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For my Daughter.

For my Daughter.
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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: 2008-03-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 70 - 300 IS USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-08-28 10:48
Viewed: 3818
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Blue tit is for My Daughter Kelly on her birthday. Kelly chose this picture from last march . I would like to say thanks to Kelly because she helps me with my notes because i am dyslexic .

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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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-28 10:54]

Hello Nicholas,
Happy birthday for Kelly.
Excellent POV and very sharp iamge whit great details in the plumage.Good DOF and lovely colors.
TFS Siggi

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-08-28 10:57]

Happy Birthday Kelly from distant Poland :-)

Probably most beautifull tits. Blue head and yellow belly look great. I like cute pose of this small bird. Good work Nick!

bonjour nicholas
voila une excellente photo de cette petite mesange bleue,j'aime le fait qu'elle regarde vers nous et aussi le detail du plumage.les joues sont un peu OE mais ça passe quand même.

Hello Nicholas,

Beatiful dedication to your daughter.
Great picture.


Hello Nick
My Finest Regards to Kelly on her Birthday...I will send you both my address in the vain hope of a slice of cake being sent to me!!
Great choice of picture to post..A difficult capture to take is a Blue Tit..Let alone with this much detail...Splendid work by you both.
All the Best

A belated happy birthday Kelly. Nice shot of this lil guy Nicholas. Fine detail. And great notes Kelly.


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-08-28 11:50]

Hi Nicholas!

I'm sure your daughter liked this present and dedication! I'm also sure that she knows what a great photographer her daddy is. Again, you present us your favourite subject (do I guess correctly?) with perfect details and a great light- and colour management.

Give a hug to your daughter and let me wish her all the best!

Kind regards


Hi Nick, wahat a beautiful birthday tribute to your daugther. Perfectly composed and focused as usual. Great details on plumages and nice POV.
TFS this and also happy birthday to your doughter!


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-08-28 12:19]

Hello Nicholas
nice gift to your daughter
composition, POV, BG, colours, light and sharpness are great

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-08-28 12:22]

Very nice. Feather texture makes this very much like a painting. Gary

Thanks Kelly to choose this lovely and cute tit. Happy birthday to you! The softness of this shot is amazing and the grainy background (800 ISO) is so nice. Excellent idea. Cheers to you and Kelly,

A very pretty little bird and a great birthday thought. The sharpness is great, the colours are lovely. The pov and composition are fantasic to. Great shot and again, its so interesting to see birds from other places, we might otherwise not see.

Happy Snapping

Hello Nick,
Your daughter made a very good choice. Very nice shot, sharp bird, well composed and with a background wich give the photo a good harmony. I also will tell you a secret....the Blue Tit is one of my abolute favorite birds, breeding in nest boxes in my garden!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-08-28 14:26]
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Hi Nick,
this is a superb photo! (Great pick Kelly!)
A really nice dedication to your daughter on her birthday.
Brilliant detail in the feathers and excellent sharpness.
Nice colours and light.
Great eye-contact :-)

Very well done,


p.s Happy Birthday Kelly! :-D

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-08-28 15:36]

Hola Nicholas,
perfecta captura y bello pov,
colores y fina dedicatoria para Kelly...
excelente trabajo,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-28 15:45]

Hi Nick,

A lovely birthday present for Kelly - and she was allowed to choose it for herself so we know she loves it. She has good taste - I like this Blue Tit too. I love the pose and the way it is staring right at the camera. Beautiful colors, sharp details, fine background and composition. Happy Birthday Kelly!


This is an incredible capture - sharp and the details are amazing. The colors really pop - excellent dof and pov!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-08-28 16:52]

A perfect picture, Nick, just so lovely. I don't have much time anymore to critique and post on TN but I come and have a look almost every day. I will leave some comments once in a while and you picture is so perfectly shot, with the beautiful colours and the sharpness right on the bird leaving the background smooth and soft, thanks a lot and happy birthday Kelly!


Hello Nick,
what a warm dedication of beautiful image to your daughter! wishing her Happy Birthday for me!
good shot of the Blue tit with good pose, wonderful colour and details
take care and have a wonderful weekend

I have a daughter, only one out of 7 children...and my girl is a nurse and she has shown me the right way so many times Nick...she is a nurse and has been for 6-7 years now..with a good reputation...she doesn't even see my images...and she tells me to keep the camera off of her. perhaps I shall post her image here on your workshop...we love our children and they are the ones who put words to our images...and in your case...so well.

Excellent detail, color, exposure, POV, DOF, and the centered comp is perfect for this Nicholas..Perhaps a bit less space top?
What could be better? Some BG NR would make the subject stand out even better..
But alas, I'm picking on you..A no no here at TN ;}
Well done,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-08-28 23:08]

Hi Nicholas

Super shot of this lovely little blue tit. The details are just great (wow) as the impressive aperture gave you a wonderful range to capture all the intricate details of the plumage. Lovely colour saturation and the BG is superb to make the subject stand out splendidly in the image.

Well done and TFS.

Hello Nicholas,

A excellent POV and very sharp image whit great details in the plumage. I like these pose from the Tit. Usually you see one side of a bird. A here pose on the diagonal branche is wonderful.

I think and I'm sure that your daughter liked this present and dedication (-:

Have a nice weekend and a very nice day at your daughters birthday. Greetings and TFS BOB

Hellow Nice
This is a very nice dedication for your daughter. And if your daughter will join you in the mystery of this art that is called nature photography is better.
Regards, Oana

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-08-29 1:00]

Hi Nick,
sorry i missed this one, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kelly and send her my best. Great shot to use for the dedication, i can see why she chose it. Everything is as it always is - near on perfect!
(you going to the airshow at the weekend?)

Hi Nick,
Please do wish Kelly Happy Birthday on my behalf. A lovely capture of this beautiful Blue tit. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Nick, happy birthday Kelly, lovely dedication to your dasughter, splendid fron view of beauttiful bird with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-29 3:34]

Hello nicholas, This is superb and worth to your daugher. Also wish her from our entire indian country side to have a great day. Superb shot. Ganesh

Hello Nicholas,
this is great selection for celebration of your daughter, Kelly. Superb capture of Blue tit. Please forward my celebration wishes to her. Happy birthday Kelly.
well done

Hola Nicholas, excelente composición, buen enfoque y tonos de color naturales y muy agradables.
Excelente exposición y buen fondo con tonos suaves y bien desenfocado. Un saludo

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-29 6:18]

Hello Nick,
A great portrait of a Blue Tit that is technically excellent and I like the frontal POV and composition.
This shot that is of such high quality is a fine birthday tribute to your daughter Kelly who helps her dad to overcome the problems caused by dislexia.
TFS this superb tribute to Kelly,
Hope you have a good weekend with your family,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-29 9:11]

Hi Nico,what say? It's a great present for the birthday of your daughter! Wonderfull quality as your style,very very great work,thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-08-29 14:15]

Hi Nick

Great sentiment and lovely shot - grea pose and excellent sharpness.


Hi Nicholas
Happy Birthday for your daughter Kelly and good choice for a present...
Beautiful picture and lovely cute bird....I like to way look and color of
the bird...Well done to Kelly make nice choice.. Regards...Leyla

Hi Nicholas and happy birthday for Kelly!
Very nice picture to dedicate. The details are extremely well presented and pin sharp, the colours are bright and natural and the BG is very beautifully blurred.

Hello Nicholas,
Kindly except my birthday wishes (though belated) to your daughter Kelly. The blue tit is looking gorgeous, confident & has an excellent plumage details. TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-29 18:27]

Hello Nicholas! Very nice shot of the Tit! Even with the slightly OE high lights the capture is a great one, thanks!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-30 9:17]

Hello Nick,
What a lovely present for Kelly! I hope she had a lovely birthday! This Blue tit looks very cute the way it is posing and details and colours are just perfect. FIne background and well framed too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Ciao Nicholas,
wonderful shot!
I like it very much for details and composition.
Happy Birthday Kelly!


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