Friday, March 26, 2010
HOUSE SPARROW, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY 10, 2010
Pentax *ist DS
Sigma APO 135-400 DG at 400mm
1/1000 sec. f8
It's blurred, it's slightly out of focus, it's heavily cropped -- but somehow I think this shot still works, giving the viewer a sense of the flit-quick character of the bird against a snowy background. It was taken a split second after the sparrow launched itself from the wire fence at left. The high shutter speed could not quite stop the image sharply.