Golden Crowned Sparrow Singing about Black Friday

Dennis Plank and I stopped in front of some Himalayan Blackberries with multiple species of birds including this Sparrow, a Chickadee, and a Downy Woodpecker. This was warm midmorning sun. It’s always difficult to get decent shots in this overgrowth because of ordered disorder of brambles. Some minor cloning to control the distractions. Very nice to have decent light.

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Iso-1250, 200-500 at 500 mm, F8, 2000th, D 500, on the beanbag on the car door, Adobe camera raw 11, Topaz Adjust, TK sharpening action at 10%.

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That is nice light and nice colors… it is tough to get them separated but you got a nice singing pose.

Good job on this one, David. I like the singing pose. Detail is excellent.

The pose is pretty nice and all you need now is to get one in breeding plumage. I like that patch of golden yellow feathers that shows off the fieldmark for this species. Well done…Jim

Agree with everyone else. Nice pose, nice colors and perch. I like it. :wink:

Very nice shot, David. I like everything about it.