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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S MICRO-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Camouflage [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-22 4:35
Viewed: 3971
Points: 12
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House Sparrow
Passer domesticus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

This is one of the first bird catches acceptable, conducted in July in the Balearic Islands.
I think is a House Sparrow............
14 to 16 cm long bird is abundant in temperate climates, but not universally common, and is scarce in many hilly districts. In cities, towns and villages, even around isolated farms, it can be the most abundant bird.

The male House Sparrow has a grey crown, cheeks and underparts, black on the throat, upper breast and between the bill and eyes. The bill in summer is blue-black, and the legs are brown. In winter the plumage is dulled by pale edgings, and the bill is yellowish brown. The female has no black on head or throat, nor a grey crown; her upperparts are streaked with brown. The juveniles are deeper brown, and the white is replaced by buff; the beak is dull yellow. The House Sparrow is often confused with the smaller and more slender Tree Sparrow, which, however, has a chestnut and not grey crown, two distinct wing bars, and a black patch on each cheek.

Model: NIKON D40X
Software: Paint Shop Pro Photo 11,20
Exposure Time: 10/2500 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 105 mm
Date Taken: 2008-07-01 19:08
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 184 kb

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Ciao Sergio,
ottima immagine di maschio di Passera, catturato con ottima nitidezza in una bella postura, molto belli i colori (personalmente avrei tenuto un po' più spazio davanti), ma è un'inezia.

hi Sergio,
nice capture , beautiful colours and light!

Hola Sergio,
Excelente captura de este bonito y común pajarillo, buena definción y detalle, luz y colores naturales, que tengas unas felices fiestas, saludos
José Ramón

Ciao Sergio
great shot for male house sparrow. sharp details, lighting, POV and eyes contact great, but also composition and framing with green leaves great. Thanks for sharing, best wishes,

Bonito trabajo, sin duda de gran naturalidad y poca preparación del escenario, que se agradece.
Un abrazo Sergio: J. Ignasi.

Ciao Sergio,
You did well to show such 'clean', sharp details of this bird against a difficult background, and I add your work to my theme "camouflage.". Thanks for sharing.

Greetings from the Tzaneen Dam, Limpopo, South Africa,
Buona notte, Sergio,
Cico Ingrid

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