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Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-02-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-02-22 17:42
Viewed: 1561
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We have two types of Chickadee living in Ohio, the Black-capped and the Carolina. They are very difficult to tell apart and therefore get incorrectly identified quite frequently.

The lower edge of the black bib is more sharply defined on the Carolina then that of the Black-capped. The folded wing edging on the Carolina also shows less white then the Black-capped.

These distinctly marked birds seem to be real snow lovers. No matter how cold it gets or how much snow we have, they seem to retain a cheerful attitude and are always active.

Although being discovered by the Europeans, it took Audubon over 100 years before they realized they were two different species.

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To eqshannon: Carolina Chickadeetuslaw 3 02-25 18:37
To dryas: Carolina Chickadee,tuslaw 1 02-23 17:22
To lousat: Carolina Chickadee,tuslaw 1 02-23 15:01
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Hi Ron,

Claer and calme picture,like the Great tit , with other colors.Shape is allmost similar.
Handsome diplayed!!!

Thanks for sharing Ron.


hallo Ron
super good pose of this bird
great sharpness and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hi Ron,

A pleasure to see a excellent shot, good focus showing nice detail and excellent colours against a neutral background. Reminds me very much of the European Coal Tit.

Thanks for sharing and regards, Bill.

Superior notes. You know I think I see the eyes, but my iPad may be doing this picture an injustice. Even so, I am left wondering if you could manipulate the eyes up? A seemingly impossible task with the colors so closely matched I know. I do this shot and suffer same situation. My solution might violate rules of nature so I had better not say.

WONDERFUL capture even in front of white back ground.Good eye contact.

Bonjour Ron,
Très bonne maitrise de la lumière permettant d'apprécier des couleurs difficiles à maitriser.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-02-23 14:36]
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Hi Ron,spectacular capture of this small bird,you work very very well in this difficult light and clear background,the result is a masterwork,very well sharpened and exposed! have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ron,

Excellent shot.


Hello Ron,
Very sharp picture of this Chickedee. Against such bright light you have done very well. Good details and sharpness with natural color.
I like its majestic pose with catching light on its eye.

Thanks for sharing,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-02-26 10:53]

Hi Ron,
Excellent portrait of this Chickadee. Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Lovely sharp shot of one of these friendly little birds. You might want to use PS to slighyl lighten the head so we see more details, however.

Hi Ron
This cute bird seems to have a great moustache.
I like the soft tones, clear details and interesting note.

Kind regards

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