FEMALE HOUSE SPARROW (PASSER DOMESTICUS), EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, JANUARY 4, 2012
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF)
1/250 sec. f5.6
House sparrows are ten cents a gross in anybody's backyard, and naturally I throw out most of the shots of them as being exceedingly uninteresting. Once in a while, however, a sparrow will strike a pose that's worthy of a bird species identification catalogue if nothing else, and so I proffer this example.