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Male House Finch

Male House Finch
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 70-300mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-19 9:40
Viewed: 2777
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
....or male house finch. Common as all get out here in the US. Europe has it own version as well. I caught this one in the grass behind my apartment. He had seen me but was more anxious to get to the food I used as "bait".

The complex we live in disallows for anything hanging from our outside porch so we had to remove our bird feeder. Shame. Since becoming disabled, I have no access in the handicapped apartment to put any foo out where I can take images...so it will be a while before I can get out of my archives... however I have 4 thousand TN type3 images:-)

siggi, Heaven, maurydv, boreocypriensis, Dis. Ac., tuslaw, CeltickRanger, Alex99, Argus, pierrefonds has marked this note useful
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-19 9:48]

Hello Robert,
Very nice pose of this House Sparrow (Passer domesticus),fine sharp details and great natural colors.TFS.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-19 11:45]

Hi Bob,a very nice and different point of view and position of ficnh too,great sharpness,colors,composition and,obviously,light.I like it! Thanks for share,have a nice week,LUCIANO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-19 11:49]

Hello Bob,
Beautiful photo of this House Sparrow, a nice boy. Excellent sharpness, details and fantastic natural colours. Good DOF, POV and composition.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-09-19 12:05]

Hi Bob!

Well, I'm looking forward to seeing the many thousands of TN suitable pictures of your archive!


Indeed, it's a pity and a shame that you were obliged to remove the bird feeder. I hope that you soon will be able to take pictures out in the nature, and I also hope that you can take comfort from your archives and fine pictures like the one you present us today.

Kind regards


Hallo Bob,
a very beautiful capture of the House Sparrow, good sharpness and splendid natural colours, a nice composition with a lovely pose in the grass.
Best regards

Hi Bob,

Fine capture of this handsome boy. Good choice of shutter speed to freeze the action and your aperture setting yielded sufficient DOF for the handsome to be sharp.
TFS and have a nice week!


Hello Bob,

a nice picture from this house finch male.
Good detailed and sharpness with diagonal composition.
Fine colours.


Hi Robert,
Not to be confused with the real "House Finch", which is Carpodacus mexicanus. Actually, our version of the House Sparrow is likely the same genetic stock as the House Sparrow found in England. It is an introduced bird in the U.S.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-09-19 18:38]

Hello Bob, a nice shot of this pretty male House Sparrow which shows off his beautiful plumage.
Even though they are considered a common bird they are still very attractive with their black chin beards and grey caps. This little guy looks like he was intent on posing just right for your camera. TFS.

hello Bob

excellent close-up photo of this House Sparrow
with a fine POV and the way it is framed,
superbly focused with excellent sharpness and details,



Namastay Bob,
A very good capture of this beautiful male House Finch. Very well composed shot with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Ciao Bob, beuatiful bird in a wonderful natural ambientation, fine details and splendid sharpness, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-20 9:13]

Hi Bob.
What a nice and clear shot of a cute sparrow. I like wonderful sunlight, vivid colours and amazing details of the bird so much. All together they create a cheerful mood. My warm wishes and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-20 12:57]

You do dig up some goodies from your archives Bob!
This portrait ofa male House Sparrow has all the signs of a top notch shot. The features are well shown with technical excellence and the contrast with the grass together with fine lighting presents this fine specimen in a pose that is just what the photographer ordered!
Thanks and take care,

Hi Bob,

The grass is framing well the bird. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the house finch. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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