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Passer montanus

Passer montanus
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Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 80- 400mm f4.5-5.6 APO DG OS
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): JLinaresP Favorite HQ shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-25 5:25
Viewed: 2303
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The sexes are similarly plumaged, and young birds are a duller version of the adult. This sparrow breeds over most of temperate Eurasia and Southeast Asia, where it is known as the Tree Sparrow, and it has been introduced elsewhere including the United States, where it is known as the Eurasian Tree Sparrow or German Sparrow to differentiate it from the native unrelated American Tree Sparrow. Although several subspecies are recognised, the appearance of this bird varies little across its extensive range.

The Eurasian Tree Sparrow's untidy nest is built in a natural cavity, a hole in a building or the large nest of a magpie or stork. The typical clutch is five or six eggs which hatch in under two weeks. This sparrow feeds mainly on seeds, but invertebrates are also consumed, particularly during the breeding season. As with other small birds, infection by parasites and diseases, and predation by birds of prey take their toll, and the typical life span is about two years.


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Ciao Szabo. Wonderful plastic sinuose and dynamic pose for this male sparrow in razor details and perfect natural colours. Impresive DOF. very well done MF!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-03-25 6:08]

Hello Joszef,
An interesting picture of a common bird, which you show here in a habitat they use to live too, not natural but urban or close to human habitats. The sharpness is just perfect, the colors of the plumage so well rendered.
Well done!
Kind regards

Ciao Jozsef, lovely bird, good capture with splendid sharpness and fine details, beautiful light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ho Szabo,
I am not mistaken when I say that every yours pictures are better and better! I do not know whether to shoot a bird, is correct to include this amount of humanized elements. But the truth is that the photo is nicely artistic, has a nice diversity and complexity. The lines and tones are pure and eloquents. The POV is worthy of a master. Very good picture, among the best I've seen come from you. Kind regards, thank you very much for making us look at these jobs. Jesús

Hello Jozsef,
a splendid capture of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow, superb děsharpness and fine detail on the plumage, very beautiful natural colours.
Best regards

Buna Joska,
Excelenta captura avand culori naturale saturate si detalii perfecte.

hello Joszef
wauwh this is very good !!
great sharpness and good details with beautiful colours and nice light
greeting lou

Hi Baratom Jozsef,

Wonderful capture of a tree sparrow from wonderful POV with great details and fie composition.
TFS and have a nice WE!

Ps. i'll be away from TN for a week since i will conduct a trip to the SW of Mediterranean region, so take care MF!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-25 13:45]

Hello Szabo,
Wow, this is very sharp and clear. Perfect Posing and wonderful details. Exellent shot.
Best regards Siggi

Buna Jozsef,
O captura foarte frumoasa, detalii clare si culori naturale. Numai bine,

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