Tuesday, December 16, 2008

White-throated Sparrow Portrait


While I was busy this autumn photographing the larger creatures such as elk, whitetails, and turkeys I still found time to captures some of the smaller birds when the opportunity presented.

White-throated Sparrows spend much of their time hopping around in the thick underbrush. A slight disturbance will cause them to fly to a nearby vantage point to check for danger. This defensive mechanism of the White-throated Sparrow came in quite handy when attempting to get one to pose for its portrait.


11 comments:

gina said...

lovely capture!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Isn't it lovely when they co-operate like that? LOL!!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Very nice.

Leedra said...

Great, landed in a great spot for his portrait.

Kerri said...

Oh Salty, he is beautiful! A gorgeous capture!!

Loved your kickboxing story below too! I never knew they used their legs like that!!

Shellmo said...

He is a cute little thing!

Shellmo said...

He is a cute little thing!

fishing guy said...

Salty: Nice capture, I really like the yellow by the eye.

Ken Conger Photography said...

These guys are always fun to shoot. Nice image. Blue Skies.

Tabib said...

Beautiful picture of the small bird.

Meggie said...

I think this little sparrow is one of the most handsome birds. I never knew they existed until about 2 years ago. Now I always keep an eye open at the feeder. They don't come around very often but I love when the do.