Thursday, February 24, 2011


The chickadee
In the cottonwood tree
Was too busy to pose
For my camera and me.
A study in gray
Its cap ebony
But it wasn't concerned
With photography.
Blurred, out of focus
As you can see
It's a challenge to shoot
A chickadee.


Mrs Catch said...

What fabulous action shots! I love the one of his rear end!

Anzu said...

You hide your candle under a bushel. You are a keen and skillful bird shooter. d(゚-^*) nice♪
Lovely bird ヾ(((o^Θ^o)))ノ"

Anonymous said...

i really like your header and the quote there!

Linda Sue said...

That is the cutest little chubette ever! I might try to felt one. Love the last shot with his little legs out and his chin tucked under- like a toddler! Ohhh these photos just make my day! Great shots.

Maude Lynn said...

This is so good! Birds never pose for me. Never.

Jill said...

Looks like you rose to the challenge Leenie, great shots, cute bird.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Leenie you did a great job. B

Anonymous said...

Super action shots - we don't have chickadees here.

Regina said...

Gee, to me these are still lovely images!! I like the rear view as well!!That blurry effect is kind of neat too but they really can be hard to photograph at times- yet I've seen a bunch of your close ups with that feeder too. I'd like a good day?
Wishing you a wonderful weekend~

Sarah said...

So cute! I like your little verse to go with your photos too! We don't have chickadees here so it is nice to see one so close up.