Fishing Sparrows

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  1. doenoe

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    In Amsterdam zoo i was watching the lions and then i noticed some sparrows. Between the people and the lions there is some water and on that water there were some (well alot of) waterplants. The sparrows knew there were loads of bugs to eat in those and so they were fishing for bugs. Pretty cool to see, they were just hovering above the water/plants and would grab the bugs that were on the surface. Anyways, here are some pics:
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    Thanks for looking
    Greetz Daan
     
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    Nice captures. I especially liked #2 and #6 :thumbup:

    Also nice to see you shooting something bigger than a bug :lol:
     
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    Sheesh, good shooting! 2, 4 and 6 for me.
     
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    Those rock!

    I love 3 and 4... Awesome textures in #4 !!!

    Thanks for posting these man!
     
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    Wow........I like the clarity.

    Well done!!!
     
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    hehe yeah, well there are still bugs in some of them ;)
    Thank you all for the comments :D
     
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    Daan,

    At first I thought #1 and #3 were it. Then I saw #6!!!!! Off the hook!!! These are all so awesome! Excellent captures!

    -Jim :)
     
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    Theese are great, nice to see action shots of an underated bird !!

    Dean
     
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    very very nice, I miss seeing little Sparrows :(
     
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    Great shots love the movement captured in the wings! :)
     
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    thanks y'all
    i dont see them too often neither. Its a shame, cause they are nice little birds. They used to be everywhere when i was younger, but they lost alot of places to build their nests. So everbody was looking/taking pics of the lions and there i was looking down and shoot the little birds...was pretty funny :)
     
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    nice job - i am usually fumbling to get my camera ready and miss any shots like that - either that or i'm just still sleeping
     

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