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arielnadler August 20, 2014
AMAZING AND WONDERFUL PHOTO.
 
catini August 20, 2014
Congrats on your feature!
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toml721 August 20, 2014
someone's a real Doctor Doolittle!! Great job. :))
 
iceman2 August 20, 2014
Congratulation on being feature!
 
debhall August 20, 2014
Love this...how long did it take for the birds to trust you enough to feed from your hand? COngrats on your feature!
 
Capture-Life August 20, 2014
WOOW !! Soo stinkin' awesomeeee !! Wish that were my hand !! :):) Congrats on the feature !! :D
 
Shahid_S August 20, 2014
Simply Wow!
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MaryAnne306 August 20, 2014
Impresssive! Wonderful capture.
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GBloniarz August 20, 2014
An interaction with rewards! Congrats!
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AlanJakarta August 20, 2014
Great shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
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tmlakshmi August 20, 2014
congrats. stunning
 
morriskleyman August 20, 2014
Great shot!!!!!!!!!
 
admecreations August 20, 2014
very nice.
 
davidsloan August 20, 2014
Congrats, this is a brilliant photograph.
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kkat August 20, 2014
So Amazing!!! Please Take a look at my Sparrow photos.
Congratulations!!!
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Bruz August 20, 2014
Amazing shot. Congrats on the feature.
 
danielderocker August 20, 2014
Bravo !
 
Chrism August 20, 2014
A wonderful shot, well done, and congratulations on the feature :)
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vojce August 21, 2014
excellent,bravo
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sweetpea72 August 21, 2014
Incredible shot... Congrats!! ")
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michaeltillman August 22, 2014
It takes a special type of person to get these guys to do this. They are really skittish birds. I love this shot.
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createdbyBev August 22, 2014
I am so jealous, this is next to my heart. wild birds trusting people and we are able to capture it.
 
heatherkydd August 28, 2014
Absolutely fantastic, well done!!
 
Jules66 October 08, 2014
Great shot!
Congrats on being feature ! ;)
 
shamsulsuza October 29, 2014
wow
 
mafe November 27, 2014
Good job!
 
sydneyosbourne December 03, 2014
Awesome...
 
satishv January 13, 2015
ultimate work
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ReneeBlake March 25, 2015
Awesome capture ! Congrats !
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sharlenescarboroughdodds September 06, 2015
Absolutely Awesome!

Swift Sparrows



Hungry sparrows feeding from the hand outside Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, France.

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Hungry sparrows feeding from the hand outside Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, France.

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Behind The Lens

Location
Outside Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
Time
Morning
Lighting
The light was beautiful at this time of day, not too harsh as it was autumn in Paris and just enough to get a high enough shutter speed to capture the fast motion.
Equipment
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Focal Length: 200 mm Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec Aperture: f/2.8 ISO: 100
Inspiration
It was a beautiful autumn day in Paris, I just arrived at the magnificent 850 year old Notre Dame Cathedral. Outside the cathedral, sparrows were flying in and out amongst the hundreds of tourists, feeding from their hands. I thought this was quite an amazing site in an already amazing place. It added to the overall beauty and magic of Notre Dame. This inspired me to pull out my camera and take the photo.
Editing
Minor curves adjustment to enhance contrast.
In my camera bag
At the moment: Cameras: Sony a7R and Sony RX1 Lenses: Sony FE 70-200mm, Sony FE 24-70mm, Sony E 10-18mm, Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.1
Feedback
For shooting birds in flight, particularly small and fast birds such as sparrows you must have a camera with fast auto-focus. Set the auto-focus to continuous AF, and shutter speed to a minimum of 1/400th of a second. Track the birds and continually re-press the shutter half-way during shooting to refocus on the birds, as soon as you feel you have good focus, press down the shutter fully and take several shots at a time before again repeating the process. This will enable you to have a few series of shots where you should no doubt have a few keepers.

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