Sparrow checking for insects

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Heather Mellon

Very pleasing close-up view of the lily pads and sparrow with his catch Yves. Nice tones and detail in a terrific candid shot.

Yves Langlois

Thanks Heather. I like to do shots on day to day life of nature.

Debra Plett

The sparrow looks like he is stretching to catch an insect. I like how the Lilly pads appear as stepping stones for the sparrow. Lots of nice texture and interest in this image Yves. Nicely captured.

Yves Langlois

Thanks Debra. You are right. He is not about to catch someting, he just snaped a dragonfly. I did a big zoom and the whit string that fall out of his beak is the body of a dragonfly.

Like femal blackbirds do, sparrows walk on lily pads and jump from one to another. One of my challenge in the summer is to succeeds with an action shot of them hovering above the lily pads. The little bird moves fast and erratic. Opportunities are numbered but not the success.
Taken By
Yves Langlois
Taken On
December 5, 2023
sparrow marsh herbal herbs plant land nature outdoors animal bird finch flower pond water vegetation beak terrestrial_plant
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
  • Shutter speed: 0.005 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 11

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