|Canon 7d; Manual exposure, 1/800sec., f7.1, ISO 320 with Sigma 150-500 f5.6-6.3 @500mmm|
Though many naturalists and photographers alike consider sparrows to be drab little unphotogenic birds, sparrows can be among my favorite subjects to shoot. They can sometimes present a challenge to get them in the right lighting and poistion but if you do, the results can be very rewarding.
Clay-colored Sparrows also have to be one of the most strikingly marked sparrows with thier bold patterns and subtle beauty, though this juvenile does not quite yet have the same bold facial markings as the adults.
|Juvenile Clay-colored Sparrow|
The juvenile Clay-colored Sparrow was perched right in the open, perhaps not yet having learned the valuable lesson of staying hidden but the adult, with food in it's beak was much more cautious and wary- hopefully the young bird learns his lesson soon or some raptor will enjoy a nice meal.
|Canon 7d; Manual exposure, 1/1000 sec., f7.1, ISO 320 with Sigma 150-500 f5.6-6.3 @ 500mm|