Black-capped Chickadee on Feeder

I don’t normally take photos of the birds on my feeders, but thought I’d do this one to show off the fancy camo paint job I did on the feeders this fall. These feeders are ones someone on the local birding listserve was making years ago and my wife picked up several of them. They’re made from 4 inch pvc about 2 feet tall with 1" cross tubes. For years these huge white things have hung from out feeding station offending my sense of the rightness of the universe and making horrible backgrounds. Late this summer, after cleaning them up, I got some camo spray paint and tamed the whiteness. It took the birds about 30 seconds to become accustomed to the new colors.

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7DII, Sigma 150-600 C @ 451 mm, gimbal head mounted to blind window, f/8, 1/1600, iso 800, manual exposure. Processed in LR & PS CC. Straightened, cropped from the sides and canvas added to the top using the crop tool in PS. Taken at 9:14 am on October 27th under sunny skies.

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Very nice little cameo, Dennis - the bird’s pose suggests it might almost be puzzled by the new appearance of the feeder !!! Glad you’re happy with the result.

Great idea, Dennis, to paint them camouflage. I do like the way the bird is looking a bit puzzled at the new look.