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Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Photographer: Charles M Anderson
Location: Lake Merritt, Oakland, California
Story: 
In May 2014 my wife and I were photographing hummingbirds and chickadees feeding on flowers at Merritt Lake. Here, a chickadee is flying off from a large yellow flower after feeding on its pedals. 1/4000 sec at f/8 and ISO 1250
Digital Alterations: 
Modest contrast, brightness, saturation, warmth, sharpness, and crop.
Camera Information: Nikon D4s and 200-400 VRII Nikkor w/TC-1.4x on Induro CT313 Tripod w/Wimberley Gimbal Head II
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