Saturday, August 03, 2013

Grasshopper Sparrow


While taking my evening walk I spotted a grasshopper sparrow perched on the weathered remains of an old fence post.  The bird did not seem unduly alarmed so I slowly approached it one to two steps at a time until I was less then fifteen feet away.


 
I was carrying a Canon 60D / 100-400mm lens and shooting handheld.  Using the image stabilization at ISO 500, F5.6, 1/320th shutter I was able to obtain reasonably sharp images; at least sharp enough to see that the little sparrow was living up to its name with two grasshoppers grasp firmly in it beak.

9 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots of the Sparrow!

bailey-road.com said...

What wonderful captures of this cute little bird!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful! we need a flock of them here, please!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Wow, great....thanks for the settings, I learn a lot of that

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The green of the grasshoppers is a nice contrast to this brown bird. Let me eat all the grasshoppers,I really don't 'need' them around.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful shots of the Sparrow. So crisp!

photowannabe said...

Hi Coy,
It's been a while since I stopped by too.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
Terrific capture of the grasshopper sparrow.
It looks like he is enjoying his buffet.

Elaine said...

Fantastic photos! I'm having a hard time figuring out the logistics of getting two grasshoppers at once.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!