Chipper Chirpy

By: danitacahill

Jun 21 2012

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Category: Animals, Birds, bokeh, Nature, Nature Photography, Photography, Rural Photography, Spring, Travel, Wildlife


Focal Length:300mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

This crowned sparrow resides at the Oregon Gardens in Silverton, Oregon.

I took the photo last month while there on assignment. A group from the Scio Senior Club went to the gardens for an outing and I went along to do a story for the Scio News.

The purple in the foreground is a pansy. The bird was pecking around in grass at the edge of a bed of flowers.

When photographing low-to-the-ground subjects, such as animals or children, I like to sit, squat, or even lie on the ground – whatever is required to have my camera at eye level.

In the case of this photo, I got as low as I could as quickly as I could without scaring the sparrow away.

Summer is here – happy summer to you all! And hello and thanks to the new followers, older followers (or should I just say the more experienced flollowers?) Facebook friends and family and other visitors of this blog. I appreciate you!

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


2 comments on “Chipper Chirpy”

  1. Wow! Up close and personal!

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