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Old Oct 3, 2010, 5:40 AM   #1
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Default [pics] House Sparrows

Decided a visit to the Melbourne Zoo was in order to put the Oly gear through its paces – what better place to see an abundance of animals that would surely present a plethora of photographic opportunities! Not on this particularly day unfortunately, as the weather was most disappointing.

A female House Sparrow (not surprisingly they’re everywhere at the Zoo), this one was flitting about with several others amongst some reeds within the elephant enclosure.

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During a brief burst of sunlight, I was able to coax a few resident House Sparrows to pose on the barrier of the giraffe enclosure with some strategically placed pieces of bread. Pictured here is the male of the species. Note the grey crown & black ‘smudging’ around the eyes, throat & upper chest.

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Old Oct 3, 2010, 12:58 PM   #2
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I assume you mean the second one is the male of the species not the female. Nice pics as usual.

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Old Oct 3, 2010, 4:25 PM   #3
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Hi Adam

As always those are nice and sharp.. execllent work with the E620 + 70-300.
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Very sharp and excellent exposure make for uncommon shots of a common bird. Well done.
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Nice shootin'!
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I assume you mean the second one is the male of the species not the female.
Indeed, fixed!

Thanks for your comments guys.
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