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House Sparrows.

Two families of House Sparrows still feeding in the garden despite being nearly full grown.Just a hint of the young ones gape in the shot.
Got this one between showers of rain.

It amused me to see the the youngster in the middle duck down so that the parent could feed the one on the end. Smile

Thank you for viewing - appreciated.

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:nikon 70-300 vr
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Duck !!!
Username:bricurtis bricurtis
Uploaded:31 Jul 2009 - 8:28 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Humour / fun, Wildlife / nature
Votes:109

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lesgoodey
lesgoodey e2 Member 9lesgoodey vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2009 - 8:29 PM

Lovely shot, of these great little birds.

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2009 - 8:33 PM

cracking capture Bri.
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DannoM
DannoM  658 forum posts England
31 Jul 2009 - 8:36 PM

great shot, very cute

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2009 - 8:36 PM

Absolutely superb shot. Well done.

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2009 - 8:37 PM

This defo has the aah! factor.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2009 - 8:44 PM

A delightful nature shot Brian, it looks like they are playing a game of piggy in the middle

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hammihamster
31 Jul 2009 - 8:53 PM

briliant image well captured

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Renn
Renn  5
31 Jul 2009 - 8:53 PM

Awwwwwwwwwwwww so cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing Smile
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Adrian_Reynolds
31 Jul 2009 - 9:15 PM

That's a winner Brian, you couldn't have got them better if you'd arranged them yourself, excellent timing, wonderful image, Adrian

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hannapple  6 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 - 9:34 PM

very sweet. well done,
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BrianSS
BrianSS  7281 forum posts England35 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2009 - 9:37 PM

Great capture.

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SCAH
SCAH  5 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 - 9:46 PM

Excellent shot, very well taken.

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JGH
JGH  5 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 - 9:48 PM

Good title, and a great picture.

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2009 - 10:40 PM

Brilliant wildlife shot, so well timed. Nice detail and DOF.
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31 Jul 2009 - 10:52 PM

Is that well timed or what!! Cracking capture.
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MandyD
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31 Jul 2009 - 10:56 PM

Great capture, well caught!

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StephenDurrant
31 Jul 2009 - 11:05 PM

Fantastic capture timed to perfection well done

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malc
malc  10 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 - 11:12 PM

What a great capture,

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2009 - 11:23 PM

A wonderful, natural moment well captured.
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Kenfromsot
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31 Jul 2009 - 11:27 PM

Great shot,well captured.Great timing.

Regards
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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2009 - 12:09 AM

Brill!

A fantastic capture-- even the rain has enhanced the supporting elements!

Co-operation at its best!
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jeanmarie  5 England
1 Aug 2009 - 1:25 AM

love it! What a great capture, brilliant timing. jeanette

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2009 - 5:56 AM

Excellent timing, what a fantastic capture. Carol

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Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2009 - 6:17 AM

Great capture Bri.

Alan

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somnathchatterjee

excellent composition.

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2009 - 8:20 AM

Fabulous opportunist shot Brian.
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ChristineL
1 Aug 2009 - 8:57 AM

a gorgeous shot Brian and a great title,
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1 Aug 2009 - 9:22 AM

A wonderful moment of capture Brian. Rare image.
Have a great weekend
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1 Aug 2009 - 9:29 AM

This is truly amazing!

Ken

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2009 - 10:10 AM

Stunning capture
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bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2009 - 10:26 AM

Thanks everyone - a great response to this image.

Special thanks to Ken * franken * for his User Award on this image - I am very grateful.
Brian.

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nasoteya
nasoteya  6 India
1 Aug 2009 - 11:00 AM

special moments captured very well...superb.
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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
1 Aug 2009 - 11:04 AM

Brilliant, love it. The timing and composition are just so good.
Annette

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sandycroft
1 Aug 2009 - 12:02 PM

Nice shot .
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viscostatic
1 Aug 2009 - 1:37 PM

A charming shot of these gregarious little burds.

Phil.

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phototime  8 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 - 1:40 PM

What a wonderful capture Brian,excellent timing and cute.

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ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2009 - 2:47 PM

LOL...BRILLIANT title and even more brilliant capture. Well DONE, Brian.

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1 Aug 2009 - 2:53 PM

What a charming picture. Talk about being the gooseberry.
Lovely.
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SoulOfNature
1 Aug 2009 - 3:02 PM

A stunning capture.

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2009 - 4:55 PM

Superb shot and looks even better viewed large, don't see many Sparrows here Brian, I think the Bluetit has really taken over, they are everywhere at the moment,
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bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2009 - 5:06 PM


Quote: Superb shot and looks even better viewed large, don't see many Sparrows here Brian, I think the Bluetit has really taken over, they are everywhere at the moment,
Geoff.

I think House Sparrows seem to colonize Geoff - I know here are lots of areas in the UK where they are scarce - the same as Tree Sparrows.
Not had a Blue Tit in the garden since winter.Sad
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1 Aug 2009 - 7:59 PM

You couldn't wish for a better composition, so well timed.

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1 Aug 2009 - 9:31 PM

A superb shot Brian. Well caught.
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1 Aug 2009 - 10:00 PM

Simply superb timing Brian, split second perfect.

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bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2009 - 9:16 AM

Thanks once again everyone for all the votes and comments.

Special thanks to * Phil_j * for his User Award - really appreciate that Phil.
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2 Aug 2009 - 11:09 AM

Marvellous shot; what great timing!
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BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 - 9:56 PM

What a cracking capture.
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4 Aug 2009 - 3:24 AM

Brilliant shot! Spot on! Click!!!

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whiteswan01
4 Aug 2009 - 3:25 PM

superb shot so sweet
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MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 - 1:58 PM

Fabulous timing
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davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2009 - 8:33 PM

Delightful shot Brian, perfectly timed.
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fossilized  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 - 1:04 PM

What a cracking shot! Love it.
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12 Aug 2009 - 9:03 PM

Really made me smile Brian . A cracking shot xxx

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EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2009 - 6:35 PM

Rather special!

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FabVab  5 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2010 - 6:07 PM

I was just trying to reply to your private message and clicked on your name which brought up your PF. So glad that I did as spotted this photograph, its wonderful! what a great capture, love the title as well, another could be 'two's company'
Regards

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kittlekottage
22 Mar 2010 - 9:33 AM

wow just love this capture - brilliant

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bromley-smith
31 Mar 2010 - 11:21 PM

Excellent photography and richly deserved awards.
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2 Apr 2010 - 11:56 AM

love is in the air....

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mrjt  8 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2010 - 4:41 PM

Fantastic image ...Jack.

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9 Aug 2010 - 10:47 PM

Awww love it

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Cor  5 Belgium
20 Sep 2010 - 8:28 PM

SUPERB +++++
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Stunning and so unusual,,

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