<< Previous Next >>

Black-capped chickadee under de rain

Black-capped chickadee  under de rain
Photo Information
Copyright: jeanpaul Bolduc (jeanpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Kodak DX6490, 52.6mm
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/350 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-25 21:14
Viewed: 3288
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Black-capped chickadee Poecile atricapilla


Identification Tips:
Length: 4.5 inches
Short bill
Black crown and throat
White face
Pale gray upperparts
White edges to wing coverts
Grayish-white underparts
Rusty flanks
Sexes similar
Often found in small flocks
Similar species:
The Black-capped Chickadee is very similar to the Carolina Chickadee and where their ranges overlap they can be difficult to separate. In fact, they have trouble telling themselves apart and hybrids occur. The most obvious difference between them is their songs. Black-capped sings a two note song while Carolina sings a four note song. Hybrids sing a three note song. Outsided of the breeding season, when chickadees don't sing much, the Black-capped is slightly larger, has more white edging in the wing and has slower, lower-pitched calls. Boreal and Chestnut-backed Chickadees have more brown in their plumages than the Black-capped.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.

Luc, valy67, dew77, liziafa, elefantino, Dando, viv, aido has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Jeanpaul,
A bit of a late one last night (work not fun!!). Just time for a very quick visit.
Thanks for posting, well worth a big smiley.

bonjour jp
j'aime beaucoup la posture de la mesange,on pourrait croire qu'elle regarde derriere pour voir si son plumage noir se confond bien avec le BG,mais un trouble fête est arrivé avec son flash et hop, vue.
merci pour le partage et pour la note.

salut jean-paul
la position de cette mésange fait tout le charme deta phot aux couleurs très nettes, ce blanc du ventre ressort a merveille
bravo et amitiés sincères

Nice shot, I like the pose of this chickadee very much. Excellent composition and details, and good colors. The bird come out very nicely on this dark BG, with his white parts. Well done !

  • Great 
  • HELO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 6 N: 54] (352)
  • [2006-05-26 7:06]

très belle mesange
je n'en est jamais vue d'aussi belle
bon details

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-26 7:20]

Hello Jeanpaul,
Excellent capture.I liked POV,details,pose of bird and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Hi Jp, good use of the flash light.
Nice pose of the tit.

just a quickie Jeanpaul,
wonderful capture, ive not ever gotten this close to these guys..
Thanks for sharing :)

  • Great 
  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-26 17:05]

Hi Jeanpaul, excellent composition. I love the position of the bird looking over it's shoulder, so alert. Well composed and great timing. Very well done and TFS.

Hi Jeanpaul,
Very nice shot,
well done!
TFS Malgosia

  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-05-27 9:38]

Hello Jean Paul,
What a nice cute little bird, the pose is special, very sharp and good details

  • Great 
  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-28 3:48]

Salut JP,
Very nice, such a beautiful bird. I like the pose a lot, the way he has turned and looks almost ready to fly. Nice details, great composition and the background is perfect!

Calibration Check