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Blue Tit

Blue Tit
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital ISO-800, Hoya 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-29 23:25
Viewed: 2896
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's a Blue Tit with the yellow bush in my garden as a BG :-)

I hope you like it!

Blue Tit - Cyanistes caeruleus

Length: 11.5 cm (4½")
Wing Span: 17.5-20 cm (7-8")
Weight: 9-12.5 g (¼-½oz)
Breeding Pairs: 3 300 000
Present: All Year
Status: Green

uleko, siggi, eqshannon, eng55, nglen, Juyona, marhowie, MMM, boreocypriensis, Dis. Ac., Argus has marked this note useful
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Hallo Joe
The patterns and markings on this elegant bird are very clear and obvious. A wonderful arrangement of colours. All in focus showing great details and a real delight to look at. Perfect exposure and natural background. A beautiful presentation of this well known bird on the site. Thanks for sharing.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-29 23:54]

Hello Joe,
Are you flagging for me today? :-) Blue and yellow - the colours of the Swedish flag! Just joking, this is a lovely capture of the little Blue Tit against a lovely sunny background. I like the way it is turned showing a nice profile. Well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-11-29 23:58]

Hi Joe

You are up early! I really like the pose and yellow BG here. A striking shot.


Hello Joe,

It is a great capture of this little fellow, fine 3-D effect!
The plumage appears with this silky-crisp look, very appealing...
His cousins in Norway is very happy for sweet crackers, the drop by every day to get some!

Pablo -

Very clear picture of the bird and nice background


This one looks great Joe.
They're such photogenic little birds,and you've captured this one well.
Great colour and sharpness,and tons of character.
Nice one!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-30 1:27]

Hello Joe
Excellent shot of this Crested Tit, Very good details,composition and DOF,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot,friend.

Hi Joe,
a nice picture of the blue tit.
It's well composed with a nice POV and fine details.
But the colours is not natural way to much yellow but since
others don't mention it, it must be me.
Well done, young friend.

Hello Joe,

Great capture.
Nice colours with good details.
Light, focus and sharpness are excellent.

Soooo cute, Joe, and with the yellow BG it is wonderful, thanks, very well done
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Yellow on Yellow...I love the colours on anything but a Volkswagen:-) Seriously..fine image quite clear even though the colours almost match..

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-30 6:49]

Hi Joe,
Lovely capture of this blue tit.Details,POV,clear eyes and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-30 8:24]

Hello Joe,
Great sharp-detailed photo. The majestic pose and POV are perfect. Beautiful natural colours in an excellent composition.

Ciao Joe, splendid blue tit against a wonderful golden BG, finedetails and excellent sharpness, great light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-30 9:42]

Hi Joe. Good to see you and your dad again even though it was a wet dull day. we will get it right one day!!.

A nice clse up of the Blue Tit which you have good detail and colours. A good POV?DOF. not to sure about the BG colour but thats as it was . well done TFS.

PS I think The 40D will be staying.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-11-30 10:05]

Hola Joe,
bg precious,
with similar colors of tit.
good focus and pov,
attractive scene ...
saludos amigo.

Hi Joe,
Different pose on this tit..Think I like "Contented" a bit better..
Don't ask me why :)
Have to run..
Great work!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-11-30 12:26]

Hi Joe
Beautiful image with outstanding colors.Excellent pose and lovely OOF BG.I also like the plumage detail.
TFS Michel

Hi Joe
Hope you had a good day at the show and Blashford Lakes despite the weather. I must admit I was quite content to keep warm indoors! ;p
Nice shot of this Blue tit, and the blurred DOF measns you can't even tell the yellow bush is a bush at all.
Kind Regards

Hi Joe,
Excellent capture of this cute little Blue Tit with nice pose and composition, good sharpness, bright colours and curious impression in his face.

It was nice to meet you today. Did enjoy the trip though it was a bit wet.

Hello Joe,
Very nice portrait with an unusual BG. A yellow bush in november? Great! Best regards,

Hi Joe,
A marvelous shot of this cute fellow.
Great clarity and wonderful composition.
TFS and cheers OwlMan:)



Suburp sharpness and beautiful bg and colours.
Great shot!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-09 21:47]

Hello Joe,
Another one that I missed!
The yellow bush provides an interesting and pleasing OOF BG for this Blue Tit. The pose with the head turned and POV showing the back make a fine contrast. Fine sharpness and eye contact too.
A great portrait and thanks for sharing it!

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