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My 200th!!!

My 200th!!!
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Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Milestones [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-06 9:22
Viewed: 5199
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another milestone achieved, my 200th posting.
I haven't reached 100 posting with a DSLR yet, I'm at 92. LOL

Commonly viewed here on Trek N. the Black-capped Chickadee.

I'm looking forward to spring as I found the Sigma 36mm extention tube fits on the Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 L
I did use it to capture chickadees, but, not this image.

Usual in CS2, thanks for looking.


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Hi Mike,
Excellent shot!
Great composition, nice colours,
Well done and thank you for sharing!José

A stunning yet subtle shot Mike. A stunning capture of this little beauty.
Great dof and pov.
Congratulations on your 200th post!

Hey Mike, Congratulations mf.
Well done here. Excellent sharpness, detail, light, BG and comp. Great to hear you're gonna be able to get more zoom in your zoom! ;-)

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  • agea0 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 0] (86)
  • [2006-02-06 9:30]

Hello Mike
Very good photo:)


hiya Mike, congrats on your 200th, this is very nice post indeed, with very good detail all round. Good sharpness, dof, bg. Well done.


Congratulations Mike!!

Excellent composition, and details.

A fine 200th capture, thank you!

sublime mike
vraiment parfait.

Excellent detail and POV. DOF and background is perfect.

Great work

very beautiful , good job, felicitations

Amitiés philippe ;)

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-02-06 10:19]

well Mike congratiolation my friend,
a fantastic 200 th photo, the birds photogrphy is very good of yours Mike, this one is a good capture and a well takedn composition, fantastic job.
gr. jaap

Fantastic shot Mike, stunning detail, excellent sharpness and colours. Great POV, DOF and composition. Thanks for posting.

An excellent capture, Mike! I have trouble with chickadees -- even on those rare occasions when they sit still long enough for me to focus and get a shot, they always end up looking just slightly out of focus.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-02-06 13:59]

Hallo Mike ,gefeliciteerd met je 200 ste foto het is een heel lief vogeltje , op naar de volgende 200 , gr Teunie .

Congratulations for all your 200 wonderful shots here, Mike, excellent work.
I love your cute little chickadee, we have a similar one here in Germany, but with a white stripe on the head. Sharpness is so excellent, I love it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-02-06 16:49]

Perfect shot, great sharpness, BG, composition, I love this photo a lot,
best regards,

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2006-02-06 17:20]

Hi Mike
Congratulations on your 200th posting. This is quite a funny shot the way he's twisting his head away from you. I like the tight framing, the angle of the branch and the position of the bird on it.
Regards Toni

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-02-06 17:23]
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Congratulations on #200 Mike!
The chickadee is one of my favorite little birds. For a while they seemed the only ones that would pose for me. You have represented this little guy well with this shot!
My DSLR is on backorder...;-( Was it exciting transitioning from the point & shoot to the DSLR??? Do you still use your old point and shoot from time to time?

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-02-06 17:24]

Congratualtion on you 200th and a beauty it is. A very nice composition with sharp details.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-02-06 21:10]

Félicitations pour cette belle prise et FÉLICITATION pour la 200 ième.

Merci pour l'envoie Mike!


Congratulations on your 200th post! It's a very nice one! I like the soft colors and the composition. POV and details are great. TFS!

Congrats on the 200, will there be another 200?

Nce shot of this palin little bird.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-07 7:52]

Hello Mike!
Very nice capture.POV,blurred BG,cross framing,
details,sharpness and composition are wonderful.
Cogratulations on 200th post and hope to see 200th here.TFS...:-)

Hi Mike.
Congrats on your 200th great shot, now we waiting for the next 2000.
If you paint this one, it could be a Blue Tit.
Well composed, good details and nice colours.
Great work, my friend.

Pl , no cents left.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-02-07 9:34]

Hi Mike!

Congratulations! Great choice for this anniversary. Cute birdie, great diagonal composition, details and pose. I wish you next 200 as good as this one!

Quelle belle 200ième!
Toute en netteté et en beauté.
Merci de partager avec nous encore et encore.

Congratulations Mike on reaching the 200 milestone. This is an impressive image. I do love these wee Black-capped Chickadee. Can you please send a box full to New Zealand?

I had to congratulate you on your 200th. You are an amazing photographer. My only nit, and it is a small one, is that your DOF could be improved a touch as the beak is OOF. Otherwise perfection!


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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-13 16:33]

Hi Mike, belated congratulations for your 200th post. Nice hsot, good composition and nice details. It's a shame the that the beak is a little OOF but still a very nice shot. Well done.

Well I feel like an ass, I missed your 200th post, but hopefully this will make up for it. For nice framing along with the POV make for an excellent shot. :)

Hi Mike, what a cute bird this is and you've done it great justice with this shot. Lovely details, very clear and sharp with a nice catchlight in the eye. It's a great shot :)

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2006-04-12 17:44]

Hi Mike, Excellent clear photo of this Chickadee (great name). The cropping is good as are the colours and lighting. Well done, very good to see.

amazing closeup, TFS Ori

Hello Mike,
Congratulations for your 200 th!!! Excellent sharpness, detail, light, and composition. Well done.
Regards, João Edgar

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