Bird Photography

Bird portrait: close-up of a house sparrow

Close-up shot of a sparrow on the sidewalk

Bird portrait: close-up of a house sparrow 

I was walking down the Hudson River pier when I saw a host of sparrows fighting for a piece of nut on the sidewalk. One of them was especially fierce and started to scare the others away. I lied down on the ground, used a long lens to try and get a lively portrait of the 'winner'.

The little house sparrow stopped for a second, looked up at me and posed for posterity!

New York can be a great place for bird photography. There are many birders always ready to help you identify our little feathery friends. This one is commonly known as a house sparrow but for birdwatchers, it is a passer domesticus.


Main subject:

Sparrow close-up on the sidewalk looking directly at the camera


Hudson River banks, Manhattan, New York City, USA


40°45'12.93"N 74° 0'28.35"W


Canon 1Ds MarkIII, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens with Canon 1.4x Extender at 560mm


One-on-One Workshop

Francois Roux Photography Workshop - Photoshop, Lightroom and Printing

Photography Workshop

Want to learn more about photography techniques?

- Lightroom
- Photoshop
- Panoramic (stitching)
- Printing

Join me on a personalized
One-on-One Workshop