Photo of the Day: Ms. Bashful

by John Briggs on January 27, 2011

in Bird Photographs, Blog, Maine Birds, Photo of the Day

Black-capped Chickadee – Poecile atricapillus

This black-capped Chickadee did not want to cooperate with the photographer. She remained partially hidden for quite some time knowing full well that if she showed her beautiful face, it would be plastered on some web page for the whole world to see. There’s no doubt that Ms. Bashful was planning an exit strategy from the probing lenses of the birding world’s equivalent of paparazzi.

The following photos were taken with a Canon 7D and a Canon 400mm f/4 L IS lens. Simply click a photo below for a full-sized view.

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Eventually, she could not resist the temptation to move from behind her veil. She would be incapable of fleeing until she knew that her beauty was captured for the world to see.

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Happy birding!



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