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Sep 11, 2011 13:27 |  #1

Hello everyone, some may not like these guys but they are the cleanest birds around here, always in the tub, it is amazing how much dirt they leave in the bath, fun to watch too. I guess it won't be too much longer and the bath will be freezing over, cold baths coming.
The lowly House Sparrow,

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Sep 11, 2011 13:46 |  #2

Fantastic shots Bret,.........wonderfu​l light, color and detail on each of these.


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Sep 11, 2011 17:49 |  #3

nice sharp shots, Bret




  
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Sep 11, 2011 18:59 |  #4

amazing set Bret .. the detail is awesome




  
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Sep 11, 2011 19:06 |  #5

I never met a sparrow I didn't like... ;) these are all so pretty with the excellent detail and natural color... Nice work... my White-throated are all passing through here at the moment.

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Sep 11, 2011 21:33 as a reply to  @ dbriz's post |  #6

Simply Outstanding ! bw!

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Sep 12, 2011 11:55 as a reply to  @ Silverfox1's post |  #7

Not only very clean, but very well lit and wonderfully photographed!


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Sep 12, 2011 11:59 |  #8

Simply lovely shots.

Strangely the house sparrow is become rare in the UK.


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Sep 12, 2011 13:37 |  #9

Excellent shots Bret


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Sep 12, 2011 15:01 |  #10

Superb shots, what lens did you use, extenders etc. I am toying with buying the 1.4 & 2x.


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Sep 12, 2011 20:05 as a reply to  @ bobb d's post |  #11

What a great set there Bret ..... magnificent detail !!

Must be so refreshing for them, eh ?!

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Sep 12, 2011 20:25 |  #12

Thanks everyone! It is a sight to see, a small version of a flock of birds all doing the same thing, one little special peep and they are gone to the bamboo. Cool little guys.

Matt, it is for them, they have a ball, water flying all over, They do wait though until the shade hits the bath or when I have just filled it with fresh water, smart little guys.

Thank You Bobb, I was using the 400 w/ 2x tc. If you have a good lens to work with, the converters work very well, you must buy Canon. The 1.4 is very fast on af, almost like it is not there, the 2x is a lot slower, if you lose focus and it sweeps through the range, you can easily lose 1-2 seconds, a whole lot happens in just 1 second, but it does double you up, Heh Heh, Go for it, good luck.

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Sep 12, 2011 20:44 |  #13

Possibly the best bird bath shots I've ever seen Bret. Excellent work. Great angles and backgrounds.


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Sep 12, 2011 21:58 |  #14

Brett, they are some of the best House Sparrow/bird in a bath photos I've ever seen! Clear, detailed, full of action, great poses, perfect facial captures. Wow! Take a bow my dear man!


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Sep 13, 2011 07:58 |  #15

Bret, you mention the dirt left behind. Any chance you've caught them "dusting?" That's another sight to behold. They look like a miniature version of Charlie Brown's Pig Pen when they are going at it in a dust bowl. It's a neat thing to try in August/September, as the mites and buggies are at their peaks of driving the host birds nuts.


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