Montana Outdoors

June 13, 2007

Sparrow in a pine

Filed under: Birds, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — montucky @ 9:05 pm

Sparrow in a pine


  1. Nice image Terry, I think you take more shots than I do, it’s really cool to be able to see some area’s I hope to be able to visit some day.


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — June 13, 2007 @ 10:29 pm

  2. I love that image Terry. The needles build a nice frame around the bird.


    Comment by Andy-Kim Möller — June 13, 2007 @ 10:49 pm

  3. Thanks Bernie.

    I take a lot of shots. There’s so much opportunity here. You would just love it. I live outside of the cities and hike a lot. With your photography skills, you would have a great time here this time of year! I hope you will be able to visit western Montana!


    Comment by montucky — June 13, 2007 @ 11:10 pm

  4. Andy,

    Thanks for the visit! Some pictures are just waiting to be taken. The sparrow wasn’t my original target, but the way he posed…


    Comment by montucky — June 13, 2007 @ 11:24 pm

  5. This is beautiful! I am still baffled how you take these shots! (This reminds me of your grouse, and your eagle) amazing! When winter hits and your completely bored hopefully along with figuring the id’s of the flowers you’ll shoot me an email with your techniques. Because I’ve spent days trying to figuring out how you are making these shots! Honestly tho – this is fabulous!


    Comment by aullori — June 14, 2007 @ 1:52 am

  6. Thanks, aullori!

    Actually, it’s more luck than anything. I keep experimenting and sometimes something works. A big part of it is just being out there a lot where there is so much opportunity. I keep wondering “What if?” and give it a try. Every time I learn a little more about how the camera (or those who designed it) thinks.


    Comment by montucky — June 14, 2007 @ 8:07 am

  7. nice! perfectly posed indeed!


    Comment by skouba — June 14, 2007 @ 2:06 pm

  8. Cute sparrow!


    Comment by Adam R. Paul — June 14, 2007 @ 5:05 pm

  9. skouba,

    It’s fun when the subject does the work for me!


    Comment by montucky — June 14, 2007 @ 6:31 pm

  10. Adam,

    Sparrows aren’t the most ornate birds, but they are perky little fellows and I find them a lot of fun to watch..


    Comment by montucky — June 14, 2007 @ 6:35 pm

  11. I think the lark sparrow’s colors (which I’m pretty sure is who the guy is that is posing for you so thoughfully) is facinating. I primarily love that eye-line.


    Comment by aullori — June 15, 2007 @ 9:27 am

  12. Thanks! I wasn’t sure what he was. I have a lot to learn about identification of birds (and flowers).


    Comment by montucky — June 15, 2007 @ 7:35 pm

  13. Oh heck I only knew that because I had found one in my yard. :o) Otherwise I’d be completely clueless!!!


    Comment by aullori — June 19, 2007 @ 12:37 am

  14. […] If you’d like to see another exellent photo of a lark sparrow here is a really lovely shot! […]


    Pingback by a few more birds and wildflowers…. « Random Musings — June 19, 2007 @ 1:11 am

  15. Now that is simply beautiful!


    Comment by Narziss — June 19, 2007 @ 2:58 am

  16. aullori,
    I just saw your photo of the Lark Sparrow, and there’s no doubt. Very nice shot, by the way!


    Comment by montucky — June 19, 2007 @ 6:51 am

  17. Narziss,
    It was lucky that I just happened to have the camera in my hand when I saw him pose. Thanks for the visit!


    Comment by montucky — June 19, 2007 @ 6:54 am

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