18-February-2009

Black-Capped Chickadee

I found this small bird trying to keep warm near my front door. It kept flying around and getting bits of the spider webs caught on its beak and wings. These images were taken with my “go anywhere” D300 and 18-200 mm lens with the pop-up flash. I did need to remove the lens hood to prevent a shadow in the image.

Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200  mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200  mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200  mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200  mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200  mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200  mm VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200  mm VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/7, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/7, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200  mm VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/7, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/7, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200  mm VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/7, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/7, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J. Mathre)

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Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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