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    Default Grasshopper Sparrow.

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    It's always a pleasure to make my way over to a specific spot to photograph this species, as it is on the very outskirts of its range over here and rather uncommon. Except at a couple of areas that they are known to frequent yearly. When looking for a "perch" to set up, I was not purposefully looking for a matching one, but when I came upon this particular rock it clicked right away that would somewhat match the sparrow's plumage, so that is the one I chose.

    Canon 7DII + 500mm f/4 II + 1.4TC III, manual exposure, evaluative metering, 1/1250s., f/5.6, ISO 400, natural light, handheld while prone on the ground, FF. Audio used.

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    Cool perch for the species, maybe f8? to get leaves besides rock in focus if possible given the light you had, very nice.
    Dan Kearl

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    COol Shot.

    Now that is a species I want to photograph this year.

    Like the overall scene. Is the light a bit harsh ?

    TFS

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    A species I hope to capture one day. You did a great job with the setup and I love how the natural foliage ties in.

    Sweet pose and strong composition. From a framing perspective, very nice how the blurred grasses stop just short of the breast.

    A beaut Daniel!

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    I like everything, I don't know if you have a frame that includes a little more of the base, I get the impression the rock has been cut off as it were - just wondering if some inclusion of ground level would help?

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    A FF piece of art... So, what's new... Grrrr.... R7 is coming, not that you need it,,, TFS

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    Wicked perch, wicked image -- I love the BKGR, and wicked BKGR. Heck, and a wicked bird too --- I've seen this species once or twice in my life.

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    Cannot beat the setting on this one. Framing is bang on. Excellent pose on the bird.

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