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Old Sep 26, 2005, 8:23 PM   #1
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Below are shots taken with the 135/2 wide open, no extenders, of the chickadee swarm that I'm presently photographing. It's a fun lens if you can get close enough:



















Angry chickadee who doesn't like to share



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Old Sep 26, 2005, 9:20 PM   #2
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I studied these pics hard trying to pick out a favorite and if I had to pick one it would probably be the angry chick. I love that expression. But those flight shots are spectacular so I'll just leave it at that .

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Old Sep 27, 2005, 4:19 AM   #3
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All great, but I especially enjoy the in flight shots.
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Old Sep 27, 2005, 6:54 AM   #4
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Amazing shots Norm - great detail!

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Old Sep 27, 2005, 2:19 PM   #5
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Wonderful shots of a beautiful subject.
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Old Sep 27, 2005, 8:22 PM   #6
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As usual norm, really great work. I like the angry chickadee because it's just plain cute!
My favorite though is the second photo. Even though there is a little loss of definition
around the back of the head, this in no way detracts from the sombre look of the little
guy and the color of the background. All combined, the effect is wonderful!!! If it
were my pic, I would find a spot on the wall for it.
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Old Sep 28, 2005, 8:39 AM   #7
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all great shots, but like most others, I love the angry bird shot, very cute:-)
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Old Sep 28, 2005, 10:20 PM   #8
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Thanks all, I appreciate the nice words and the time you took to take a look and leave a note.
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Old Oct 3, 2005, 2:33 PM   #9
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Number 4, the angry little dude is really cute. Chickadees are neat. Ever since I was a little kid, I've always seen'em and watched them from time to time and sort of took'em for granted, but your shots have really upped my interest in them. We always have a few in the back yard. There just happens to be an interesting bit on them in this months DISCOVER magazine, I came across it while wating for my wife at the airport last night. (happy coincidence for me) Bought the magazine and read nearly all of it, her plane was late. Article is about a half page. Page 12.Apparently they have a lot to say when they open their beak. They announcenot only the presence of predators, but the size and the danger rating of the threat. The more dangerous ones, merit more "dees" in the call. They don't rate the danger based on size alone. Small raptors generate more alalrm cries than the larger great grey owl. Very interesting little birds. Your shots compliment this article very nicely. Best regards,

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Thanks for the info Kenneth, I've been doing some reading myself on this stuff and it's pretty interesting. Now I find myself counting the dee dee's.:lol:
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