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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-28 8:43
Viewed: 3679
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just a simple photo of a male sparrow. The sparrow is not very common anymore in Holland. In the last ten years this bird finds it hard to build a nest. Reason?
The roofconstruction of Dutch houses had changed!

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Hi Zeno,
the sparrow is captured very sharp and detailed. The lightning is very natural.
The background is nicely blurred and has nice colors.
Good POV.
TFS Tatjana

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-28 9:02]

Hello Zeno,
The House Sparrow has reduced drastically in numbers in Sweden too and it is not known why!
This is a very fine capture with it sharply in focus. Fine details and natural colours too. I like its pose and the fine composition.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-28 9:06]

Hi Zeno,
interesting to hear how the Sparrow has become so dependant on architecture in Holland! Very good DOF, lovely details and a great composition.
tfs and have good weekend,

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-03-28 9:57]

Hi Zeno

Lovely capture of the Sparrow posing so nicely on the log, great POV and DOF set against a lovely blurred BG, nice colours and lighting too.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-28 10:11]

Hi Zeno. A cute picture of this little sparrow. you have captured fine detail and colours.a nicepose on the old log . well done TFS.

Have a good weekend.

Hi Zeno,
Very nice shot of this sparrow. Nice details and composition.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-28 10:42]

Allo Zeno, each of your bird has its own character, it is stunning. And this beautiful little sparrow here seems lonely even though he could get all the females he wants! I really like the bird perched on this wood log, it gives the picture a country feeling. The colours are superb, it is sharp and beautiful. Thank you!


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-03-28 10:42]

Hi Zeno
this is very good sharp and composition
well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-28 12:14]

Hi Zeno.
Very nice scene at whole and cute image of the sparrow. I like it a lot. Composition and framing are great as well as wide DOF. Main subject is in focus and BG is nicely blurred. Lighting and colours are so delicate and pleasant. Well done and best regards.

Hi Zeno,

Great shot,splendid capture with excellent details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-28 13:35]

Hallo Zeno,
Mooie foto van deze Mus. De details in de borstveren lijken wat dichtgelopen, maar de kleuren zijn prachtig. Mooi laag standpunt en pose. Houding, diepte en compositie vind ik erg goed.

Hello Zeno, a fine portrait of a sparrow with a lovely pose. Interesting fg with good complementary bg. Good focus and detail. tfs rgds Necip

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