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Male House Sparrow

Male House Sparrow
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Copyright: angela LL (angela926) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 5 N: 484] (2574)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-29
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 75-300 mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-12-29 17:17
Viewed: 1336
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Male House Sparrow taken at the Read Sanctuary in Rye New York.

Tucked away behind the Playland amusement park is Rye's Edith Read Sanctuary. The 179 acre park, administered by the Westchester County Parks conservation division, is on the shore of the Long Island Sound and along a migratory flyway. The property includes half a mile of shore line and an 85 acre lake and is noted as an "Important Bird Area" by the Audubon Society of New York.

Many say this is one of the best birding spots in Westchester County and The Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester reports one can see loons, grebes, Long-tailed Duck, Common Goldeneye, Scoters and Northern Gannet and if you are lucky rare birds such as Snow Bunting, Snowy Owl, Barrows Goldeneye, Red-necked Grebe and Eared Grebe.

The park is named after Rye's own Edith Read, who died in April 2006 at the age of 102. Read was a force in environmental conservation across Westchester and New York State. In addition to working on the preservation of her eponymous park, she worked on the protection of the 47 acre Rye Nature Center and a wetland area on Beaver Swamp Brook called Parcels A and B. She also served on the Rye Landmark Committee, where she helped to preserve the John Jay property.

To reach the property, enter the Playland parking lot and drive all the way down. At the very end of the lot on the right, you will see signs for Edith Read and you may see a sign that says do not enter. Enter. Drive all the way down, past a pedestrian entrance to Playland and you will see parking on the right and further down on the left there is another parking area in front of the interpretive center and closer to the woodland trails. The shoreline is quickly and easily accessible if you have younger children that may not want more than a short hike.

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Hello Dear Angela,
Perfect composition of a lovly bird.
It could be a bit more sharp.I've done WS and hope u like it.
Selahattin E

Hi Angela,
What a stunninig portrait of this cute sparrow.Great POV,light, colours and details.TFS.


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-12-30 6:17]

Merhaba Dear Angela...
wonderful shot and comp... A superb colors and detail..bravo..selamlar

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  • MYLZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 74 W: 7 N: 42] (622)
  • [2008-12-30 11:09]

LOvely bird, Angela.
I like the composition of the view.
What a wonderful photo.
Thanks for sharing.


  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-12-30 16:30]

hi Angela

Happy 2009 to you and family.

Very good capture of the bird in a nice pose here and a good exposure in the bright light. Nice sharp focus to show good detail of the body and a fine use of bokeh effect.

tfs, bill

Hi Angela!
You have again a very good shot of this lovely subject. Nice composition with good colors.
Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!
Regards, Csilla

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