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Great Tit

Great 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: 2007-11-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Great Tits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-22 11:06
Viewed: 3056
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken in the New forest last week.

Great Tit ( Parus Major ) Length 14cm. Common woodland and garden species. Appreciably larger than the Blue Tit which it is often seen with. Has bold black and white markings on its head and a black bib line running down its chest, larger in the Male than the Female. Underparts otherwise yellow and its upper parts mainle greenish. The young has sombre plummage with no white on the head. Feeds mainly on Insects in the summer months but eats seeds and nuts in the winter.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-22 11:14]

selam nicholas;
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this lovely bird well done.
TFS ridvan

My goodness....cutest little thing...sitting just above an old sawed branch.Looks like a pretty old tree yes? Nice colourings in the bird...It has been so long since my childhood...I don't believe we had any of those...perhaps they are not over in the Americas..Artsy in a woodsy way!

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  • erayca (25)
  • [2007-11-22 11:54]

Hello Nick..
Nice photo,very useful information,well done mate.

Hello Nick
which beautiful catch...
the colors are splendid.
Thank you

Hello Nick,
Good shot of the Great Tit in closeness!
perfect exposure and focus always that gives excellent sharpness and details
thanks for the useful notes
have a wonderful weekend, Nick!

Hello Nick now I see how you get the close shots you're secret is revealled :-) nuts! good composition and sharp focus tfs rgds Necip.

Have seen this species in the island of Terceira, Azores a few years back.
A BEAUTIFUL composition with excellent clarity on the main subject.
How did you manage to get so close???
Best regards,
Mario from COLD COLD Calgary.

Hi Nicholas,
You are lucky with tit (Parus) species. You can find them and post very nice captures. Nice details, sharpness, POV. Dark BG very suitable for tit's colors. Nicely composed and of course good notes. TFS, well done.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-22 22:26]

Hi Paul

Nice composition - I like the diagaonal division of the frame with the bird forming a bridge between the two parts.Good detail too.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-22 23:43]

Hola Nicholas,
buen trabajo y detalles,
color e interesante fg y bg...

No es una de tus mejores tomas Nicholas pero igualmente un trabajo interesante por el encuadre y los colores.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-23 0:51]

Hi Nicholas,
Wonderful shot with lovely colours and sharp details on its plumage. Great lighting and exposure and you have captured a fine pose. the black BG works well here. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-23 2:58]

Hello Nick!
Nice photo of this Great Tit.
The colours are natural but well saturated.
Great sharpness and detail.
Nice composition aswell.
Well done,

Hi Nick, elegant bird with splendid colors, lovely details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-11-23 5:26]

Nicholas, Lovely eye catch and great focus. Superb lighting and lovely Ganesh

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-23 5:36]

Hello Nicholas, good job on the composition of this scene. The bird is sharp it has a nice pose and the exposure is very well done. Thanks !


Another of your darling little birds. You capture these beauties so well! A beautiful shot! :)

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2007-11-23 8:25]

Excellent portrait of this Great Tit. Perfectly shown.
Regards Rose

bonjour nick
il y a pas ma de visiteur sur les differents points de nourriture!
les details sont relativement bien presents dans le plumage de cette mesange tres vive.
couleurs naturelles et bonne exposition.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-23 9:51]

Hello Nick, a super compositon with lovely lighting and exposure. The Tit has vivid colours and is nice and sharp. Great pov and lovely pose from the Tit. Another great composition. Great work, your photography certainly served you well.

Hello Nicholas , very sharp and good colors , strange for black bckgrnd .

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-23 11:05]

Hello Nicholas,
Great capture, shapness is very good and colors are great
looks great against black beckground

Dear Nicholas,
Very beautiful and cute little friend you present here.
You've captued this yellow Great Tit very lovely.
Also, excellent focusing and details here with lovely overall colouration.
Well presented and TFS,
Best wishes,

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