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Chickadee Spotlight by JRd1st Chickadee Spotlight by JRd1st
Chickadee Poecile atricapillus

My first bird submission using a flash for fill light. The bg is still too dark, but I think I know how to fix that in the future. (I hope)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
You've been featured! [link]
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JRd1st Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
You're welcome! :iconcardinalplz:
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meihua Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I think the background is a good color here, it isn't so dark it blends in with the head, and it provides contrast with the breast of the bird.
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JRd1st Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. This is just about the best I've had, so far. This is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I have to figure out a way to force my camera to do fill flash when its not so bright outside.
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TurquoiseMoon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot! Does using the flash help for overcast days??
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JRd1st Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, but its hard to get it to look natural because my camera only assumes I want fill flash if its really bright outside.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Pretty--I love these little birds!
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JRd1st Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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gigigirl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
:3 Absolutely adorable. Great shot!
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JRd1st Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :iconspazhugplz:
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MirMidPhotos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo. I usually don't like how flash looks, but I think it turned out good this time.
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JRd1st Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!

I'll try to make them look natural. ;)
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
CHIKADEES! XD We have a whole host of these little cuties at our feeders. :) They are such sweet little things, trying to hand-feed them! I hope to get some shots of them myself soon.
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JRd1st Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They are my favorites. They're brave, too!
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SafariBear Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the bg this dark...
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JRd1st Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.

I don't thionk it's bad, but when it snows having a dark bg may make me lose a lot of what I like about birds in the snow. Anyway, a dark bg is easier than a lighter one, so I've learned something, at least. :rofl:
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1001G Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
wow john
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JRd1st Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow?

You like it that much? Maybe I'm too self-critical, but all I wanted was fill flash. This is almost full blown flash.

Thanks, though! :hug:
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1001G Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I didnt feel it was that harsh john
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November 30, 2012
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
400 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Nov 25, 2012, 1:59:39 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Sensor Size
3mm
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