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Blue Tit

Blue Tit
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K5, Sigma EX APO DG 50-500mm f/4-6.3, Digital ISO 800
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-01 17:08
Viewed: 2111
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae
Genus: Cyanistes
Species: C. caeruleus
Binomial name: Cyanistes caeruleus

The Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus or Parus caeruleus) is a small passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. The bird is easily recognisable by its blue and yellow plumage, but its scientific classification is disputed.
Blue tits, usually resident and non-migratory birds, are widespread and a common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands with a high proportion of oak. They usually nest in tree holes, although they easily adapt to nest boxes where necessary. The main rival for nests and search for food is the much larger Great Tit.
The blue tit prefers insects and spiders for their diet. Outside the breeding season, they also eat seeds and other vegetable-based foods. Blue tits are famed for their skill, as they can cling to the outermost branches and hang upside down when looking for food.

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Hi Thijs,
Nicely composed, pleasant shot with great sharpness and background blur. Beautiful background blur, too. I wish there was sunlight then! Nevertheless, top class job. Bravo!
Best regards, László

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-02 0:52]

Hello Thijs
indEed a lovely composition of this small guy. The image isolation is splendid into am minimalist style. Simply beautiful in excellent sharpness and detail.
Pleasant indeed.


Hello Thijs,
Les mésanges ne sont pas faciles ŕ apprivoiser. Ici, vous avez trčs bien réussi. Bravo !
Best regards.

很漂亮的鳥 照的很仔細
神態也自然 很樸素的美感

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-02 4:16]

Hallo Thijs,
Leuk om weer eens een foto van je te zien.
Prachtige opname van deze Pimpel. Uitstekende scherpte, mooie natuurlijke kleuren en een erg goede compositiekeuze. Mooie vage achtergrond ook.

Hello Thijs,
a picture with excellent quality with all good character.
best wishes,

Very nice pic of this delicate little blue tit. Very good work.

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