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.
I saw this from my window..This sparrow sat on an electric wire and I took its photo...
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holmertz (41753) 2012-08-15 12:37
Only a humble sparrow but very beautiful in spite of its plain greyness. It's sitting perfectly with its profile turned at us and with a light background. The wire is perfectly placed on a diagonal. I also like the blurred green leaves that cover part of the background giving us a sense of nature.
marabu61 (8589) 2012-08-15 14:58
Lovely picture of a simple subject as this sparrow. You captured it at the right moment and by throwing the background out of focus it takes nicely center stage here.
fabbs99 (16485) 2012-08-15 23:48
Good work with the zoom. Real clear shot of the sparrow and blurred background makes it a real good shot.Well Done.
pajaran (52614) 2012-08-16 12:35
Dobar tekst o vrapcu ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Kod nas ima mnogo vrabaca.
Good article on the sparrow ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful colors.
Here there are many sparrows.
All the best.
batalay (35745) 2012-08-18 12:18
In the minimalistic representation of the Passeridae, you've accentuated the bird with little distracting external elements. The diagonal that the power line creates is effective element in the composition.
bayno (18342) 2012-08-26 23:29
very nice diagonal and blurred, lacks a bit of sharp, pleasant image...have a good day...
Cricri (107306) 2012-08-30 12:33
Belle prise en diagonale, avec ce tout petit oiseau, netteté et DOF excellent, beaucoup de douceur dans cette image
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2012-09-01 11:21
Bah !!!! Nice one....good pov and sharp..keep up the good work...
marcan44 (6259) 2012-09-02 8:47
ancora uno scatto naturalistico dove questa volta, a differenza del post precedente, l'uccellino si staglia su uno sfondo chiaro sfocato.
Bella diagonale creata con eleganza dal cavo.
T F S
Have a nice day
mkamionka (30694) 2012-09-05 12:42
charming bird photography. The wire was well used as an attractive diagonal, the background is pleasantly blurred and the bird very cute,
Very well done,
josepmarin (57823) 2012-09-13 2:14
a difficult capture for to catch the small sparrow on the wire, because of the motion of the bird, and of the strong light.
But you have solved skillfully this handicap, and have reached a good level of quality in this photo.
It is an image full of vitality, in which the blurry background and the effect of the light and the colors work very well to obtain a beautiful achievement.
Graal (97861) 2012-09-21 5:23
good shot. Fine pose of bird on the wire. You're superb hunter.
Have a nice day.
COSTANTINO (56255) 2012-09-24 12:32
all those photos dedicated to out little friends
the sparrows are realy nice,lovely scenery
with a simple presentation
Silvio1953 (123603) 2012-09-28 6:59
Ciao Madhumita, lovely diagonal composition with cute bird in nice pose, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (85510) 2012-10-08 12:28
Well presented with this diagonal and this green bg, Well managed, tfs.
Angshu (55934) 2012-10-15 6:55
Good capture of the small sparrow...you have become quite an accomplished nature photographer. The BG with OOF is nice & does not distract from the subject.
elkab (4951) 2012-10-25 13:01
Beautiful picture (soft, delicate with perfect composition)
- Copyright: Madhumita Roy (madhumita_roy86) (2344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: nikon D3000, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, Hoya UV Protector
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-15 12:16