Eating a Seed on an Icy Branch

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedDecember 4, 2013
TakenDecember 4, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D3000
Exposure1/200 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm

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A sower went out to sow his seed and as he sowed, some fell by the wayside and the birds of the air devoured it... St. Luke 8: 5

The Black Capped Chickadee

Flew to a branch of an Olive tree

Covered with snow and ice....

To eat its sunflower seeds....

When the weather is not nice..

The wild birds have more needs...

We must give them food to eat

Because they have no heat.

Poetry by me, AJP

We had a winter snow storm with wet slushy snow and rain...Lots of birds are coming to the feeder now...I admire the tenacity of the Black Capped Chickadee who bears the weather the best way he can but we try to help them to exist in our climate by keeping the feeder filled. It was difficult to focus through two window panes with a telephoto lens on a gray overcast day but I mainly wanted to capture this bird in a photo to show how he braves the elements even on an icy branch. They quickly grab seeds on the feeder and then fly to a branch to eat their lunch.

I saw a Chickadee yesterday who was sitting on a branch of an apple tree where I was taking pictures but he flew away before I could get a decent picture...I didn't notice he was there until he started singing to me...They are a sweet- natured bird and I love them for sowing the seeds of joy.

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    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (4 Dec 2013):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (4 Dec 2013):

    Awesome capture of the Chickadee, I like how the photo is so soft & a great DOF, plus the ice drops on the branch.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (4 Dec 2013):

    Such a lovely little bird....I hope it finds many seeds

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (4 Dec 2013):

    Wow ! You are an amazing photographer Andrea ! It takes dedication to get the shots and you do. You have it !

  • Litz Go

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  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (4 Dec 2013):

    They ARE sweet natured little birds Andrea and I love their song. This is a precious photo!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (4 Dec 2013):

    Beautifully done.

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (5 Dec 2013):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (5 Dec 2013):

    Sweet portrait! I love the tones and detail in this beautiful capture!

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