Hey you buddy I got here FIRST !!!

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedNovember 13, 2012
TakenNovember 12, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/200 sec at f/10
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length75 mm

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Q: Any idea when the 'Hands on' competition will be judged?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him...
Proverbs 18: 17

The Downy Woodpecker
Turned his head to see...
A Black Capped Chickadee.
In a scene unrehearsed,
He said, "hey you Buddy,
At the end of the stick;
I got here FIRST
To get the best pick!"

Poetry by me, AJP

The birds were flying steadily to the window feeder today as it was very cold outside. with snow flurries in the low 20's with wind chill...

These two sweeties were having a little spat when I shot this picture but it didn't last long..They don't stay long enough at one setting to grab a seed, for their disputes to get too heated and it was just for an instant....I don't know how I was quick enough to catch it through the old rolled window glass ...I especially love the indignant look of the chickadee who is such a proud little bird..

Thank you Heather (JanElle) for nominating this picture to be voted on.

15 responses

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (12 Nov 2012):

    Excellent tittle, well done !

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (12 Nov 2012):

    ha! i thought maybe he was asking her out on a date. love this.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (13 Nov 2012):

    Fab capture of expression, Andrea!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (13 Nov 2012):

    You have to be really quick to get a fantastic capture like this.. it really made me chuckle, they look so cute!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (13 Nov 2012):

    so cute! an arrogant little guy isn't he. :-)

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (13 Nov 2012):

    Very cute.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (13 Nov 2012):

    Well done!! Love it

  • Felicia

    Felicia gave props (13 Nov 2012):

    Too cute!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (13 Nov 2012):

    Perfect title for this photo!!! I love it : )

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (13 Nov 2012):

    Fantastic capture! Lovely!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (14 Nov 2012):

    The look!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (14 Nov 2012):

    Thank you all for your kind words ...I am so happy that we have this window feeder to get
    closer to the birds and to watch their mannerisms.....They are really precious.

  • Chuck Homler

    Chuck Homler gave props (16 Nov 2012):

    Great shot! Luckily Chickadees are very courteous at the feeder. Have you ever noticed that while some birds sit and perch in front of th efeeder, chickadees tend to swoop in, grab a morsel, and then fly to a branch to eat it so other birds can forage?

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (16 Nov 2012):

    Yes, Chuck I have noticed that Chickadees are very courteous and you are right they tend
    to swoop down and grab a morsel and are fast as lightning ..I have also noticed that the
    squirrels who get on the bigger feeder treat the Chickadees with respect and don't seem to
    mind them grabbing a bite to eat with them when they don't stay that long...I am very impressed with your nature site...Welcome to JPG!.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (18 Nov 2012):

    This is so cute and beautifully captured.

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