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Blue Tit.

Blue 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: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM.
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -6- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-16 6:33
Viewed: 3132
Points: 68
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This Blue Tit was taken in the garden just at the end of last year. It was a dull day. this was taken hand held from the back door of the house. We have had a very wet saturday but the forcast looks bright for Sunday . So the camera is at the ready .

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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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-16 6:41]

Hello Nick,
Excellent photo of this Blue Tit. The light on the branch and bird is splendid. Fantastic frontal POV. Great sharpness, details, DOF and composition. Very nice eye contact.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-16 6:44]

Hello Nicholas.

A great capture of this Blue tit.
A very interesting POV, great colors and fine sharp.
Very well done.

Gr. Hans

Hi Nick,

This is another fabulous picture of a blue tit. The light is great and you have caught it in a very good pose. Great colours and detail, with a good composition and nice catch light in the eye.
Great capture and TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-16 7:08]

Hi Nicholas,
a very special shot of this tit with excellent sharpness and sharp details of the feather and colours. I like the composition of the tree branch also.
It gives a natural framing to the composition.
The light is splendid.
Well presented shot.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-16 7:18]

Wonderful this little bird!
Colors and details are beautiful!

Hi Nicholas,
The light seems to have a challenge, but the result is very good. It should be noted that the colors are very beautiful, and whith very nice saturation. One of the best things in your photos, is the diversity of elements that you provide, and te unusual POV's. TFS!

Hello Nick,

An excellent shot with lovely colors, sharpness & fine pose. Very nicely taken & presented. TFS & best wishes.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-01-16 8:22]

Hi Nick,
Blue tit and nice composition ...
Strong sunlight, but sharp detail and color are great.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Nick, wonderful bird in a splendid ambientation, great contrast against dark BG, fantastic colors, fine details and superb sharpness, very well done, have a good week end my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Nick

with This Blue Tit's pose, your superb POV, DOF
and the way it is framed on the image, all together
bringing dynamism to the image, this one Nick
is you most beautiful (for me) bird photo,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details,
very beautiful warm luminosity, beautiful catch-light,



Hello Nicholas, great shot of this beautiful blue tit with nice composition and lighting.
TFS and regards,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-16 9:49]

Hello Nicholas, superb shot of this tit with excellent composition, details and sturrated colours.
TFS and G's,

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2010-01-16 10:03]

Hola Nicholas: Una gran foto de una especie que aunque común, es muy hermosa. Ecxelente composición , nitidez y entorno, que muestran al ave en todo su esplendor...saludos.

Hello Nick,
Great capture. Lovely colours and very sharp details. I like the good light on the little bird. Excellent composition. Nice weekend!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-16 10:44]

Hello Nicholas,
Excellent! Very nice colors and exposure. POV sharpness, details, DOF are excellent as well.
Very well done.
Best regards Siggi

What a great capture this little bird.
Congratulation for this sharp and great capture!

hello Nick
great sharpness with good sun light and nice BG.
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Ciao Nicholas. Beautuiful warm light here! The best sitiuation to exalt brigt natural colours. Nice dynamic pose. Well done MF!


Hi Nick

Wonderful capture of the Blue Tit.

I took a picture of this bird this weekend and was not sure about the id but now i know for sure. Nothing good enough to post on TN though.

The color, lighting and POV are all excellent with very sharp details

Well done and TFS
Kind Regards

Hello Nick,
another splendid capture of the Blue Tit taken in a lovely pose with very good sharpness and very beautiful warm colours, a very pleasant composition with a good contrast in a marvelllous environment
Best regards

Hello Nicholas !
Beautiful shot of a blue tit !
Nicely captured the details ... Beautiful and vivid colors !
Congrats !

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-16 15:23]

Hi Nick,

Was this Blue Tit playing peek-a-boo with you? I love the pose as he looks at you from the branch. The lighting on the branch and the bird is just fantastic. Excellent colors and such sharp details that we can even see his "toenails."


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-01-16 20:16]

Hello Nicholas,
What an amazingly colorful bird and captured in fine detail and exposure. The contrasting colors of the log, bird, leaves and black BG compliment each other perfectly. A super shot indeed!! Well done!!

Hello Nick,
Hope you'll be doing fine friend. I do not know how I missed this shot of yours, for I have commented on photos all around it so my apologies.A good note to go along with this wonderful photo of the tit which was taken with flash light and which has not lost its touch of natural colours in natural white light...well done! You know when photography is done for pleasure and for learning, it has its own charms. The learning and sharing process that follows is so rewarding. Thanks a lot for sharing the photo and the feelings and emotions accompanied with it, Nick............take care...warmest regards/Abid
P.S.Sorry, Nick, I thought flash was fired but it was not....but does this make a difference. No, for you are a fine photographer....thanks.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-16 23:10]

Hi Nick

Great pose and lighting here - plus your usual sharp detail :)

Besy wishes


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-17 0:06]

Hi Nicholas,
Very beautiful capture of this great tit.I liked lighting,pose of bird and 3D effect a lot.Have a nice sunday!
Thanks for posting..

Hi Nick,

Incredible capture with fantastic environment MF.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!

Ps. sorry i could not write detailed comment since i had a heavy influenza at this weekend!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-17 4:38]

Hello Nick,
On this picture I like the composition especially with the branch on which the Blue Tit is perched crossing diagonally the shot. Very cute attitude also of the bird and ideal light. Very pleasing shot.
Have a nice Sunday

This must have been before the snows eh? Your use of lighting and direction of such adds quite a dynamic when compared in image withe the shadowy darker areas...A 3D quality. Well seen Nick!

Buen trabajo como siempre Nicholas; en esta ocasión destacaría lo bien que aislaste el
motivo del resto de la toma.
Un saludo y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-17 11:36]

Hello Nick,
I like the way you caught this Blue Tit emerging from the shadows of the ivy BG onto the dead branch.
The POV, colours, pose, composition and lighting are superb.
Nice one1
Thanks and have a good weekend,

hello Nicholas
great image of this Blue Tit with a very curious look
the bird is taken with sharp details and good light in spite the dull day
i like the environmentn too
Have a good night

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-01-17 16:17]

Hi Nick
Another great composition.Good POV and very sharp image with excellent detail.I also like the catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

Hello Nick,

another good picture from these Tit in natural habitat.
Good details and fine natural colours.


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