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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-01-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-05 11:47
Viewed: 987
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus, 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 birds do not migrate.

This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Parus caeruleus.

The systematics of the Blue Tit complex are unsettled. There are at least nine recognised subspecies.

The azure blue crown and dark blue line passing through the eye and encircling the white cheeks to the chin give the Blue Tit 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. Young Blue Tits are noticeably more yellow. 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.

Blue and Great Tits form mixed winter flocks, and the former are perhaps the better gymnasts in the slender twigs. A Blue Tit will often ascend a trunk in short jerky hops, imitating a Treecreeper. As a rule the bird roosts in ivy or evergreens, but in hard weather will shelter in a hole. Blue tits are very agile and can hang from almost anywhere.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-05 13:55]

Hi Marius,fantastic classic of winter,the quality of the pic is absolutely the top,impressive details and natural colors,very very well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Flawless picture of my favourite bird, Marius.
Superb sharpness and clarity in the natural light.
The branches of the tree add a great deal to the appeal of the composition.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-03-05 18:50]

Hello Marius
You have done a fantastic job of photographing this pretty little Blue Tit. The detail is exceptional and colors well saturated yet natural. Captured in an attractive pose which shows off its plumage perfectly. Its features and markings remind me of our chickadees but much more colorful. Well done.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-03-05 22:00]

Hello Marius

Excellent picture of Blue tit, very nice lighting and composition, very beautiful natural colors, nice BG color.



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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-03-05 23:00]

Hello Marius,
great capture lovely bird,regards..

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-03-06 9:06]

Buna Marius,
An excellent capture ..
Excellent composition, fantastic lighting, very sharp focus and sharpness.
Best wishes,

Hello Marius,
As usual beautiful picture of this Blue Tit. Very attractive color and composition. I like its well managed BG too. Splendid work....
Sorry for late visit your beautiful picture. My internet server was inactive.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

hallo Marius
super good picture with nice details and beautiful colours

ps i can send no picture's on TN from 3 day's
i think many more
and also no points

gr lou

  • Great 
  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-03-07 14:47]

Hi Marius
What a cute bird, in beautiful colors.
Good framing and sharpness.


Hello Marius
light is sharp very good pic


  • Great 
  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-03-09 7:42]

Hi Marius,
A very nice capture from close range of this Blue Tit,nice colours and sharpness details
with very good composition.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Marius, Wonderful details along with great note. Thank for sharing

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