Back and Front Yard Beauties

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Black-capped Chickadee

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Rear View, literally

Getting a photograph of a Black-capped Chickadee has proven to be more of a challenge than I expected. Waiting for one to perch, focusing and getting the shot has been difficult because of the speed at which they arrive and depart. I will continue in my quest to capture this little bird’s true beauty.

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Nesting Chickadee

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Mixed Media Collage, “Beep-a-boo Chickadee”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few years ago I was lucky to get very close to a birdhouse hanging on our front porch which was inhabited by a very cooperative and photogeDSC_0273 (2)nic Chickadee.

 

 

The photo ended up as our Christmas card (with a littlePhotoshop magic done by my husband.) I later incorporated the extra cards into one of my mixed media collages, shown above. I also used the image for a watercolor painting. Hopefully these little birds will continue to come to our yard, feeders and birdhouses while also inspiring me to use their images in my art.

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Snacking Chickadee

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Watercolor Painting

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About circuitousjourney

Retired Art Teacher
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2 Responses to Back and Front Yard Beauties

  1. Carol says:

    Great photos! Those chickadees flit in and out so quickly I can see how they’re hard to capture on “film.”

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