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Wings spread Chickadee

Wings spread Chickadee
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-03 5:45
Viewed: 2855
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, not easy photographyng subjects
that are againts daylight (des sujets en contre-jour),
on this photo the white part of the plumage seem
to be overexposed but i have 4 or 5% of dots,
and in the bird's body we see his wings shadow,
i keeped this photo because i love the way
this Chickadee's right wing it is spread

from All About Birds website :


« Similar Species

Carolina Chickadees are the most similar to
Black-capped Chickadees, but their ranges
overlap in only a narrow zone across the
north-central United States. They have less
white wing-feather edging and longer
songs than Black-capped Chickadees.

Mountain Chickadees may be seen with
Black-capped Chickadees in the West,
but they have a sharp white stripe over the eye.

Boreal Chickadees have a brown cap
and back, and Chestnut-backed Chickadees
have a rich brown back.

White-breasted Nuthatch has a thicker shape,
a shorter tail and longer beak, and a white throat.

Spring male Blackpoll Warblers have the black cap
and bib and white cheeks, but their back and sides
are conspicuously streaked and their legs are yellow. »



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Ciao Asbed, my today neighbour, original POV for this lovely in-flight bird, beautiful natural colors, splendid focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed friend,
Interesting photo, accompanied with good information about technic and management of overexposure. The composition breaks some rules, but allow the sensation of declining movement of the bird.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-12-03 8:04]

Hi Asbed,
Flying birds and an interesting composition ...
Depth of field and colors are very nice.
Best wishes,

Hello Asbed,
another beautiful picture of the Black-capped Chickadee in-flight, good sharpness and splendid natural colours, excellent POV and composition with a beautiful BG of branches
Best regards

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-03 9:48]

Hi Asbed,
Very nice capture.I liked moment you caught,catchlight in eyes and composition a lot.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

Wonderful capture!
This fly position is great!

Hello Asbed, great shot of this in-flight beauty.
TFS and regards,

Hello Asbed,
Lovely shot of this cute flying litle beauty. incredible...
TFS and regards,

hello Asbed
interesting pose in beautiful scene, nice photo output!
keep photographing! TFS

Hi MF Asbed,

Excellent in-flight shot with perfect focus, it looks nice and precise. The timing that you captured the beauty is exceptional!
TFS and have a nice night!


I see exactly what you mean by wings in the context. They are so clear and show as well how this bird and many of it's size get their lift for flying. This one is top notch because it tells a natural story and how it is done in quasi science terms...I like it Asbed!

Hello Asbed,

here is your captain speaking, prepare to landing.
nice inflight shot with spreaded wings.


One more stunning capture Asbed! you are too good as I always say. This was tough job agaisnst the light, but you managed it very well. Wonderful capture


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-04 3:28]

Hello Asbed,
Your timing in capturing this Chickadee is excellent to allow us to view a fine wing display and the POV shows most of the features with excellent sharpness and lighting.
Its position in the composition suggests that it is descending, but that is just a feeling.
As usual the light sky and bare branch BG is a great contrast.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

You are right Asbed... the glass is not half empty; it is half FULL.
I too love this image because of its right wing wide open in-flight.
TFS, my friend.
Mario from ????

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