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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: 2016-03-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-01 17:21
Viewed: 1598
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this cute little Black-capped Chickadee flitting about the thorns and branches of a crabapple thicket while up at Sand Run Metro Park. These tiny birds can be enticed to feed out of your hand if you have the patience to stand still for long periods of time.

When I first arrived I was curious as to why a few people seemed to be imitating statues with their arms held out in front of them. Upon closer inspection I realized they each had a handful of bird seed in the palms of their hand. In a few minutes the chickadees started to arrive, flitting about the overhead branches. It took a little while, but soon one bird landed on a persons hand and began to feed. How neat is that!!!

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I like the Chickadee better on the tree as in your photograph than feeding from a human hand, Ron. This truly is a cute looking fella with subtle shades of color on its feathers and plumage. Ideal point of view to show the entire range of features.
Again, a flawless image taken at ISO 800.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-02 6:21]

Hello Ron,
Fantastic photo of this Black-capped Chickadee. Superb sharpness and details, even the black and white feathers. The eye contact is cute. Beautiful natural colors. A beauty!

perfect portrait, greetings Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-02 14:52]

Hi Ron,another masterwork,just the tail is a bit blurred,but the rest is absolutely fantastic,and isn't easy a perfection like that in this light,great shot like your last,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ron, great macro of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-03 9:51]

Hi Ron,
Marvellous capture nice tit. Relatively abundant also in our country. Nice composition
and sharpness details and nice kolours.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ron,
To me a difficult species to capture well shot due to its black color. Not only the exposure, but also perfect details, you have achieved. Well focus on eye. Well captured....
Thanks for showing your work with us,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

Hello Ron,
I like this lovely bird which has the shape and color very close to the Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris) living here in Europe.....It is a lovely and cute little bird. As usual a top quality photo with razor sharp details.

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