This wild sparrow was quite tame. Taken at Auckland Domain where everyone spends their summer days feeding the birds – ducks, geese, pigeons, sparrows!

I made my daughter hold out some bread so i could practise photographing birds in flight. It was really hard, and of 100 photos I took like this, only 2 turned out.

Going back next week for more practise :)

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  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldover 6 years ago

    I can believe how difficult this was Robyn ….. birds are always difficult, especially in flight. This is wonderful, good work, love that his wings are blurry with movement and little head is sharp!

  • Thanks – he (male sparrow by the colouring) was only there for quarter of a second then away again. :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Macky
    Mackyover 6 years ago

    Superb shot Robyn, just the right shutter speed, any faster would have stopped the wings!!!

  • thanks – I was pleased with this one :)


    – Robyn Carter

  • jesika
    jesikaover 6 years ago

    Truly stunning work. Sparrows are so hard to capture.

  • Thank you – glad you like it :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Ant Vaughan
    Ant Vaughanover 6 years ago

    Yep thats a winner…!!! :O) Well done…Let me know when you are entering it in to the assesment…I wont put anything in :O)

  • lol – it’s okay – you’re in a different grade so youll be fine LOL i might put it in next week in Open category. i havne’t got anything for the ‘looking up’ category – i should go to town today while hte skkyis so moody and do some HDR work :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Bobby McLeod
    Bobby McLeodover 6 years ago

    really hard to get these sharp, but you’ve naild it here! check at the detail on the head! fantastic

  • Thank you :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • jacqi
    jacqiover 6 years ago

    Great capture. Bet he was fat by the time you finished!

  • they all were fat :) We had a whole bag of a dozen buns :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Fianna
    Fiannaover 6 years ago

    Absolutely amazing :)

  • Thank you ;)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldover 6 years ago

    This is a fabulous shot,Robyn,i love it!!!!

  • Thank you :) Could you help me with it? I’m going to put it in an Open competition in March. do I need to do anything with it – tone down the hand/fingers, or do you think it’s okay jsut as it is?

    – Robyn Carter

  • Andy Harris
    Andy Harrisover 6 years ago

    awesome capture!

  • Thank you – I was really pleased with this one myself :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Mundy Hackett
    Mundy Hackettover 6 years ago

    Cool capture Robyn!

  • Thanks Mundy – I’m pleased you like it ;)

    – Robyn Carter

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