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White-throated Sparrow
Zonotrichia albicollis 6-7 inches

Bright yellow lores and a white bib at his throat identify this bird as the White-throated Sparrow. This sparrow will likely be seen anywhere in the eastern USA.

Here the bird sits waiting his turn at the feeder thinking he is hidden within the orange tree.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:6 Jan 2012 - 3:31 AM
Focal Length:370mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:White-throated Sparrow
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:15 Jan 2013 - 12:38 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Specialist / abstract, Sports / action, Wildlife / nature
Votes:82

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 12:43 AM

A great glow to this shot -- with perfect, sharp focus on the eye. This is a very interesting comp -- with the bird surrounded by the thorns.
Nice one, Jennnnnnnnnnn.
-=\Walter

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
15 Jan 2013 - 12:45 AM

Super image Jenn, like this a lot,
Fred.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 12:45 AM

The sparrow stands out well in what looks like a very spiky tree.
Good catch light in eye.
Is this what an orange tree looks like without the fruit?
KateGrinGrinGrin

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:02 AM

brilliant detail jenn belting comp and colours a cracker nice one Wink
andy

soulofharmony
15 Jan 2013 - 1:07 AM

Beautiful Jenn !!!!

Nikki !!!

Newdawei
Newdawei  3 China
15 Jan 2013 - 1:55 AM

very stunning capture
Chen

Deep_Bhatia
15 Jan 2013 - 1:55 AM

Beautiful bird, very sharp surrounded by thorns makes a Great pic.

Deep

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 2:20 AM

Love the pose in this one, Jenn, but that looks to be a hazardous spot to venture into with all those spiky thorns.
Rather more brightly plumaged than the sparrows here, although there are precious few of them around these days.
Ronnie.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
15 Jan 2013 - 3:48 AM

This is really a superb photo Jenn !! I love this lovely bird !!

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 4:50 AM

razor sharp....

superb

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:50 AM

Turning into a "THornithologist" Jenn, a smashing shot and great narrative thanks!

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:52 AM

Love the way you have made the bird stand out amongst the thorns.

Albert

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41053 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 8:44 AM

Very good clarity in amongst those thorns, Jenn, they give a lovely framework for the pose.

Dave

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 8:48 AM

beautiful Jenn, how did you manage to get the sparrow so focused and not pick up on the tree which generally blocks the shot, or can doSmile

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 8:57 AM

Gorgeous light in this crip, beautifully detailed capture Smile

gill

canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 - 9:21 AM

Wonderful capture Jenn
Jim

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 9:23 AM

Lovely capture,Jenn,very well done,
saeid

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 10:45 AM

Superb shot Jennn. You has done so well to focus so sharply on the bird with all those twigs and branches around him. I have never seen this particular bird before.
Ron

Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 11:21 AM

Lovely bird image Jenn.

Best Matt

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 12:19 PM

You have done so well isolating this bird from it's background. Gorgeous.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:02 PM

Lovely clarity in the bird........Sandy

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:07 PM

A lovely little bird and I love his choice of perch! Guess that's one way of keeping safe, surrounded by all those thorns!

Ann

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:10 PM

Ouch! those look sharp to catch yourself on
A lovely shot Jennn,
in natural surroundings
Lillian

JohnChambersPhotography

A rose among thorns works so well Jenn ,very good capture and the detail is stunning love it.

John

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:41 PM

excellent capture Jenn
regards
Yung

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 2:06 PM

Lovely capture Jenn and a species I haven't seen before, thanks for sharing,
Geoff.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 2:44 PM

Birds are amazing. I mean, to so comfortably negotiate all those thorns!

WONderful capture, Jennnn. The branches and background set him off so very well.

Andrew

thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 3:37 PM

it's all been said Jennnnxxxx

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 4:37 PM

He can't hide from your lens Jennn.Smile
Joan.

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 5:19 PM

Thought it was a Thorn-birdWink

Adrian

CaroleA
CaroleA  8 England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 6:46 PM

No hiding from your keen eye! At he risk of repeating others - beautifully sharp and perfectly focused.

bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:49 PM

Great picture love the detail the colours and have not heard of this one before a brilliant picture to show off this bird. Bob Smile

jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4119 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 8:58 PM

Great work Jenn
Jason

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 11:25 PM

a fine sparrow who look much like our cirl buntings thanks to his beautiful cap. Like your thorny perch very much!

JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 5:37 AM

Wonderful shot of this lovely, and clever, sparrow, his choice of spot should have him pretty safe from any predators, such as cats, with all these thorns guarding him!
Rgds., Jim

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
16 Jan 2013 - 7:12 AM

The brave bird! It sits between such big thorns. One awkward movement and...Smile
Regards Valery

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
16 Jan 2013 - 3:26 PM

What a splendid bird wish ours were like that, well captured Jenn. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 11:35 PM

What a charming little bird Jenn, I like the yellow markings above its eyes

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 10:57 PM

Living a dangerous life...............
Johanna

Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 11:44 PM

Love the colours of this Sparrow Jennnn. I was wondering what the thorny tree was & you told us it was an orange tree . Didn't realise they had thorns . xx

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