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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
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Comments

gajewski
gajewski Plus 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 Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
15 Jan 2013 - 12:45 AM

Super image Jenn, like this a lot,
Fred.

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom84 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  637 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  4 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 Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 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  3 South Africa
15 Jan 2013 - 3:48 AM

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

bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 4:50 AM

razor sharp....

superb

marktc
marktc Plus Member 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 7:50 AM

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

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 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 Plus Member 51384 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 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 Plus Member 8343 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 Plus Member 10317 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 Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 - 9:21 AM

Wonderful capture Jenn
Jim

saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 9:23 AM

Lovely capture,Jenn,very well done,
saeid

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 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 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 11:21 AM

Lovely bird image Jenn.

Best Matt

Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 12:19 PM

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

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:02 PM

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

EAS
EAS  6 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 Plus Member 6Lillian 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  744 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:41 PM

excellent capture Jenn
regards
Yung

FeatherFriend
15 Jan 2013 - 2:06 PM

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

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus 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  11124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 3:37 PM

it's all been said Jennnnxxxx

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 4:37 PM

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

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 5:19 PM

Thought it was a Thorn-birdWink

Adrian

CaroleA
CaroleA  9 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.

User_Removed
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 Plus Member 5746 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 8:58 PM

Great work Jenn
Jason

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 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  9 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  3 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  3 England
16 Jan 2013 - 3:26 PM

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

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 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 Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 10:57 PM

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

Mavis
Mavis Plus Member 13143 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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