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great tit
Photo Information
Copyright: Matthew Harrison (matthew) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 1 N: 86] (342)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fuji S5 Pro, AF-S VR Nikkor 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IF-ED
Exposure: f/5.6
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-12 11:13
Viewed: 3864
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Latin name
Parus major

Family
Tits (Paridae)

Overview
The largest UK tit - green and yellow with a striking glossy black head with white cheeks and a distinctive two-syllable song. It is a woodland bird which has readily adapted to man-made habitats to become a familiar garden visitor. It can be quite aggressive at a birdtable, fighting off smaller tits. In winter it joins with blue tits and others to form roaming flocks which scour gardens and countryside for food.

Where to see them
Woodlands, parks and gardens across the UK. Absent only from the Northern and Western Isles of Scotland.

When to see them
All year round.

What they eat
Insects, seeds and nuts.

Estimated numbers
UK breeding- 2,074,000
info from RSPB

cropped and resized for tn

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-12 12:13]

Hi Matthew. This is a fine close up you have taken. good sharp focusing has given fine detail with natural colours. a nice pose on the tree branch. well done TFS. good notes too.
Nick..

hello Matthew

excellent close-up shot with a great POV, i love to see
the curve of the branch where the great tit is pose,
excellent sharpness and details and
a lovely catch-light on his eye, TFS


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