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Wings of Wonder by TerribleTer Wings of Wonder by TerribleTer
I'm still not sure exactly what kind of sparrow this is, but he (she?) was a welcome visitor to my backyard.
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BASbird Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
This is such an amazing piece! With your permission, could I paint this? I'd give credit in the artist's description to you, and I'd give you a link to it when it's finished.
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I'm sorry about my delay in responding--I have been on the road and away from DA for awhile. But thanks for your kind comment, and you may indeed paint "Wings of Wonder." I would love to see what you do with it. :-) Best of luck!
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JoeCorreia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Let there be perfection in pose, framing, time, and space.
This is to me the greatest bird shot of its kind in my life experience!!!!!!:wow:
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
You're too kind, Sir. Thanks for the praise.
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JoeCorreia Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
I couldn't help it!!!!!!
If you only could have had experienced what I felt when I saw that photo. The only way to describe it like if I were to imagine a perfect shot of a subject and then seeing it in front of me!!!!
So this has nothing to do with kindness and everything with passion for ART!!!!
Just talking about it now brings that feeling of joy and satisfaction of seeing with my eye, what my soul had already experienced!!!!!!
I could go on and on and on but I think you got my meaning of appreciation for your work!!!
Smiles from the heart!
=D
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Yours is the nicest comment anyone has ever made on my work, so thank you from the heart too!
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JoeCorreia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
I am really gld that you are happy with the comments!
=D =D =D .
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hugznstuff Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Fantastic Capture!!!
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Thanks!
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oliecannoligriffard Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
"I am a little bird!"
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TricksterBlueJay Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, amazing shot! Love how you can see all the flight feathers at work :clap:

Gotta agree with everybody else before me, she does look like a female House Sparrow.
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violent-obsession Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Photographer
I agree with Oskila, its a female house sparrow indeed :)
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oskila Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd put my money on female House Sparrow.
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meihua Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I love songbirds' wings, they are so dainty and perfect. Great shot!
If you're still curious about the species, I can post it to our bird ID blog for you if you like :)
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Thanks for your comment and for your kind offer to post it to your ID blog. That would be great--I'd love to know with certainty.
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meihua Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Okay, I've posted it on the blog :)
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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can tell you exactly what kind it is... It's the Beautiful Kind! :lol:
Great shot. Well captured.
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
I love your sense of humor, and thanks for your comment on "Wings of Wonder."
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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep! It gets me into trouble now and again, but I'd be lost without it. If everyone had a good sense of humour, the world would be a far better place for all.

You're welcome! :)
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish there was less noise in this. It's just a wonderful capture.

P.S. Yes, it's a she.
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Thanks for your comments on "Wings of Wonder," and I agree that there is too much noise. I'm not sure how to avoid it, since I have to set the ISO so high to offset the high shutter speed. I'm told that a 2.8 lens will reduce that, but it is also a much pricier lens. Any suggestions?
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure the lens type actually affects the amount of noise. It's mainly the ISO, indeed, and perhaps the matrix itself. As far as I know, newer bodies can take pictures with very high ISO's (like about 3200, perhaps even 6400) and in the same time produce very little noise. Newer Canons at least.... but I guess it applies for most high-end cameras.
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arcadian7 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful shot - looks like a female House Sparrow.
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Thanks for your comments on "Wings of Wonder," as well as for your suggestion that it is a female House Sparrow; you may very well be right.
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KristenMash Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
My belated thanks for your comments on "Wings of Wonder."
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KristenMash Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob
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suecal Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Brilliant photo! :)
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
My belated thanks for your comments on "Wings of Wonder."
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suecal Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
You're very welcome, I would love to be able to take pictures like that. May I ask what setting / lens you use? :)
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
In response to your question, I use a Sigma 5.6 500 mm lens, and I have my camera mounted on a tripod inside my house. I take the pictures through a (hopefully, clean) glass sliding door. That way the birds don't get spooked by my presence. I prefocus on a bird feeder that's just ten feet away, and then take pictures at 1/2000 to 1/6000 second at 6 frames per second whenever any bird approaches it. For every good picture I get, though, I probably take from 100-300 pictures. Not that I'm complaining. It's fun. I've come close to getting good cardinal and goldfinch shots, but none yet that is good enough to post. But there's always tomorrow. :-) One problem, though, is that I have to offset the high shutter speed with a high ISO, which can lead to grainy pictures. I get the best results when I shoot with the sun somewhat behind me in the late afternoon. I just put up the bird feeder this year, and I am amazed at how many birds visit it. Best of luck with your efforts!
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Yenneferx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, great shot:)
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
My belated thanks for your comments on "Wings of Wonder."
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ChristophMaier Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just stunning. Brilliant timing for the shot! The detail is just incredible, so is the composition and the lighting.

Simply wonderful image!
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Thanks so much for your kind comments on "Wings of Wonder." I really appreciate it.
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broshsara Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Wonderful!!!!
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Thanks! And great to hear from you again!
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broshsara Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
You are more than welcome!!!
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Buzzyharris Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
great capture[link]
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Thanks!
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Pinedrop Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Nice lighting and that pose... amazing!
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Dobytek Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
love it
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Thanks!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing capture! :)
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Thanks!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Doctor-Kiba Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is amazing! How did you get that picture while it was in perfect flight?
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TerribleTer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Thanks! I have rigged up my camera on a tripod inside my house, and I prefocus on the bird feeder that is about ten feet outside and then take the pictures through a glass door whenever birds fly in range. It's fun, although I often have to sit a long time to get a good shot. But ain't that just the way? :-)
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Doctor-Kiba Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes<3
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