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Crested Tit (Tofsmes)

Crested Tit  (Tofsmes)
Photo Information
Copyright: Gert Ellstrom (ellis49) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 300mm f/4 USM L, Digital RAW 800
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite pics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-21 7:56
Viewed: 5013
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for your comments of my previous post.

This is a portrait of a small and restless bird, the Crested tit.
The most beautiful of this bird is the “hairdo” It’s a real Punk Tit. The picture is taken in the north part of my county where we use to shot Siberian jays.
This one was very close, almost to close for the lens.
I hope you like this small bird.

Info from Wikipedia

Crested Tit is 10.5 to 12 cm long and has a wingspan of 17-20 cm. It weighs about 11 grams. It is grayish brown with lighter belly and has a clearly marked white collar around the neck bounded below by a black band to form a triangular bib. And it has a crest that makes it easy to recognize. The sexes are equal.

More info in different language here

Canon 300mm/F4.0 L, tripod, spot metering, ISO 800, Raw-format, manual mode.
Levels, Contrast, Crop, resized to 800 pixels, PP in the PS CS5.
Well calibrated Eizo s-pva monitor, calibrated/profiled with spyder3 elite

With this picture I will wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Great 2011

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hallo Gert
this is a super shot again from you ase allways
great sharpness nice pose and beautiful colours
thanks for your comments but my smile,s are no more today
greeting lou

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-21 8:05]

Hello Gert
Superb portrait of this beautiful specie of Tit.
Excellent work!
Thanks for sharing

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-21 8:07]

Hej Gert,
A perfect, technically and esthetically, close portrait of Tofsmesen. I cannot fault it!
This is a fine image to view for Christmas and a great one to end the year with, especially before you go to Cyprus!
Tack för det! Jag önskar dig God Jul, ett Gott 2011 och en trevlig resa till Cypern.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-21 8:15]

Hello Gert,
Fantastic sharp detailed portrait of this Crested Tit. Very beautiful colours and a great DOF with this beautiful OOF BG. It all is set in a perfect composition.

An incredible clear portrait taken with a gorgeous lens! Good day Gert! The detail on the bird's head is truly incredible! Very good use of aperture settings. The "golden spot" if I can call it f/5.6 is the perfect compromise between excellent sharpness and pleasant depth of field! I haven't seen this wonderful bird around our homes and most probably that specie is not flying in our sky's at all, so I haven't seen it in the real life as well, but my feeling is that the image has a slight blue cast friend Gert. Tell me if I am wrong! Great image, never the less! Have a great evening my friend!
George Veltchev

Hi Gert
Impressive photo. The composition and the colours are excellent. The sharpness is fantastic,
My best wishes, Christodoulos.

Ciao Gert, fantastic portrait of lovely bird on a beautiful lighting BG, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-21 10:43]

Hi Gert,
Splendid portrait of this Crested tit, great lights and beautiful colrs, congratulations!

Hello Gert,
Outstanding portrait of a wonderful bird from the Tit family.
Lovely colours, splendid details and a perfect focus.
Congratulation and thanks for sharing!

Hello Gert,
Gorgeous portrait with wonderful details, natural colours and great sharpness. Well done!

Ciao Gert.
Ottimo prino piano di questa Cincia dal ciuffo. Belli i colori ottima la nitidezza molto bravo.
TI auguro buone feste ciao Marco.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-21 13:21]

What a fantastic portrait and what a impressive focus and sharpness,a very professional work,the brilliant eye is like the cherry on the cake..eehehe...very well done!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Gert
amazing portrait of Crested Tit, it's nice face is so well captured with stunning details, it seems so real, the blurred BG highlight the bird very nicely
a very greaty image
i wish you also a merrychristmas and a grea new year

Hallo Gert,
a superb portrait of the Crested Tit, fantastic deatail in a very pleasing composition;
i like very much your photographic style.
Thanks, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Gert

Good shot of this lovely tit. Great portrait. Yeah they have a great 'hair-do'. Excellent sharpness.


Hej Gert
Excellent portrait of this Punk Rocker :)

God Jul och Gått nytt år!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-22 7:12]

Hello Gert,
Thanks for this lovely close-up of a Crested Tit. Details are ever so sharp and colours beautiful.
Hoppas att du nu kommer iväg till söderns sol och värme. Här hade vi -23 i morse och massor av snö! Pust!
TFS och God Jul och Gott Nytt År, Ulla

Hello Gert!
Perfect exposure and capture. Ideal POV and DOF. Nice lightness and colours.
Good work.
Merry Christmas!!!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-26 10:44]

Hi Gert.
I dream to take bird shots from so close distance years. However, my manner and conditions of shooting do not allow me such opportunity. As a rule I shoot bird during walking. Details of the bird are absolutely fantastic, BG and colours are awesome. Bravo and many thanks.
P.S. However, next my post also will be bird extreme close-up. I have bought new 2x Nikon converter TC-20E III for my telelens Nikkor 70-200 VR II.

Hi Gert,

Beautiful portrait of the Crested Tit, sharp as a razorblade, composition is pleasant, and the 'punk-rock feeling' is definitely there. :) Great image. But I feel George was right about the white balance. However, congrats for the nice pic.

All the best to you & your loved ones for 2011, friendly regards, László

great face portrait, TFS Ori

Hello Gert
Superb portrait of this beautiful Tit!!! Great sharpness and beautiful colours.
Thanks for your comments.
Greetings, João Edgar.

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