Sunday, April 19, 2015

Dead Tree Sparrow

My son had a computer club activity this cloudy Sunday morning at HP's Koto-ku Office. While he was computing and being mentally engaged, the rest of the family visited the nearby park, Sarue Onshi Koen. Although it's not a famous park in Tokyo, it has some beautiful green spaces including a small pond and wetland area teaming with frogs, tadpoles, crawfish and other avian and aquatic life. The park has an abundance of cherry trees and looks like it would be a good place for a Hanami picnic.

As we were entering the park, my daughter spotted this sparrow that appears to have succumb to a untimely demise. If she hadn't alerted my wife quickly, it would have been squashed under her shoe. Taking pity on the poor creature, we slid it into a small envelope and buried it under some composite in the park. It seemed to be a better fate than being trampled by a random pedestrian or cyclist.

Nikon D600 with Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor Lens f5.6, ISO 100, 1/160 sec. Cropped and desaturated using Nikon CaptureNX2.

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