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"Chickadee-dee-dee (III)"

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Copyright: Kevin Seo (undoredo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 2 N: 698] (2740)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50 DLSR, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jmp *3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-18 5:30
Viewed: 7026
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 93
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TN friends, this time I present here my best shot of in-flight Chickadee I think. I'd got very nice pose of this friend very luckily at that time. This is more active shot than previous photos. I hope you'll like it. :-)

In-flight bird shot is pretty new to me and it's kind of new passion to me. Thank you all for the kind comments on my bird shots. I really appreciate that.
Thanks for looking and any comments welcome! :-)

* Exif data,

Compressed RAW
Lens: Nikkor VR macro 105mm F/2.8G
Focal Length: 105mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/4000 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode II (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: Low Contrast
Hue Adjustment: +3
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Medium high
Long Exposure NR: Off
Weather condition: Sunny day
No Tripod

This photo is cropped and resized, including brightness, levels, sharpen, NR on photoshop.

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Hi Kevin.
Amazingly and such an acrobatic pose!
I like very much the dynamism of the image, where you caught to the bird in this close turn.
Beautifully lighted, proper focus and sharp details on the moving subject, nothing easy to achieve!
My compliments one more time, and thanks so much to share your talent with us.
Best regards,

Hello Kevin,

Waouw! splendid!
Just marking, no time.

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  • Ric Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 20] (146)
  • [2007-12-18 5:56]

Buf! Preciosa imagen. Todo dinamismo.Muy bien congelada a 1/4000.

Wow...and to think I have the same camera..but not the same lens...nor the same ye...A fine addition to your series of this bird in flight. You worked magic withe the camera.

Hello Kevin,
Another one...
The fellow is really demonstrating all his skills in this air show.
Another congrats!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-18 6:36]
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Hello Kevin,
Whether in-flight bird shots are new or not to you, you are a real expert at taking them. I agree that this one tops your previous excellent in-flight images of Black-capped Chicadee, both in technical and artistic qualities and the POV is superb. Once again an amazing result using ambient light at only ISO 200 at this time of year in Canada!
Well done my friend, it's a delight to see your work,

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2007-12-18 6:38]

Wow!! Wonderfull!!
Hi Kevin very very good picture, congrelation.
well done.

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  • medio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 2 N: 35] (181)
  • [2007-12-18 6:44]

Hi Kevin,
Beautiful shot, the shot is very good, has taken an angle that I like this photo, perfect frame and delicious shades.
Greetings Jose


beautiful chikadee catch in action.
The workshop on photoshop is very good, i would like to see the original one...



Una excelente imagen y congelado del ave y suave BG

Great, fantastic, excellent take. I like the movement and almost every part of this take.
Best regards,

Hello Kevin
I think this is best shot of in-flight Chickadee in your serie,
Perfect pose,details and POV,Supperb shot.

Good luck

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-18 8:05]

Hola Kevin. Muy bella la serie de fotos de accion de este hermoso pajarillo. Todas de exelente calidad y con mucha nitidez.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-18 8:20]

Kevin this is truly incredible!
The pose is fantastic!!!
Amazing sharpness and detail.
Excellent composition.
Very, very well done,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-18 9:15]

Hola Kevin, otra magnífica captura, con agradable pov y excelente foco...

bonjour kevin
toutes mes felicitations,cela fait un moment que j'essaye d'avoir les mesanges en vol mais je n'ai pas encore obtenu un tel resultat.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-18 10:28]

Hi Kevin.
Outstanding series but I cannot imagine how you have done it. If it would be one shot I could understand. However, you have done all amazing series. Bravo.

Hi Kevin,
What a pretty photo, Love those widespread wings! Beautiful action shot! TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-18 10:44]

Hello Kevin

These shots are amazing.
The clarity and focus is wonderful.
The timing is excellent with very good POV and DOF.
The composiiton is lovely.I really like the balance and the feather definition.
Excellent camera work!


Hello Kevin
You use the tools at your disposal like a fine craftsman.
This picture is fantastic (as is your whole series)..
A picture of a bird in flight is in essence the hardest to capture...especially when it is a bird as small as the chickadee and you pull it off with details that really should be published.
No more words from me..I shall just enjoy what I can capture with my eye but not with my camera!!
The Best of Regards

Hello Seo,
Another great shot of the inflight Chickadee!
simply perfect in everything to enjoy!
my compliment again for your excellent work on nature

fantaastci pic, TFS Ori

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-18 11:32]

Hello Kevin
What a stunning collection of amazing shots!! It is hard to say which one I like better. I love all of them! I love the so different postures of this lovely bird in the air.
Magnificent sharpness for such a difficult capture! Marvellous POV, DOF, framing and composition with beautiful colors and splendid contrast and exposure.
You're great!
Thank you very much for this show of talent.
My best regards

Salut Kevin
Jusqu'où iras tu ? Tu n'en finis pas de nous ravir avec ces oiseaux en vol, dans des positions plus incroyables les unes que les autres. Celle là est en effet la plus réussie, grâce à la position des ailes. Un grand bravo à toi !

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-18 12:04]

Hi kevin. Each time you post a inflight shot it looks even better than the last. fantastic my friend. the detail in the wings is first clas.. with good natural colours. great timing. so very well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-18 12:13]

Hi Kevin,

An amazing in-flight shot of this Chickadee. You caught him in a fantastic position. Wonderful details of the face, wings, body and the two little legs. The colors are just superb with a perfect background.


Hello Kevin,
Excellent freeze and the bird is captured in a fine position!
Fine colours and details, and the image has strong educational qualities...
A well composed presentation!
Pablo -

Fantastic Kevin!
I also think it's your best inflight Chickadee.
Amazing POV/pose with excellent focus detail.
I'm saving this one in my favorites.
Thank you for this incredible post.
It gives me a smile :-)

Hi Kevin,
again a fantastic shot in speed change of direction,
outstanding details , very clear and neat,
simply splendid,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-18 14:38]

Hi Kevin

Another superb capture - in all aspects - pose, DOF, ...



Wow, wow, wow and re-wow! It looks like an angel, a Christmas angel! :)! What an amazing capture, so sharp, well composed and exposed. Congratulations!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-18 16:10]

Hi Kevin, this little one is making such a cascade... which you are becoming too in shooting the birds in different aerial cascades! Wow, for someone who has not done it often, you are capturing these birds with grace, ability, technical swiftness, I am impressed! Another photo which is great with lighting, composition, sharpness... thanks, Kevin,


Hi dear friend Kevin,
More a beautiful picture of the series!
Extraordinary pose this wonderful bird.
Magnificent framing and perspective.
Technically perfect!
Congratulations and thanks for sharing this preciousness!
José Roberto

Hi Kevin

Awesome shot. Clear and sharp. Nice natural colours. Excellent BG. Congrats! :-)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-18 23:00]

Hi Kevin,
Just marking this wonderful post for the moment, lest I miss it, and will come back with a proper critique later.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-12-19 3:10]

Hello Kevin,
Again such a fantastic shot of the flying Chickadee. I'm even more surprised, since I had a look at your Exif data and I see that you didn't use a tripod. A great bravo for this very fine and subtle composition.
Best regards

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-19 6:29]
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Another great shot Kevin ! 3 wonderful pictures taken the same day, it means that you have a very big talent (I already knew that...) :-) Thanks !


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-19 7:55]

Hello Kevin,
Again a high-quality photo of this Chickadee. The light and natural colours are amazing, evenso the sharpness. The dynamic composition is splendid.

Hello Kevin as usual an awsome shot very well done I just love the pose you captured and so sharp great one again best rgds Necip.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-12-19 15:56]

Fantastic set of shots Kevin, great captures, excellent professional shots

helo kevin,
this series of yours has been amazing, great work shows your technical perfection, well composed shot, lovely framing,
well done,
tfs & regards

tout aussi magnifique que les autres, excellentes posture en vol, bonbg et pov
bravo et merci de partager

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-12-20 13:43]

Hi Kevin,
Impressive pose and sharpess. Congratulations on this first trials!
TFS, José M.

Hi Kevin,
this is a stunning shot of my most favorite of little birds.I have yet to try and take a photo of one of these little birds in flight but now I see how great your shot looks,I'll make it one of my things to do.A great dynamic and clear focused shot with natural colours,that shows the underside rarely seen otherwise.Thanks for this little chickadee-dee-dee it is a gem of of photo. Bob

Salut Kevin..
Quel virage..
J'adore cette photo, elle cahg des autres vues habituelles.. Comment as tu pu faire la mise au point alors que l'aoiseau vole et tourne en plus..
Vraiment du très très beau travail..
Félicitation.. Enorme talent.. Bravo..

Hi Kevin,
Congratulations for this fantastic shot
Beautiful posture, superb focus with sharp details, but why a micro Nikkor for such photo? I have never tried a Micro objectif for such moving subject
Kind regards,Albert

Kevin !

This is truly an amazing shot! I have spent a lot of time chasing the perfect flight shot and have yet to succeed. This one would definitely be that shot ! It is truly PERFECT! Great, great work!

Have a Happy New Year !


Super shot.

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