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This sweet little black capped chickadee may be the very one who ate a sunflower seed from the top of my head!!! When Beve Brown-Clark and I visited Renee Dawson and Lynda McDonald in Ontario Canada last year, we walked through the most magic forest lane at Presq’uile Park. The chickadees have been trained to know that humans will bring them seeds … and if it means landing on some goofy lady’s head to get it, then that’s what they’ll do!!! This image was shot just after I had that experience.
: ))

Image taken on April 23, 2010 with the Nikon D300 and the 150-500mm Sigma OS lens, at 500mm focal distance. Shutter speed was at 1/500, aperture f/8.0, exposure -0.33, iso 1600, spot metering.

There was much tweaking and twiddling in various software programs, most notably Photoshop CS4, Corel Paint 11 and Capture NX2.

Detail:

My thanks to Florabella, Flypaper Textures and Jerry Jones of Flickr for the textures.

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bird, birds, chickadee, chickadees, lois bryan, spring, wildlife, wild birds, ontario, canada, presquile, thinking of spring, wild bird, tree, tree branch, branch, trees

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Comments

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    Oh beawutiful composition and light! Great detail on the plumage and wonderful bokeh!

  • Joanne!!!! You sweetie!!!!! Thank you!!!! there was a great deal of digital painting going on in this one … so glad you picked up on the detail!!! YAY!!! and yes, the bokeh on this one sold me, too!!!!! Hugzz!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 3 years ago

    Hi Lois,,,the way you have captured and presented this is perfect,,,Rick

  • HI Rick!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!! It was truly done with tender loving care … I do love the birdies!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • murals2go
    murals2goover 3 years ago

    Lois, I love this shot, aside from how sweet the little chickadee is, I love love love the colours in the bg!!

  • You are such a doll!!! You know I adore your art … that you liked this little thing just makes my day!!!!! THANK you, sweetie!!!!! : )))

    – Lois Bryan

  • sfmilner
    sfmilnerover 3 years ago

    Greetings Lois; Lovely detail and composition, they work together well with your perfect title.
    steve

  • Oh, Steve, bless your heart thank you!!! I was struggling a bit with the title, lol … I don’t know why it’s so important to me, but it always is!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Jen Wahl
    Jen Wahlover 3 years ago

    Oh Lois… I love this! It is so sweet and my inspiration for our featured page at Depth of Field Group ;) Hope you are well! xoxo

  • Jen thank you so much!!!! Your feature page is GORGEOUS!!!!! Wonderful images every one!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 3 years ago

    Oh what a beauty! I agree with Joanne! I love the bokeh and great detail!

  • Thanks, Barbara … the bokeh is what sold me on this one, too … plus all the great memories!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous as always dear lady!

  • Vonne!!!!!!! Hello darling girl!!!!!! Thank you sooo much!!!!!! Hugzz!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • KathleenRinker
    KathleenRinkerover 3 years ago

    Great work Lois!!

  • Kathleen, thank you so much!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 3 years ago

    Lovely work, indeed, dear Lois :))

  • Colleeeeeeeeeeen!!!!! Hi honey!!!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Kratos
    Kratosover 3 years ago

    RATS! How come everyone but me can get a decent picture of a chickadee?? Nasty little birds…but great shot, Lois! I’m a fan!!

  • HAHHAH!!! Hi Laurie!!!! I think he was digesting a piece of my hair at the time!!! LOL!!!! Now, you DO have a bird feeder with black oiler sunflower seeds, right???? Honestly Renee and Beve can get these guys to eat the seeds right out of their hands!!!! (I haven’t had that happen … yet!) … Just be patient!!!!! And TALK to them!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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