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Uploaded: 10/20/08 10:45 AM GMT
Sunshine On My Shoulders
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... Makes Me Happy !

Titled from an old John Denver song that immediately popped into my head when this picture came on screen. Decided to leave the spiders silk thread in the image after spending too much time making the decision. I finally admitted to myself ... we're not talking the Mona Lisa here. :) I'm avoiding identifying the bird because frankly I find the Sparrow family quite difficult to identify ... my best guess is an immature Chipping Sparrow.

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::Dunstickin
10/20/08 11:08 AM GMT
Looks like a 'spuggy' Muggsy!...Hey, that rhymes eh!...

Spuggy is 'Sparrow' in Geordie langwidge!!!

Sunshiney indeed mate!..excellent clarity on the boid too!
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::Jimbobedsel
10/20/08 12:01 AM GMT
Another beautiful bird picture, John. I like the way it is sitting on the branch, and turning around to see you take the shot of him...or her. Excellent photography, as usual.

Jimbob
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.scorpie
10/20/08 12:57 AM GMT
Fabulous post.
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Why not go out on a limb, that is where the fruit is.... Frank Scully
.Ramad
10/20/08 2:16 PM GMT
Wonderful image, John - so sharp and clear with very good colours.
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::cynlee
10/20/08 2:22 PM GMT
Boy, it's a beauty, John! I'm glad you left the spider web remnant. It makes this shot a more perfect representation of what you saw and are now showing us. Gorgeous nature shot with wonderful background colors and dof. Wish I could reach out and rub his little back. lol
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.toetsie
10/20/08 2:27 PM GMT
A beautiful capture!
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Be Happy..Toetsie..
::mike100
10/20/08 5:32 PM GMT
nice shot muggsy.
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::PatAndre
10/20/08 5:49 PM GMT
Howdy Muggsy me darlin,
I like the spider web in it. Lends authenticity. Great birdie capture. Love the blurred out background.
Pat
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::egggray
10/20/08 7:09 PM GMT
Great detail on this one John. These are all over my feeder now, also saw a junco and chickadee yesterday. I think it is a chipping sparrow.
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::wheedance
10/20/08 7:12 PM GMT
Wow, what a pose you captured! The spider web just makes it all more natural. Great clarity and warm colors!
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.Inkeri
10/20/08 7:26 PM GMT
A Beautiful bird..Wonderful capture.
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::tigger3
10/20/08 10:09 PM GMT
Fantastic capture and I love that look over it's shoulder at you. Your so good at the bird shots John, Very impressive.
=^..^= sandi ♪ ♫
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::verenabloo
10/21/08 6:59 AM GMT
Oh my gosh John.......what a precious beautiful photo. But then, I LOVE all your birdie pictures. I'm so very happy that you posted a new one for us. I love this one very much. And he is going onto my desktop!! I really like how clearly I can see the tiny feathers under his beak, and his colours are magical.
You are just the best when it comes to finding these sweet little birdies. Thank you ever so much, and please don't stop now..you're on a roll..heehee...hugs to ya..verena
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.Gabbels
10/21/08 10:43 AM GMT
Fantastic image of this gorgeous bird! The details, colors and clarity are excellent. I too love the bit of spiderweb.
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::JQ
10/22/08 10:12 AM GMT
what a beautiful bird shot!! the light is beautiful, fine clarity as always, its so good to have you back.
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.mmynx34
10/25/08 8:33 PM GMT
Oh so pretty.. another winnig capture.. GREAT one, sir
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::NL
10/26/08 12:04 AM GMT
I am always somuch in awe with the colorful bird postings here at caedes, wishing we had such birds overhere in the wild :-(
But you thought me a wize lesson. How ever dull the bird color might be, there is always a shot there, if only... we take notice.., and take the time to bother...I am very familiar with this city bird and know many of their facial expressions, because i share my lunch with them on a daily basis for years now. Thank you for sharing your skillfull bird images here John, since they are ALL textbook material. Although i fail to reply to most of them, (since i can not express my feelings to well in another language than my own). Just be sure that i saw them all with such great pleasure.

Hans.
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