The sparrows are a family of small passerine birds, Passeridae. They are also known as true sparrows, or Old World sparrows, names used for a genus of the family, Passer, as well. They are distinct from the American sparrows, which although similar in appearance are placed in the family Emberizidae, and from a few other birds sharing their name, such as the Java Sparrow. As eight or more species nest in or near buildings, and the House Sparrow and Eurasian Tree Sparrow in particular inhabit cities in large numbers, sparrows may be the most familiar of all wild birds. They are primarily seed-eaters, though they also consume small insects.
Sparrows are generally social birds, with many species breeding in loose colonies and most species occurring in flocks during the non-breeding season. The Great Sparrow is an exception, breeding in solitary pairs and remaining only in small family groups in the non-breeding season. Most sparrows form large roosting aggregations in the non-breeding seasons that contain only a single species (in contrast to multi-species flocks that might gather for foraging). Sites are chosen for cover and include trees, thick bushes and reed beds. The assemblages can be quite large with up to 10,000 House Sparrows counted in one roost in Egypt.
Yesterday, I have spent many lazy afternoons reading, and watching sparrows hop around right inside our house and in the balcony.This is the sparrow I spotted outside my balcony.
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Mitisha (72) 2011-12-25 3:03
this is really a very nice capture, a simple move but very deep. and i also loved the lights and sharpness.
very informative note.
krzychu30 (15512) 2011-12-25 7:43
I find this picture really lovely.You┤ve captured it perfectly.Actually,everything about this image is excellent.The little blurry effect of the background and also color scheme is superb.So soft and warm.Great work!Thanks for sharing.
paromitadey (623) 2011-12-27 0:56
Bah! Can't agree more with Krzysztof, nicesharpness, focus, colors, well managed light and good composition, recipe to a great shot. Well done.
quillo (11856) 2011-12-27 10:11
Namaste Madhumita ....
I love this closeup of the sparrow,
the ocher tones and soft light,
make the image a very interesting and enjoyable picture.
Saludos desde Espa˝a.
batalay (40181) 2012-01-01 10:42
This is nature photography at its best, the closeup shot revealing the gaze of the sparrow, and set in golden hues. Your note is especially informative. I wish you and your family a Happy New Year.
adores (46347) 2012-01-01 13:14
A very good capture! I like the pose of the little bird. The tonalities amd te focus are great!Very well done!
bayno (18344) 2012-01-02 9:22
Hello Madhumita, beautiful golden light and lovely bird...nice blurred BG too...all the best for the 2012, Valter
vasilpro (41661) 2012-01-08 14:31
Wonderful shot, excellent POV and timing, beautiful sepia color tones, very good clarity and sharpness, lovely light, very nice framework!
Warm regards, Vasilis.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2012-01-08 18:13
I like how small the actual size of this presentation is. The intimacy and the caring nature of the image are all condensed in it. The purity of the image shines with a golden light. The image deserved to be treated with an equally caring attention. A Happy New Year! I wish you much happiness in 2012.
Very best wishes for you,
Have a very nice week ahead, Madhumita
pajaran (65030) 2012-01-08 23:15
Dobar tekst o vrapcu ...
Unuk i ja bacamo hleb na metalni krov, ipsred prozora, da hranimo vrapce ...
Dobar snimak veselog vrapca, lepa fotografija.
Imajte lep dan i vreme, kod nas pada sneg.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good article on the sparrow ...
The grandson and I throw the bread on a metal roof, front windows to feed the sparrows ...
Good shot a sparrow happy, beautiful images.
Have a nice day and time, with us it's snowing.
All the best in the new week, which has begun.
patdeph (35748) 2012-01-09 11:30
a lovelu picture in splendid and harmonious golden colors.I love the pose of the bird,and the is superbly framed.Magnificent!
sa30z (130) 2012-01-11 23:41
Beautiful picture of sparrow, excellent POV beautiful color tones, sharpness & lovely light.
Happy New Year & wish you happiness in 2012.
mauro61 (52857) 2012-01-12 12:42
mi piace la tonalitÓ calda con cui presenti l'immagine e l'ottima resa della foto con l'uccellino che guarda verso l'obiettivo,
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-01-20 10:25
Ola Madhumita ,
Uma bela macro a este pardal seus detalhes ficaram muito bons , gostei muito da luz , parabÚns!!
Um abrašo Gonšalo
Bom fim de semana
ravinmb (1303) 2012-01-28 22:18
This is very nice capture of the sparrow.. The picture is very sharp and I also love the DOF.. Very well done..
Have a great Sunday.
aliabazari (16252) 2012-02-29 5:00
Sign of a very beautiful this spectacular bird. Very good.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-03-08 9:50
Like I said before, you are a photographer with a wonderful heart and an awesome eye for beauty!!
Great job here, wonderful POV
m (0) 2012-05-25 12:23
a very pretty capture, elegant and artistic. Love the way the focus is on the head and neck only accentuating its lovely curve. Thanks and my best wishes.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-06-03 9:06
Awesome capture of this sparrow! I like the way the bird is posing for you. Good use of the dof with nice details. Great lighting and good details. Well done, tfs.
COSTANTINO (68848) 2012-06-03 23:19
delicate and sweet capture
you ve captured it perfectly
you changed my mood today
jemaflor (102177) 2012-06-08 11:03
Well taken, interesting position and attitude, lovely warm tones, perfect light and sharpness, tfs.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-10-31 0:23
Hello Madhumita. Here you show an appealing photo. Everything is reduced to the little sparrow. As I say, little theme, beautiful photo.
- Copyright: Madhumita Roy (madhumita_roy86) (2344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: nikon D3000, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, Hoya UV Protector
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-25 0:02
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