Friday May 31st, 2013 – Avian Friday: Royal Sparrow

Springtime in the Pacific northwest is an outdoor photographers dream. Not only are we blessed with an abundant variety of bird species, but also some great scenery. The House and Tee Sparrows are pretty common in the city and don’t seem to get as much respect as some of the other better looking birds. The Savannah Sparrow is not quite as common and typically found in grassy fields and shrubland ecosystems. I was lucky enough to spot this one among some freshly bloomed Lupine flowers which makes for Avery elegant setting for this little king.

Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

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Seattle, Washington 
700mm | 1/640th Sec. @f/9 | ISO 500

Canon 5D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM + 1.4X Rear Adapter

Processed with Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Nik Define & ColorEfx.

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,



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