Juvenile White-crowned Sparrow on a wild Rose

Juvenile White-crowned Sparrow on a wild RoseJuvenile White-crowned Sparrow on a wild Rose – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/800, ISO 640, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited

Simple things in nature delight me so being able to photograph this juvenile White-crowned Sparrow on a wild rose did just that, it delighted me. This juvenile and an adult White-crowned were perching on the wild Rose in the early morning to warm up, there was still some frost on the leaf by the sparrow’s tail and on the west side of the stem. I really enjoy the over the shoulder look the young sparrow gave me.

In the interest of full disclosure I did clone out a branch tip on the left side of the frame above where my copyright watermark is. I don’t normally remove or add things to my image but that branch tip just looked out of place.



  1. Patty Chadwick November 28, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Boy! Is he a cutie!

  2. Sonja Ross November 27, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    It’s like a Japanese painting – with those limited tones – simple and very effective.

  3. Montanagirl November 27, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Lovely photo! I’ve been known to crop out unwanted objects as well.

  4. Julie Brown November 27, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Sweet pose in sweet light, Mia. Simple always works for me too. How many times can you enjoy looking at a sparrow-infinitely!

  5. Elephant's Child November 27, 2013 at 11:50 am

    A wonderful ‘little brown job’. I do love the often neglected lbj’s. Thanks Mia

  6. Lynn Koch November 27, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Beautiful, Mia!

  7. Dave Sparks November 27, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I love the colors in this one and the over-the-shoulder look that reveals so much of the plumage.

  8. Lois Bryan November 27, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Lovely tones, Mia. “Simply” beautiful!!

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