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"Chickadee-dee-dee (II)"

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Copyright: Kevin Seo (undoredo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 2 N: 698] (2740)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50 DLSR, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED
Exposure: f/4, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-15 5:42
Viewed: 6209
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 88
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TN friends,
Firstly, thank you all for the kind comments on my previous Chickadee shot. :-)
This is an another shot of the Chickadee I've got.
This photo is also not perfect capture shot, as previous photo in my thought. There is a very thin DOF here, so its wings and tail are quiet a blurry, although, I love this pose and silhouette very much.

Bird shots is pretty new to me.
Any comments welcome! :-)
Thanks for the looking and I hope you'll like it.
Have a great weekend!

* Exif data,

Compressed RAW
Lens: Nikkor VR macro 105mm F/2.8G
Focal Length: 105mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/4000 sec - F/4
Exposure Comp.: 0EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode II (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: Low Contrast
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Medium high
Long Exposure NR: Off
Weather condition: Sunny day
No Tripod

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Hello kevin,
Great capture. The bird looks like surprised, in full braking.

Hello Kevin,
Another 'angel'...
Well done

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-12-15 5:57]

Hi Kevin,
Amazing action shot! This little chickadee looks like an angel. Love the fact that you captured it with its wings fully opened, great composition.
Well done.

Hello Kevin,

Very nice shot again. I prefere this picture to the other one. I think the POV is better. Very nice composition and beautiful soft colours.


I like the chickadee here,
I think the small amount of blur to the wings gives it great definition,
Nice job,


Hello Kevin
WOW!! Excellent in flight photo, great sharpness and detail, beautiful colors, very good dof.very well done!

hello Kevin
in this shot I love the Nikon colors
and the fantastic pose in motion,
particularly the alive reflection of the left eye...super capture!!!!!!!

best sERGIO

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  • Ric Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 20] (146)
  • [2007-12-15 7:00]

Hello Kevin,
Fast finger!! Very nice shot. It’s a very nice composition using diagonal and symmetry.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-15 7:06]

Hello Kevin,
Just like yesterday: Marvelous!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-15 7:18]

Hola Kevin. Otra muy bella foto de este hermoso Pajarillo. Una imagen con alto grado de dificultad en su toma. El fondo es tambien muy bello.
Saludos Luis52.

Splendide ....félicitation Kévin

I see no tripod...but it makes me wonder how one could even get this without as free style tripod and then you end up defining by hand held which is optimum in these shots..You give this small bird quite a bit of personality in movement...Very nice.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-12-15 8:05]

Hi Kevin,
Great shot! Beautiful composition!

simply stunning flying shot...the way the wing feathers fold etc...quite beautiful and excellent info!!..

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-15 8:57]

Exceptional pose that is full of energy.
Amazing sharpness and clarity.
Another mind-blowing shot from you Kevin!
Very well done,

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-12-15 9:00]

Hi Kevin ,
Another lovely capture, great timing.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-15 9:36]

Hi Kevin

Another superb shot - wonderful timing and brilliant pose.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-15 9:41]

Hi kevin.I have been trying to get this sort of shot for some time will have to try again with the canon. this is excellent very good timing with fine detila. natural colours. the wings look just spot on. well done TFS. good notes too.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-12-15 9:57]

Hi Kevin,
You've found a limited dof here, but what I can see is a really good timing, composition, details and an outstanding pose. Congratulations on this capture!
TFS, José M.

Wow! Incredible POV/pose on this one Kevin.
Just lovely.

Hello Seo,
Awesome shot with a incridible air-brake of the bird!
To me, this one is as good as the 1st one to view and enjoy the same
Borned photographer indeed
all the best

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-12-15 10:28]

Great shot! It needs no words, it is really wonderful

Hello Kevin
Simply fantastic sir...possibly 5.6 would have bought in a bit more detail to rear of the wings and the tail feathers but then again that would have reduced much needed shutter speed and iso 800 to pick that up again isnt really realistic.
I really really admire your planning for these shots and the brilliant results you achieve with everyday gear that hasnt cost a fortune...Inspritaional!!
Best Regards

Salut Kevin
J'aime beaucoup toutes ces plumes en éventail Encore une belle réussite, bravo

Merry Christmas Kevin, excellent inflight work!

Hello Kevin, again an incredible infly shot, these Chickadee are very very fast, this image is very clear, neat and very well focused,
a great cheer,

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-15 14:30]

Hi Kevin, not only am I impressed by the sharpness and nice movement of the wings, I am impressed that you use a 105mm. You get close to these birds, it's incredible! You have a perfect lighting which makes great colours, the background is creamy and soft, and the POV fantastic: I love the glance the chickadee makes to the lens. Thanks again,


je pense que là nous avons droit a l' aterrissage, c'est spendide, j' adore le détail dans l'ecartement des plus des ailes et de la queue, vraiment une grande réussite
bravo+++ et merci de partager de si belles images

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-15 16:45]

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!2 points!!!!!!!!!!! great!!!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-15 21:34]

Hi Kevin.
What can I say again? Bravo. First-class job. POV and composition, timing and exposure, sharpness and lighting are the best as well as the DOF and pleasant delicate colour palette. My congratulations.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-16 4:27]

Hello Kevin
How amazing this capture!! I love the way you captured this bird with all its feathers displayed like a parachute ;)
Magnificent and lovely shot!
Congratulations, dear friend. Thank you very much for this beauty.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-16 7:58]

Hello Kevin,
I really love wings, whether they belong to a butterfly, dragonfly or a bird! I think you do to!! This is another lovely in-flight shot of the Chickadee. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Kevin,
A true marvel!
Do not know how you does this!
Incredible perspective, excellent framing.
Magnificent coloration and very well detailed.
Congratulations and TFS!
José roberto

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-17 0:43]

How do you do it Kevin?!
ANOTHER supern shot, excellent composition, super sharp and amazing clarity - you and that Nikkon produce magic.

Questa è ancora meigliore dell'altra!!! Complimenti!!! Ottimi dettagli.

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

Hi Kevin,
I'm delighted with this series of in flight captures.
And if this is just the beginning...can't wait to see the results when you will get used to this kind of shots!
Love the composition and the extension of almost all its feathers in this image.
I fully agree with the words of lawbert, your patience and planning is admirable, besides the talent, and it is of great inspiration for us.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-17 15:13]

Brillante trabajo Kevin,
perfecta captura y delicado pov...
genial momento,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-18 4:31]

Again it's fantastic, well done on an incredible shot ! That's pro stuff for sure, thanks !


Hola Kevin.
Un magnífico desfile por los aires el de este ave tan versátil.
Preciosos detalles y buena nitidez.
Saludos, JL.

Hello Kevin, this is a wonderfull series lovely poses and details so sharp with great focus tfs rgds Necip.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-21 19:30]

Hello Kevin

These shots are amazing.
The plumage detail is superb.
Excellent timing and action.
The POV and DOF are very good.
Wonderfully composed.


Hello Kevin,
Maybe the best posture in the series?
Excellent freeze of dfetails as usual, great colour reproduction...
A fine well balanced composition, fitting the pose of the bird!
Pablo -

bonjour kevin
mais quel est donc le secret????????????????

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-23 3:17]

Hello Kevin, wow you have fantastic shots in your gallery. These are the kind of shots I would like to take, but I still sometimes have problems getting the right settings at the right moment. A beautiful rendition with great focus, colour and action. the wings are beautiful and very rarely seen like this on TN.
Best wishes


You have definitely mastered a way to shoot those birds in flight. You've done an amazing job. I tried a few times but found it extremely difficult to accomplish. Your work proves that it is possible so I'll keep trying :)

Best Regards,


Hello kevin,

Chickadee-dee-dee and a beauty for sure. This is an incredible picture, I love full in-flight details you've captured and shared with us.


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