Saturday, July 9, 2011

Saturday Photohunt - Near

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Near extinction is the House sparrow in urban India today.
This house sparrow was busy in the lawn of Durgadevi mandir atop Gilbert Hill in Andheri, Mumbai.

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38 comments:

  1. What a find! Looks like he may enjoy being photographed.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  2. You were lucky to find him then Deepak, well done he's a gorgeous little fella!!

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  3. What a fantastic capture!! What a beautiful little guy he is indeed!!

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  4. I think I've seen birds like this one -- or its cousin species -- in both Malaysia and Hong Kong, and in quite large numbers. So it's really hard for me to think that they're near extinction in Mumbai! :O

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  5. Beautiful' Ek Chidiya'.Great capture.

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  6. Good Morning Such gentle creatures- add beauty to life around us.Childrens stories on Gupchi-ka abound; As children in early 50s..in fact till 70s we used to see them nest in our homes on crevices in roofs & ceilings; -but sadly have been depleting in cities. Now mostly seen in smaller towns , places esp where traditional houses exist-but happily Mumbai has many of them. God Protect them - Thanks -TR

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  7. A pic for the weather please!!!

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  8. My grandmother always called them "Spuggles". Here in North America, they are ubiquitous. I very much like Sparrows.

    Mine are up.

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  9. Sparrows are thought to be under threat in England too but there are a lot where I live - and it's hard to think such an ordinary bird can find life tough. Do you know why its numbers are going down in India?

    Lucy

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  10. Lovely !!!

    If I can suggest, crop from top and right with some softening may make this photograph better... Just Try !!!

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  11. Beautiful pic. Its sad that their numbers are declining. Its a beautiful bird.

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  12. I love sparrow magiceye be they in Romford, Paris or Mumbai. Nice take on the theme!

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  13. love these dainty little birds.

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  14. Wow so pretty...Happy PH! Mine is up.

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  15. wow! After a long long long time, I saw this sparrow. Few days back, I was talking to my cousin how these little sparrows used to be seen every where and now you never see them. Great click. How old is this photograph?

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  16. Shilpa, this photo was taken on 25th jun11.

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  17. Nice photo. Sparrows are lovely. We have the same kind here in the UK.

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  18. very nicely taken..pity they are getting endangered offlate :(

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  19. I have plenty in my garden
    but they are not so cute as Mumbai sparrows

    ;-)

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  20. Nice capture! LOVE it! I hope you guys get to preserve them, they're cute! :)

    Mariposa's PH

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  21. Lovely capture for this weeks theme. Happy weekend.

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  22. Apparently sparrows are everywhere ! Cute picture !

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  23. Hey thats a beauty. Miss them, now that we are above the trees. Great study. By the way how did u reach Gilbert Hill?

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  24. I won't ask you how you managed to capture a sparrow sitting still, because I won't understand any of the photographic details. suffice to say that it is a stunning pic and she is a beauty.

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  25. It's population is in decline..? That's really sad. I used to see many during my childhood in Nashik. Now I see them again in Toronto.

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  26. i love dem dey are so cute...mwah!!!

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  27. The little one - so cute - so chirpy

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  28. beautiful picture...loved all your pictures recently posted.

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