Beauty from the Commonplace: 27 Cool Photographs of Sparrows

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“Quit trying to find beautiful objects to photograph. Find the ordinary objects so you can transform it by photographing it.” – Morley Baer

Sparrows may not be the most exotic species to photograph, but in the spirit of Morley Baer, these photographers show that it's not all about the subject. With a little skill a good photographer can get a great shot as these photographs of the humble sparrow clearly demonstrate.

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TICO-TICO (Zonotrichia capensis ) by Dario Sanches, on Flickr

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Predator alarm by e³°°°, on Flickr

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Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) – Griggstown, NJ by JFPescatore, on Flickr

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Bai002JanWCSparow.jpg White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) at the Cloisters City Park pond by mikebaird, on Flickr

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Sparrows feeding by Sander van der Wel, on Flickr

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Looking at me ? by .Bala, on Flickr

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Female House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) by pheαnix, on Flickr

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Sparrow by ˙Cаvin 〄, on Flickr

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Theft sparrow by Raúl A., on Flickr

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TICO-TICO (Zonotrichia capensis ) by Dario Sanches, on Flickr

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raising a very young sparrow – another roof victim by e³°°°, on Flickr

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In search of the Maltese Falcon #3 – Female Spanish Sparrow, Ghadira Nature Reserve, Malta by foxypar4, on Flickr

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sparrows by [cipher], on Flickr

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Field Sparrow by Kelly Colgan Azar, on Flickr

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Cheeep! by ibm4381, on Flickr

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on the fence by Dawn Huczek, on Flickr

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Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) by steveberardi, on Flickr

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Return of the Sparrow by .Bala, on Flickr

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sparrow by wonderferret, on Flickr

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Untitled by Klardrommar, on Flickr

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Who ever said Sparrows were an uninteresting bird to photograph, have never really looked. Great set of photo’s.

I love sparrows! We are lucky here in Niagara to have numerous different species. Here’s a swamp sparrow:

and this one is an American Tree sparrow.

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