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Blue Tit

Blue 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: 2009-12-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM & 1.4 Converter
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-05 7:35
Viewed: 2913
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As you cansee from the date this was taken late last year . I have not had much time to get out lately . When i can the weatehr is not so good so i have gone back to my archives for this one. Taken in the garden handheld from about 5mt.

Have a nice weekend to you all .

Blue Tit ( Parus caeruleus ) Length 11-12 cm.
A familiar garden resident in most of mainland Britain and Ireland. Often coming to Bird feeders in winter months. A common woodland species as well. Has elements of blue-green and yellow plumage with striking dark markings on head. Young similar to adult but lacking blue in plumage. Nests in tree holes and readily takes to hole fronted nest boxes. In summer feeds mainly on insects.

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hello Nick
very good light and nice composition
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Nick,
today we are neighbours; a very beautiful capture of the Blue Tit taken with a superb contrast against a black BG, very good sharpness, excellent POV and composition, i like this lovely typical posture of this cute bnird.
Have a good weekend

I like this composition, colours, and border.
The diagonal line of branch under the bird adds a nice touch.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-05 8:17]

Hello Nick,
Nice capture of a Blue Tit taken in fine lighting to allow adark BG with which it contrasts well. Nice pose, POV and composition.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-02-05 8:50]

Hola Nicolas.
Hermosa foto. Bellos tonos de colores en el plumaje de este pajarillo. La pose exelente asi como el fondo en negro que contrasta muy bien y le da mas realce a la imagen.

Hello Nick,
Excellent shot. Superb dark background and very good contrast and composition.
Wonderful colours and great details.
Have a nice weekend!

Ciao Nick, lovely bird in nice pose, great contrast against dark BG, fine details, splendid colors and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi dear NICHOLAS ,

So nice work with excellent composition.
Great light and vivid colours.

Kind regards

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-02-05 10:43]

Hello Nick,
I don't know exactly how could you get this great dark BG, but you did a very good job MF. It's so good see your good pic here again. The bird is in a perfect pose and light conditions are great.
TFS and see you.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Nicholas
Wonderful this lovely Blue tit on this great BG!
Very sharp details and great colors.

Hello Nicholas,
Nice photo of this blue tit, it has excellent colors and details with a very good background contrast.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-05 12:15]

Hello Nicholas,
This is pretty close to perfection! Perfect composition and framing. Spot on exposure with the beautiful colors and sharp detail. Great OOF backround. Superb work.
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-05 13:14]

Hi Nick,this dark background is enough to create a fabulous pic!And no need to comment the colors and the sharpness...this is another fantastic and professional work.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-05 16:20]

Hi Nick,

I was just telling Ivan I would trade him a Roadrunner for a Brambling. May I offer you one for a Blue Tit? This is so beautiful in a lovely pose showing off his wonderful colors, pretty face, and lovely feathers. I love the way the black background enhances his beauty even more.


Hello Nick,

A great capture with beautiful colors, pose & POV. Well taken, composed & presented. TFS & best wishes.


hello Nick

beautiful photo of the blue tit, with fine POV and framing,
fine focus sharpness and details, the dark background and
the light of the foreground are putting in evidence the bird,



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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-05 23:13]

Hi Nicholas,
Very beautiful capture of this blue tit.Contrast between bird and dark BG,sharpness,framing and clear details are perfect.Have a great weekend!
Thanks for posting..

hello Nicholas,
the lighting and the background functioned very well, a very good presentation of type, with naturally good colors and output in the details, it's a very good photo!
thanks for the good comments in my photo and keep photographing! TFS

Hello Nick,
The Blue Tit is fantastic in great sharpness, details and very beautiful natural colours. But, sorry, I don't agree with other critiques about the BG. I don't see depth in this photo. Is this a natural BG? You don't use a flash. It looks a bit strange.
But composition and POV are excellent.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-02-06 1:59]

Hello Nicholas.

This one looks fine, the colors of the Tit contrasts perfectly with the black background.
Nice of sharpness and taken with a nice POV.
Have a nice weekend.

Gr. Hans

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-06 4:30]

Hello Nick,
The vivid look of the fine Blue Tit is so touching..they always have to be on alert. I like the composition with the twig crossing the picture and the dark background focussing our eyes on the fragile bird. Very well seen.
Wish you anice weekend
Kind regards

Ciao Nicholas. An impressive and impacting artistic work. Bright colours and excellent light against a facbolouse black BG.


That's such a lovely one, Nick, I love these blue tits so much, but they are very shy and so hectic, not many chances to make a good shot.
Thanks for yours, have a nice weekend
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-06 12:30]

Hi Nick

Excellent shot - I really like the dark BG here - it really adds 'umph' to the shot! :)

Best wishes


Hi Nick,

What a lovely bird this! You have captured it very well. Superb contrast against a Black BG. Your POV is excellent. Bravo and TFS.


Hi Nick,

An excellent shot of this pretty blue-capped beauty in a lovely pose on a branch against to fine contrasting black BG.
TFS and have a nice Sunday MF!


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-07 3:45]

Hello Nick,

Beautiful capture of the Blue Tit, in a lovely pose.
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Nice detailed, pleasant of colors.
Excellent composition, very well captured.

Have a nice sunday,

Hello Nicholas
a very fine capture of this Blue Tit, nice pose on this branch in a diagonal composition, the black BG is beautifiul and highlight the great illuminated bird very well
have a good night

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