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.

Black-throated Sparrow on a Staghorn Cholla Cactus near Chloride, Arizona by kevincole




, on Flickr
Predator alarm by e³°°°, on Flickr
Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) – Griggstown, NJ by JFPescatore, on Flickr
Bai002JanWCSparow.jpg White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) at the Cloisters City Park pond by mikebaird, on Flickr
Sparrow by Navins, on Flickr
Sparrows feeding by Sander van der Wel, on Flickr
Guido AKA The Beak by chefranden, on Flickr
Sparrow by izzie_whizzie, on Flickr
Looking at me ? by .Bala, on Flickr
Female House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) by pheαnix, on Flickr
White-Crowned Sparrow by kevincole, on Flickr
Sparrow by ˙Cаvin 〄, on Flickr
Theft sparrow by Raúl A., on Flickr
TICO-TICO (Zonotrichia capensis ) by Dario Sanches, on Flickr
raising a very young sparrow – another roof victim by e³°°°, on Flickr
In search of the Maltese Falcon #3 – Female Spanish Sparrow, Ghadira Nature Reserve, Malta by foxypar4, on Flickr
sparrows by [cipher], on Flickr
Field Sparrow by Kelly Colgan Azar, on Flickr
Cheeep! by ibm4381, on Flickr
Roughage is good for the diet! by Dawn Huczek, on Flickr
on the fence by Dawn Huczek, on Flickr
Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) by steveberardi, on Flickr
Return of the Sparrow by .Bala, on Flickr
sparrow by wonderferret, on Flickr
Untitled by Klardrommar, on Flickr

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