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Jack Sparrow?

Jack Sparrow?
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-27 5:59
Viewed: 3335
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The "true sparrows", the Old World sparrows in the family Passeridae, are small passerine birds. The differences between sparrow species can be subtle. In general, sparrows tend to be small plump brownish or greyish birds with short tails and stubby powerful beaks. They are primarily seed-eaters, though they also consume small insects. A few species scavenge for food around cities and, like gulls or pigeons, will happily eat virtually anything in small quantities.(wiki)

Camera Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shooting Date/Time 16/06/2007 11:06:25
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/200
Av( Aperture Value ) 6.3
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation +1/3
ISO Speed 200
Lens 98.0 - 280.0 mm
Focal Length 235.0 mm
Image Size 3456x2304
Image Quality RAW
Flash Off
White Balance Mode Daylight
AF Mode AI Focus AF

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Hi Annick

This a beautiful picture - I really like the sharpness and exposure.


Hello Annick!
hehehe! Funny title, but where is his hat? ;>
I just want to go to the cinema for the 3rd part of "Pirates" so this picture reminds me to book the tickets ;>
Sparrows are rather common birds in Lodz (I hope also in your city) but I like tham a lot. Averything started with one cartoon about Sparrow Cwirek (this is a Polish cartoon), very educational one :) This little bird presented (in the wild!) another bird species from Central Europe. Why am I writting about this cartoon? Well, the reason is very simple this sparrow, Jack or not a Jack ;>, presents some interesting details from birs life too. And once again I can write only one thing: BRAVO! :)
And of course many thanks for showing this image!
Have a nice day and I am going to book the tickets! ;>

Hello Annick !
What a cute bird ! I love his pose and his look. details are sharp and clear, soft colors, excellent composition and wonderful frontal POV. The blurred BG also makes you subject stand out very nicely. Very well done !

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-06-27 6:45]
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Hi Anick

A cute little passerine you capture with great details - as sharp as can be. It seems like this sparrow is contemplating its next move. Does it fly away because of some perceived danger with this photographer invading its space or does it stick around and see just what's this guy going to do, because maybe, just maybe, there might be some reward in the way of a hand full of bread crumbs or seeds, etc.

The lighting control was excellent here as there are a number of rather bright areas that could have easily burnt out. The BG is well OOF and complimentary to the subject. The frontal and close-up POV produced a pleasant picture of this little bird.

Well done and TFS.

Hi Annick,
Great capture!
I usually don't like the pictures of birds at the ground, but you didi it here with mastery.
It's very good the DOF used to blur the background in such effective way, and at the same time to get the bird totally focused.
A great side pose, beautiful feather's details and catch light.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Annick,
A true beauty this little sparrow. A very nice capture. Beautiful portrait. Good POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Annick
Cute little bird you are showing us today.
Lovely pose, great sharpness and wonderful detailed feathers and soft color tones in the BG.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards, Harry

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-27 9:55]

Hello Annick,
A real masterpiece shot of a young House Sparrow taken from an excellent POV on the ground. Excellent sharpness, lighting and detail.
This could either be a Jack or a Jill, too young to tell.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hello Annick,
Very good composition with perfect sharpness and details, the best pov of this captured!
just beautiful indeed

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-27 12:22]

Hi Annick.
No Jack,this is more cute :-)
Lovely picture of this young sparrow.Detailed,sharp and with wonderful pose.Superb.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

bonjour annick
voila une fois de plus un excellent gros plan,cet oiseau est tres detaillé,peu etre un petit peu juste dans la profondeur de champ!
bravo quand même.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2007-06-27 16:52]

Hello Annick,

Very nice close-up of this baby "true sparrow"!

You got a great POV and the bird doesn't seem afraid of you at all! Nice pale bg not distracting us from the bird!

This little bird is probably waiting her mom to come to feed him...

Great shot and TFS,


Hola Annick,
Preciosa imagen, la luz y nitidez son extraordinarias, la textura de las plumas excelente y el fondo de lujo, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

Well done - beautiful portrait of this little fellow! Great detail and pose, too! Cheers, Klaus

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-29 1:19]

Hola Annick,
Hermoso retrato y excelente pov, y compo...
bello primer plano sensacional textura y tonos.
Jack sparrow
muchos saludos amiga.

Superbes détails jusqu'aux contours de l'oeil.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-29 12:30]

Hi Annick

Great pose, I love the way they sit on the floor like this. Stunning sharp details and perfect POV. Lovely



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