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Michel Lamarche

Free Member, St-Bruno-de-Montarville

Dream bird

Mésange à tête noire, Black-capped Chickadee, L= 13 cm, E=20 cm, P=11 g

I feel the need here to give some details about this shot. In fact, if you look closely, you'll see one foot of the Chickadee under his wing (transparency). So the bird was just leaving this little branch and starting to take its flight and unfold his wings... There are no digital transformation on this picture except from sharpening tool, shadow/highlight and obviously, desaturation. The white softness in the lower part of the image is due to snow out of focus. And Tom, I can reassure you, there were no pin used ;-)

Here is a color image of this beautiful and sympathetic little bird...

Ice bath
Ice bath
Michel Lamarche

Comments 14

  • SophiaK 01/13/2009 12:56

    It's realy beautiful! It's like the birds we see in our deepest dreams... birds wich carring secrets & they are whispering them in our ears as we sleep......

    Best Regards, Sophia!
  • Vesela Maleeva 05/10/2007 1:46

    I especially like the detail of the wing.
  • Pat McMullen 04/15/2007 16:23

    Very nice black and white. I like the tonal values in it alot.
  • Luc Grollie 04/08/2007 22:54

    can't help it, but I prefer the colorversion in the snow, works much better for me !!!
    question de préférence personelle......
  • Robyn Raggio 04/08/2007 17:48

    You are indeed the master of imaging all things winged. A lovely, sweet shot of simple grace. Tones, comp, and DOF all the support the feathered friend. Nicely done, Michel. Congratulations on a lovely, in-camera shot.
  • Lorraine Larochelle 04/08/2007 14:55

    La mésange à tête noire est mon oiseau préféré. Tout petit avec tant de caractère. Peur de rien et tout migon. Cette photo noir et blanc lui fait tout honneur. Beau travail!
  • Mr. Saguari 04/08/2007 10:56

    Sagi :-)
  • Lawson McCulloch 04/08/2007 10:33

    I really like this shot in b/w, and the softness of the background.
  • Tom McAlexander 04/08/2007 9:19

    This is quite ethereal...and almost like you pinned the little chickadee to a branch to make it look like it's actually flying...which, of course, we all know it actually is.
  • Cees Kuijs 04/08/2007 9:12

    Excellent capture. Very good composition.
    Gtreetings, Cees
  • Marc Thys 04/08/2007 9:01

    Great pic.
  • Véronique Soulier 04/08/2007 8:08

    Qu'il est joli en vol.. le noir et blanc apporte une touche délicate.. Joyeuses Pâques Michel, Véronique
  • Maria Porter 04/08/2007 5:51

    Beautiful capture! Looks fantastic in BW!
  • Stephie S. 04/08/2007 5:34

    Sehr schön festgehalten
    Gruß von Stephie