Beautiful capture !
Thank you, Mark.The north wind was playing havoc with its coiffure.
I see clear blue skies in the background I find getting a nice blue sky to be such a pain in photography. in the old days I could just use a filter on the lens now I have to fuss with post work and my skies still turn out mostly white. Yuck ! But this is an excellent shot. So how do you get your models to pose for you ?? :-)
A deep blue sky is not uncommon here, especially in the winter and with a north or northwest wind at the back end of a storm. When the humidity is high, particularly in the summer, the sky can be a milky white, and I know what you mean by "Yuck!"I lived in Saskatchewan for many years and the prairie sky is the deepest, most stunning blue I've seen; I miss it.
Oops, forgot your question...The chickadees rarely 'pose' for long, but they do flit about quite close once they become familiar with me, and sometimes I'm lucky enough to be ready when they perch.
I really miss you critter shots. I love watching my birds in the morning on weekends. The robins have now returned. In a side note, I recently watched a fascinating PBS special on moose and why they are becoming so few. The claves very seldom make it. But I had no idea that moose were such great and caring mothers. The whole documentary was shot in Jasper National Park in Alberta. The host was Hugo Kitching who followed the for a year. It was beyond interesting.
Many species are in danger or decline as habitat is destroyed and territory compromised. It would be nice if more people cared about sharing, rather than exploiting, the planet.The last few winters have been hard, but that hasn't stopped the logging and hunting. In fact, moose season here was increased by two days for the past two autumns.I haven't been posting as many 'critter shots' because I rarely see any critters.