural setting...It is a wonderful bird and a wonderful world in which you see and live!

Hi Angela
Very good capture with nice natural color
Great catchlite and detail. tfs jon

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-29 1:38]

hello angela
really its beautiful species and good capture
i like POV, DOF, pose, colours and sharpness

Great shot of the white throated Angela,
Nice detail, color, and exposure. I like your POV and the birds pose, with the birds beauty standing out very well in this natural environment :)
Well done,

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