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Two for one

Two for one
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-04 17:39
Viewed: 3562
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On that morning there was a lot of activities going on.Few different species were present.At One that I was surprise to see 2 differents species feeding at the same place,same time with two different seed,it was the American Tree Sparrow & the Black-capped Chickadee.
Hope you like it.

jaycee, CeltickRanger, eqshannon, Alex99, boreocypriensis, siggi, uleko, marhowie, Adanac, haraprasan, anel, eng55, maurydv, Dis. Ac., valy67, albert, jusninasirun, Luis52 has marked this note useful
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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-04 17:55]

Hi Michel,

It's always special to capture two different species at the same place and time. Funny to see them with different seeds in their beaks. The Sparrow and the Chickadee both look great with natural colors and good details. I love the pose on the snowy stump.


salut Michel

belle image de deux espèces d'oiseaux différentes,
prise avec un excellent POV, belle netteté et détails,
ce que j'aime de ton image et la trouve insolite
c'est la mésange qui est sur la perche favori du bruant, TFS


I think you might have seen VERY lucky to catch these two together...the are like opposites in some ways but you focused perfectly on both..a Nice surprise!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-04 21:22]

Hi Michel.
Very pictorial scene you have captured. Old dry broken stump with two cute birds is looked nicely and composition of the picture is superb. I also like excellent details of the bird (and stump of course) and very pleasant delicate colour palette. Well done and TFS.

Hi Michel! Good Morning!
An excellent and lovely capture of these two kind of pretty birds from a nice pov with great details and aplendid colours as weel as nice composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-04 23:19]

Hello Michel
superb shot of those lovely birds, nice pov with great details and sharpnes.My compliments.Best regards Siggi

Hello Michel,
very nice picture with beautiful birds! I like composition, colours, details and BG.

Best regards, Leonid

Salut michel,
c'est une superbe photo. J'adore les couleurs et le superbe arrière plan floutté. Le 500 doit y être pour quelque chose ;)
Les oisaux sont très bien capturé.
Ta galerie recel de très très belle photo.
Bonne journée

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-05 3:00]

Hi Michel,

A nice capture of these birds at their feeding place,well captured with nice colors and good oof BG,thanks


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-02-05 3:26]

Hi Michel,
Outstanding shot of this duo feeding together. Immaculate sharpness and lovely colours and details on their plumages. The soothing light makes the image so beautiful. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2009-02-05 6:14]

ha Michel, been away for sometime, what a wonderful portfolio! Im amazed about the sharpness of the post, mostly the snow as if you can touch itwonderful colour setting, must be heaven too soot with the mark, thanks for sharing reina

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-05 9:17]

Hello Michel,
Wonderful photo in a very nice setting. Great colours and very sharp. Excellent POV, composition and OOF BG.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-05 15:18]

Salut Michel ,les oiseux dans la neige sont toujours un grande spectacle,cette fois encore plus avec ces details et ces couleurs si parfaits,mes plus gros compliments,Luciano

Hello Michel

A great capture of these two different species.
The plumage detail is sharp and well focused.
Excellent POV and DOF.
The OOF BG is lovely.
Wonderful natural colours.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-06 5:36]

Hello Michel,
Fantastic capture of two species on a feeding stump! Both the Black-capped Chickadee and the American Tree Sparrow are well captured with fine sharpness and lighting from the two different POV's and set in an excellent composition with the neutral Bg.
TFS this fine shot and have a good weekend,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-06 8:01]

Hello Michel,
Very nice view of these birds eagerly feeding together. I expect it's pretty cold! Great focus on both and fine sharp details. Nice colours, a fine soft background and a lovely composition too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Ciao Michel, wonderful Two for one, perfect focus on both birds, fantastic blurry BG, great colors and splendid sharpness, fine details, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2009-02-07 13:04]

Bonjour Michel,
Très beau cliché d'une jolie scène.

Hi Michel,
Two for one, it works for me :)
Great detail and composed well, nice POV & I like the clean BG..
Looks like a difficult exposure setting, but you managed it well.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-02-08 21:48]

I Like it a great deal Michel. The plumage details and colors are first class. Another fine bird image from your excellent work.

Hi Michel,
A beautiful capture of these beautiful birds. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-09 6:50]

Bonjour Michel,
Je vois que tu es aussi sur TN. Je viens donc te féliciter "en direct" pour cette image adorable. Beaucoup de chance d'avoir pu saisir deux espèces différentes sur la même image. Très jolie composition aussi. J'aime les couleurs naturelles et fines qui confèrent à l'ensemble une grande harmonie.
Un grand merci

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-09 7:26]

Hi Michel,
Very beautiful scane.You caught both clear and sharp in same frame.Exposure is spot on,composition is perfect.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Michel,
a very lovely capture of American Tree Sparrow and Black-capped Chickadee taken from an excellent POV, the sharpness is outstanding, i like the very beautiful colours and the graceful posture of these two cute birds against a very good OOF neutral BG.
TFS. Best regards.

Hi Michel,

what an good presentation of these two birds.
Nice pov and dof.
Beautiful colours.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-09 23:39]

Hello Michel !
I'm happy when I get one bird on a picture, and you get 2 on the same photo ! :-) Both of them are in perfect focus, with clear and sharp details. I also like the composition of the picture, the natural colors, the blurred BG, and it's fantastic to have them both with something in their beak ! Really a great picture ! Very well done !

Bonjour Michel,
Superbe photo de ce couple d'oiseaux qui sot bien mis en valeur sur de beau flou d'arrière plan. la netteté est impec!

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2009-02-10 6:39]

Hi Michel
An excellent and lovely capture of these two kind of pretty birds.
well done.

hello michel,
beautiful shot, the bokeh is great, lovely colours and pleasing composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2009-02-10 22:56]

Un joli duo bien cadré.
Bonne journée

Such a cute moment, Michel,
I like to see they are enjoying their meal ;-)
Excellent work, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Michel merhaba,çok sevimli kuşlar,kadrajdaki yerleri çok dengeli,güzel bir kompozisyon,ellerine sağlık :)

Hi Michel,

What a brilliant capture of the two perched so beautifully on that loose snow stump. Brilliant sharp focus and stunning control of depth.

TFS and best regards,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-02-24 8:13]

Hola Michel.
It is always very nice to see Your fine work. Lot of birds. this one has a special 2 bonus.
Great work My friend

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