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The Pancake Chronicles

Monday, January 24, 2011


© Colleen Hilman


Anonymous Susan said...

gasp! another amazing chickadee photo! last years little winter one may need a friend ;) happy weekend!

21 January 2011 at 00:18  
Blogger villagegirl said...

Wow! An amazing picture indeed! So cute!

21 January 2011 at 13:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Look at the wings, wow! Great shot Colleen!


22 January 2011 at 08:47  
Blogger Clay Hilman said...

Hey Colleen, Clay here. This AMAZING shot of this chickadee reminds me of the hovering chickadee I captured on my trail cam. You can see it on Adrienne's blog.

22 January 2011 at 12:54  
Blogger Dickie Chick said...

Amazing photo Colleen!

23 January 2011 at 23:58  
Blogger Monika said...

Wow Colleen, this picture is absolutely amazing!!
Can I ask you what kind of camera you are using now? Back when I lived there I remember you had that old digital camera and were wanting to upgrade..curious what you ended up getting. You have always taken beautiful pics, old or new camera! :)

25 January 2011 at 17:15  
Blogger Colleen said...

Thanks, my friends!

Hi Moni! My camera is a Nikon D80 now. I've had it for 2½ years. I used a 50mm lens for this. I'm still getting used to this lens but it lets in way more light than an average lens which means my shutter can close quickly on fast objects and still get in enough light to keep it from being a blur. I stood behind the kitchen sink and took these through the window - held down the shutter and fired off maybe a hundred photos hoping for a good one. Miss you. x.

26 January 2011 at 00:27  
Blogger Scrapnqueen said...


Great shot, Colleen!

Glad you made it home, safe and sound, even if it means you are returning to much colder pastures.


30 January 2011 at 21:18  
Blogger Monika said...

Colleen...thanks for the reply, sorry I just saw this now 2 weeks later. You rock!! And I miss you too.

8 February 2011 at 19:45  
Blogger the mama said...

This is fantastic!! :) Ack I have a D60 and my 50mm doesn't auto focus, does yours on the D80? I'm saving (ha ha) for a D90 which I read will auto focus. My 50 is my most favorite-est lens for sure. :)

9 February 2011 at 12:01  
Blogger Colleen said...

Thank you! It does auto-focus but I manually focused and kept my camera in the same place and just kept on clicking. The birds flew back and forth in the same line so I didn't have to keep refocusing. I took hundreds with only three or four that turned out. I would love a D90 for the video option! A friend of mine is wizard with it. Of my two lenses the 50mm is my fave. There's a $2,000 wide-angle lens I have my eye on but it's, uh $2,000.

10 February 2011 at 15:05  

any questions?

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