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    Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    For these shots, apparently I was in the right place at the right time. I was looking for birds, and then suddenly I was surrounded by a large group of mixed species, chirping and feeding. At times, some were too close for my 400mm to focus on! It was a special experience, and I really love tiny birds, and how acrobatic and lively they are. C&C always appreciated. How is the PP on these? Thanks! Hope you enjoy.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    Hi Matt,
    you stated "....I was in the right place at the right time.." you were for sure; but it still took you to capture these great shots.
    Well done. They look good to me.
    Cheers
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    Excellent series , matt

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    Exquisite and perfect...

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    What a great set of photos!

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    I agree. These are really wonderful - all of them. But I like the first one the best.

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    Very sharp and well composed with the reeds in the shot. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    Excellent work on these Chikadee photos! Awesome set of photos.

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    You nailed this set, Matt. Nice comps on all three, great exposure, beautiful BG isolates the bird. The second shot is a rare case IMO where the bird's head is off-center looking out of frame and it works. That one is my fav of the set but I'd be proud with any one much less the set. Nicely done.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    Nailed is the word. Great captures.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    Quote Originally Posted by JPS View Post
    Hi Matt,
    you stated "....I was in the right place at the right time.." you were for sure; but it still took you to capture these great shots.
    Well done. They look good to me.
    Cheers
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    John, thanks a lot for the kind words!

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Excellent series , matt
    Thank you, Steve.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    Exquisite and perfect...
    Thank you very much, Christina

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    Quote Originally Posted by Cantab View Post
    What a great set of photos!
    Bruce, thanks for looking and commenting

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    Quote Originally Posted by terrib View Post
    I agree. These are really wonderful - all of them. But I like the first one the best.
    Thanks Terri, that is also my fav! BTW, I like your avatar photo. I wish we had foxes around here

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew1 View Post
    Very sharp and well composed with the reeds in the shot. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks, Andrew. My pleasure, and thank you for viewing

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob44 View Post
    Excellent work on these Chikadee photos! Awesome set of photos.
    Thank you, Robert. I'm glad you liked them.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernFocus View Post
    You nailed this set, Matt. Nice comps on all three, great exposure, beautiful BG isolates the bird. The second shot is a rare case IMO where the bird's head is off-center looking out of frame and it works. That one is my fav of the set but I'd be proud with any one much less the set. Nicely done.
    Dan, thanks a lot. Your comments mean a lot to me. Good call on the second shot. I tried it as a horizontal with more space to the right, and it just didn't work. I felt this comp worked well, I think it has to do with the angle of the body and head, and how it almost appears to be looking left or center, so that offsets the direction the beak is facing. Or maybe I'm just crazy.

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Nailed is the word. Great captures.
    Thank you kindly, Bobo

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    Re: Chestnut-backed Chickadee, triad set

    Well done Matt, thanks for sharing. Your description of the experience of being surrounded by the small birds chirping and feeding is why we do nature photography, some memories stay with us. Great being in the right place at the right time.

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