These little House Sparrows were sitting on a ledge at Niagara Falls doing their daily gossiping!
House Sparrows are the most abundant songbirds in North America and the most widely distributed birds on the planet. House Sparrows are not actually sparrows, but are Old World Weaver Finches, a family of birds noted for their ingenious nest-building abilities.
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hantulaut (3441) 2003-11-27 16:58
Nice title :-) also fast click on shutter.
milloup (1829) 2003-11-27 17:01
Their poses are gorgeous, it's just such a pity you didn't have enough DOF to get the left one into focus, too.
chalcone (761) 2003-11-27 17:13
These birds are amazingly adaptable. I see them in abundance in HK and the Philippines, then here, they are in Canada!
Rockyboy (20598) 2003-11-27 17:20
Original pic of 3 young sparrows and i am sure it was not easy to capture them. Also, I think fuzzy wings show us that those birds are ready to fly. Nice shot!
sarastro (588) 2003-11-27 18:07
Great shot Pamela, timing was everything in this shot and you certainly nailed that. Like a previous speaker said, it is a pity that the DOF was a bit narrow. But it is certainly better than a busy background.
vertikulanda (108) 2003-11-27 21:12
Very cunning & piquant shoot of sparrows! Note is nice & informative :)
quegardens (1469) 2003-11-27 22:31
Good presentation those young sparrows along that ledge Pam.As they look out over the falls, the one on the right appears to be asking; "Who goes first?".
Too bad the third one on the left is out of focus.I guess it would be difficult to crop it out as you would too much of the wing from the centre sparrow.
Jeppe (18654) 2003-11-28 1:05
A good capture - It seams to be young birds who just had their first flight - congratulation
manny (21833) 2003-11-28 4:17
Very very interesting. Nice soft colours and very effective DOF. I especially like the green moss at the bottom.
Porteplume (3325) 2003-11-28 14:00
Do you think they are males or females these gossiping birds? ;o)
Lovely capture, difficult to get sharp but you succeeded well, it makes me smile & feel good... I will add it to my "Humour & Animals" theme as I already have a "Gossiping Sheep & bird"...
flip89 (3400) 2003-11-28 17:11
Great eye! I could just hear them chirping!
zto (292) 2003-11-28 17:56
This is just to cute Pamela. Sorry about the DOF not including the last bird but the shot is great and not easy to take.
2 smileys :-), :-) for you but i will have to give them to yoy tomorow.
fanel (276) 2003-11-29 20:26
Very well captured. I love your title, but I believe your photo is actually a "Flying Lesson" for the little sparrow babies from the right. The mother is so confident while the little ones are watching her with "unstable" feet.
coco (30433) 2005-04-30 5:41
Muy, muy buena vista.
Cierto tipo de animales se hacen difíciles de fotografiar (¿como conseguir que estén sin moverse un segundo?) y esta foto es realmente buena.
- Copyright: Pamela DG (fotofreak) (1677)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-07-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon f80, Nikon 28-70/f3.5-4.5, @ ISO 400, Skylight
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Humour & Animals / Humour & Animaux, Sparows, Life on the wall [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-11-27 16:56
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