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Time to feed

Time to feed
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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Brazil, Sparrows in the world - Pardais no Mundo [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-16 11:52
Viewed: 4374
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although these birds are very common, I've been trying a decent picture of one of them for quite a long time. This one is not a brilliant picture, but, despite that, I like the moment.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Passer
Species: Passer domesticus

The House Sparrow is distributed worldwide (excluding the Poles). It is native to Eurasia and North Africa. It was introduced into S. Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and America. Its introduction into North America occured in 1851, when a group of 100 birds from England was released in Brooklyn, New York.

House Sparrows like areas that have been modified by humans, including farms, residential, and urban areas. They are absent from uninhabited woodlands, deserts, forests, and grasslands.

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

House Sparrows form monogamous pairs for each breeding season. Nests are built between February and May. House Sparrows nest in crevices inside and on buildings, and in coniferous and deciduous trees. Nests are built from dried vegetation, feathers, strings, and paper. Eggs are layed at any time in the nesting period. One to eight eggs can be present in a clutch, with the possiblity of four clutches per nesting season. Incubation begins after all the eggs have been layed. Both males and females incubate the eggs for short periods of a few minutes each. Incubation lasts for 10 to 14 days. After the eggs are hatched, both males and females feed the young through regurgitation.

(Source: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Passer_domesticus.html)

ISO: 400
Post process on Photoshop CS2

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-16 11:58]

Hello Livio!
Very nice capture.Moment you caught,razor sharp details,POV,lighting and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Very nice capture, Livio.
Good POV, nice colours and good detials.
Well done.

BTW: Did you got a email from me for about a week ago?

Livio, nice natural shot - very clear and colorful. Good composition with an excellent note. Well done & TFS!.

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2005-09-16 16:15]

Itīs a very nice wildlife shot.I love sparrows, they are very clever birds.

Hi Livio, tell me about it they never stop moving, and is there any part of the world they hav'nt made their home?
The image looks good to me, plenty of detail in the feathers and the flash has put a nice highlight in the eye TFS.

Very nice Livio, Thank You!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-09-16 18:59]

Hi Livio, yes I love these little sparrows. Always looking for food but never seem to stop jumping around. Good shot, well shown.

Great shot Livio,
Excellent detail, sharpness and composition. The colours and exposure are very good. Good POV.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend my friend

Hi Livio

My favourite photography model. They alway oblige and there is never any trouble finding them. I do love Hose Sparrows. Nice shot. This fella is thankful for the payment for the modelling session with food. Well done. Thanks. :-)

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