Black Capped Chickadee through Rolled Glass

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© Andrea Petersen
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I come unto you in the spirit of meekness...I Corinthians 4: 21

This was shot at 5:30 PM tonight when it was getting dark and I used flash with night portrait in the scene mode. The old rolled glass doesn't do badly with flash but of course needed to be close to the window to prevent glare. There was some food residue on the glass from where the birds had been pecking on it which made it necessary to clone out the distracting spots in photo shop.

The Chickadees dearly love their window feeder which is in line with our kitchen sink. We've had a number of small birds come to eat there and they are happy they don't have to share with the squirrels who are content with their own feeder behind the south side of our house. It solves a lot of problems in the world of nature!!! It also makes the chore of washing dishes much more pleasant when I can watch the pretty birds through the window as they are enjoying their meal...Some of the bigger birds are too big for the window feeder unfortunately, and they take their chances with sharing with the squirrels on the other feeder.

21 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (2 Nov 2012):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (2 Nov 2012):

    Another great one and yet, that rolled glass is making a mighty nice filter for the little chickadees and other visitors. I would much rather see these chickadees than those truckloads of house finches.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte   gave props (2 Nov 2012):

    Lovely, and perfectly done !

  • rashmi a

    rashmi a gave props (3 Nov 2012):

    love it ,very nice

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (3 Nov 2012):


  • rekha nag

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  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (3 Nov 2012):

    Awwww, this is so cute!!!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (3 Nov 2012):

    So pretty!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

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  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (3 Nov 2012):

    Precious & charming, Andrea!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (3 Nov 2012):

    Very nice!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    The rolled glass certainly doesn't affect the photo....great clarity in your shot of this cute little Chickadee!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    Now thats a room with a real VIEW. :-) Well done.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    love, love, love it.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    I love this wonderful photo of the little Black Capped Chickadee! It is great to have feeders positioned so that you can get these awesome bird photos and help make doing the dishes less of a chore.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (5 Nov 2012):

    I LOVE these precious little birds and their song. We don't have a lot of them,so we cherish the ones that we have. So sweet!

  • JanElle

    JanElle gave props (6 Nov 2012):

    A wonderful capture of a very satisfied looking `customer`!! I love these little birds..

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (8 Nov 2012):

    Beautiful and tender

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (9 Nov 2012):

    Fantastic close up!

  • Talisha (Tally) Sachlis

    Talisha (Tally) Sachlis   said (10 Nov 2012):

    Incredible close up shot of this bird~beautiful!!

  • Eric Ianuzi

    Eric Ianuzi (Deleted) gave props (2 Feb 2013):

    nice image

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