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balancing act
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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-10-03 2:29
Viewed: 3101
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday I went outside in one of the few spare moments I have this week. I tried to get a nice picture of a redwing or songthrush. The are migrating in large numbers now. All I found were a couple of great and blue tits and some smaller warblers.
This blue tit was very busy feeding om the rosehips. Because the little twig was moving too much he took hold of the rosehip itself to get a better grip on his fastfood. He stayed in this position at least for 30 seconds, while picking the food. Here he is reacting to a great tit which came a little too close.

I know it is a horrible background and the picture itself is not sdo good either, but I thought it was kind of funny.

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Immagine veramente deliziosa con ottima composizione! Ottimi e morbidi i colori!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

Ho Jacob, splendid pose of this blue tit, very good focus, lovely soft natural colors and excellent lighting
cheer for this splendid composition,
well done,

Hi Jacob
I do not think the bg is that disturbing, and the pose of the tit is great. I tried to pepit a bit up, maybe you like it

hi jacob
good shot with good pose even if the picture is a little bit shallow
aleks ;)
best wishes

Hello Jacob,
Lovely shot,beautiful and sharp.I love it, thanks.

Great composition, I love the detail. And the POV....great job!


Hello Jacob
Wonderful shot of this Blue tit,
Perfect focusing,composition and BG,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot.

Good Luck

Hallo Jacob,

Je laatste zin maar even vergeten, want het gaat om het plaatje. Ik vind dat een compositie is die er mag zijn. Kijk nu toch een goed hoe dat meesje voor ons poseert. Je POV is uitstekend. De kleuren hadden wat feller gekund. Maar ja je kunt niet alles hebben Jacob. Fijn dat je het lef had om deze foto te posten. Goed gedaan. Groeten en tot TFS Bob

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-10-03 14:03]

Wow good, photo

a little contrast and sharpness :(

Thanks good photo

yours respectfully

Hello Jacob nice pose good compo must agree on contrast and sharpening great shot and a fine workshop tfs rgds Necip.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-10-03 19:52]

Hello Jacob,
Superb capture of this limber little bird in Beautiful surroundings.
Thanks for sharing

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-03 23:11]

Hi Jacob

A great action shot - amazing acrobatics. One of thoose shots where just capturing the moment is all that is needed - if that makes sense?


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-06 7:55]

Hello Jacob,
What a lovely pose, I think he's gone in for some serious exercising! Very well-timed and sharp capture of this little Bluetit on the Hawthorn bush. Beautiful colours and a lovely composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

hi jacob!
I like the blue tit and here
you catch it in a great pose!
sharp and with good composition
well done!

Hello Jacob, nice lovely bird in a funny pose.
Good shot!


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