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Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus)

Eurasian tree sparrow Is a small bird living very close to people (in villages and even in cities). Today, its population has decreased dramatically. This may be a problem ... the Chinese have already become aware of it in times of great famine. The Chinese leader Mao stated that Sparrows are pests and should be exterminated.The Chinese have so effectively eradicated these birds that there has been a wave of uncontrolled development of the Colorado that has devoured considerable amounts of crops.... continue reading

The rats of the sky

One of the most well-known and common birds here in Europe and around the world is our common House Sparrow. In Spain they are sometimes called "The rats of the Sky".For how long it will be common is the question however as scientists are observing an alarming decrease in their population while it is not very clear what the cause is.This species is supposed to be specially well adapted to urban areas and to coexistence with human beings so that the increasing destruction of natural virgin... continue reading

EMOTIONAL SPARROWS

 THEY SAY BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER...THEY STICK TOGETHER YES...BUT DO U THINK THEY ALSOHAVE EMOTIONS?FUNNY QUESTION BUT SEE IF YOU CAN DIG UP YOUR PICTURES OF ANIMALS EXPRESSING EMOTIONS IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURE CLOSELY I GUARANTEE YOU WILL SEE SOME KIND OF EMOTION FROM YOUR PICTURE.A PICTURE CAN SPEAK 1000 WORDS IM SURE.READ THE BODY LANGUAGE IN THESE PHOTOS AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK !IF YOU LOOK AT THESE SPARROWS CLOSELY IT LOOKS LIKE THEY WERE ARGUING HA... continue reading

A Weed by any other Name is a Wildflower...

Showy Milkweed is very attractive to butterflies, especially Monarchs.They see the beauty in a plant we simply think of as a weed. Seeing the wildflower in bloom makes it easier to appreciate its beauty.  Showy Milk Weed Blooming in California's Yosemite National Park.  Arrowleaf Balsamroot (Wild Sunflowers) are considered weeds by many people but their sunny yellow flowers welcome spring to desert areas with much beauty.Advice for nature photographers: don't overlook the plants at... continue reading

Putting things into perspective

If you have an SLR or dSLR camera then chances are, you are wondering which lens to buy, which working focal length to invest in. Well in case you haven’t figured it out yet, the answer is simple (in the sense of choosing your focal length), get what you need for the things you like shooting the most. And please don’t ask about “how X zoom” the lens has, as that is just a marketing trick and means nothing about the lens really. A 70-200mm zoom lens is less useful than a 24mm fixed length if... continue reading

My story of bone marrow transplantation

Hello all! My name is Brian. I just wanted to let everyone know how they can save people's lives. About a year ago my health began to deteriorate, and by December I found out that I had a very rare bone marrow disorder called aplastic anemia. This is a disease where my immune system attacked my bone marrow and destroyed it leaving me with no way to make enough blood to sustain myself (blood consists of white blood cells for immunity, red blood cells to carry oxygen, and platelets to help clot). I... continue reading

Having fun with photos

One of my most enjoyable things to do is get together with a very close friend of mine for some photo shoots.We often come up with a few ideas each and wait until we get together to try them out.It's a weekend spent taking and talking about good times and stock photos.The last time we were together I wanted to have a photo of an arrow in mid flight just before hitting the bulls eye on the target.Of course the title would be on target.It is really funny when we go through the... continue reading

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