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Head Study of a Song Sparrow


It wasn’t the best morning for photography but I haven’t been in the last few days so despite the clouds starting to build up I decided to hit the local wildlife management area and see what I can find. It was a slow morning bird-wise but I did come across a few song sparrows I was able to spend a few minutes with. Sometimes I like to capture some of the surrounding vegetation and scenery with the bird and other times I like to get in real close and get a close up, particularly a head shot of the bird. I was able to do just that this morning with this cooperative song sparrow.

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It would have turned out better with better lighting conditions but we are expecting another storm soon so I have to deal with the never ending days with low light and cold temperatures this time of year. I love photographing birds in the winter because they are quite a bit easier to get closer to but I also miss the long stretches of sunny mornings when my camera can capture more color and detail. Either way a day out watching birds and photographing our natural world is a great day.

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