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Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
janruss


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 400mm EF f/4 DO IS USM
Location: Edmonds, Washington, USA
Date: Jan 24, 2006
Aperture: F/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2006

Thanks for all of your helpful and encouraging comments.

A Tamron 1.4x TC was added to the lens and the shot was captured handheld.

Cropped, cloned, levels, resized, USM, fade, gaussian blur, fade, USM

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 261
Avg (all users): 7.0592
Avg (commenters): 8.0588
Avg (participants): 6.8246
Avg (non-participants): 7.1786
Views since voting: 3604
Views during voting: 483
Votes: 338
Comments: 40
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/14/2006 05:43:06 PM
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Message edited by author 2007-09-10 20:13:09.
02/07/2006 03:01:38 PM
Love the clarity can you tell me for my benefit was this shot taken using a tripod. Thanks
Jezz
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02/06/2006 01:22:29 AM
A visual beauty. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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02/02/2006 10:51:29 PM
cute little gem you have here...if you push the saturation a little i think the colors would be more vibrant and make the shot a little less 'dry' looking
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 10:16:29 PM
Nice color and I like the chickadee's little pose. :)
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01/31/2006 06:29:08 PM
Good capture, but the light, even though it's all natural, is a bit harsh. I always find that bird pics come out better when slightly overcast diffused light is present. Focus looks like it's bang on. Good capture.
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01/31/2006 05:07:27 PM
9 - Very nice capture. Nice 'simple' composition. Criticism; not much... maybe a crop variation, especially at the top, otherwise, depending what you had to work with, more height/bigger, may have given this even more, not sure. Up to 9 from 8.
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01/31/2006 01:58:17 PM
Adding this to my favorites. Nice shot!
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01/30/2006 05:36:51 PM
Nice delicate feeling, good sharpness, DOF, composition. Maybe a touch more saturation would help? I like it a lot.
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01/29/2006 11:11:21 PM
You know I have seen (and taken) hundreds of Chickadee shots but this is one of the nicest I've seen. Great DOF, nice light, good focus. Nice job.
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01/29/2006 10:25:38 PM
I think off-center framing might have made this shot even better, but your choice is far from poor. It's a great picture.
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01/29/2006 03:42:35 PM
Very nice photo, good color and clarity. Composition is a little to centered for my taste, but with the strong subject it doesn't hurt the photo.
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01/29/2006 11:46:45 AM
Excellent compostion and capture
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01/29/2006 11:44:45 AM
nice !
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01/29/2006 03:20:28 AM
Excellant shot! Good use of DOF. Good job. (9)
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01/28/2006 03:03:57 PM
very nice daylight colors, exposure, and focus ... my birding friend tells me the eye reflection is a must for bird photos .. you got it ... DOF isolates New Hampshire's state bird nicely.
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01/28/2006 12:21:38 PM
Nice!
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01/28/2006 08:17:22 AM
Very good sharp image.....
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01/27/2006 06:32:21 PM
nice
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01/27/2006 05:23:14 PM
What a nice picture of the black-capped chickadee. The difficulty here is to keep details on the white part and on the black part of the bird. You've succeeded very well. Niche lighting, great details. Very,very well done. -9
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01/27/2006 04:15:52 PM
Best of the bunch in my opinion. 10
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01/27/2006 10:05:13 AM
best in the challenge
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01/26/2006 11:31:44 PM
This is VERY VERY good!!!! Perfect background tones, and perfect sharpness on the subject. Good luck!
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01/26/2006 06:00:57 PM
WOW! Great shot with excellent DOF
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01/26/2006 05:45:09 PM
Lovely image!8
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01/26/2006 05:19:31 PM
Very good. Perhaps you could have cropped a little bit tighter but still one of the best in this challenge.
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01/26/2006 04:21:34 AM
Stunning detail, definitely fits challenge. Just lovely. Well done and very good luck.
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01/25/2006 10:26:42 PM
Beautiful
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01/25/2006 07:59:24 PM
Wonderful focus and clarity, perfect DOF. Only thing I don't like is the branch sticking up in the center of the background. 9
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01/25/2006 07:39:53 PM
nice catch light in the eye, some good detail (though a little hot on the cheek), nice colour and good DOF - overall a pleasing capture of this little guy
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01/25/2006 06:24:20 PM
Oh, another one of our good birders at work. Lovely.
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01/25/2006 05:49:19 PM
It doesn't get much better than this... Stunningly beautiful capture. Tack sharp, great DOF, nice natural color tones, good lighting control, pleasing composition, what else is there? :-) Great job! 10
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01/25/2006 05:47:05 PM
Tough shot to take!
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01/25/2006 03:55:52 PM
Nice colors, quite like the composition. (7)
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01/25/2006 02:36:26 PM
My favorite bird. Cheerful, hearty, and cute. Well captured! I must say, though, that the sprig just behind him is a distraction. Still, I like it.
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01/25/2006 09:29:08 AM
This is beautiful. It is sharp, well composed and I love the branches in the background.
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01/25/2006 07:57:59 AM
Really rusty on the sides, must be a different sub-species than ours. Nice shot though.
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01/25/2006 07:25:31 AM
Nice clarity of detail and shallow DOF works well to blur the background. Composition doesn't quite work for me; even with the body of the bird being left of centre it feels quite centred overall.
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01/25/2006 05:24:26 AM
Very nice

Very nice Shot 7

Message edited by Manic - please dont post hundreds of empty lines.
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01/25/2006 03:13:33 AM
Great sharpness, lighting and colours! Just great image! 9
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