Two In A Tree

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Debra Plett

Stunning capture Heather. The soft pale green background simply beautiful. The sparrows and branch they sit on stand out perfectly. Love this shot, nicely composed and captured.

Heather Mellon

I try to get shots of as many birds as possible in this tree but they're usually in a hurry. Finally got lucky with this one and the light was just right. Thank you for your comment Debra, much appreciated.

Yves Langlois

Agree with Clifford. That background really illuminate the scene and it makes the two little birds show off very nicely. On a dead branch with no leafs is just perfect.

Heather Mellon

I was thinking about trimming that dead branch off the weeping birch but on second thought, the birds love it so maybe we'll leave it be. Thank you for your comments Yves, always appreciated.

Clifford Dupuis

a real beauty of these two. The bokeh and soft colors really add to the overall image

Heather Mellon

Thank you Clifford, much appreciated. They were nice enough to stay there while I ran for my camera.. and it was taken in the early morning light.

A pair of Clay-colored Sparrows take a pause high in a tree. A unique member of the Sparrow family they nest in bushes near the ground but the young leave the nest early and are fed by the adults until they learn to fly. Instead of the usual song they make a pleasant series of buzzing sounds.
Taken By
Heather Mellon
Taken On
August 5, 2022
two birds in a tree song sparrows clay colored sparrow bird animal anthus finch
  • Focal: 300
  • Shutter speed: 0.003125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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