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Becky O'Neill

Blackfoot, ID, United States


My in-laws recently moved into a house near the local Greenway. The morning after Christmas I braved the cold temps (-5 F) to photograph birds in the hoary frost and I lucked out and came upon a small flock of Black-capped Chickadees foraging by the river. They would sprint out of a tree grab seeds of the dead foliage and dash back into the comfort of the tree. I tried to photograph this, but just couldn’t get the shot. On my way back home I used the remaining photos in my digital camera and did a “hail Mary with Autofocus” and was rewarded with the Chickadee shot of a lifetime. I don’t think I will ever top this Chickadee Photo.

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Rick Miller says:

Great shot, Becky!

Dan Garber says:

This is a dandy all right. Sometimes the best shots are luck, but you can’t get lucky unless you are out there. Good job!

Ellen Lewis says:

I love the action you were able to capture here. I shiver just looking at it. Very nice, indeed.

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Becky O'Neill says:

Thanks everyone!

I love how the snow is flying as the little bird picks of that seed! Nice one!

Theresa Nickels says:

Excellent shot! Your timing was perfect.

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