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A close friend

A close friend
Photo Information
Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, Canon 52mm close-up lens 250D
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-21 4:59
Viewed: 3767
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
A close friend
Black-Capped Chickadee
(Poecile atricapillus)

Cool fact: The distinguishing vocalization "chick-a-dee-dee" of the Black-capped Chickadee is one of the most complex vocalizations in the animal kingdom. Depending on slight variations in the phrases, the call can convey separate, unique messages: in addition to acting as a contact call or as an alarm call, chickadees also use their call to relay information about an individual's identity or to indicate that they recognize a particular flock.

I hope you like my close friend.

Comandante, hummingbird24, dew77, liquidsunshine, Janice, twin, Runnerduck, elroyie, jagathcham, Alan_Kolnik, chiliu, red45, marhowie, slrnovice2, scottevers7, Callie, PDP, glazzaro has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To correp01: en mode raffale...Luc 2 05-25 16:11
To PDP: in raffale mode...Luc 1 05-24 10:37
To doubleg57: une petite graine de ma part...Luc 1 05-23 21:49
To slrnovice2: Hello SLRnovice!...Luc 3 05-22 08:51
To milloup: enjoy your stay in USA...Luc 1 05-21 17:11
To sAner: Hello Pieter...Luc 1 05-21 06:35
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Hello Luc!
It's an amazing portrait with very sharp details.
Framing,eye contact and composition are superb.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-21 5:11]

Hi Luc!
What a cute bird.Details,sharpness,framing,clear eyes and the moment you caught are excellent.
Thanks for sharing and have nice weekend...:-)

Great close up Luc,
Wonderful details and sharpness. Great job on the exposure.
He's got a great twinkle in his eye.
Thanks for posting. Have a great weekend Luc.

Great shot, Luc.
The sharpness is very good, well composed, nice colours and POV.
Great work, my friend.

Magnificent closeup Luc. Wonderful sharp detail. Perfect catchlight in the eye. Awesome work. Thanks

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-05-21 5:24]

an excellent close up Luc... very beautiful details... mostly I like the twinkle in the eye... very well done..
Thanks for sharing

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-21 5:25]

What a beautiful friend Luc, and look at that seed in her beak. So sweet. I like her. Can they be tamed at all? If so, would you get one for me please? :)
Excellent details, so sharp and clear. Very well done. TFS.

Wow, a very close friend indeed. An amazing close up of this gorgeous bird. Great detail and sharpness.
Well done!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-21 6:15]
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Wonderful close-up Luc! The seed in it's beak is such a nice bonus. :) You are always so close to your subjects. It's just fantastic. Colors and exposure are great and the details are so clear. I really like the catchlight in the eye of the bird. Well done and TFS!


Great portrait, excellent quality and very good details, I like your close friend :)

Excellent portrait,sharp,detail.Beautiful bird.TFS!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-05-21 9:10]

Bonjour Luc, beau portrait de mésange s'apprêtant à savourer sa graine de tournesol. Félicitations Didier.

Pris en flag, tu donnes encore des graines qux oiseaux.
Belle capture, et bonne gestion de la lumiere
Amicalement Christophe

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-21 11:40]

Another amazing close-up, Luc. What is there to say. It is perfect on all counts. A real pleasure to look at. TFS. : )

Cute! Excellent close-up. Great colours. I just had one sitting on my hand yesterday, when Lesley took me bird and bug hunting around here (Thanks Lesley :-)).

Bonjour Luc
Superbe photo, excellente netteté !
Comment fais tu pour arriver aussi pres ?

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-21 13:47]

I envied your friendship Luc. You're soo close. Very good close-up with fine details and a good composition.
Well done.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-05-21 14:00]

Luc, excelent portrait of the Dee.
Well done on the composition and details.


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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-05-21 17:11]

Magnifique portrait, d'une force impressionante.
Gros plan serré très fouillé, où couleurs et détails se disputent la vedette.
En un mot, superbe.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-21 17:50]

Luc, just beautifull. I'm glad that you've got such lovely friend. This is superb portrait of cute bird. Two things makes it exceptional - eye and seed in bird's beak. Superb work my friend!

It's a great close-up portrait my friend..Excellent details and catchlight..Well done Luc!

Wow, that is very close! How did you get that close Luc, it's amazing. I saw the light in this birds' eye and immediately thought the poster must be liquidsunshine because that is what that light reminds me of. Beautiful. Detail, sharpness and exposure are fantastic as is your BG and DOF. I can't imagine getting this kind of shot, how do you manage it? TFS :)

That is a nice eye popping portrait..Excellent detail and color. I really like that close tight view. Very very nice!

Photo remarquable. Image très nette qui permet de voir des détails superbs.Bravo pour cette belle réussite.

La netteté est époustouflante. Apparemment tu sais choisir tes amis. La prochaine fois que tu le vois donne lui une petite graine de ma part
A bientôt

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-22 4:09]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique bien réalisée pour cette superbe Mésange. Oui vous avez un bel ami ;-)
Interesting and very well done !

A wonderful capture Luc!
Your gift for such photos is a blessing to all of us.
Excellent detail, color, lighting, and twinkle in his eye!
Thank you for sharing your close friend with us...

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-05-22 13:33]

a very beautiful mug shot of this tit, seed ans all, absolutely clear and detailed, great exposure on the bill, tongue and seed too.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-22 18:39]

Luc, this is another one of your masterpieces.

A cute shot. Excellent pov, sharpness and composition.

Excellent Luc! Quel magnifique portrait. J'apprécie particulièrement la technique d'approche de cet oiseau hyper-sympathique et les détails du bec et de la langue. Vraiment bon.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-24 8:49]
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Fantastic capture Luc, it's a stunning portrait, especially with the seed in its beak. How do you get this close to them?

Very well done.

Well done, I really enjoy the close up detail, you have truly captured this birds profile. Your lighting is well distributed and provides for the excellent show of the plumage.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-05-31 9:44]

this is Poecile atricapillus GIGANTICUS??? what dimensions have this bird? or it is from King Kong's garden?

if serious, this is an amazing close-up.

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