Back and Front Yard Beauties


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.


Nesting Chickadee


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.


Snacking Chickadee


Watercolor Painting


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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