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Blue Tit Portrait

Blue Tit  Portrait
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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: 2010-02-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-27 10:23
Viewed: 3281
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We had a day of showers then sunshine this went on all day. So i sat indoors with the garden doors wide open . ( the boss had gone out ) I thought i would go for a portrait picture of some birds , so i moved the feeder closer and put my 400mm lens on to the 7D and gave it a go. I have to say i did not see many birds at all.
Have a good Sunday to you all.

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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Hi Nicholas
What a sharp capture!
Great details and lovely colors.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-27 10:29]

Hello Nicholas.
What a wonderful closeup of this beautiful Blue Tit. I like the very good sharpnes of this super zoom shot, superb details and colours, the close up is great.
Best regards Siggi

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-27 10:30]

Hello Nicholas
Wonderful portrait of little "Blue".Excellent details and beautiful colors

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-27 10:37]
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Hello Nick,
Great portrait of this Blue Tit. Excellent sharp details. Beautiful natural colours. Fantastic light in the eye.
The weather is the same here with a lot of wind. So I can't open the garden doors. You made me curious: Who's the boss in house?
To the photo: Good composition and blurred BG.

Hello Nick,
a fantastic portrait of this cute bird, marvellous colours and spectacular detail, very beautiful reflections on the eye, a very pleasant close composition with a wonderful colourful BG.
Have a good Sunday.
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Nick,
Great close up of this Blue Tit.
It's amazing how an ordinary little bird can be made to look so different - just by changing the perspective.
I was comparing your recent picture of a Dunnock with mine (seeing what I am missing) and I thought that it looked as if yours has a more decurved bill than my East Stour variety, or perhaps it is just a trick of the light,

Hi Nick,

This is a great close up picture of the blue tit. As always the detail is fantastic and there is a nice light in the eye. The colours are also fabulous and the background is nicely blurred. Well done on trying something different because it payed off.
Wonderful capture and TFS


hello Nick
very good macro
with great details and nice sharpness
beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

Hello Nick,
Great portrait of the Blue Tit. The colours and the details are exceptional good.
Very nice colours and perfect background.

Hello Nick,
What a beauty! Fantastic portrait, with fine details and colours and great background. It seems that you enjoy your new 7D. I'm curious to read your report about the differences with the 40D. Cheers,

Hello Nicholas
It's a wonderful portrait of a Blue Tit, the details on his plumage are impressive,
very nice view from the profil against a superb colored BG
very well done and have a great sunday

Hi Nick,
that's so close - wow, a fantastic portrait, I like it.
Such sharp details, it's amazing, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-27 14:51]

Hi Nick,wonderful close-up,i'm very jealous of your beautifuls bird's pics,this is one of the best,great sharpness and colors,maybe the background is a little noised...have a nice Sunday and thanks,LUCIANO

Ciao Nick, fantastic portrait of splendid bird, fine details, wonderful colors, beautiful blurry BG and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-27 15:53]

Hi Nick,

Sounds like a good way to spend the day and it surely paid off. This portrait is beautiful and so up close and personal. Colors and details of the face, beak, eye and feathers are excellent. I love the background. I often wondered how many birds and animals I would see if I stayed at the window for hours and hours but I've never had the patience to do it.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-27 18:12]

Hi Nick,
Drop dead gorgeous close up portrait Nick, everything is perfect. Thanks for sharing my friend.

Hallo Nick
This is just beautiful. The details captured in this portrait is superb and very eye-catching, especially the big black polka dot eye. The shine you captured in the eye is tops. 10/10 for a very sharp image and another 10/10 for a very pleasant background and 10/10 for the great composition. Sorry I can only give 2 points, because it is worth more. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Nick,
Fantastic close-up portrait, sharp as a razorblade, many details. Background is a bit noisy here and there, but everything else, including the superb color tones, is expertly taken. Nice, elegant job MF, congrats and tfs.
Have a nice Sunday, friendly regards, Leslie

nice close up, TFS Ori

Hi Nicholas
Details and colors are wonderful!
Congratulation for this great macro.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-27 23:52]

Hi Nicolas,
a splendid portrait of this tit. The sharpness is so splendid and the feathers are really in great detail.
What a close up you produced here.


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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-02-28 1:36]

Hello NIcholas.

A very nice portrait of this tit.
Very sharp, each feather is well to see and with very nice colors.
Very well done and thank you for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

Hello Nick,
I hope you are well.
This was close, amazing you could get this close with the 400mm,
on the other hand with a 7d you have much to crop from.
The picture is very sharp with very fine details, even the DOF is decent at f9.0. It's well exposed with nice natural colours.

Well done, mf.

Hi Nicholas,
A stunning close up with exceptional details and sharpness.The unique design and colouration of the bird is very well portrayed.

Ciao Nicholas. A pleasant portrait with good natural colours. Good details and nice BG.


Je je, Nicholas, precioso retrato, casi humanizado, que da más vida si cabe a esta bella ave.
Un abrazo y buena semana.

Hello Nicholas,
Wow what a great portrait. Very beautiful natural colours, excellent details and a nice blurred BG.

Hi Nicholas
beautiful bird
beautiful shot of it
Interesting background: dark on the sides, lighter around the head. It really fulfills its function to enhance the beauty of the bird.

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  • Justi (14)
  • [2010-03-03 15:15]

Extremaly beautiful! ;)

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