One particular visitor that I always look forward to seeing is the Carolina Chickadee. With its distinctive black cap and bib, this small songbird is a true...
The Carolina Chickadee is a true gem of the avian world, and I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to photograph it in my own backyard.
I photographed this Carolina Chickadee With Caterpillar for its young at my place in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas.
- Camera: Canon EOS R5
- Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
- Location: Near The Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
- Date and Time Taken: May 7, 2022 (07:03 A. M.)
- Exposure Mode: Manual
- Aperture: f7.1
- Shutter speed: 1/200
- ISO: 8000 (Auto)
- White Balance: Auto
- Metering Mode: Evaluative
- Back-button Focus
- Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
- Exposure Compensation: 0.7
- Focal Length: 500 mm
I had a pair of Carolina Chickadees nest in one of my nest boxes this spring. This birdhouse is near my driveway and when I drove by I noticed this Carolina Chickadee fledgling looking out. I parked and got this photo. I can see this birdhouse from inside my house and I knew this fledgling would leave the nest soon. About 30 minutes later, I saw it fly to a nearby tree. I could hear the parents nearby. Later on I noticed another fledgling leave the nest. I’m not sure how many were in the birdhouse.
How I Got The Shot – Carolina Chickadee Fledgling
I was hand holding a Fujifilm X-T3 camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro.
• Location: Arkansas
• Date Taken: May 3, 2020
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/110 sec.
• ISO: 3200
• Exposure Bias: +1 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 400 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II with a Fringer EF-FX Pro
• Camera: Fujifilm X-T3