Sometimes you find the most rewarding images close to home and without much effort. I've got a bird feeder in a friend's woods. It is a bee hive of activity, mostly Black-capped Chickadees. They are one of my favorite birds- tame, always active and sweetly voiced. They are extremely quick, and I've often tried to catch that instant when they take wing. It required more anticipation than reaction. If you fire the shutter when you see motion, well, it's always too late.
So, when I am refilling the feeder I try to take a few photos in the hope I will get it right. Finally, I hit it spot-on and got this delightful image: