It was unusual; we didn't imagine that we could photograph a sparrow while it was just taking off, just at the perfect time! A female sparrow was sitting a few feet away from us feeding on the spills of laddu [Indian sweet balls] that people were eating around. Megha asked me for camera. She focused and kept still for a while, and then released the shutter. What I saw in reward was the below photo of a sparrow.
I have photographed sparrow in the past, but those were usual photographs. See sparrow. The uniqueness in the photo of sparrow that Megha shot was that the sparrow was just taking off. Megha's timing was perfect, and so the photo was perfect. What say?
Correction: The sparrow in the above photo is not a female sparrow, but a male sparrow. RNSANE asked in the comments below, and I explained that the sparrow is female because it doesn't have black cap. But I didn't note that the overall colors indicate male gene. As far as the cap is concerned, I restudied sparrows again today and noted that male sparrow isn't identified by black cap, but only black beard and black area near eyes [seems like shades :)].