- milloup (1716)
- [2004-07-31 15:58]
I think you mean Prunella modularis ;-) We're supposed to have these here as well, but I haven't seen any. They're counted as sparrows here, but according to this info that's incorrect:
"In plumage it may seem rather sparrow-like but its old name of Hedge Sparrow was misleading. Its slim build and especially its fine pointed bill prove that this isn't a sparrow at all. Key identification features include rich brown upperparts, neatly streaked with black, bright orange or pinkish legs and, above all, the lead grey colouring of the head and breast."
Cute capture, nice and sharp with some down from the nest seemingly still hanging on. It's quite interesting to notice how the bill is still very wide - in readiness for food intake ;-). Amazing how fast these little critters develop!
- AndyB (3982)
- [2004-07-31 16:13]
A nicely composed and detailed shot,with great focus.
The old rusty wheel is a good background and works very well.
A great note too,hope it makes it!
- japie (5187)
- [2004-07-31 16:25]
We have lots of LBB's here to and I often have to rely on people like Callie to set me right. I hope he didn't look at you and said " Mommy I missed you so much, where's my food" I really like this capture!
- Jax (500)
- [2004-07-31 18:06]
Lovely capture Rob, I've been watching the little ones in our garden but haven't managed to get close as yet - they're a much underrated bird in my humble opinion.
Lovely colours, good focus and an unusual composition just add to the beauty of the shot.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2004-08-01 1:03]
Good and original photo ! Nice colors, good compostion and DOF. It is funny the constrast with old wheel and the young bird ;-)
- carper (8439)
- [2004-08-01 3:31]
Very good seen Robert,
It's a sweety, very good composed, good colours, good dof, very good job you did.
- PDP (11769)
- [2004-08-01 5:15]
Awww, looks so unready for life. Great colours, I like the contrast with the rusted metal in both a colour sense and in an old and new sense. Great detail.
- elroyie (6439)
- [2004-08-01 15:08]
Great capture of this tiny creature and very good composed with all the rust around it.
- Hanssie (0)
- [2004-08-03 15:13]
What a beauty, what a funny, and all in
the colour "RobertBrown"
Nice picture !
- mogens-j (20)
- [2004-08-04 15:27]
Oh, it is real cute Robert. I do not know what Bente means by saying it is not a sparrow at all - zoologically it belongs to the order Passeriformes (Sparrows).
Anyway it is a very nice picture of this little newcomer – very detailed, the colours are just right and I simply love the way its looking at you. Very informative note too.