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Splish Spash I Was taking A Bath | by Zircon_215
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Splish Spash I Was taking A Bath

Actually, I was photographing the Blue Jay and Orange yesterday when this little House Sparrow turned up at the bird bath, so I turned the camera on it. I'm really glad I did. First, it took a few sips of water. After the second sip, it spit a few droplets out ... which I managed to catch. Then it ducked its head under a few times and when it came up it shook himself like a dog. Since the sun was backlighting the scene, it provided quite a display. I took forty seven shots and in some of them the water drops flying through the air are even more numerous than this! The only disappointment was that, since I had been shooting the Blue Jay and wanted the sharpest image possible I had been shooting at a low ISO. However, since these forty seven shots only took a matter of seconds, I never had time to change it to one which would stop the action more.

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Taken on November 7, 2011