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Help Ivan Kruys
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-25 6:16
Viewed: 3311
Points: 38
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Hi All,
One thing about TrekNature is there are many people very willing to help with identification of species with their vast array of knowledge. Here I am hoping to get help, I believe this is a Vesper Sparrow but I am not positive. So I ask Ivan "ARGUS" or anyone else to help give it a positive identification. It was captured near my home town of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Another thing I love about TrekNature is, in the last two pages of critiques I have received, they have come from, France, Greece, Romania, Sweden, Australia, United States, Italy, Canada, Ukraine, Mexico, England, Netherlands and Turkey. Where else could a soon to be senior citizen get feed back like that. They touched me and I touched them that is COOL. We have mothers, doctors, farmers, ranchers, teachers and factory workers. We have young, old and everything in between. We have all religions and faiths. Yet these all come together for a common bond, NATURE. What an amazing place our Earth is with its diversity of people and life forms and this site displays that all for the world to see. I am starting to sound like a preacher so I will quit, but I hope you understand my passion.

haraprasan, eng55, oanaotilia, Luis52, PeterZ, nglen, maurydv, CeltickRanger, jaycee, eqshannon, boreocypriensis, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-25 6:35]

Hello Rick
I can't help you with identification but I can say that you capture this bird with great details. Very well done, sharp image, perfect focus and natural colors.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-25 6:36]
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Hello Rick,
Just looked at the gallery and saw this fine shot. Yes I agree this is a Vesper's Sparrow, you can just make out the white outer tail feathers that are conspicuous when it flies. This is a Canadian breeding bird found in open country.
An excellent image taken from a great POV with fine sharpness against a neutral BG.
Thanks for sharing this plain beauty!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-25 6:51]

Hi Rick,

A nice capture of this sparrow,well presented against a clean BG,


Hi Rick,
A nice capture of this beautiful sparrow. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-25 7:06]

Hi Rick,
Very nice capture.POV,simple BG,pose of bird,catchlight in eyes and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

Hello Rick
You are right saying all the things about people from here, all linked by the common passion for NATURE. And the fact is that all of us we have only to gain from this site: advisees, maybe for some fame, more other things, but not in the last, friends!
Just a simple picture, with a sparrow, in warm colors.
Kind regards, Oana

Hello Rick,
It's always nice that we can get help from other members.
This is a well composed picture with excellent sharpness and fine details. Very nice simple colours in good harmony with the BG.
Well done.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-02-25 7:32]

Hola Rick.
What a great photo from You. I think I have seen before but not to sure, any way the pose and BG are just perfect and it also has great sharpness and light.
Reading Your Note we have the same feeling about TN. You see I made a lot of good friends here, and learn about Natures everyday from notes and critiques, and I also improve My photography since become a member. many thanks for Your critques and comments.
Your friend
Tell Lucy I be glad to have both of You in the ranch any time.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-25 8:38]

Hello Rick,
The best photo of a Vesper Sparrow I've seen so far. I've also looked for you for the ID. You and Ivan are right.
Excellent sharpness, details and natural colours. Great POV and OOF BG.
I totally agree about the passion for TN.

Salut Rick,
Splendid capture of a Vesper's Sparrow, with very fine details.
Very well done

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-25 11:15]

Hi Rick. As you say this is what TN is all about showing your pictures ,makng comments and getting help. You were able to take a fine close up of this cute little bird .Which you have taken with fine detail and natural colours. Your sde view shws the markings so well against the plain BG. well done TFS.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-02-25 12:12]

Hi Rick!

I'm glad that Ivan cold help you. I'm impressed by the knowledge some of our friends have! Sometimes I ask myself if my pictures and notes are suitable for this site...

I like your picture very much. It's simple and beautiful. The unity of the pastel colour tones makes it an outstanding one.

Kind regards


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2009-02-25 13:32]

hi Rick
Happy to see that your images are always there. Magnificent harmonious grip(taking) in colors and of an impeccable neatness.


Hello RicK,
what a wonderful image of this Sparrow taken from an excellent POV, just at right moment you have captured a splendid pose of the bird against a marvellous OOF BG, sharpness and colours are very good, well composed.
Best regards.

hello Rick

beautiful photography of Vesper Sparrow,
shot with fine POV and framing, beautiful pose of the bird,
excellent sharpness and details of its plumage, TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-25 16:48]

Hi Rick,

I guess there is no end to the Sparrow family - it is nice to see this Vesper for the first time. A wonderful capture of this bird in a fine pose. Lovely natural colors, sharp details, beautiful background and a wonderful composition.

Dang Ivan is good!!!! I wonder if you saw he renamed my birds for me?! He is one heck of a good eye..I don't think there is any better than he and Ulla both...amazing couple..and great shot as per your norm. You are a natural and not only that...a bit like me in humble as well..

Hi Rick MF!, wonderful capture of this pretty bird from nice lateral pov with fine composition.
TFS and cheers,

Hi Rick. I'm sure you're probably right about it being a Vesper Sparrow. It looks close to a white-throated sparrow but not quite. I love it when you can get a sparrow on a fence post. It makes for a good shot and they keep coming back to the fence posts to guard their nests. You got a good shot here. TFS Trevor

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-09 8:44]

Hi Rich.
What a clear shot of a charming bird. All is perfect. Transparency of the image, details and sharpness of the bird, delicateness of the light and pleasantness of the colour palette are amazing. Bravo. Well done.

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