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Black-crested Titmouse

Black-crested Titmouse
Photo Information
Copyright: Billy C Banks (K9madtex) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 67 N: 278] (1022)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 70 - 200 f2.8L IS USM, Canon 72mm UV Haze
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-05 4:25
Viewed: 3404
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo at the Hummer House in Christoval. Some friends took me there to meet Dan and Cathy Brown who are the owners. On this particular day they were catching birds and banding them. It was very neat to watch this process. If you ever get a chance to visit Christoval I would recomend a stop at the Hummer House.

Dan & Cathy Brown
Post Office Box 555
Christoval, Texas 76935
Phone (325) 255-2254
Fax (325) 255-2463


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Hi Billy,
Beautiful portrait of the Titmouse, what a great light giving excellent details in the plumage!
My attention is really concentrated on this fantastic eye so well lid, I can detect a reflection but not able to say what,
Very well done!


Great close-up Billy. Good catch-light in the eyes. Bob Zeller


Great tight composition, DOF and detail shown.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-05 6:28]

Hi Billy,
Great shot mate, very impressive detail and a perfect background - excellent work, well done.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-05 7:56]

Hi Billy,

A wonderful portrait of this Titmouse - a bird I have never seen. Nice natural colors, good details, great background. I love his little crest and the amazing eye.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-05 16:43]

Hola Billy.
Excelente foto. Finos detalles y gran claridad. Alto nivel de nitidez e iluminaion.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-05 21:28]

Hello Billy,
Very nice portrait, you managed to capture it very well


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-06 4:34]

Hello Billy, that's a great portrait of the Titmouse, the sharpness is very good, the light and exposure are just fine and the overal quality is very high! Well done, thanks!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-06 8:26]

Hello Billy

Great portrait of this Titmouse.
The POV is wonderful,you really got a great close up.
The details are wonderful,with well defined plumage detail.
Excellent eye contact and catch light.
Great job.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-03-08 13:35]

Hello Billy !
This is a cute and beautiful bird, I like his little crest and his big black eye. Excellent details, nice natural colors, excellent use of your flash, beautiful blurred BG, but maybe you could have cut a bit at the top of the picture ? Well, it is just my opinion, the picture is excellent as it is. Very well done !

I like this portrait shot too, lovely colors and excellent detail in the feathers, good eye catch and the perfect soft background to enhance this little fellow, Cheers Rick :)

Wonderful close-up. Great catch-light in the eyes.
Good clean details.

I've never been to the hummer house but I absolutely have to go now!

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