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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: 2008-05-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Great Tits, Karatash's other favorite -II-, Open Up....II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-06 10:42
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken at the same place in the Forest as the Greenfinch . I was pleased to get this Great Tit as although i see many i dont often get a decent shot.

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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Hello Nick
It is splendid.
It sings for you!!
Thank you for this beautiful bird
In a friendly way

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-05-06 10:56]

Stunning picture

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-06 11:00]

Hi Nick,

My favorite pose with the beak opened in song. Beautiful Tit with exquisite colors and razor sharp details. Face, beak, eye, wings and plummage all perfect. The background is wonderful.


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-06 11:09]

Hi Nick

Great capture of the Great Tit, i know what you mean about them being hard to catch as they won't stay still for a minute.
Very nicely composed with a good POV and a lovely singing pose.
Superb details and lovely colours.


Hello Nicholas,
Excellent portrait. Well exposed and developed.
Nicely done composition.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-05-06 11:11]

Salut Nicholas,
fantastique image de cette mésange, j'adore le style épuré, la netteté saisissante et surtout le bec ouvert qui suggère le chant.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-06 11:12]

Hi Nicholas,

An excellent capture of this happy singer,well presented against a clean BG,thanks


Hello Nick,

what a very nice picture from this bird with razor sharpness.
Very good BG , Dof and Pov.
Well done.


Hello Nick,
The colours are really lovely. And the sharpness too. And he is singing, without seeing your presence. Very well done. Have a good evening,

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-05-06 11:31]

Merhaba Nicholas,
Wonderful shot with sharp details and nice colours on its plumage. Fine pose captured and the lighting is superbly handled. Excellent POV, DOF and compsoition. Hüseyin

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-05-06 12:25]

Hi Nicholas
this is very nice colors and image
very well done.

Hello Nicholas, splendid capture of this lovely bird. Regards, Bahadır

Hi Nick, it would be difficult to improve on this, excellent and a fine image. tfs regards h

Woww Nick! another excellent capture of this Greenfinch. BG also superb as usual. TFS my friend. Cheers,

Hi Nick,

This Great Tit is just shining with joy of singing. Very good pose and composition, pin sharp details and bright colours.



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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-06 13:53]

Hi Nick

A great close-up shot - good composition and POV with good colour and superb detail. Well observed and captured.


Hello Nick,
this is a nice one!
I loved the bg colouration that makes this cuttie so cheerful looking!
the subject is sharp with very good colour and details
many thanks for the sharing
greeting to you

Well, friend, there's no doubt here: you most definitely got a decent shot. (By the way, when haven't you?)

I love the colors of this little one and he really blends in, doesn't he? His little claws stand out, also. Great catchlight and excellent texture.

Hello Nicholas,
Great capture, good composition and point of view,
fantastic timing, i can almost hear his song,
fantastic sharpness and depth of field, beautiful
vivid colors and superb details, the background is
lovely and the catchlight excellent.

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-05-06 18:42]

Hi Nick
A beautiful image of this Great Tit
The clarity is very good.
Excellent focus and sharpness.
Pov and dof are well done.
OOF BG is lovely.
Wonderful color
Great catchlite
tfs jon

You are the birdman.....coo-coo-catchoo! Very nice sir...if it were not for your images, as some others including our vacation Quebec Mario....I would not even be out there with camera near birds. You teach me every day!

Hi Nicholas

Excellent close details. Great colours. Good quality work. :-)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-06 23:30]

Hi Nick,
Very good photo of this great tit. I like the pose you captured, background, and composition a lot. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-07 1:14]

Really excellent photo, Nick!
The lighting here is absolutely perfect!
Gorgeous green tones and vibrent colours.
Superb DOF keeping the whole bird in focus while blurring the BG completely.
Very sharp and crisp.
Brilliant singing pose :-)
Exceptionally well done!


Hi Nick,
A lovely capture of this beautiful great tit. Lovely composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hola Nicholas, muy bonita composición, con un acertado encuadre y un fondo perfecto, la luz y el color como siempre muy bueno. En esta la acción de cantar es un excelente momento que le da más valor a la fotografia. Un saludo

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-07 3:08]

Hello Nicholas, I like the way the bird is opening its mouth. May be announcing your arrival to other birds.Superb clarity. Ganesh

Hello Nick,

This is a very classy shot and it is lovely to see the bird performing!
Excellent sharpness plus accurate plummage details and very well composed!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-07 3:44]

Hello Nick,
Oh, what a singing beauty. Fantastic pose. Sharpness, details and colours are splendid as always. I again admire your backgrounds. Also in this photo. Excellent POV and composition.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-07 3:50]

Hello Nick,
Marvellous capture of a calling Great Tit. I can't fault this one at all and the POV, BG and pose are great.
Strangely enough I haven't taken a decent shot of the great tit yet. Someday....
Thanks for sharing this fine image,

Nice work Nicholas,
Excellent singing pose and POV.
Sharp & detailed with very good color, exposure, DOF, BG, and comp..
Great Tit!! :)

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-05-07 5:36]

Hello Nick, another perfect capture of this beauty. TFS. Regards,

Superba foto, NICHOLAS!
Ottimi colori, dettagli e composizione, bravissimo!

Ciao e grazie.

Another "textbook" capture from an expert Nicholas, perfect from every known photographical means my friend, thank you for your courtesy in sharing this fine scene with us.

Sencillez y elegancia.
Preciosa Nicholas.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-05-07 18:21]

Exelente,nem da para comentar a não ser só elogiar pelo exelente trabalho exelente técnica e exelente qualidade parabéns.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-07 21:31]

Hello Nick

A wonderful sharp capture of this Great Tit,the focus is pin sharp with excellent detail.
Well timed to catch it singing.
The colours are vivid and the palette is lovely.
Excellent POV and DOF.


Hi Nick, lovely bird with fine details and excellent sharpness, wonderful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-08 6:41]

Hola Nicholas,
bella captura,
color y bg,
hermoso y espléndido pov...

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-08 7:13]

Hello Nick! Good to be back and enjoying great shots like this one! So sharp and clear, great pose and nice background! Thanks my friend,


hello Nicholas
this is really top class capture. from sharpness and timing to fantastic BG and amazing beautiful coloration, everything perfect. bravo. thanks so much for sharing, best wishes

Wow, this shot is amazing!
Sharpness is excellent.
The composition with the beautiful smooth background is perfect.
TFS Tatjana

Beautiful! This is the kind of photo that I like: very good composition, smooth background, and great subject.

Best regards,

Filipe Caetano

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