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By Malc_V
Female House Sparrow.

Another shot from the bedroom window yesterday using any means possible to steady the camera, for this one i used my fleece top on the window sill to cushion the camera and used the Sony H5 image stabilizer option which works quite well, also made a few enhancements in PS.
I have now built a small platform that sits on the window sill and supports the third leg of my tripod.
With the window wide open i can point the camera through the gap between window and wall down onto the Nieghbours Leylandii so now i have a hide, ( with central heating ) lol.

Thanks for all the comments and encouragement on my Starling upload.


Tags: Wildlife General Sparrow Bird Wildlife and nature

Voters: KingArthur, norton, angelamary and 79 more

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AlanBW 13 20 England
10 Feb 2007 2:01PM
Wow, this is a marvellous take - beautiful detail here

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10 Feb 2007 2:10PM
Don't see many sparrows any longer. Lovely shot. Enjoy your new centrally heated hide.

Dee Smile
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
10 Feb 2007 2:17PM
I lve this/excellent conrast between the bird and the branches.Sounds to me you have a perfect spot now.Great.
CHIPPYX1X 13 2 England
10 Feb 2007 2:30PM
Great detail nice shot of a nice bird. Must try this new hide sounds good to me
McKenzie 13 22 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 2:36PM
A beautiful capture !Lovely detail.
ITPSnapper 13 45 Netherlands
10 Feb 2007 2:46PM
Great detailed shot, good dof, cracking effort!!

DYankee 13 6 United States
10 Feb 2007 3:03PM
Great detail! The depth of field really works well here.
Dawn Smile
10 Feb 2007 3:38PM
Not quite cold Turkey. An ice image Malc.
All the best to you,
John (-:
beriah 13 1 Canada
10 Feb 2007 4:00PM
Sweet little bird! nice one Malc - all the 'set up' has paid off here - hope there's a heater under the window!
bunbeam 14 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 4:03PM
brilliant close up, she looks cold..
Malc_V 13 England
10 Feb 2007 4:09PM
Thankyou all.
Yes the radiator is right under the window Debbie .... lol.

DerekL 14 211 24 England
10 Feb 2007 4:42PM
When you get a good result like this, it make you forget the hardships that you have to endure in taking the shot in the first place! LOL. Well taken
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
10 Feb 2007 4:54PM
Ohhh...another wonderful shot, M! You know...the ice and those leaves make for SUCH a super setting. Don't think I've ever seen any bird pics with that. Cool Wink

chrissd 13 304 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 5:29PM
now thats a great capture, lovely shot
10 Feb 2007 5:47PM
Very delicate shot Malc, its a beautiful scene with fine focus, great shot, Adrian
pcjackso Junior Member 14 7
10 Feb 2007 5:57PM
This is a lovely Sparrow it
phil_j 13 134 4 England
10 Feb 2007 6:08PM
Well done the effort paid off. Nice shot.
hebdens 14 5
10 Feb 2007 6:21PM
cute little fella,nice dof.
10 Feb 2007 6:51PM
Great capture with a great pose..Well taken!

Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
10 Feb 2007 6:58PM
A super shot Malc, like the detail and her proud pose
didgpix 12
10 Feb 2007 8:00PM
Fantastic shot, the detail is excellent and the yellow/green of the conifers lifts the image and compliments the brown tones in the bird,superb composition.
thorn 15 124 2 Scotland
10 Feb 2007 8:21PM
Hi Malc,
that sounds like a great hide to me,central heating and all the comforts of home plus being able to get all the birds within sight of your lens.You've got it made.Class image.
Take care.AnnSmile
oppo 13 6 2 Scotland
10 Feb 2007 8:45PM
A hide with central heating !! That inspires me to take up wildlife photography Malc. Another fine shot with pin-sharp detail.

joseph 13 England
10 Feb 2007 9:27PM
Very nice Malc...Nice and sharp!
Loupix 13 80 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 9:57PM
cracking shot
skewey 13 31 England
10 Feb 2007 10:20PM
This is another great image Malc.
exposure Plus
15 6.0k England
10 Feb 2007 10:21PM
A Beautiful image Malc lovely light and tones detail and composition.
Malc_V 13 England
10 Feb 2007 10:40PM
Many thanks everyone.

I am so pleased with the response to my first attempts at taking pics of birds.
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 11:01PM
Lovely detail in this.

MandyS 13 9 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 2:43AM
Lovely inclusion of the winter scene, using that white stuff from last week.
Well captured, good colours.
~ Mandy ~
daringdaphne 15 82 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 7:14AM
congrats - this is a beauty. Good dof. Lovely flash of colour, good comp. this equals a good picture.

Thanks for sharing.

daffydill56 15 190 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 9:07AM
Hmm, wish I had a centrally heated hide!! Lovely work Malc, good colour too, well done.

peter_oak 14 1 England
11 Feb 2007 9:56AM
Lovely capture and well spoted,nice to see some out in the snow.Peter
piccy 13 8 Wales
11 Feb 2007 10:13AM
Very nice shot and I'm glad you're keeping warm, lol.
11 Feb 2007 2:17PM
A beautifully detailed image.
GeorgeRusky 13 1 4
11 Feb 2007 4:49PM
Lovely shot Malc
Thank you for your comments.
BertC Plus
13 29 Malta
11 Feb 2007 6:04PM
Superb capture Malc.
Love it !!
evelen 14 5 England
11 Feb 2007 6:07PM
excellent shot great capture.eve.
norton 15 6 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 8:26PM
Your getting good at these shots Malc!!
Nice one,well composed and captured......

jimbo75 13
11 Feb 2007 10:00PM
wow Malc now your realy showing off - super
bird shots.
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
12 Feb 2007 12:00AM
Excellent shot.

Atlas 16 621 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 12:15AM
Very good shot with that camera. Would be a lot easier with a DSLR and a powerful lens ☼☼☼☼☼

12 Feb 2007 7:42AM
A Beautiful shot, Luv how the sunlight really makes the greens stand out....A refreshing image!

Suzan Smile
phototime 13 8 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 5:58PM
Excellent capture Malc,lovely detail and i like the pose.

kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
12 Feb 2007 7:41PM
well taken
Mavis 17 143 2 England
12 Feb 2007 8:08PM
A great capture Malc . Nice to see a Sparrow .xx
Malc_V 13 England
12 Feb 2007 8:56PM
Many thanks everyone.
13 Feb 2007 9:31PM
very nicely seen and captured. like the golden color throughout.
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2094 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 10:52PM
Lovely wintry image, happy hiding !
Pegon 14 78 1 England
14 Feb 2007 8:45PM
A lovely capture Malc, your top of the range hide sounds the best place to be when there's snow about.
14 Feb 2007 11:45PM
Wonderful light and composition Malc - I'm enjoying these nature shots of yours Smile

14 Feb 2007 11:46PM
Very nice composition and coloring.

JimV 13 6 3 Canada
15 Feb 2007 1:18AM
Another first class shot Malc, seems like you've got yourself a good set-up.
Rgds., Jim
KingArthur 13 8 Malta
13 Mar 2007 11:11PM
Top notch image Malc ... good eye in that hide!

Libby_M 12 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2007 5:44AM
this is great lovely colour and background well caught
annefromleo 14 11 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2008 9:06PM

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