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Long Tailed Tit

Long Tailed 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: 2011-01-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dainty birds 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-09 8:57
Viewed: 4682
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken in the garden last weekend.

Long-Tailed Tit . ( Aegithalos caudatus ) Length 14 cm.

The tiny rounded body and slender tail of the Long tailed Tit gives it a ball and stick shape, that is quite unique among European birds.

In summer family parties move noisily through bushes and undergrowth, but in the winter they often travel through woodland in much larger groups, crossing gaps between trees .

Feeding flocks often resemble animated feather dusters.

The plumage can look black and white but at close range has a pinkish wash to the underpatrs and pinkish buff look on their back.

It has a tiny stubby bill.

Voice: High, thin, colourless seee seee seee short abrupt low trrp or zerrp.

Nesting: Rounded nest of Lichen., moss, cobwebs and feathers with a side entrance in low bush. 8-12 eggs, 1 brood. April-June.

Feeding: Tiny Insects and Spiders taken from twigs and foliage, some seeds.

They are becoming increasingly seen at garden feeders.

Miss_Piggy, cloud, KOMSIS, soccer, blackfox, vanni2009, Marco2010, CeltickRanger, MMM, Alex99, Noisette has marked this note useful
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Hallo Nick
Great to see a posting from you again, and what a great one too!
Not only is your subject great, but your photography too. The bright colours are superb, the details captured and seen beautiful and the position and pose of the bird just super. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-01-09 9:14]

Hello Nicholas,
My neighbour your Tit is splendid, have such beautiful colourful plumage and I haven't seen yet in nature.
Regards, Pawel

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-01-09 9:24]

Hi Nick,
Excellent capture .!
Nice colours and good focus. Natural green colours and excellent POV
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-09 9:26]

Hello Nick,
What a pleasing surprise to see a new photo from you. Fantastic one of this Long-tailed Tit. Excellent sharpness, details and very beautiful bright colours. A very good isolation from the OOF BG and composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-09 9:34]

Hello Nick,
Great to see a post from you again and a lovely capture of a Long-tailed Tit in a nice pose. Great focus and details and beautiful natural colours. It's interesting how they differ from our northern species.
TFS and best wishes, ULla

Hello Nicholas,
Beautiful composition with wonderful colours , very good sharpness and BG. Best regards, Pambos

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2011-01-09 10:13]


A well composed pic, showing good detail and clarity. The sharpness and BG make a quality pic.

Ciao Nick, nice see you again on TN, lovely composition with beautiful bird in nice pose on a beautioful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, fine details, wonderful light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Nicholas,
Beautiful image of this Long Tailed Tit captured with saturated colours, great sharp details, excellent POV and BG. Well done!

Hello Nicholas
Very interesting the note that you entered.
Congratulations for the beautiful pictures of Tit, excellent sharpness and contrast with natural colors,
Excellent POV and BG
Thanks for sharing.
Hello Vanni

Ciao Nicholas.
Ottima foto con colori molto reali ,ottima nitidezza come la composizione,Bravo
Ciao Marco.

hello Nick

excellent photo of the Long-Tailed Tit with his
lovely eye-contact with you, fine POV and framing,
beautiful light and color tones, excellent focus sharpness
and details, the charm of the photo it is the eye-contact,



Ciao Nicholas. Welcome back MF! With a great pic in excellent sharp and details against the blurred BG.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-09 13:51]

Hi Nick,your style is always the same and it's nice to see a new pic in tour gallery,beautiful portrait and great contrast whit this strange and nice background.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano

Hello Nicholas friend!
Fantastic! ... It's a bird perched on a beautiful picture! :)
Regards and happy week for you!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2011-01-09 16:42]

Hi Nick
Welcome back.Excellent closed up sharp image and good POV .Well composed image great detail and lovely natural colors.
TFS Michel

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-09 22:45]

Hi Nick.
Last autumn I met this species firstly in countryside near my small house and tried to take them many times. The light condition was very poor (as well as my skill) and I could not get any good shot. Yours is very nice. Scene is simply enough and cute. This charming bird is reproduced in all its beauty.

Few month ago I had a chance to use Canon 7D. I liked it a lot. With your lens it is a great combinations. Best wishes in 2011.

You are fortunate to have garden birds like these! A really nice photo, differential focusing highlights the subject. Lighting is perfect as is sharpness, great feather detail

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-10 4:14]

Hello Nicholas,
such an effective composition. Very lovely perching position with the glance so cute. I like the sharpness and details of the plumage that stands out wonderfully against the rich green background.
Very well presented composition.


hello Nick
great pose with good details and beautiful colours
good sharpness with very nice light
great shot
greeting lou

Hi Nick,

This is a perfect shot of this tit. All of the bird is in focus with excellent detail and the background is really well blurred. The composition is very pleasing and the exposure is just right.
Very good capture and TFS


Hello Nicholas
your first post in 2011 is really superb, excellent focus and details, lovely pose, so we can good see his lovely face,
beautiful bird with beautifu plumage
TFS and have a good night

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-01-12 2:33]

Merhaba Nicholas,
harika yakalamışsın; renkler, netlik ve keskinlik, kompozisyon.. hepsi de çok güzel.
TYebrik ederim, saygılarımla..

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