His Eye is on the Sparrow by olivetreeann

His Eye is on the Sparrow

I went to Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ today with a friend from the camera club. What a great day to be out with the camera! Although I was there to capture the beauty of the cherry blossoms which were in full bloom, I couldn't help but be attracted to this lovely songster when I heard him and another Song Sparrow calling out to each other. I can't believe this shot is hand-held! Listening to his lilting notes made me think of this beautiful song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn3ZfpjfPBM
Wow! How very beautiful!
April 23rd, 2015  
Beautiful
April 23rd, 2015  
beautiful capture!
April 23rd, 2015  
What a wonderful capture of this song sparrow - don't you love this little camera and it's zoom possibilities?
April 23rd, 2015  
what a sweet capture - lovely detail
April 23rd, 2015  
This is a wonderful capture; love that you got him in mid-song! And so clear, and well composed, to boot!
April 23rd, 2015  
That focus is so good - way beyond my capabilities! fav
April 23rd, 2015  
such a sweet bird
April 23rd, 2015  
A wonderful capture Ann
April 23rd, 2015  
Looks like you caught him in song.
April 23rd, 2015  
such a crisp capture! like it with the beak open against the blue sky!
April 23rd, 2015  
great catch
April 23rd, 2015  
Fabulous capture! Wonderful detail
April 23rd, 2015  
Pam
Gorgeous capture!
April 23rd, 2015  
excellent shot .... fav
April 23rd, 2015  
Lovely little chap, great capture.
April 23rd, 2015  
Stunting close up and capture of this lovely bird. Fav.
April 23rd, 2015  
Wonderful shot, so very clear.
April 23rd, 2015  
Such a beautiful capture!
April 23rd, 2015  
@tabarlett Thank you Tammy!
@kerristephens Thank you Kerri!
@summerfield Thank you Vikki!
@milaniet Thank you Milanie! Yes, I love this camera- especially for that zoom! It has made it possible for me to take pictures I'd always dreamed of!
@annied Thank you Annie!
@aikimomm Thank you Phoebe! I took about 15 to get this one!
@maggiemae Thank you Maggie! This was tricky but the camera is on Autofocus with the stablilizer so once I get the zoom situated at the distance I want, the camera takes over and does the rest.
@juliac Thank you Julia!
@nicolecampbell Thank you Nicole!
@joansmor Thank you Joan! Yes, I was patient and took about 15 shots- listening to him, counting the seconds between the second call and then waiting for him to return his. I really wanted to catch him singing!
@nicoleterheide Thank you Nicole!
@francoise Thank you Francoise!
@salza Thank you Sally!
@pammerritt Thank you Pam!
@lynnz Thank you Lynn! And thank you so much for the fav!
@rubicon Thank you Lynn!
@pyrrhula Thank you Pyrrhula and thank you so much for the fav!
@gamelee Thank you Lee!
@quietpurplehaze Thank you Hazel!

My most humble thanks to all of you for the views, comments and favs. I am so proud of this shot and now even prouder thanks to seeing you put it on the TP and PP!
April 24th, 2015  
Wow what a great shot Ann, congrats on PP
April 24th, 2015  
@radiogirl Thank you Kathy! I was quite excited about this one- a shot I've dreamed of taking for years!
April 24th, 2015  
Great timing Ann, you caught him singing the high note
April 24th, 2015  
@digitalrn Thank you Rick! Had to be patient for it and time it out, but it was well worth it!
April 24th, 2015  
love this shot!
April 24th, 2015  
@mhatch Thanks so much Mark! I do too!!
April 25th, 2015  
Fabulous shot! Love that song, too! FAV!
April 25th, 2015  
@homeschoolmom Thank you Lisa and thank you so much for the fav!

@flashter78 Thank you for the fav Lorrainel
April 26th, 2015  
Wonderfull photo!
April 29th, 2015  
@vesna0210 Thank you Vesna and thank you so much for the fav!
April 30th, 2015  
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