Fly thru - Drive thru Chickadee by Renee Dawson

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A black capped chickadee’s version of a drive thru :)

I have spent a few years trying to capture these little darlings in full flight. As you can see they are amazingly QUICK! This little one had snatched up a sunflower seed and was already in full flight before the disturbed seeds had landed.

Image taken on my property in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada on Feb. 2, 2009.
Camera Details: Canon EOS Rebel XTi with 70-200mm f/4 L IS lens. AP Mode, SS 1/4000, f/4, ISO 400. Original shot in RAW. Minor level adjustments completed in Digital Photo Professional & PShop.
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I love nature, animals & art. I offer on-location, and in studio, family & pet photography sessions in the Bay of Quinte area & commission digital paintings of people & pets worldwide.

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  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkalmost 5 years ago

    OOOoooOOOOOoo fabulous capture…shows such speed and drive these little guys have!!! And look at the seeds flying off his heels!!

  • andreisky
    andreiskyalmost 5 years ago


  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...almost 5 years ago

    excellent capture!

  • 1busymom
    1busymomalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely awesome!!

  • Carolyn Staut
    Carolyn Stautalmost 5 years ago

    Oh so beautiful in every way. Amazing shot!

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome Photo! Very good detail. Yep, these quick little birds are hard capture sitting still.

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 5 years ago

    Darling Renee .. this is one of the most adorable shots I’ve ever seen!!!!! Fabulous detail and color as always with your photography … but the incredible capture itself is awesome!!!! And awe inspiring!!!! You have been a mentor and inspiration to me for a long time now … and you continue to show us all how it’s supposed to be done!!!!!!!!!! Great, great image!!!! Thanks for posting it!!!!!! Hugzzzz!!!!!

  • Oh dear…I am terribly behind in replies. Thank you so very much for the lovely note sweetie! xo

    – Renee Dawson

  • Lynda   McDonald
    Lynda McDonaldalmost 5 years ago

    wtg ! you caught speedy gun zealous………………..the little birds are far more difficult to do this with than the large/larger types, fabulous Dear!

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiteralmost 5 years ago

    Awesome capture of flight!!! Great detail!!!

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 5 years ago

    excellent capture Renee !

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