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For Jane ( Jaycee )

For Jane  ( Jaycee )
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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: 2009-01-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Open Up....II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-03 9:38
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This Blue Tit is for Jane ( Jaycee ) Because the other day jane asked if we could swap gardens for a day . So this was the best i could do for now and as we had blue sky today i thought it would look like her garden .

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)
  • [2009-01-03 9:42]

Hello Nicholas,
What a great closeup . Details are really razorsharp and colors are oustanding. composition is perfect, well framed and good POV. A masterpiece for sure!
Best regards Siggi

hello Nicholas

very beautiful picture of the bird
very sharp with a good composition

great picture

greeting lou

Hi Nick,
HAPPY NEW YEAR. A lovely capture of this beautiful young Blue Tit. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Nicholas,
Nice to become neighbour with you. This is really great capture for pretty blue tit, as like former ones. But it is different with roosting place. I think they are Ficus elastica's leaves. Great POV and eyes contact. Sharp details, timing and lighting excellent. Splendid colors. I am sure our friend Jane will like it very much. Thanks for sharing, good evening

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-03 10:06]

Hello Nick,
Here it was cloudy, whole day. But time for ice skating....
Excellent photo in superb sharpness and very beautiful colours. The pose is amazing. Great POV and composition.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-03 10:14]

Hi Nicholas,

What a fine image of the blue tit you have made. I like the pose of the bird sitting on the top of the pearch withthe open beak as for saying somenting.

Image quality is very high showing good details of the olumage. The fine light renders very well the colors of the bird. It is looking well against the blue sky.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-03 10:18]

Hi Nick,

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I think this Blue Tit is the most beautiful one of all. And you captured him in my favorite pose with his beak opened in song and a big twinkle in his eye. Colors, details and composition are outstanding. I tried to send you some blue sky and it looks like I succeeded.


Hello Nick,
Good portrait. Good elements such as the catchlight in its eye and the open bill.
Nice blue sky.
Well done

Hello Nick
This is a fine dedication to Jane and it does indeed seem as the Arizona sky was over Dorset today!!
The capture of the Blue Tit is stunning with naturally sharp details and colours.
Brilliant work.
All the Best

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-01-03 10:40]

Merhaba Nick,
Bu yakışıklı kuşun çok güzel bir karesini paylaşmışsın. Ağacın tepesinde keyfi yerinde görünüyor. Renkler ve göz teması harika olmuş. Emeğine sağlık.


Gran calidad técnica y buen encuadre.
Preciosa Nicholas. Bien concentrado el foco en el motivo y eso lo resalta todavía más.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-01-03 11:26]

hi Nicholas
excellent capture, perfect focus and rich details. well done
razvan zinica

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-03 11:33]

Hi Nicholas,
Magnificent capture.POV,clear details,sharpness,colors,eye contact and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2009-01-03 11:50]

Hello Nicholas,

What a cute Blue Tit! Superb composition. Great sharpness. Wonderful light and colours. I do not know what happens here. It is very cold, almost -10 C last night and still no birds coming to eet the seeds I placed on my balcony.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-03 12:23]

Hello Nick,
A very fine capture of a Blue Tit taken from a fine POV on what looks like a laurel branch with excellent sharpness. A very nice tribute to our TN friend Jane and you have matched her blue sky Bg with this well-composed shot.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-01-03 13:09]

Hi Nick!

Yeah, same subjects today. Cute and colorfull bird in nice pose and full sunlight. Real candy. No. Radek said me today that these birds are real killers and they feed on hibernating bats literally eat them alive!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-03 16:14]

Hi Nico,simply perfect,i like a lot the top level of the sharpness and the color of sky as background,thanks for share,have a nice SUnday,Luciano

hello Nicholas

a very beautiful image of the Blue Tit dedicated to Jane,
with a fine POV like the POVs on her bird images,
also fine framing, excellent sharpness and details,
and the catch-light that render the image more beautiful, TFS


Hello Nicholas,
Fantastic capture of this cute little blue tit,
excellent composition and nice pov, superb sharpness,
depth of feild, clarity and details, lovely catchlight and great pose.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-01-04 0:47]

merhaba Nicholas
Jane (Jaycee) için çok güzel bir hediye sunmuşsun
pozu, bakış açısı, alan derinliği, netliği ve detayları nefis bir çekim olmuş
eline sağlık

Ciao Nick, lovely dedication to our friend Jane, beautiful bird against a fascinating blue sky, fantastic colors, fine details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Nick, what a lovely and well-fit dedication to my Sister Jane. i m sure she loved this great capture of a blue tit with lovely pose and wonderful facial expression. Splendid composition and clear crisp details MF!
TFS. Have a nice Sunday!


Hello Nicholas,

What a sharpness. "RAZORSHARP" A beautiful proud bird you photographed. What a pose, magnificent. POV, DOF and BG are perfect.

Best Regards and TFS BOB

I just love Jane (Jaycee) anyway. She's such a warm person.

Great shot...wonderful blue. That blue stands out to me as much as the bird itself. Crazy, huh?
But the bird is beautiful. Love the perch - makes for a fine composition. Great details and the catchlight in the eye makes it so personal.

Hi Nick, ur mastery over shooting these gems is gaining every day. I love the mood and the position of the bird in the frame.The catch light in the eye is an added bonus.
Goutham R

Ciao Nicholas,
meravigliosa immagine di cinciarella con una bellissima dedica a Jane con riferimento ad un suo classico stile e POV; eccellenti taglio compositivo e momento di cattura, straordinaria definizione con fantastici dettagli, magnifici i colori.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2009-01-04 10:49]

Hi Nick

I would gladly swap my garden with Janes for a day, although I suspect that the fat pigeons and the doves may not be what she is looking for. I love your little blue tit captured mid song. Perfect sharp details and nicely framed. The blue sky does look lovely.



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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-01-04 12:00]

Hi Nicholas!

One wouldn't believe it's winter when looking at your picture. The cute bird and the fine blue sky remember us warm summer days. I like this simple, yet very pleasant picture.

Kind regards


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-01-04 12:12]

Hi Nick,
a very happy new year mate, as always a beautiful, technically excellent shot. The blue sky background is fantastic.
Went to Cadnam today...everything was frozen solid and there's some sort of structure for feeding birds at 'the log' now...anything to do with you??

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-05 7:53]

Hello Nick,
A lovely capture of the Blue Tit against a bright blue sky! I like its pose and details are very sharp. Very well composed too and a nice gift for Jane!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-06 1:30]

Hi Nick.
Image of the charming tit is breathtaking. Captured moment is amazing as well as expression of its eyes and hair on the head and chest. Warm lighting and colours are wonderful and extra details and sharpness I also love so much. Leaf pattern decorate the scene by the best way. Superb job and my compliments.

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2009-01-06 9:51]

Hi nick.

Very nice shot,
superbly crisp details, with nice colours and excellent pose wiht the blue tit in mid song.



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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-06 13:57]

Hi Nick,
a very good shot of this singing Blue Tit.
Jane will love this!!
Very good detail.
Excellent colours.
Great exposure.

Very well done,

Hi Nicholas,

great dedication to Jane.
Very nice shot of this singeing Tit.
Beautiful colours and pose.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-01-16 20:04]

Hi Nicholas,
Outstanding shot of this cute little Blue Tit and Jane must have been very happy for this dedication. Very neat and sharp image with lovely colours on its plumage. Great pose captured in such superb lighting and I like the blue sky as BG and the glint on its eye. Excellent composition.

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