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Tree Sparrow by KeldBach Tree Sparrow by KeldBach
I tried really hard to have this little guy jump down in the snow in front of my lens, but he didn't take the bait. I threw seeds in front of him with one hand while holding the camera in the other, so this shot is not quite as sharp as I could wish.



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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Wow, great colors and DOF! 
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Thank you :rose:
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MimiManderly Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
I can actually see him thinking, "What's this guy's angle?  Why is he throwing down seeds for me?  What is he pointing at me?  Does he want to eat me?  Hmmmm... I have to mull this over...."
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Thanks for a wonderful comment :D
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karliosi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful close up
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Thanks very much :)
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nefakithebest Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
It is sharp enough I think, cool contrast with the red branches. A well-earned fav!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Thanks very much. Glad you like it :)
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YinSu-photography Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Student General Artist
It looks like he's thinking: you're not getting me in the snow, nhe nhe nhe!!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
As soon as I left, he jumped down to eat :D
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yurypereira Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Little birds are very difficult to take pictures, but as I can see, you have a very good equipment. 300mm lens :wow:
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Yeah, that lens was a good investment, but the small birds are still a challenge to shoot :D
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great focus! And I love the blurred colorful background! :clap:
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Thanks, glad you liked it :D
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
What a wonderful shot, love the warm colors!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Thanks very much :)
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Oksana007 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Glad you do :)
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xXDeathForYouXx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwie, such a pretty photo and bird! I love the colors of the branches, though sad that the little branch is right in front of the little birdie =/
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thanks, glad you like it. I agree, that little branch/twig is a bit disturbing, but I think it'll be too difficult to clone out. Nature isn't always perfect ;)
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xXDeathForYouXx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeahh true, pretty difficult to clone that one out, and you're right, nature isn't always perfect :p
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LightConcorde Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, cute. I love the colors :)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thanks, glad you like it :D
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JoyfulColor Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
The details may not be quite as crisp as some you have done, but they are still plenty crisp for me. What I really like about this though (apart from the feather detail) is the colors. I love sparrows, they have so much character. This little guy has some beautiful browns for color, and I love the red branches. They provide very nice contrast. :nod::nod:
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thanks Michelle, glad you like it. The lighting reflected by the snow was almost magic that day :)
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JoyfulColor Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
You're welcome, Keld. :nod: I'll bet it was quite a fun photo shoot, the light does look wonderful.
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Sparrowchild Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
That's cute! Love the color combination. Can tell he's thinkin about those seeds...
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thank you. Of course he ate all the seeds as soon as I'd left :D
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CecilyAndreuArtwork Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
How refreshing to see a bird in the midst of winter! The red twigs added quite a bit of pretty color to the scene. Efforts well paid off, Keld! :thumbsup:
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Thanks very much, Cecily. I just had to go out and shot, because I noticed how the snow reflected the lighting in such a nice way :)
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Adi-Emus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010   Photographer
:clap:
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Thanks Adam, glad you like it :)
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Santian69 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Little little cutie ^^ Love the colours.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Thanks, glad you like it :hug:
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Leox90 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
wow amazing details ^_^
very nice and cute

Good Color and PDC !
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Thanks very much :)
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Feb 21, 2010, 2:11:02 PM
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