Fox Sparrow

Caught this little fellow early in the morning at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Dec. 17, 2010.  Canon 7D, 1/250, f7.1, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens, flash fill.

Caught this little fellow early in the morning at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Dec. 17, 2010.  Canon 7D, 1/250, f7.1, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens, flash fill.

3 thoughts on “Fox Sparrow”

  1. Bruce, you are too kind! A lot of the sparrows are underrated by many—so much so that they have earned the name LBJ (little brown job). 🙂 So if I get a good look at a sparrow, I’ll take the time to shoot. There were a pair of these smaller birds and they were abnormally unafraid of me at only about 15 feet away. The juveniles just don’t have the ‘smarts’ to realize that they should fly away. I was pleased with this shot as I believe it is my first of a juvie GCS.

    To answer your question as to whether I talk to the animals, I actually do occasionally make select “noises” to get larger birds and mammals to stop, turn their heads, peak their interest, etc. It can give you a pose for a few more frames. Hawks and eagles will respond to certain noises, as will herons, coyotes and deer.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

My Gear:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV & Grip
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EF 500mm f4L IS II
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f4L
  • Canon EF 50mm f1.8
  • Canon 1.4X III Extender
  • Canon 2x III Extender
  • Canon 580EX Flash
  • Zoom H1 Recorder
  • Better Beamer
  • Manfrotto tripod/monopod
  • Manfrotto Gimbal Head
  • Sandisk Compact Flash Cards
  • The Molar Bean Bag by Vertex
  • Joby Gorillapod Focus & Ballhead
  • Canon EG200 Backpack
  • Storm Jacket Camera Cover
  • Kinesis Safari Sack
  • Original Bug Shirt Elite Edition

Software:

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic
  • Nik Color EFEX Pro 4
  • Nik Sharpener 3
  • Nik Dfine 2.0
  • Nik Viveza 2
  • Nik HDR Efex Pro 2
  • Nik Silver Efex Pro 2
  • Nik Analog Efex Pro