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Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-02-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-16 19:24
Viewed: 1927
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One bird that seems to love the cold snowy weather is the Black-capped Chickadee. A tiny bird that can be found almost any winter morning searching for food.

A common visitor to backyard bird feeders they love to drop by for either sunflower seeds or possibly even a cake of suet.

This particular bird had just taken off from it's perch when I clicked the shutter, thus getting this full opened wing pose.

The white BG is the result of the snow covered field behind our house.

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Hello Ron,
Pin sharp photo with excellent details. I like this interesting photo with such natural colors, taken from a very good POV. Nice eye contact despite that the bird is in flight.....
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-02-17 1:49]

Hello Ron,
Excellent action photo and pin sharp. Beautiful colors and a nice blurry background.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-02-17 2:39]

Hi Ron,absolutely perfect,it seems to see a radiography of wings in this backlight and snowy background,fantastic timing and sharpness,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2016-02-17 7:40]

Superb capture, Ron! You did very well freezing that fleeting moment.



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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2016-02-17 8:55]

sublime capture !!!

Such an awesome capture, great stop action and details. I love everything about this photo, bravo.

Hello Ron,
Beautiful freezing of this Chickadee, against such snowy landscape. Excellent details as well as beautiful texture on its wing. Although you know it's perfect weather, but credit goes to you to focus on it well, even in such difficult situation. Nice use of flash, otherwise photo would be dark definitely and BG would be very harsh.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,

He looks like he is splattered against your window!!

j/k, awesome shot...great focus and the highlight in its eye!!

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-02-17 17:44]

Hi Ron
Magnificent, perfect, great!
Thanks for sharing


What a chance shot, Ron!
Perfect focus and even the catch light in the eye.
Thanks and regards.

A pine sharp snapshot Ron,top of birdphotographie.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-02-18 10:06]

Hi Ron,
Excellent action photo ..
Superb sharp details and a lovely composition.
Best wishes,

Hello Ron
What great timing! A perfect capture showing off the Chickadees plumage. They have to be one of my favourite birds, they have such a happy song, always a treat when they visit the garden. This is one of the best portraits I've seen of the Chickadee. Outstanding to say the least.
TFS Janice

Hello Ron

WOW ! what a great in-flight shot of this lovely bird that is the Black-capped Chickadee,
and it is a very difficult photo to accomplish, great focus, sharpness, and details, your photo
it is the best in-flight shot of a little bird, it goes automatically to my favorites, TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2016-02-26 15:22]

Hi Ron,

This is almost too good to be true! The details of the wings and the highlight of the eye are magnificent. Not to mention a beautiful in-flight pose and spectacular details. Snow?? What is snow. We are having a winter filled with temps in the 80's. I dread thinking of what August will bring.


Hello Ron,
eye-catching image revealing amazing details of the chickadee at take-off, perfectly frozen in motion in an iconic pose, wings widely spread and its head so nicely turned in eye-contact. A sheer pleasure to see. My congratulations! With thanks and best regards,

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