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House Sparrows

F/11.0, 1/400, ISO 400.

House Sparrows

Day 263 / 365

Two small time thieves had been sent by the Big Boss to steal a van load of goods from a bathroom suppliers. One stayed in the van as look out and the other went into the storeroom. Fifteen minutes went by, then half an hour, then an hour, and no sign of him. The look out finally grew impatient and went to look for his partner. Inside the store the two came face to face. “Where have you been?” demanded the worried look out “The boss told me to take a bath, but I couldn’t find the soap and a towel.”

Interesting Fact: House Sparrows in flocks have a pecking order much the way chickens in a farmyard do. You can begin to decipher the standings by paying attention to the black throats of the males. Males with larger patches of black tend to be older and dominant over males with less black. By wearing this information on their feathers, sparrows can avoid some fights and thereby save energy. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Sparrow/lifehistory )



  1. I’m interested by your ISO. Why 400? It seems like quite a bright day. Wonderful crisp capture. Great job!

    • To be completely honest their is two reasons for the ISO. One is it cloudy when I was shooting, I was taking burst shots to capture the splashing. The first few shots it was cloudy and the sunny came out at the end. That is why. Hope that was helpful. 🙂

      • Olip yllätys, että vastasit suomeksi, mitenkä se on mahdollista. It was really a surprise that you answered in finnish. How is it possible? Do you have finnish roots?

      • No en oikeastaan ​​ei ole mitään suomalaisista juurista , menin Google kääntäjä. Näin pystyin tekemään niin . Haluan yrittää tehdä vaikutuksen yleisöön . Kiitos, että kiinnostusta minun verkkosivuilla . No I actually do not have any Finnish roots, I went on Google translator. That is how I was able to do so. I like to try to impress my audience. Thank you for taking interest in my website. 🙂

      • Now I understand, translator does not understand our very diffucult grammar. Thank yuo for answering. Kiitos= Thank you. Valokuva= a photo.

  2. I like all of your pictures, but this one is by far my favourite! I really enjoy what you manage to catch on camera–and also the little jokes everyday. I’d like to nominate you for the Blogger Recognition Award 🙂

    • That is really nice of you. Thank you very much for stopping by and putting a smile on my face with your wonderful comment. 🙂

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