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There are two parks in the Summit County Metro Parks where the chickadees are tame and will eat out of your hand. This one was eating and when I fired the shutter he took off.

Firestone Metro Park, Akron, Ohio, USA. Sony Alpha 100, Maxxum 18-75mm f:3.5/5.6.

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alpha, chickadee, eat, hand, metro, ohio, park, sony, summit, tame

Comments

  • CynLynn
    CynLynnover 4 years ago

    wow, this is so cool! super work!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Jim Butera

  • GraceNotes
    GraceNotesover 4 years ago

    This is great! There is a group called A Beautiful Blur that I bet would love to have this.

  • I’ll check them out. Thanks!

    – Jim Butera

  • lallymac
    lallymacover 4 years ago

    This is the coolest shot!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Jim Butera

  • Themis
    Themisalmost 4 years ago

    This is even better than if you had a picture of the bird eating out of your hand – it shows how quick they are! Brilliant capture!

  • Thanks! They are quick, it’s amazing that from the time of the shutter until the time that the image was recorded that he could move that much!

    – Jim Butera

  • sarahspictures
    sarahspicturesalmost 4 years ago

    nice one :)

  • Thanks!

    – Jim Butera

  • Themis
    Themisalmost 4 years ago

    Very good capture, real action shot – they are really quick electronics can’t keep up with Nature, it seems :-)

    This picture has been featured in A Vision Of Flight Photography on Thursday 2nd September 2010 – congratulations!

  • Thank you very much for the compliment and for being featured!!!

    – Jim Butera

  • Matt Wilson
    Matt Wilsonalmost 4 years ago

  • Once again my most sincere thanks for the feature!

    – Jim Butera

  • Matt Wilson
    Matt Wilsonalmost 4 years ago

    Great Shot. Congrats.

  • Thanks, Matt, it’s one of my favorites.

    – Jim Butera

  • Neil Ross
    Neil Rossalmost 4 years ago

    What a fantastic image, Jim. Very unique and so captivating. Congratulations on your feature. Much deserved, because it is brilliant :-)

  • Thank you very, very much, Neil!

    – Jim Butera

  • Tanya Newman
    Tanya Newmanalmost 4 years ago

    Wow it looks like a ghost bird, a little weird but so cool too :)

  • Thank you so much! They’re so fast, I thought I was going to get a shot of him eating the crackers.

    – Jim Butera

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