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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-02 9:50
Viewed: 2121
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

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 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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Nice and simple composition well set to the right looking into the image


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-02 10:18]

Hello Marius,
Very nice photo of this House Sparrow in good sharpness and beautiful light and colours. Great composition. Pretty eye contact.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-02 10:21]

Hello Marius.
What a lovely shot, nicely composed image with a great POV and I love the pose with the Sparrow sitting, really nice feather detail on the whole of the Sparrow, the colours are very natural and are perfectly complimented by the nicely blurred BG.Best regards Siggi

truly nice, simple portrait of a gorgeous male House Sparrow! Good evening Marius!
George Veltchev

Hello Marius. One comment perfect in all aspect. Regards, Paolo

hello Marius
this is a super sharpness composition
great details nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Buna Marius,
Mersi pentru apreciere facuta, asa este cu acest obiectiv!Cum se obsearva si la aceasta fotografie splendida despre o specie comuna, care totusi, privit de la o distanta mica, prezinta culori si detalii fine, devine o pasare atragatoare!
Numai bine, Joska

Hello Marius,
A beautiful photo of this House Sparrow, great pose, lovely highlighted eye, excellent details sharpness against a perfect background, a superb captured!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-02 11:19]

Hi Marius,the top of perfection,a magnificent capture whit the best quality,i like it!Have a nice and warm evening,Luciano

Hallo Marius,
a superb capture of the House Sparrow, impressive details and fantastic delicate colours, excellent point of view and wonderful composition
Best regards

Buna Marius,
O fotografie perfecta aceasta pasare cunoscuta.Claritatea la fix,culorile sunt de exceptie.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-02-02 13:22]

superb capture of this legendary and no less familiar bird, .. detail and lighting are to be mentioned, .. great shot indeed


La foto és preciosa y de gran naturalidad.
Me gustaría saber a que distancia la hiciste...

Saludos Marius: J. Ignasi.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-02 13:47]

Hello Marius,
outstanding sharpness and perfect light in this image!
Fantastic pose of the sparrow and nice eye contact; splendid colours and perfect contrast with the sky. A beauty!

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-02-02 15:42]

Hello Marius!
What a beauty! I like this minimalist shot...It give a feeling of simplicity.I love it! Good job with great sharpness and focus and lightness...oh! a perfect shot,indeed! Bravo! TFS
Regards from,

felicitari pentru poza! e foarte faina!

Hi Marius, Wow what a fantastic image of this House Sparrow my good friend, awesome detailed sharpness, superb lighting, excellent POV and pose, great stuff here Marius and very well done,
Best Regards,


Beautiful photo Marius! The composition, the BG, the lighting, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-02-02 22:49]

Hi Marius
beside the perfect presentation of the bird in perfect light I love the assorted bg

Lovely photo with good feather detail, Nice catchlight in the eye

Hello Marius
This is great capture. Elegant composition, lovely natural colors and great sharpness.
Best regards
J. Diogo

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-03 3:52]

What a pose, beautiful lighting and pose by the sparrow. well made image. tfs.

Excellent detail and light, perfect pose, nice background. A fine photo.
regards yiannis

Ciao Marius. Sharp and details perfect MF! Superb Bg.


simple beautiful composition, with great performance!
regards Marius

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2012-02-03 14:23]

Işık keskinlik ve detaylar harika görünüyor. Çok başarılı bir fotoğraf karesi. Tebrikler...


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-04 3:41]

Hi Marius,
Lovely photo, nice natural colours with excellent detail and composition.
Regards Jiri.

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