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The usual

The usual
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Copyright: Marie Proue (marieproue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 564 W: 67 N: 437] (3674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 300mm f4 L IS, B+W 77mm MRC 007M Transparent
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-20 13:58
Viewed: 4156
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Chickadee, the usaul one but she is irresitible.

One of the most familiar and beloved birds in northern North America, the Black-capped Chickadee is a frequent visitor to bird feeders. Its apparently cheerful activity throughout the harshest winters has won it the admiration of many people.

Small, short-billed bird.
Black cap.
Black bib.
White cheeks.

Size: 12-15 cm (5-6 in)
Wingspan: 16-21 cm (6-8 in)
Weight: 9-14 g (0.32-0.49 ounces)
Sex Differences
Sexes look alike.

Song: two or three notes whistled, with first higher in pitch, "fee-bee-ee." Call: suggests name "chick-a-dee-dee."

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topConservation Status
Black-capped Chickadees have benefited from human-provided food and nest boxes, as well as increased forest edges caused by deforestation. However, overzealous forest management can reduce or eliminate natural nest sites.

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Hallo Marie
I agree with you this little bird is simply irresistible. This is a super shot of a fine looking bird. I really like the black cap and the small black eye. I also like the layers of different colours of the feathers. Details are sharp and bird is well in focus. This is indeed a beautiful scene and I enjoyed looking at it. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Bonsoir Marie,
je suis bien d'accord avec toi, ces petites mésanges sont irrésistibles,
bravo pour la qualité de cette photo, elle est tout simplement parfaite, comme la composition d'ailleurs,

irrésistible, c'est beau et cet oiseau a de la mémoire ;)
jolie prise, bonne qualité

L'habituel est mon favori. I truly enjoy the Chickadee in all of it's flavors and almost monotones of B&W with grey...A wonderful almost friendly bird which you have captured well...I love it.

Bonjour Marie,
This is a excellent posting of the Chickadee!
good use of the flash to have perfect exposure and focus in the shot!
the sharpness, colour and details is perfect!
well done my friend

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-20 15:37]

Hi Marie,

I have yet to see a Chickadee in real life. Beautiful shot with wonderful natural colors. The details of the face, wings, and plummage are wonderful.


Salut Marie,
Elle est superbe cette photo; bien composée, détaillée et exposée! Tu as fais une bonne utilisation du flash. J'aurais juste enlevé le peu de bruit dans le background mais c'est ma manie à moi :)! Merci et bonne semaine,

Bonsoir Marie,

Belle prise, détails nets, composition superbe! Il me semble toutefois que le flash soit un peu surdosé.


Hello Marie,
excellent sharpness and depth of field, very good composition and point of view,superb colors and details.nicely done!

bonjour Marie

très belle photographie de cette mésange,
j'aimes l'angle de vue par derrière et de côté,
j'aimes également le cadrage car tu as laissé
une bonne espace devant la mésnage,
les détails de son plumage sont excellent



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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-01-20 17:47]

Bonjour Marie, l'habituelle mésange mais prise d'un autre angle que l'angle habituel ;-) J'aime beaucoup cet angle de vue, on voit bien la beauté du petit oiseau, la beauté des plumes. On croirait presqu'elle s'est laissée photographier. Belle lumière, les couleurs sont brillantes et naturelles, c'est une autre photo réussie et originale en plus. Merci!


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-01-20 22:57]

Encore une belle prise de vue bien nette. L'oeil bien éclairé ressort bien.
Bonne journée.

Bonjour Marie !
Quelle excelent photo ! Il y a plein de détails sur le plumage de cette mésange, des belles couleurs ien naturelles, uns trèe belle composition et un joli POV. L'arrière-plan flou et sombre fait bien ressortir la sujet, et vous avez fait un excellent usage de votre flash. Félicitations !

Bonjour Marie,

Très belle photo de cette petite mésange. Très belle lumière. La netteté est parfaite. Belles couleurs naturelles.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-21 0:47]

Hi Marie,
really cute little Chickadee, captured in great pose with wonderful details and natural colors
nice work
best regards, Dejan

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-21 2:06]

Hello Marie,
Very beautiful photo. Great sharp detailed focus and colours. The flash did its work very well. Excellent composition, POV and BG.

Hi Marie,
Flash is not my cup of tea. That said your image is very sharp and has an appropriate depth of field.
Well done

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-21 2:36]

Very sharp image of this cute Chickadee.
The flash has brought out lots of detail and has enhanced the clarity, it has also added that priceless catchlight to the eye!
Brilliant composition and POV.
Very good DOF as well.
Thanks for sharing this!

Hi Marie

Great shot of the usual one.
Excellent sharpness and plumage detail.
Well composed.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-21 6:15]

Hello Marie,
What a fantastic image with razor sharp details and perfect colors in its' plummage. They are so sweet, but fast so I know how hard they are to get crisp sharp images like this one. Great job Marie, and thank you.

Ciao Marie, lovely bird with splendid colors and wonderful details of plumage, superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Marie,

Quelle est belle ta mésange, parfaitement éclairée on peut distinguer beaucoup de détails dans le plumage. Un excellent focus du bec jusqu'au bout de la queue. Félicitations!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-21 8:37]

Hi Marie.
Simply blameless and beautiful picture of the cute bird and attractive surroundings.
I like superb POV and composition of the shot, excellent exposure and perfect details of the bird and tree branch, nicely smoothed and damped up BG Bravo. Perfect job.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-21 10:05]

Hello Marie,
Wonderful presentation of this bird, great POV
wonderful composition and sharpness.. Well done


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-21 12:56]

Hi Marie. You say the usaul but this is a fine capture of the little bird. good detail and colours. with a nice POV/DOF. with a glint in the eye. well done TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-21 13:44]
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Bonjour Marie, ça c'est une photo d'oiseau réussie ! C'est clair et net, la composition et la pose de l'oiseau sont excellents et le background est fantastique, bravo et merci !


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-21 14:57]

Hola Marie,
perfecta captura,
bello pov,
excelente trabajo y color...

Hi Marie,
well there is one bird I never tire of seeing and it is the little Black capped Chickadee,I like them very much.I like your photo of this wee little wonder as you have captured much detail and great colour in this shot.It may be the usual but a bird that is as adorable as this and good natured as well is a bird I can not ignore.Thank you Marie for sharing my favorite little bird,I like it!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-21 19:23]

Hello Marie

Lovely detail and focus.The plumage shows well.
very good POV,you have it well placed in a natural setting.
You have managed the lighting well and captured nice catch light in the eye.
The colours are natural and well saturated.


Hello Marie,
Good point of view and a fine composition!
Great details in the plumage of this little fellow, and the fine light makes the colours stand out well...
A well framed presentation!
Pablo -

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2008-01-22 5:08]

woww... Mukemmel bir kare mükemmel bir tür, tebrik ederim.

Hi Marie,

This is a great picture of a chickadee with stunning detail in the feathers and good natural colours. The 40D's a great camera. How are you getting on with it? Pretty well judging by the results!


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-01-22 19:14]

Bonsoir Marie,

Bravo pour cette belle photo aux couleurs justes et a la netteté parfaite.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-23 1:48]

Bonjour Marie,
Excellent capture of a Black-capped Chickadee taken from a fine POV that shows all the features sharply. Fine use of flash to give just the right exposure. You did right not to resist this one!
Merci pour le partage,

Excelente enfoque y profundidad, con una buena iluminación y fidelidad en los colores.
Saludos Marie.

Hello Marie,

What a fine and detailed capture you have made here! The pov, the colours and the composition are excellent! This little bird is beautiful and you have captured him to perfection!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-01-24 10:28]

Explendido este passaro muito belo e cores limpas meus parabéns por esta imagem.

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  • Helio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 16] (533)
  • [2008-01-24 13:52]

Just a perfect shot. S'marvelous...congratulations.!

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-01-24 17:19]

Salut Marie,
Quelle magnifique petite mésange! Quelle netteté avec de beaux détails. Belles couleurs naturelles.

Bonsoir Marie,
Superbe photo de cette jolie petite mésange, belle composition et présentation avec de belles couleurs naturelles et de jolies détails, Mes compliments
et salutations,

Tout mignon!

Hi Marie good sharp focus and nicely composed, light loos good tfs rgds Necip

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