Beauty from the Commonplace: 27 Cool Photographs of Sparrows

“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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