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Boreal Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee
Photo Information
Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 II
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-02-26 19:51
Viewed: 1813
Points: 10
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From this weekend.

A brown-capped chickadee of the northern boreal forest, the Boreal Chickadee is one of the few birds living completely within that biome in Canada and bits of the United States.

Adult Description
•Small, short-billed bird.
•Brownish cap.
•Black bib.
•White cheeks.
• Rufous flanks.
•Brown back.

Cool Facts
•Like most chickadees, the Boreal Chickadee hides food regularly. Such storage is probably vital for winter survival in the harsh boreal environment. An analysis of the items a Boreal Chickadee cached found that the only seeds stored were those of spruce trees. Most of the stashed items were insect larvae.

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nice shot of a nice little bird.
thanks for showing this tiny tit.

Hi Peter
nice bird!
as you may know automatic systems on your camera will bring the average exposure of your picture to a standard grey, which is almost in every standard picture perfect, except if you have a lot a dark area, than the whole picture will be overexposed on light areas; in pictures with a lot of white areas (classically snow) the white areas will be underexposed (the snow will be average grey), in these picture you have to overexpose by 1 or up to 2 IL. I tried a ws to show you how nice the snow is.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-27 1:20]

Hello Peter
such a lively shot that indicate excellence sharpness and clarity. The colour contrast is wonderful too, upon the snowy background.
Exciting presentation of this cute bird with well groomed feathers.


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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-02-27 2:07]

despite poor light conditions awesome feather detail from this chickadee, Peter, .. framing and bg managing are pretty effective too; .. TSF

best wishes,

Sharp looking bird Peter. Great details. This is the first time I've seen one this detailed. I got a shot of one once but it was grayer in colour. This is the perfect side profile. A shot to be proud of. Trevor

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