Sparrow in a Spring Snowstorm by Dawne Olson

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This little Chipping Sparrow perches on a branch with its feathers puffed up as a defense against the icy blast of a surprise Spring blizzard. Shot in my backyard in the apple orchard.

This image has sold as a framed print in Tigert Art Gallery of Vermillion, South Dakota as well as a matted print through RedBubble.

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bird, blizzard, branch, cold, dawne olson, feathers, south dakota, tree, winter

Comments

  • Shell59
    Shell59over 6 years ago

    This is so cool. His colors are Identical to the those of the tree
    and he looks like a giant pussy willow cotton ball!
    ;0)

  • Shell59
    Shell59over 6 years ago

    needless to say I Love this shot!
    :0)

  • Gisele Bedard
    Gisele Bedardover 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful composition ,I love that image.

  • THanks Gigi! I envied his warm feathers so much while I was standing there shivering in the snow trying to get his picture!

    – Dawne Olson

  • Gisele Bedard
    Gisele Bedardover 6 years ago

    Ah ! Birds are giving me headaches ,so hard to capture but this picture was worth the shivering.

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpolealmost 6 years ago

    What a strong image. You have captured the season so well. The focal point is strong and well positioned. Lovely image

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 6 years ago

    So lovely!

  • DryFlyPhoto
    DryFlyPhotoover 5 years ago

    Typical South Dakota scene. I get them in my lilac bushes all year round. You have really done a nice job of capturing this little gem of the prairie.

  • Thanks Scott.. first I’m thinking “just a sparrow?” but I never saw one do this sort of thing with his feathers! I guess he was a little chilly! Thanks for the view and favoriting him :0)

    – Dawne Olson

  • Vicky Brago-Mitchell
    Vicky Brago-Mi...over 5 years ago

    Wonderful photo! Thanks for your comment on my Mount Rushmore, I joined the South Dakota group and added it there.

  • Thank you Vicky! And thanks for joining the group.. we are slowly growing!

    – Dawne Olson

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkerover 5 years ago

    amazing closeup of the elusive Sparrow!

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    A lovely capture!!!!

  • Thanks so much !

    – Dawne Olson

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