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House Sparrow


House Sparrow
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Copyright: Josh Kille (lemur) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 52] (191)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, AF NIKKOR 70-300MM 1:4-5.6G, UV 62 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-19 16:03
Viewed: 2854
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Passer domesticus occurs naturally in Europe and Asia, and has been introduced to most of the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, New Zealand and Australia. It is now the most widely distributed wild bird on the planet. It is also called the English Sparrow in the U.S. to distinguish it from native species.

House sparrows commonly share their homes with humans, but still remain wary of them. They are very aggressive in taking over nesting sites from other birds, forcibly evicting them and sometimes building a new nest right on top of another active nest with live nestlings.

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The colour scheme does remind one of those old hand-tinted postcards from California, etc, but the delicateness of the bird's head is what really makes this special.
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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-01-20 18:19]

Hi Josh, this is a charming picture, very simple yet with lots of delightful details in the composition. It could have been a scene in a Hollywood movie in the 50's. It is a romantic sight very well captured, with beautiful light even though captured in the shade and nice little light in the eyes of the bird. Thank you!

Francine

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