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Copyright: Dan Bjarno (pac) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L
Exposure: f/7.1, 30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sparrows [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-05 12:16
Viewed: 3264
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
House Sparrow

Is a member of the Old World sparrow family Passeridae. It occurs naturally in most of Europe and Asia, though it is replaced by allied forms in some areas. It has also followed humans all over the world and has been intentionally or accidentally introduced to most of the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa and Australia as well as urban areas in other parts of the world. In the United States it is also known as the 'English Sparrow', to distinguish it from native species, as the large American population is descended from birds deliberately imported from Britain in the late 19th century. They were introduced independently in a number of American cities in the years between 1850 and 1875 as a means of pest control.
(Ref wikipedia)
Catching the sparrow is not an easy in-flight target. It took me perhaps 200 shots. This, although far from perfect, was the best of the series

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Superbe Dan ..just in time ...c'est lŕ le secret d'un bon cliché
Bravo et merci


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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2006-06-05 14:23]

Hey Dan!

Excellent catch of this bird in a very interesting moment. She just fly up.
Great collours and sharpness too!

Well done!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-05 21:49]

Fantastic shot, Dan.
What a great moment you have caught, and with sharp details too.
Your efforts and patience really paid off.
I also like the way it is flying low over the rock.
A very unusual in-flight shot. Congratulations!
TFS. : )

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  • trevp Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 28] (262)
  • [2006-06-06 16:53]

Dan hi,
what a cool shot, i missed this pic whilst looking through befor.
i love these action shots and love trying to catch birds in flight myself, i'm still working on the inflight Swallow.
Great capture dan :-)

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-06-07 16:15]

Hi Dan,

Very nice capture.
Excellent time.
Well done.

TFS :-)

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-13 9:37]

Hi Dan,
A nice shot, excellent timing to catch him just taking off. Good detail and exposure. Your exposure info is wrong, it says 30 seconds exposure but the exif is right.

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