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Copyright: Josh Crozier (Humanist) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 11 N: 145] (541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon 75-300mm 4.5-5.6 USM III
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-12-29 14:55
Viewed: 3471
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot from the University of Guelph. The chickadee is from the tit family.

Wikipedia tells us: These birds hop along tree branches searching for food, sometimes hanging upside down or hovering; they may make short flights to catch insects in the air. Insects form a large part of their diet, especially in summer; seeds and berries become important in winter. They sometimes hammer seeds on a tree or shrub to open them; they also will store seeds for later use. Black-capped Chickadees are known to remember the position of hundreds or more of their food caches for up to a month.

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Hi Josh,

I like the composition of this shot. However, It is blurred inspite of your ISO being 800. Your DOF might have been higher than required for a bird of this size. Like the OOF BG.


hello Josh

very beautiful composition, excellent focus with nice details of the bird,
i like the pov of your image but personnaly for the framing
i would go horizontal framing giving less place at top of the image
and more place at the right of the image where the bird is looking



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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-29 23:31]

Hi Josh.
Another nice picture of the cute bird. I like wonderful diagonal composition of the shot, delicate color palette and excellent details. My best regards and TFS.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-12-30 0:41]

Hi Josh,

A nice compo with good colors and details,well exposed on the light BG which looks great,only think which could have been better is the sharpness of the chicadee,well done and tfs


I like composition but the image isn't very sharp
iso800 and 75-300...not good

when you can upgrade your lens try 70-200f4 or 70-300is

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-31 7:29]

Hi Josh

I love the pose of your Chickadee. DOF, composition and the colour tones are all just beautiful.

All the best for 2008



p.s. yes I do love my macro lens and it is not often that I get to take a song bird with it :)

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