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Long Tailed Tit

Long Tailed 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: 2009-01-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM & 1.4 Converter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Valerie's favorite pictures [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-29 10:08
Viewed: 4298
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another Long Tailed Tit that i took with my Canon 7D in the garden at home. I have not been around much this week due to very heavy work load . I hope to be able to get out this weekend and put the camera to test . So i hope for good weather . The date taken is 2010 not 2009 as the data implies .

Have a good weekend to you all.

Long-Tailed Tit . ( Aegithalos caudatus ) Length 14 cm.

The tiny rounded body and slender tail of the Long tailed Tit gives it a ball and stick shape, that is quite unique among European birds.

In summer family parties move noisily through bushes and undergrowth, but in the winter they often travel through woodland in much larger groups, crossing gaps between trees .

Feeding flocks often resemble animated feather dusters.

The plumage can look black and white but at close range has a pinkish wash to the underpatrs and pinkish buff look on their back.

It has a tiny stubby bill.

Voice: High, thin, colourless seee seee seee short abrupt low trrp or zerrp.

Nesting: Rounded nest of Lichen., moss, cobwebs and feathers with a side entrance in

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-29 10:16]

Hello Nicholas
Excellent capture of this cute tit. Wonderful colors and great details

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  • alin-m Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 472 W: 1 N: 126] (1773)
  • [2010-01-29 10:22]

Hi Nicholas.
Another very good photo from yours series with beautiful and pretty birds.
Nice image.
Best greetings.Alin.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-29 10:22]

Hello Nick,
What a fantastic photo of this Long Tailed Tit. The clours are splendid, specially against the dark BG. Great sharpness and details. Good pose, composition, DOF and POV.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-29 10:23]

Hi Nick,
This beautiful image. Excellent framing and playback of these birds.
Beautiful details and colors, congratulations.
Have a nice evening,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-01-29 10:34]

Hello Nick,
Superb image quality and a cute subject combine to make this an excellent posting. Thank you for sharing your talent Nick. Rick

hello Nick
nice pose of this little Beauty
great details and good sharpness
beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-29 10:45]

Hi Nicholas
Wonderful capture this lovely Long Tailed Tit !
Great details and colors.
Another beautiful capture on your portfolio!

Hello Nicholas,
Having you as a neighbor is a real honor! ... and see these beautiful bird, yet their attitude, and an ideal pose is a pleasure! Very good work, great focus, very good contrast, volume and detail in the plumage.

Congratulations and thanks for sharing!


Hy Nick
Today we are neigbours!
The long tits are between my favourites birds, ok, actually more eastern version, without the black stripe on the head.But this is not so important. Very well taken, with very sharp details!
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-29 11:18]

Hi Nick,you are lucky to have beautifuls birds like that direct in your garden..ehehe..and what a beautiful pic,the snow is gone as i can see...top quality of sharpness and colors as usual,thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Hello Nick,
Your new Canon 7D works good. The colours, details and sharpness are perfect.
Wonderful composition too.
Have a nice weekend!

Lovely photo of this cracking little bird.
Looks like the forecast is good for the weekend, so I trust you will be giving the new camera a good outing.
Look forward to the results,
good luck,

Hello Nick,
Fantastic capture, with so nice colors and background. Excellent composition, with the attractive eye of this tit. Your 7D is great. Congratulations!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-29 12:11]

Hello Nicholas.
Amazing composition, great lighting and sharpness of the images of bird and twigs, very beautiful nicely coloured BG. My compliments and TFS.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Nick,
a fantastic capture of the Long Tailed Tit taken from an excellent POV with outstanding sharpness in a lovely and graceful pose, colours and lighting are marvellous, very good composition.
Best regards

Hi Nicholas.
An outstanding catch of this long tailed bird. Details and composition are exceptional.
Kind regards,

Hi Nocholas
Great lovely Long Tailed Tit .
Colors are beautiful and the details are great!

hello Nick

excellent and very beautiful close-up photo of the Long Tailed Tit,
fine POV and framing, fine focus sharpness and details
of the foreground, i love the way the background it is
blurred by showing details, and a wonderful luminosity,



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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-29 12:59]

Hello Nicholas, lovely shot of this cute tit with nice point of view and composition.
TFS and G's,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-29 13:14]

Hi Nick

Great shot of this Long Tailed Tit - nice pov abd colour.

There have been a lot round my house this week for some reason.


Soooo cute again, Nick, this is realy one of the most lovely birds we have here in Europe, so fluffy and always active, not easy to catch.
You did it wonderful, thanks, excellent job
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Nick,

An excellent shot of this Long-Tailed Tit with beautiful colors, pose & POV. Well taken, composed & presented. TFS & Regards.


Hi Nicholas.

When I looked at the last sending photos page, I saw 2 impressive bird photos. One of them is this one. What a well-focused image! I can count its feathers. I can not find any word to say. Congratulations. Bravo and TFS.


Beautiful image of a tiny little beautiful bird.
Image is sharp with good colors.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-29 23:05]

Hello Nick,
This is a real beauty!
The POV, technical quality, lighting and contrasting green OOF natural BG all contribute to a great portrait of the british race of the Long-tailed Tit.
Thanks for posting this delight and have a good weekend,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-01-30 0:22]

Hello Nicholas,
This species is quite rare on TN. Your photo show it very well, good sharpness and BG is blurred very well.
Regards, Pawel

Ciao Nick, an other great capture of Long Tailed Tit, lovely in nice pose in a wonderful natural ambientation, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-30 1:51]

Hello Nicholas.

A very nice capture of this Tit.
Very nice POV and sharpness and i like the colors of the Tit against the background.

Gr. Hans

Ciao Nicholas. Very well done this careful compo with exciting playing of light and brigh colours results.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-01-30 9:34]

Hello Nicholas

This is the first time that I see a picture with these camera and lens together an converter.
I must say, wonderful done, feathers and position are super.
Sharpness and clarity are superb. TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-01-30 10:35]

Hi Nicholas!

Don't worry, Nicholas, as long as you have beauties like this one in your archives, you can go on! The simplicity of the picture and its composition highlights the bird's beauty very well.

Kind regards


Hi Nick,

Outstanding work! You’ve really focused in well on the feathers, great use of f/7.1. Textbook composition too.
The colours and clarity look excellent. Bravo!
TFS and have a nice night and Sunday MF!


Great capture of this little beauty, I like the inquisitive pose :-) Tack sharp and nicely oof bg.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-30 16:02]

Hi Nick,

I smile each time I see a picture of this Long-tailed Tit. He has to be one of the cutest birds in the world. The face is adorable and the tail is nearly as long as his body. The colors and details are excellent. A typical NGlen shot - composed beautifully in a superb setting.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-30 23:34]

Hi Nicholas,
Lovely capture of this Long Tailed Tit.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.I liked lighting,BG and pose of bird a lot.Have a nice sunday!
Thanks for posting..

hello Nicholas,
very beautiful scene and composition with this splendid small creature, your photo output are particularly good, thank you for your good comments in my photo!

Very good this picture, nothing to say only to be admired.
Congratulations, you're a big Nicholas
Ciao Vanni

Hello Nicholas.

Great shot of Long Tailed Tit, I have no lusk to see them in nature. probably because they aren'n popular in north Poland. It's great pleasure to look at this picture.


Hello Nicholas,
Great capture of this Long Tailed Tit - I tried to take a photo of this bird but it is all the time in motion. Beautiful colors, also very good details and BG.

Hello Nicholas
what a nice little bird ! i like his beautiful plumage, his tiny beak and his long tail
very good pose and fine POV
wonderful DOF and blurred BG
Have a good night

Hello Nicholas !
This bird is so cute, and you are so lucky to hav such visitors in your garden ! :-) This capture is truly fantastic. Details, colors, composition, BG, pose of the bird, evrything is just wonderful. Very well done !

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-02-09 12:13]

Hola amigo,
wonderful capture
with quality details.
I really like Nick,

superb Nick the 7D really is an outstanding camera if only I had the cash for one!

The feather detail is incredible.

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