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Sparrow Chick

Sparrow Chick
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 100, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-09-22 6:37
Viewed: 3783
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
House Sparrow Facts

House Sparrows are a stout, stocky sparrow, with shorter legs and a thicker bill than native American sparrows. Members of both sexes are brown backed with black streaks throughout this area. Their undersides are pale buff. Males have white cheeks and a black bib, while females do not. The tail is usually three-quarters of the length of the wing. Males are slightly larger than females.

House sparrows eat various kinds of seeds supplemented by some insects. Rural birds tend to eat more waste seed from animal dung and seed from fields, while urban birds tend to eat more commercial birdseed, weed seed, and human trash.


Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 1:19 p.m.
Date: 27th November 2005
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/125
F-Stop: F/6.3
Focal Length: 180mm
ISO: 100
Support: Hand Held
Original file type: Digital Raw

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Hi Pam,
Superb shot and great PP works. Sharp, detail, and neat image. Nicely framed.

Ben Lakitan

Hello Pam!
Beautiful shot with perfect exposure and sharpness. Taken at 180mm means you must have been able to get really close. Light wasn't really perfect but the details are well visible on the entire bird. Congratulations,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-22 8:48]

Hi Pam

Another very beautiful portrait, this time of a very cure little birdy! :) She is indeed posing for you ;)
Excellent POV, great framing and super sharp details are only some of the key elements in your beautiful composition. The light and DOF are also some of my favourites.
All-in-all very well done!

Bravo and TFS

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-09-22 10:28]

Hi Pam,
this is perfect birds shot.Compo, BG and sharpening very very nice.Superg light and nature colours.Thaks!!

Greetings, Milos.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-22 10:41]

Hello Pam,
Very cute sparrow.Well caught,framed and composed.I liked details,POV and framing also a lot.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-22 11:16]

Bonita captura Pam, aunque el ave es ya muy conocida por todos nosotros, los detalles que se aprecian aquí en su plumaje y la expresión captada son muy agradables.
Excelente DOF y agudeza, con un trasfondo logrado muy atinado.
Saludos... Ricardo

Nice capture Pam, although the bird is already very well-known for all us, the details that are appreciated here in its plumage and the captured expression are very pleasant.
Excellent DOF and sharpness, with an achieved background very accurate.
Regards... Ricardo

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-22 11:33]

Hi Pam,
A sparrow fledgeling! Could be boring, but you've really captured this chick in a fine way, especially the lighting and sharpness.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-09-22 11:43]

Hi Pam!

Nice to be back and see your great photos of small, cute birds again! I like POV and pose this time. Perfect exposure with every detail perfectly visible. Great light.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-22 15:44]

Muy lindo este disparo, la textura del plumaje y la composición es muy acertada. saludos Pam.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-09-22 17:54]

Great details on this one Pam, very nice textures on the feathers. Great composition with the branch and the blurred background. Another hit for you !


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-22 20:26]

Hello Pam

Once again amazing clarity and detail.Excellent DOF and POV.A lovely little fellow.TFS


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-22 21:04]

Pam.- Bella foto de este "Chilero". Muy agradable a la vista y muy nitida.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-22 21:11]

Bonne phto Pam!

Félicitations tout est parfaits.

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