Thursday, January 5, 2012

Carolina Chickadee






This little Carolina chickadee is so like its northern cousin, 

the black-capped chickadee,

I wonder if the ornithologists aren't just splitting feathers.


I can't post these little birds without thinking of the pleasure and inspiration I receive from Pat at Bailey Road.  She's on hiatus because of a death in the family, and she is in our thoughts and prayers.  If you'd like to see some delightful images from the natural world, click here, and scroll through some of her past blog posts.  





The texture used on these photos is pdpa Abstract Scratches.

17 comments:

Susan said...

This is just a stunning shot. Love your work.

Angie said...

Awww... I just always love seeing your bird photographs. Sooo sweet. :)

lisa said...

This is a beautiful photograph Connie, and your processing is wonderful.

Thank you so very much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great evening!

lisa.

Beverly said...

Connie, your little birds are so sweet. You are fortunate to have them near enough to photograph. I so enjoy your photography! Thank you for sharing.

Liz said...

What a gorgeous little bird, Connie! Lovely captures.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful little bird!

Kathy

forgetmenot said...

Great photo of that cute little guy. Mickie :)

Susan said...

Beautiful! I love chickadees, we get lots at our feeder.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh Connie, how I love that first image! I have a texture element that I once purchased for 25.00 saved on my main computer and never knew how to apply it into my Picasa, or Photoshop programs to be able to use on my photos. Myabe we could e-mail each other the how to do this. Have a blessed day~

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful texture work, a beautiful model and a lovely quote. Great !

Torunn said...

Beautiful picture of the bird, and a wonderful texture. A great picture.

Marcie said...

Simply gorgeous!! Wonderful sweet captures!

deb duty said...

Wow! These are gorgeous images!

Jennifer Richardson said...

such beauty...so glad you were
watching
and waiting
with camera in hand!!!!
Beautiful capture.
Thanks for the share,
Jennifer

hannah said...

Love the cute little tits. They are about the only birds we share. And the only ones that come close enough for me to take a stab at capturing them.

S. Etole said...

Such friendly little birds. Like the way you have "treated" them.

Lisa said...

Connie, what a lovely shot of this little fellow. And, as always, the processing makes it all the more beautiful. My wish for this year is to work more with textures.