My father joked that I “cheated” to get this shot, I say its not cheating if you tell your audience how you did it. First I set up the stick near my mom’s feeder, then I set up my camera on a tripod to keep it in exactly the same spot. Next I took several shots just of the sick to build the panorama, then without moving the camera from that same spot, I sat for a couple of hours taking pictures of the chickadees landing on the stick. I picked the very best posses and blended everything together in photoshop. Is that cheating? I don’t think so, after all each chickadee landed in exactly that spot just not at the same time. I will tell you what it was, it was a lot of work!

Mom and Dad’s Backyard, March 4th, 2013.