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House Sparrow (Male)

House Sparrow (Male)
Photo Information
Copyright: Syed Abid Hussain (Hussain58) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 2 N: 901] (4745)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-04
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sparrows [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-04-05 11:23
Viewed: 2212
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Took this shot while this male house sparrow was surely luring the adamant female, not paying due attention. I really like the courtship dance of these male sparrows, a treat to watch. Usually the females peck at them and the pair come whirling down to the ground, engaged in mock fight, claws locked. These are beautiful birds. The spring and summer chirps of sparrow at hot noons is so soothing to ears, romantic indeed.
The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a bird of the sparrow family Passeridae, found in most parts of the world. One of about 25 species in the genus Passer, the House Sparrow occurs naturally in most of Europe, the Mediterranean region, and much of Asia. Its intentional or accidental introductions to many regions, including parts of Australia, Africa, and the Americas, make it the most widely distributed wild bird. The House Sparrow is strongly associated with human habitations, and can live in urban or rural settings. Though found in widely varied habitats and climates, it typically avoids extensive woodlands, grasslands, and deserts away from human development. A small bird, it has a length of 16 centimetres (6.3 in) and a weight of 24–39.5 grams (0.85–1.39 oz). Females and young birds are coloured pale brown and grey, and males have brighter black, white, and brown markings. The House Sparrow feeds mostly on the seeds of grains and weeds, and insects, and can perform complex and unusual tasks to obtain food. The predators of the House Sparrow include domestic cats, hawks, owls, and many other predatory birds and mammals.

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  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-05 11:35]

Hello Syed,
superb shot of this beautiful bird. Excellent sharpness and details. Great compositiion, POV, lighting and colors. TFS, well done.Best regards Siggi

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-05 12:19]

Hello Abid,
Very nice photo of this House Sparrow in good sharpness and natural colours. Beautiful blue sky in the background. Fine composition. Excellent timing in this singing pose.

Hello Syed,
Very nic eshot of this House Sparrow Male, nice shap and colorful details, very good POV, TFS!

  • Good 
  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-04-05 13:15]

Hi Syed,
Good sharp colors. Good composition. I have them here at my house also. They come on the patio to drink from our fountain, while we are sitting on the patio.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-05 14:43]

Hi Syed,a very nice capture from a difficult but very nice point of view,and you couldn't do different,you don't fly...eehhe..perfect light balance,excelents details and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Abid my Friend
Beautiful capture from a difficult POV.Sharp and clear,wonderful colors and light.
Thank You,
Stay well and take care

Ciao Syed, great capture of lovely bird on a beautiful blue sky, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Easter week end, ciao Silvio

hello Syed
very nice picture of this Male who surch the lady
great details and good sharpness
the colours are beautiful and naturel
greeting lou

Hello Abid,
Great capture of this little bird at a difficult angle and yet you even have the catch light in the eye. Very well done and tfs.

Bonjour Syed,
La contre-plongée de l'angle de prise de vue me paraît un peu trop vertical mais le sujet est tout de même relativement bien valorisé.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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