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05-25-2015, 04:35 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Albino Sparrow - K3

Not sure if he is a PF member, noticed on Australian TV last night a Melbourne Pentax K3 photographer and an article about a rare Albino Sparrow in his neighborhood.

Rare albino sparrow spotted in Melbourne's south-west - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Hi Kev
Yes that would be me and yes I'm an addicted pentax forum member - didn't take long to see your post. Thanks
I thought the ABC TV news did a great job of showing off my K3.

If you can find the ABC news for sunday night Watching ABC News Sunday (VIC) 24/5/2015 in iview
ABC News Sunday (VIC) - (untitled) : ABC iview it is 20.30 minutes into the news.

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The reason the photo in the news item is so soft, the albino sparrow wouldn't come anywhere near the house if a window was open. The windows had a horrible cheap tint film covering them, compromising the ability of getting a sharp photo. However the images did look romantic.
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Great work Bob! I saw the story in Perth ABC news....the tint made the sparrow look ten years younger mate!
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It says no longer available for me (Canada). Darn. Congratulations sir.

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I had a sneaking suspicion it may have been you Bob - & I note you have now reached 1,000 posts which is appropriate seeing this is about you.

Kind regards Bob.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kev.pride Quote
Not sure if he is a PF member, noticed on Australian TV last night a Melbourne Pentax K3 photographer and an article about a rare Albino Sparrow in his neighborhood.


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Albinos of any bird species are rare, but regularly seen. More common are partial albino (some feathers white) and leucistic (very pale) individuals.
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Congrats Bob. Well done!
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Thanks all for your kind comments. Strange how you can do decades of photography and you then get publicised over a feral sparrow, even if it is rather cute. I had noticed it was my 1,000 post. I will need spend taday by my phone and computer fielding more radio stations.

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Here I finally found it in an article. congrats!
Rare albino sparrow spotted in Australia - Business Insider
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