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Parus caeruleus

Parus caeruleus
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Copyright: bartha tibor (barthatibor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 353 W: 0 N: 1050] (5595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-04
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-21 4:52
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Points: 22
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The Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus[2] or Parus caeruleus[3]) is a 10.5 to 12 cm (4.2 to 4.8 inches,) long passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands. It is a resident bird; i.e., most tits do not migrate.The blue tit is usually 12 centimetres (4.7 in) long with a wingspan of 18 centimetres (7.1 in) for all genders, and weighs about 11 grams (0.39 oz).[7]

The common blue tit has an azure blue crown and dark blue line passing through the eye, and encircling the white cheeks to the chin, giving the bird a very distinctive appearance. The forehead and a bar on the wing are white. The nape, wings and tail are blue; the back is yellowish green; the under parts mostly sulphur-yellow with a dark line down the abdomen. The bill is black, the legs bluish grey, and the irides dark brown. The sexes are similar, but under ultraviolet light, males have a brighter blue crown. Young Blue Tits are noticeably more yellow.

The yellowness of the tummy is indicative of the number of yellowy-green caterpillars eaten, due to high levels of carotene pigments in the diet.[8]

This is a common and popular European garden bird, due to its perky acrobatic performances when feeding on nuts or suet. It swings beneath the holder, calling "tee, tee, tee" or a scolding "churr".

The song period lasts almost all the year round, but is most often heard during February to June.

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Hello Bartha,

Cute little fellow, the blue tit!
And they are much bolder than the much larger cousin the great tit...
This is a well composed presentation, accurate DoF with sharp fine details in the plumage!

Pablo -

Salut Tibor,
Pitigoiul albastru este una dintre cele mai dragalase specii de pasari de la noi care coboara iarna de prin paduri si dealuri in zonele locuite mai calde.
Acest exemplar pare sa stea pe ganduri desi specia este in permanenta miscare si greu de surprins.
Detaliile si culorile sunt impecabile.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-21 6:52]

Hi Bartha,
Gorgeous the blue tit,nice colours with good detail.
Composition are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Bartha, lovely diagonal composition with nice bird in great pose, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-21 7:27]

Hello Tibor.
Such a nice close up. so cute.Perfectly composed with nice details and perfect sharpness.
well done.Best regards Siggi

Buna Tibor,
Culori foarte frumoase si detalii excelente ale acestui pitigoi albastru. Claritatea si compozitia intregesc un cadru minunat.
Numai bine,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-21 10:55]

Hello Tibi,
Very beautiful photo of this Blue Tit in splendid light and colours. Good sharpness, POV and composition. A pity that the background is a little bit noisy.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-10-21 11:48]

Szia Tibi!
Gratulálok a képhez!
Zoltival beszélünk vasárnap Varságban,Te Ildit kérdezd meg, hogy Ő marad e hétfőn, kedden? Mobilon elérsz.
Szia, Jóska

Hi Bartha,

Very nice shot of the blue tit taken from a nice POV & great sharpness.
Good colors & BG. Well done & TFS.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-21 22:31]

Bonjour Bartha,
Sympathique la petite mésange bleue. Belles couleurs, environnement naturel, bonne netteté.

Hello Bartha,
lovely capture of this little bird with good sharpness and beautiful colours. I especially like the fine colour contrast against the brownish background.
Best wishes,

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