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Some days there's nothing much to photography. Find a spot. Set up a tripod. Attach the lens to the tripod. Aim at the target. Then sit and wait.

These are actually low light shots, so the shutter speed is low and the ISO is high. It's one of those subjects where having a digital SLR works for the photographer.

The subject is that ubiquitous introduced NZ garden bird- the sparrow Passer domesticus. They may not be the most exciting bird in terms of colours, but well, the little groups that hang around gardens are interesting to watch. It's always a bit comedic seeing some large fledged juvenile, going all quivery and begging food from its harassed looking parents. Oh, and the quiver. That's the origin of the name sparrow- from the Gothic sparwa. It means to flutter or quiver.