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Proudly Posing

By SoulOfNature
Hello Guys...whilst I was taking my squirrel shots a few days ago this sparrow kindly came and posed for me,I am still practising my bird shots,hope you like this one,I am still trying to attract goldfinches to the garden with no luck at all,just purchased a bird bath now lol...set up Niger seed feeders,was talking to a neighbour whom lives two doors away and she has several visit her garden and green-finches too,so they are about....just got to make them come this way lol.

I must thank you all so very much for all your brilliant comments on my last up-loads,you are certainly driving me hard to improve my photography lol.

Hope you are all well and have had a good holiday week-end,take care all.

This image is best viewed large for extra detail if you have the time......THANKS AGAIN !!!

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: motorsportpictures, lesgoodey, KevinWalsham and 110 more

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Comments


26 May 2009 12:26PM
Excellent shot, great pose and very well timed.
Scott

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26 May 2009 12:35PM

Quote:Excellent shot, great pose and very well timed.
Scott


well captured and very well framed and presented
26 May 2009 12:40PM
Very nice natural shot, not over sharpened like so many appear to be.
26 May 2009 12:45PM
Thanks a lot you Guys...I hope to improve upon my birds given time,I take my hat off to all you bird photographers out there,takes a lot of patience,I am enjoying the new 70-300 lens but find I still have to get very close to manage anything like a full frame shot.

Hope you have a great day.

Jean xxx
26 May 2009 12:46PM
Excellent Shot jean, Well Presented with Loads of detail

Stu
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
26 May 2009 12:47PM
Great capture Jean, lovely detail and nice catchlight. Well done
Steve
Richsr Plus
9 90 222 England
26 May 2009 12:49PM
Like the details and tones in this - well captured.
Regards Richard.
26 May 2009 12:51PM
i miss the squirells but this is stunning !
true it so is worth a large view
well done
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
26 May 2009 1:01PM
Beautifully taken Jean.
Tom.
26 May 2009 1:05PM

Quote:I miss the squirells but this is stunning !
true it so is worth a large view
well done



Don't worry has I haven't been able to get out to get any more shots I may be back with another squirrel shot soon lol,only have a couple left to up-load now,must pull me finger out.

THANKS A LOT GUYS
gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2009 1:19PM
Lovely capture Jean....have patience ...they will appear....
Gerry
hary60 7 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2009 1:19PM
Brilliant shot Jean super detail and presentation
Harry
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
26 May 2009 1:32PM
Wonderful capture, lovely eye detail

Stace
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
26 May 2009 1:33PM
Love the tones in this one. I have a special place in my heart for wee sparrows and this is a lovely one. Great detail.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
26 May 2009 1:43PM
You a lady used to drive a truck on the continent !!! The things I learn about people is amazing Smile xx

Your Sparrow looks good posing on that stone . I have loads of Goldfinches and they love sunflower kernals better than Niger Seed .They have disappeared for the moment . Tink they are feeding their young , bbut suddenly they will be back , al 19 of them !! Smile
Lovely Sparrow, super sharp with no background clutter, great DOP
Tim.
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
26 May 2009 2:09PM
A cracking capture. Carol
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
26 May 2009 2:24PM
Thoroughly perfect.

Andrew
Bob_V 8 1 2 United States
26 May 2009 2:50PM
A brilliant capture.
Bob
arhb Plus
9 3.0k 68 United Kingdom
26 May 2009 3:10PM
Superb shot Jean, very nice presentation.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
26 May 2009 3:47PM
Excellent capture of a female House Sparrow - often an overlooked bird - we have loads in the garden with their young at the moment.
Brian.
26 May 2009 3:49PM

Quote:You a lady used to drive a truck on the continent !!! The things I learn about people is amazing xx

Your Sparrow looks good posing on that stone . I have loads of Goldfinches and they love sunflower kernals better than Niger Seed .They have disappeared for the moment . Tink they are feeding their young , bbut suddenly they will be back , al 19 of them !!



Awwwwwwww Mavis I'm sooooooooo jealous of all your 19 goldfinches lol lol,yes I have sunflower kernals out too,I have pulled out all stops to attract them I would so love to have them visit,my bird bath should arrive tomz.......and all in the aid of photography lol.

Thanks a lot everyone xxx
26 May 2009 4:19PM
Lovely capture.

HoPeY
paulrosser 7 22 Wales
26 May 2009 5:21PM
Lovely shot Jandy!
Regards, Paul.
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
26 May 2009 5:22PM
Well done Jean,you are getting the hang of it,keep up the good work !
26 May 2009 5:29PM
Cracking shot .

Jack.
casson 10 3 United Kingdom
26 May 2009 5:56PM
Excellent shot,
john
26 May 2009 6:00PM
A really cracking shot, well taken.
peter
sable 8 9 7 England
26 May 2009 6:07PM
These little birds are so photogenic and so enteretaining - beautiful colour and detail - good dof and well presented - Elizabeth
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
26 May 2009 6:33PM
good detail and nice clean BG.lesley
26 May 2009 7:29PM
Super capture,
alan
LesF 9 182 9
26 May 2009 7:30PM
Like the comp with this, super shot.

LesF
shandoor 7 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2009 7:34PM
Superb image wonderful detail super colours great compo very very well done wow
Alexa
26 May 2009 7:40PM
Great capture.
Hi Jean .
Hang in there the Gold Finches will come in time.This is a lovely Sparrow shot.

Cheers Keith.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
26 May 2009 8:47PM
Fine shot.

Rock
Gezina 9 3 6 United Kingdom
26 May 2009 10:47PM
I like this very much - the detail and colour is cracking Ina
26 May 2009 10:53PM
Large is stunning, beautiful detail. Tony
26 May 2009 10:57PM
Thanks very much Guys for all your kind comments,pleased you like this one.

Have a great day tomz,take care.

Jean xxx
MikeRC Plus
11 3.6k United Kingdom
26 May 2009 11:06PM
Excellent shot...looks even better large :

.....Mike
27 May 2009 12:15AM
Great close up detail capture, love the colours, good pose.
Jeff
Ray42 8 3 England
27 May 2009 1:28AM
Great capture Jean, lovely detail and nice catchlight. Many would like to take one as good
27 May 2009 2:05AM
wonderful capture.
piccy 10 8 Wales
27 May 2009 9:32AM
A lovely shot - good luck in attracting your new models.
Freda
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
27 May 2009 11:14AM
A cracking capture, Jean, stunning detail...especially large. Beautiful composed and presented, too.
TrevB Smile
Techno Plus
7 1.7k 8 England
27 May 2009 11:33AM
Great detail when viewed large, I encourage these little birds into my garden; they are so entertaining when the colony suddenly descends..

Mal
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 11:43AM
They have said it all - brilliant! We must go on that jaunt when I get back from Spain and you can teach me how to do bird shots.
bunbeam 10 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 1:12PM
lovely detailed capture
bunSmile
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
27 May 2009 2:42PM
Superb detail Jean, large is even better, cracking shot,
Geoff.
27 May 2009 7:32PM
wonderful
ToothPilot 9 50 4 United Kingdom
27 May 2009 11:00PM
Beautiful.
Love it.
RAYMO 8 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2009 4:28AM
Superb shot and presentation...
Raymo
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
28 May 2009 6:06AM
cracking shot Jean
Dennis
madbob 10 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2009 9:46PM
good detail and lighting
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
28 May 2009 10:12PM
Just shows that even the basic Sparrow has a beauty of its own.
Ron
29 May 2009 1:30PM
this is a fantastic shot.. love it
m3lem 10 England
29 May 2009 6:07PM
An excellent shot, great detail capture, nice one Jean
Andrea xx
fatmod 10 22 England
29 May 2009 9:39PM
great capture
29 May 2009 11:19PM
great shot nice detail
Dawn
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
30 May 2009 10:04AM
Excellent capture Jean..................

Tony.
Portknockie 11 48 Scotland
30 May 2009 1:16PM
Great detail and colours..of this much over looked little bird...

Don
RTDS 7 Cyprus
31 May 2009 10:24AM
Super capture with great details.
Robert
31 May 2009 10:30AM
Lovely capture , great detail
Sprigo 7 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2009 5:28PM
Beautiful shot. Great detail.

Steve
superb capture jean.ray
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
31 May 2009 8:16PM
fine capture
regards
Yung
31 May 2009 8:27PM
Thanks so very much for all the lovely comments,very much appreciated.

Wishing you all a great week.

Jean xxx
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2009 5:04PM
Missed this neat presentation on the day, Jean... A fine, detailed capture. Good work.
Terry
OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2009 12:12PM
Top quality this one Jean, love the colours and stunning detail too.
Very sorry for being late in voting, don't no how i'v missed these.
Shaun
Superb pose. Beautiful pin sharp detail and lovely colours.
Steve.
louis77 12 12 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 11:37AM
Beautifully sharp and perfectely exposed. To help attract goldfinches get some thistles and tie them to a stick to stop them vibrating when the birds land on them to pick out the seeds . tie some Teazle also to a stick and sprinkle niger seed in the heads. They also like dandelion clocks
2 Jul 2009 11:45AM

Quote:Beautifully sharp and perfectely exposed. To help attract goldfinches get some thistles and tie them to a stick to stop them vibrating when the birds land on them to pick out the seeds . tie some Teazle also to a stick and sprinkle niger seed in the heads. They also like dandelion clocks


Thanks a lot Luv...I have them visiting now,but will take your advise on board too......thanks.

Jean x
SCAH 7 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2009 12:27AM
Very sharp and clear, and has clearly caught sight of you ... good shot.

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