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Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-11-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K-5 IIs, SIGMA 500mm f/4,5 APO DG EX
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-06 15:42
Viewed: 1170
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Crested Tit, or simply Crested Tit, Lophophanes cristatus (formerly Parus cristatus), is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder in coniferous forests throughout central and northern Europe and in deciduous woodland in France and the Iberian peninsula. In Great Britain, it is chiefly restricted to the ancient pinewoods of Inverness and Strathspey in Scotland, and seldom strays far from its haunts. A few vagrant Crested Tits have been seen in England. It is resident, and most individuals do not migrate.
It is an easy tit to recognise, for besides its erectile crest, the tip of which is often recurved, its gorget and collar are distinctive. It is, like other tits, talkative, and birds keep up a constant zee, zee, zee birdsong (help·info), similar to that of the Coal Tit.
It makes a nest in a hole in rotting stumps. This bird often feeds low down in trees, but although not shy, it is not always easily approached. It will join winter tit flocks with other species.
Like other tits it is found in pairs and it feeds on insects (including caterpillars) and seeds.
This species was formerly placed in Parus, but the distinctness of Lophophanes is well supported,and it is now recognised by the American Ornithologists' Union and the British Ornithologists' Union as a distinct genus.


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An interesting species of Tit perched daintily on a branch bearing red berries, Nuri.
Nice DOF resulting into a flawless and apt background.

Very nice compostion, soft background and sharp bird. Good to see parts of its habitat too.
The light is a bit flat, but it suits the image.

hallo Nuri
very nice details to see of this bird
great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Nuri,
Very well balanced photograph of this Crested Tit. Excellent light and color. Crest is well visible too. I like the way you have managed such BG. Good work.....
Thanks for sharing with NOTE,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-05-07 11:45]

Hi Nuri,a magnificent capture of this crested tit,the pic is the top of quality despite the distace and the difficult dark light,the composition is truly beautiful,there is the autumn atmopshere inside,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-05-07 19:49]

Hello Nuri,
A new bird for me and a beautiful one at that. I really like it's raised crest and lovely facial markings. Perched on an attractive berry covered branch adds much to the overall beauty of the image. Natural colors and displaying good detail. Well done!!

Hi Nuri,
Excellent composition with beautiful background. The DOF is good as also the colours.

Ciao Nuri, lovely composition with cute bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Nuri,
Belle et bonne composition dans une lumière relativement bien maitrisée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Nuri,
Thanks for visiting my gallery.
It is one of the rarest species of tits in my country....
Excellent details and focus.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-06-16 10:24]

Hello Nuri.
Excellent shot of this Crested Tit,
Perfect details,composition and DOF,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot,friend.
Thanks for the nice welcome.
Regards Sigi

Çok hoş bir tepeli baştankara fotografı.
kuşlar hakkında iyi bilgi vermişsiniz, benim çok fazla bilgim yok.
Ancak kuşun bakış yönü, merkezin solunda oluşu, o yönde dengeyi sağlayan kırmızı meyveler , temiz arkaplan gibi unsurlar fotografı daha da kıymetli yapıyor.
TN deki portfolyonuz hayli güzel ve kuvvetli tebrikler

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