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I can't eat your cat, but your cat...

I can't eat your cat, but your cat...
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Copyright: David Robert (Dave) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix S2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-18 20:47
Viewed: 3285
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Carolina Chickadee
(Poecile carolinensis)

I can't eat your cat, but your cat might eat me... Oh no! Cause I'm just a little Carolina Chickadee who appreciates the meals at the feeders you put out for me! I'm quite common. You may see me a lot. I mix in with the titmouse, the nuthatch, the american goldfinch and such... I'm not as grand as the red-belled woodpecker, the cardinal, or the majestic blue jay, but at least I'll stand tall, though little I might be giving you opportunity to photograph me...
If you would like to know more about me, you can find the information here at The Birdhouse Network.

I can't tell you how much I appreciate you taking a peek at me...;-) And, Mr. Dave, I know, would appreciate a point or two if you like what you see...
Constructive criticism is always welcomed cause we want to look our best even though we may not be as good as the rest we will do what we can with what we are given. And, regardless of the results it is a great gift to keep on living... Depriving your cat of this tasty morsel I'm not giving...
But, poses you may have as often as you like in return for a seed from your feeder instead of some old weed...
Cause I'm a Carolina Chickadee though common I may be just likes to please those who peek at me...;-)

Thanks for lookin...

marhowie, Mousehill, scottevers7, Luc, red45, Janice, livios, petrudamsa, CTP has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To ScottKY: Closeup Birds...Dave 3 12-31 18:54
To petrudamsa: wanting more, better...Dave 1 12-22 11:26
To Luc: comments and such...Dave 1 12-18 22:49
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Nice portrait Dave of this Chickadee, the foreground works very well in guiding the eye to the bird. I'm not too keen about the frame, but luckily tastes do differ ;-)

Hi Dave,
Good shot on this Carolina Chickadee! Thats a frame filling full body shot. Nice colors with good detail. High cutness factor in these lttle fellows.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-18 22:36]
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Personal assessment of the photo: good.
Capacity of evocation in me: very strong.
Strong visual impact.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Dave.
Sorry, I have no time to write a good comment.

Hi Dave!
Great portrait with just fantastic frame!
You have to love birds because on your photos they look so friendly!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-19 3:39]
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Ha, ha, David - excellent title :-) I think lynx from Luc's pictures could teach your cute bird how to eat cats ;-) Very good post, nice subject!

BTW thank you for critiques and moth's searching :-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-19 4:42]
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My cat would love this little fellow! Sweet little Carolina Chickadee wouldn't last too long at my place.
Good portrait Dave, the feathers look nice and sharp. IMHO I would use a plain frame as there is a lot of patterns around the bird, e.g. the wall he's standing on. Great pose too. Well done, thank you.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-19 5:27]
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Hi David,
Good capture, excellent POV with nice pose.
Well done and thank you!

Great pose and POV Dave. Good detail..Overall, a nice closeup shot. Well done & Merry Christmas!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-20 19:50]
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David, no doubt at all this one has a great pose and very nice pov.

I like bg too. Sharpness could be better, but as time goes by I feel you are getting better and better. Therefore, keep on bringing them.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2005-12-21 18:12]
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Very good Dave, we can see the pupil of the Chickadee ! Well done !


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-21 22:47]
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Bonsoir Dave!

Une très belle présentation de ce petit oiseau adorable la Mésange.La pose de l,oiseau est parfaite et les couleurs sont justes.

Félicitations et merci!

Beautiful shot, Dave. Much clearer, much luminous (I know, the light is not depending totaly on you). You're doing biig steps toward TPS (the perfect shot) with this watching-photographing system you have. Then, a problem will apear: you gonna want more, better... human nature ...

Regards, Petru

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-12-27 1:06]
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Hi David,
Great capture of Carolina Chickadee.
Nice pov,colors,dof,bg and note.TFS

Great closeup. I can never get close enough to birds for a nice portrait such as yours. good job well done my friend.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-05 3:25]

Hi Dave.
Very nice composition, good capture.

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