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Willow Tit.

Willow 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: 2008-09-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 70 - 300 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-09-02 8:25
Viewed: 3131
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken yesterday in the forest at the same place and time as the squirrel . This was when i was not raining but the wind was blowing hard.

Willow Tit ( Parus montanus ) Length 11 - 12 cm.
Has a similar distribution to the Marsh Tit although range extends further north into Scotland.The Willow Tit preferring more swampy woodland , which the New Forest can be.You are never far from water.Pale patch on wings not always distinguishable and dull black cap and larger bib.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-09-02 8:39]

hi nicholas,
this tit is so cute to see, thanks for capturing and sharing. tfs.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-02 8:42]

Hi Nick,
now this is a real beauty mate, excellent stuff. Clinical like detail in the feathers with a perfect pose and setting too...you did well to get this in the weather we had round here yesterday!

Hello Nicholas!
Perfectly done! Superb details, very good POV and DOF.

Hi Nick,
what a little charmer and a bird that looks very much like the wee black capped chickadees here where I live,which by the way are my favorite little birds and this one is right up there as well.Do these little birds like the chickadees here,feed on seeds from one's hand when they feel safe to do so?

Excellent colour and a tack sharp focus bring this little one very much to life and the pov is very good with a nicely blurred background to boot. Thanks for sharing this one with us. Bob

Hello Nicholas, a superb shot of this beautiful willow tit. Perfect! TFS and regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-02 9:39]

Hi Nick,

We have no birds in Tucson that resemble this adorable Willow Tit in any way. Wish we did - they look so beautiful. The pose is wonderful with the left foot forward and raised. Gorgeous colors, magnificent details, lovely background, setting and composition.


Hi Nick
Can't imagine that this was taken in such weather conditions, fanatstic cpature as always , excellent sharpness and colours and yes the best foot forward.

Just a personal opinion, somehow i felt the huge tree trunk looked a bit oversized as against the size of the tit.So i tried a workshop.Hope you wont mind.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-02 10:38]

Hello Nicholas,
What a very nice sharp capture of this cute little bird.
Nice work.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-02 11:03]

Hello Nick,
Another first class photo. Excellent sharpness, clear and contrasting colours. Great POV, DOF and pose. Perfect OOF BG.
Kind regards,

Hello Nick,
Beautiful shot of the Willow Tit!
I loved the bg colour that makes the subject and the tree branch so outstanding in the image!
good sharpness, nice colour and details
well done
take care
friend Tony

Hi Nicholas,
Nicely done. You photographed this almost perfect model very well.

Hi Nicholas very well captured. Good looking bird with good details. Love the colors. Well done. Cheers - Adil.

Hi Nicholas,

what a cute little Tit.
Very good capture and perfect pov and dof.
Lots of details.
Well done.


Hi friend Nick, a superb sharpnes and clear shot with perfect natural colours and pose of this beautiful willow Tit.
Many thanks for sharing this.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-02 13:23]

Hi Nico,i like a lot this way to show this little bird,the background is fantastic to show perfectly the subject,colors and sharpness wonderfull as usual! My best compliments,Luciano

Hi Nick,
Excellent capture of Willow Tit with very fine pose and composition, pin sharp details and natural colours.

Hello Nicholas,
Fantastic capture of this cute little bird, superb
sharpness, depth of field and details in the plummage,
very nice catchlight, beautiful vivid colors and nice
oof background, well done.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-02 23:19]

Hi Nick

Excellent pose with superb isolation from the BG - love the intense green.



Hi Nick,
A nice capture of this beautiful Willow Tit. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-09-03 0:38]

Hi Nick!

Another great shot of small bird! Composition, BG, colours and details are perfect. You're master in this kind of shots. Only one surprise - picture NOT taken from your car :-)

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-09-03 0:48]

Hello Nicholas,
I see that you are master hand for Tits. Excellent sharpness, clear BG and this very attractive branch.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Nick, fascinating little bird, great composition with splendid blurry BG, beautiful colors, superb details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-03 3:44]

Hello Nick,
Beautiful capture of the little Willow Tit on the log. I like its pose and the fine details of its plumage. Fine natural colours too that stand out nicely against the green background.
Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

And a fine Willow tit it is..I am not an expert on tits...but I knew my share when I was younger. My father was my main source of information. He and mom were both naturalists...it was a wonderful life as a kid...I remember it well.

hello Nicholas
what a nice capture for this lovely tit. eyes contact excellent. BG plain and fantastic colored in your usual quality. focus and POV also wonderful. old branch great for composition. Thanks. best wishes

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2008-09-14 11:15]

hi nick; superb photo of this lovely bird .TFS

hi Nicholas,
very beautiful picture, with great composition.
The bird is captured very sharp and detaield. It stands out nicely against the green bg.
Good POV.
TFS Tatjana

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