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Black Capped Chickadee

Black Capped Chickadee
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 50 HS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-21 9:37
Viewed: 1077
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I believe he's exfoliating the tree bark. He isn't even shy of tree growths like this one. I had to crop this a lot. This day was unusual, as the bird didn't frighten of me being to near. It was a warm wind and sunny near a lake shore.

note: cropped and focused a bit

It is the state bird of Maine and Massachusetts.
The song of the Black-capped Chickadee is one of the most complex vocalizations of all animals, acting as a contact call, an alarm call, to identify an individual, or to indicate recognition of a particular flock.
They may cache food in hundreds of different sites, recalling those locations and retrieving food up to 28 days later.
A group of chickadees are collectively known as a "banditry" and a "dissimulation" of chickadees.


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Hello Trevor-Although you have Cropped a lot(According to your NOTE),but still the quality of picture of this Black-Capped Chickadee is really good.I like its active moment.Details on plumage is good and Tree looks natural coloured.Catching-light on eye made it attractive.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Hello Trevor!
A pleasant diagonal composition showing this curious little bird. Very good sharpness and a perfect dot of fire in the visible eye. You chose a very good POV and DOF is also very good. Only a wee bit of OE on bird's belly but its not at all distracting. Thanks for sharing this fine shot,
Best Regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-07-22 7:38]

Hi Trevor.
It is a very cute shot. Pose as well as the whole composition are so attractive. Details of the bird and branch are great and exposure of the image is precise. TFS and kind regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-22 8:25]

Hi Trevor,very nice capture despite the curious and difficult location,excellent exposure for the best white and fine detail everywhere,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Trevor!
照的很漂亮 很美丽的小鳥 也很清晰
眼睛很傳神 也很可愛
构图也很美丽 真是好看

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