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Female House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

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Just a female House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), taken in the garden today. Plenty of twittering up in the trees and all around, but nothing more exciting than Sparrows, Blue tits and Robins!
Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload - really appreciated as always Smile Haven't had much time lately, but hope to catch up with you all next week.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 Mar 2011 - 11:38 AM
Focal Length:700mm 7.9m from subject tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Female House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:24 Mar 2011 - 9:22 PM
Tags:Bird, Close - up, Domesticus, Female, Gardenbird, House, Passer, Perching, Sparrow, Wildbird, Wildlife / nature
Votes:47
Voters:LeeFisher · helenlinda · Lesley1959 · Stace · Snapitt · KBan · Stenk · cabbie · Glyn1 · caulfid2 · baxster · SteveMoulding · bayleaf1 · RonnieAG · terry_cavner · Karen_Summers · skewey · anders25 · WindowonWildlife · SurreyHillsMan · gary_d · mike · Norfolkboy · DaveBartlett · Daisymaye · CarolG · Ray42 · jennialexander · pluckyfilly · Shroomer · Gray_ina · Imagephotographics · FeatherFriend · Alan_Baseley · AshTree · andylea · mex · tomcat · franfoto · Lillian · Niknut · Maiwand · bricurtis · Greyheron · POD · Glostopcat · dawnmichelle ·
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Unique Views:66

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2011 - 9:32 PM

Beautiful image- both bird and buds
Helen

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Lesley1959
24 Mar 2011 - 9:33 PM

Great image!!

Lesley

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Stenk
Stenk  8 England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2011 - 9:36 PM

Great shot, you don't always have to travel far to get great pics

Steve

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caulfid2
caulfid2  4 Ireland
24 Mar 2011 - 9:43 PM

Oozes the arrival of spring. Well done on a lovely image.

David

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding Plus Member 6SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2011 - 9:54 PM

Beautifully captured with excellent lighting.
Steve.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2011 - 10:22 PM

Lovely shot, on the diagonal, Sylvia, the bird parallel to the 'perch'.......very nice work.
Ronnie.

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Karen_Summers
24 Mar 2011 - 10:31 PM

lovely shot perch works really well with the browns

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2011 - 11:27 PM

Very well positioned in the frame, a lovely shot. - gary

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Norfolkboy
25 Mar 2011 - 12:03 AM

Great Image.

Colin

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2011 - 2:35 AM

A great capture.. Very nice detailed pussy willows too.........Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2011 - 5:47 AM

Another beauty, Sylvia, and what a wonderful perch, too. Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2011 - 6:57 AM

Perfect - a good detailed shot and a great perchWink

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2011 - 8:23 AM

good shot Sylvia, lots of twitterings here to but when I set up my hide all that came down were rooks, jackdaws and magpies apart from the odd robin and blackbird

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Shroomer  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2011 - 8:37 AM

Pleased to give this LBJ the 30 Sylvia
Nicely angled and captured
Richard

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  7
25 Mar 2011 - 9:17 AM

Morning Sylvia a great capture love it gray

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FeatherFriend
25 Mar 2011 - 9:37 AM

Haven't seen one for ages in these parts Sylvia, must be the sea air Wink
Lovely detailed shot and I like the comp too,
Geoff.

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AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2011 - 11:05 AM

Love those little buds!

Theresa

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franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2011 - 3:04 PM

They are becoming quite rare now so it's always a pleasure to see one these days. Love the composition and the willow perch is super.

Fran

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2011 - 3:51 PM

Agree they are becoming quite rare now, and you have captured her
so well on this great perch Sylvia, lovely detail
have a good weekend and don't forget your flac jacket!Grin
Lillian

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2011 - 6:10 PM

A real beauty Sylvia. Excellent exposure.
Ron

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2011 - 8:23 PM

A lovely capture Sylvia - a nice hint of pollen on the beak. Looks good on the branch. These are declining - flagged up Red by the RSPB but we are lucky to have them in the garden too. A flock of 20+ at the last Garden Birdwatch survey.
Brian.

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28 Mar 2011 - 7:27 PM

A fine shot, she's a little beauty and sadly not so common anymore

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