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White Throated Sparrow

White Throated Sparrow
Photo Information
Copyright: Gregory Lazzaro (glazzaro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 473 W: 108 N: 1293] (4605)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: NikonD200, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-18 21:40
Viewed: 3479
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot from my staging area, this is a White Throated Sparrow, I seem to have quite a few that have taken to home steading on my property. Finally got a break from traveling, in the morning will be heading out to the wildlife refuge for some shore birds, hope to have a whole lot of new shots.

Physical Setup:

1. Setup some driftwood, hid seeds within the crevices worn into the wood. Added some wild grass as a back drop.
2. Sat inside the hide and waited for birds to show up.
3. Would fire several shots; validate the exposure, then fire off some more.

Camera Setup:

Location: Middletown, Delaware (Backyard)
Special: None
Weather: Sunny with shade
Tripod: Yes
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon Sigma 120-300mm with 1.4x TC
Focal Len: 210mm
Flash: No
Exposure Mode: Aperture Mode
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
White Balance: Auto
Exposure: 0
Shutter: 1/160
F Stop: F 9
ISO: 100

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-18 21:45]

Hello Greg

A beautiful portrait of this sparrow.You have captured the essence of this bird well.I really am impressed with the sharp detail and vivid colours in the plumage.Great pose too ,you have it in mid chirp! Your usual razor sharp focus and artistic composition.Your bird gallery is worthy of a coffee table book,and laminate prints.TFS


Hi Greg,
I like a lot this shot of the sparrow!
You got an excellent pose of the bird, and we can enjoy all the beautiful colours and patterns on their plumage.
Very original the arrangement with the woods, in opposite directions.
A high quality image, as always!
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-18 23:19]

Hi Gregory,
Excellent shot of the sparrow. Lovely colours and very sharp details. Perfect lighting and fine pose. Superb POV and DOF. The green leaves adds depth and colour to the shot. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-19 0:10]

The colors are amazing in this one! Beautiful rich well saturated colors. Outstanding exposure. Very nice compsotion. Focus is pin sharp giving us outstanding details in feathers. Congratulations on an excellent photo!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-19 4:54]

Hello Greg,
Excellent portrait of this beautiful sparrow with very fine markings. All in focus and excellent sharp details. Very well lit too.
I like your composition very much!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Greg,

great shot of this lovely bird.
I've never seen one before.
Everything as usual is as good as it gets.


Hi Gregory,
As always good photography.
A Sparrow with bright yellow spot...first time I see this one.

Hello Greg
It is incredible how you manage to get this shot, it is so sharp
That looks like some body painted, the details are outstanding
GB perfect, I have to said BRAVO!!. TFS Regards/Lawhill

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-19 10:40]

Hi Gregory.
Your brilliant series of the bird pictures is unlimited. Scenery of this picture is great as well as the terrific reproduction of all features of the bird, captured moment, composition and amazing lighting. Yout pOV and selected DOF are fantastic too. Impressiveness of the BG is equal the beautifulness of the main subject. Bravo and best regards.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-19 11:06]

Hi Greg,

Gorgeous! Looks as if you placed the setting, picked up the sparrow and put him where you wanted him. Amazing colors, details and composition.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-19 12:37]

Hello Greg,
Your staging efforts are paying dividends in the form of superb sharp, well lit and colored and well composed shots. Nice contrast between the bron tones of the White-throated Sparrow and the green plant in the BG.
TFS and have a nice (travelfree) weekend!

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-19 12:39]

salut Greg,
waooo, ça c'est une image qui à de l'xpression. Le moment est bien capté, ce bec ouvert nous laisse dans l'attente du son :D
Superbe lumière.


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-05-19 18:31]

Greg, a beautiful and delicate guy.

Excellent exposure and sharpness. I like the catchlight too.

Very nice contrast between the bird and the bg.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-05-19 18:51]

Hi Greg, a splendid composition of the Sparrow. Focus and exposure perfect. Colours are nice and saturated and the Sparrow is pin sharp. Lovely POV with him singing. Great composition.

hi greg!
very beautiful picture with
nice naturefeling!
sharp with fine pov and dof
well done!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-22 7:48]

Genial Gregory,
bello trabajo estupendos detalles,
la nitidez y la iluminación es sorprendente.
saludos TFS.

Love the results of the brown tonage in this very nice capture of the white-throated sparrow. I would like to see a picture of you and your staging area. Very nice Gregory. :)

This is a very cute sparrow with that dab of yellow on the head, Greg.
A flawless image as usual with perfect focus, colors, details and composition.
TFS and regards.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-29 22:35]

Hello Greg,
Beautiful composition.
I have n'eve seen one of this kind with yelow in the crown.
I like the colour palette and the subtle lighting u have used.
I cant seem to get enough of your stage shot. YOu manage them so very well.
TFS & Cheers

Hello Gregory,
This is an amazing capture of this cute bird. I have heard it's characteristic sound near my home but I never could photograph it as it was hiding in a tree and won’t let me approach it. I'm amazed by those excellent details that you captured and this beautiful pose and exposure. This is another excellent picture! Thanks,

Hi Gregory,
Very nice captured!
Nice colors, interestind compo and good details!
TFS and regards,

Hi Greg

What a beautiful Sparrow. Love his pose and the fact that he is singing for his supper. Awesome quality shot. :-)

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