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See, an Australian Sparrow

See, an Australian Sparrow
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Melboure, Australia
Date Submitted: 2006-08-14 5:53
Viewed: 10276
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Passer domesticus
House Sparrow

See, an Australian Sparrow. . .

The house sparrow is an introduced bird to Australia as well as New Zealand. I love these little birds, even though they can be noisy and quarrelsome at times.

I found this fellow was at Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia., when we were there a few weeks back. Check this place out: Federation Square

This sparrow is the female. She is a pale light brown, with streaked top parts and grey-white underparts, with a paler eyebrow and sides to neck.

The male has dark brown upperparts, black streaks, a dark grey head, grey-brown rump and grey-white underparts. The black chest gets larger in the breeding season and the grey-pink bill turns black.

Their call is an chatter of chirps and cheeps.

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Hi Janice,
it's a very nice picture with good POV and comosition.
Good details, nice light and colours.
I like the pose too.
Very well done.

At the moment it's raining, it was quite a long time we hade rain.

Hi Janice,
A vey nice shot on this House Sparrow. The colors and detail in the plimage looks excellent. Nice OOF backround and good eye contact here.

Hello Janice,
this is a lovely sparrow picture.
Great sharpness, details, natural colours and very nice lighting. Great POV, note and composition too. Thank you for posting.

Hi Janice,
I like this POV and composition! Great details on the bird and very good lightning! I also like the nice BG. TFS,

Hello Janice, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect details, excllent colors, its if this bird is posing for you, excllent work, TFs kyle

Hi Janice,
Sharp with all details clearly seen. Excellent composition, pov, and dof. Interesting animal that well adapted to live with human and stay wild. TFS.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-08-14 13:58]

well Janice nice to see you back.
a nice sparrow you have for us, in Dutch it's called a mus,
a very good composition, wel taken in pov and, good dof, very good job.
gr. jaap

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-14 14:39]

Hi Janice,

I like these birds a lot aswell. They are getting rarer and rarer in NL even though they're native to NL. :( Your shot is very nice. Focus is sharp, composition is nice and exposure is spot on. Well done & TFS!


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-14 14:55]

Una bella composición en diagonal con suaves colores y gran nitidez en el plumaje y patas del ave como puntos fuertes.
Atinado POV y DOF que permite ver la silueta del protagonista sin interferencias del fondo.
Muy buen disparo.
Saludos... Ricardo

A beautiful composition in diagonal with soft colors and great clarity in the plumage and paws of the bird like strong points.
Accurate POV and DOF that it allows to see the protagonist silhouette without interferences of the bottom.
Very good shot.
Greetings... Ricardo

Lovely capture Janice,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good. She's posing well for you.
Well composed and good notes.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-14 16:01]

Hi Janice

A lovely shot of the cute little sparrow, the detail is superb and the composition excellent, I love the expression that you have caught on her face, and the BG is perfect.

Regards Hilary :)

Very nice, Janice! Good pose and beautiful tones of colours
Best regards

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-08-15 20:26]

Bonjour Janice!

Félicitations pour cette belle composition. L'atitude de l'oiseau est superbe et la pose en diagonale est parfaite.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-16 13:20]

Lovely shot, I love the light catching the breast. Lovely composition with nice details and colours. Nice BG too

hallo janice
very good guide lines and great details

thank for sharing
Hi Mario

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