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The Chickadee 2 years later

The Chickadee 2 years later
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-16 7:30
Viewed: 2546
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, on early february 2007 i was buying
my Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd bridge camera,
the primary goal of that purchase it was for doing
birds photographys, and 2 years ago on this day
the 16 february 2007 i was photographyng the first bird
with my Fujifilm bridge camera, you can not imagine
how much i was happy on that day,

it is not a superb photography but for me
it has a BIG place on my hart, here is the link :


2 years later, in beginning of 2009 i decide
photographyng the small birds in their flight,
and the Black-capped Chickadee it became
one of my favorite birds for that kind of photo

this photo is shot in RAW format, ISO200,
with Flash, Flash correction : + 0.7

from the Hinterland Who's Who website :


« - can remember where it hid food for at least 28 days
after putting it in its hiding place
- drops its body temperature at night by 10 to 12°C
below daytime body temperature, to conserve energy
- depletes much of its energy by feeding nestlings
from six to 14 times an hour
- has a very established hierarchy, or “pecking order”

The chickadee makes at least 15 different calls to
communicate with its flockmates and offspring. The best
known is the chickadee-dee-dee that gives the bird
its name. Using this call both male and female chickadees
challenge or scold intruders, and send information
about the location of food and predators to their partners,
their offspring, and members of their flock.

Male chickadees also sing a short ditty of two or
three whistled notes (one higher and slightly longer,
followed by one or two lower, shorter ones):
feee-bee or feee-bee-bee. Males may sing at any time
of the year, but do so mostly in the early part of the
nesting season, peaking during territory establishment,
nest-building, and egg-laying. Males sing only sporadically
during the day, but serenade their females with a dawn
chorus that can last from 20 minutes to an hour. »



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-16 9:35]

Hi Asbed,

I love the way you remember what happened when! Not only do you have wonderful patience but you have a great memory. It's nice that you went back to a Chickadee - the first bird you shot with your Fuji. He looks adorable in flight with his black and white face shining through. You always manage nice wing and tail position.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-02-16 10:29]

I agree with Jane, the pose of this little Chickadee is very nice indeed. The bare branches of the tree in the background is also very nice - well done.

Hello Asbed
You and I much alike..I Remember my first inflight as you do yours.
This capture of the Chickadee is brilliant....You shouldnt be doing this with a bridge camera!!.The primaries are spread and you seem to have done the hard work by finding a place to capture the birds inflight with a natural bg.
All the best To You

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-16 11:35]

Hello Asbed,
A beautiful in-flight of this Chickadee: I like the caught wing position, the POV and the clarity is excellent.
A nice one in your small bird in-flight series and thanks for sharing it!

bonjour Asbed
excellente ( comme toujours ) photo de cette mésange en vol
tout y est parfait: la pose de l'oiseau, la netteté, le ciel bleu et le décor hivernal
merci pour le partage

Hi Asbed,
Very good capture of this Chickadee in flight; good POV and composition, sharp details and nice colours.

Hi Asbed,
A nice capture of this chickadee in flying action. Very well composed shot with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Asbed,

you are here an the top from your camera, while you have much skills on inflight shots.
The white colours from this bird looks overexposed.
Further good managed.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-18 21:57]

Hi Asbed,
at least i know that bird photography is not that easy. the difficulty at getting the subject is a great pain. in addition the patience needed to get the best shot and view is another killing factor that could cool down the strength. whatever, it is lovely and beautifully captured with graphical patterns of the branches and the blue canvas of the sky.
Pleasant one.


NB: Thanks for you nice critique and it motivates me too. Really appreciate your words.

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