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Great Tit

Great Tit
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-03 8:58
Viewed: 2740
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
At last i was able to get out yesterday and take a few pictures. Although not very much about i was glad to get this Great Tit. We have had rain again today.

Great Tit ( Parus Major ) Length 14cm. Common woodland and garden species. Appreciably larger than the Blue Tit which it is often seen with. Has bold black and white markings on its head and a black bib line running down its chest, larger in the Male than the Female. Underparts otherwise yellow and its upper parts mainle greenish. The young has sombre plummage with no white on the head. Feeds mainly on Insects in the summer months but eats seeds and nuts in the winter

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Yours picture is verry good.Clarity,colours and details are great.Well done.Best regards.Alin.

Hi Nicholas

The best composition of this week you sent. You're takin advantage masterfully combining 'pose of the bird and the shape of the branch. Placing the bird on the third of the upper left corner has determined the composition of the best way.

Respect to the technical quality, there is nothing to say MF! It is excellent as in all your works.



hello Nick thanks
this is abeauty composition
super sharpness very fine details and beautiful colours
very good light
greeting lou

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-11-03 9:24]

hello sir,
nice picture !!
good colors , you could have reduced the noise a bit :)

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-03 9:27]

Very good photo of this Tit, natural colors and great details!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-03 9:43]

Hello Nick,
Great photo of this Great Tit. Excellent sharpness and detaisl. Beautiful natural light/colours. Fantastic composition. Good POV, pose and DOF.

Hi Nicholas!

You are the Master of the Tits. Your style is easily reconizable. A branch, a perfectly well focussed bird and a nicely blurred background. Moreover, the lighting and the colour management are superb.

Kind regards


Fantastic again, Nick, yours shots are always so sharp and the colours so brilliant. I'm amazed.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Nick,
Excellent picture, very sharp details and amazing natural colours.
Wonderful composition.

Hello Nick,
a splendid picture of a male Great Tit, superb sharpness and very beautiful colours, excellent POV and DOF, a very nice composition with a great pose of this cute bird against a marvellous BG.
Best regards

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-11-03 10:03]

Hello Nicholas
Just perfect!

Hi Glen.
A perfect capture of this common great tit, excellent sharpnees and very good BG.
TFS. Salutacions cordials,

Ciao Nick, wonderful capture of Parus Major with splendid colors, great details and superb sharpness, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-03 10:51]

Hello Nicholas,
Magnificent capture.I liked contrast between blured BG and bird,clear details,sharpness,pose of bird and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.Best rtegards Siggi

Hello Nick
It is always magnificent, about is the pose(installation), and your work is always adorned
Thank you
Best regards

Hello Nick,

An excellent capture with such beauty in colors, sharpness & fine details. Lovely POV, pose & composition. Beautifully taken & TFS.

Best regards


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-03 11:05]

Hi Nico,there is a little noise in background...but just that,the pic is fantastic as usual and very fresh, as i can see was token yesterday! Very nice composition and excellents and naturals colors..have a good night and thanks for this another beautiful bird portrait.Luciano

Hello Nicholas,

another nice opicture from an Tit. a little more busy bg but still good.
Fine colours.


Hi Nick,

Fantastic shot
Excellent light, compo, colors and sharpnes.

TFS Thijs

Hi Nicholas. Other splendid capture in excellente details and DOF. Superb contrasted bright natural colours.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-11-03 18:46]

Picture perfect image Nicholas!!!
What a beautiful bird you have captured so wonderfully. The detail is exceptional and the exposure is just right. Gorgeous colors in it's plumage and shown in a great pose. Super!!!

Hi Nick,
I like the look of this wee little bird but then again any bird that even remotely looks like a Chickadee will most surely catch my eye,this one sure does do that.If I didn't read your note I wouldn't of thought you had rain as the exposure has been handled very well,did you use an Ev such as +2/3 perchance? The colour and clear/sharp focus bring this little one to life very well.Thanks for sharing this attractive little bird with us all. Bob

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-04 1:14]

Hello Nick,
A fine shot of a healthy-looking male Great Tit taken recently. The POse on the twig is great and taken from a fine POV that shows his features with excellent sharpness, lighting and colours against a pleasing neutral BG.
Thanks ans all the best,

Buena luz, encuadre, colores, desenfoque... y un ojo muy bien captado; no veo defectos :-)

Abrazo Nicholas: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Nick
Exceptional composition with outstanding detail and color...TFS

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-11-04 4:40]

Hello Nicholas,
It's done perfectly, exact sharpness, very good blurred BG, light is also splendid. Black and white patch of plumage have suitable light.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Nicholas,

You managed very well the composition here in order to offer us a splendid picture of this lovely bird! Nice pov and very cute perch. I like the colors of the bird: looks like he is dressed to go dancing.

Great shot and TFS!


hello Nicholas

excellent photo of the Great Tit shot with fine POV and framing,
superb focus to the foreground with great sharpness and details,
and very beautiful luminosity, TFS


Hello Nicholas
a great capture of this Great Tit with amazing sharp details, this bird is so well focused, wonderful light, colors and POV
superb DOF and composition
Have a good night

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2009-11-04 18:40]

Hi Nicholas,
Another great tit, sure is beautiful in details and colors, excellent clarity and sharpness. The sparkle in the eye really gives it liveliness. Excellent POV, good composition. the shallow dof with the blur backdrop help lifted up the bird and give it that 3D quality. Thanks

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-11-06 13:17]

Hello Nicholas.
It was posing to you.
Fine details, classic and always good POV. Spot on contrast and color saturation.
Greetings and TFS.

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