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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
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31 Jul 2009 - 8:29 PM

Lovely shot, of these great little birds.

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KBan
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31 Jul 2009 - 8:33 PM

cracking capture Bri.
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DannoM
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31 Jul 2009 - 8:36 PM

great shot, very cute

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LynneJoyce
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31 Jul 2009 - 8:36 PM

Absolutely superb shot. Well done.

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Suehh
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31 Jul 2009 - 8:37 PM

This defo has the aah! factor.

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Glostopcat
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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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31 Jul 2009 - 8:53 PM

briliant image well captured

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31 Jul 2009 - 8:53 PM

Awwwwwwwwwwwww so cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing Smile
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Adrian_Reynolds
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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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31 Jul 2009 - 9:34 PM

very sweet. well done,
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BrianSS
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31 Jul 2009 - 9:37 PM

Great capture.

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31 Jul 2009 - 9:46 PM

Excellent shot, very well taken.

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31 Jul 2009 - 9:48 PM

Good title, and a great picture.

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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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31 Jul 2009 - 11:05 PM

Fantastic capture timed to perfection well done

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31 Jul 2009 - 11:12 PM

What a great capture,

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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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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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1 Aug 2009 - 1:25 AM

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

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CarolG
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1 Aug 2009 - 5:56 AM

Excellent timing, what a fantastic capture. Carol

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Wooly
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1 Aug 2009 - 6:17 AM

Great capture Bri.

Alan

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somnathchatterjee

excellent composition.

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1 Aug 2009 - 8:20 AM

Fabulous opportunist shot Brian.
Tom.

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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!

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1 Aug 2009 - 10:10 AM

Stunning capture
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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91935 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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1 Aug 2009 - 11:00 AM

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

Brilliant, love it. The timing and composition are just so good.
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1 Aug 2009 - 12:02 PM

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

A charming shot of these gregarious little burds.

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1 Aug 2009 - 1:40 PM

What a wonderful capture Brian,excellent timing and cute.

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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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1 Aug 2009 - 3:02 PM

A stunning capture.

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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,
Geoff.

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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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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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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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4 Aug 2009 - 3:25 PM

superb shot so sweet
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9 Aug 2009 - 1:58 PM

Fabulous timing
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9 Aug 2009 - 8:33 PM

Delightful shot Brian, perfectly timed.
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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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15 Aug 2009 - 6:35 PM

Rather special!

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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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22 Mar 2010 - 9:33 AM

wow just love this capture - brilliant

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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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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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20 Sep 2010 - 8:28 PM

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

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