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Long Tailed Tit

Long Tailed Tit
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Copyright: Matthew Harrison (matthew) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 1 N: 86] (342)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fuji S5 Pro, AF-S VR Nikkor 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IF-ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-05 10:20
Viewed: 4552
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Latin name
Aegithalos caudatus

Long-tailed tits (Aegithalidae)

The long-tailed tit is easily recognisable with its distinctive colouring, a tail that is bigger than its body, and undulating flight. Gregarious and noisy residents, long-tailed tits are most usually noticed in small, excitable flocks of about 20 birds. Like most tits, they rove the woods and hedgerows, but are also seen on heaths and commons with suitable bushes.

Where to see them
Found across the UK escept for the far north and west of Scotland. They can be seen in woodland, farmland hedgerows, scrubland, parkland and gardens. In winter they form flocks with other tit species.

When to see them
All year round

What they eat
Insects, occasionally seeds in autumn and winter


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-05 10:24]

Hi Mathew. I have yet to get a Long Tailed Tit. This one looks so cute chubby and round. you have captured fine detail and natural loooking colours. a nice Pose on the branch . against the plain BG. well done TFS. good notes too.

Hello Matthew,
splendid portrait of this Long Tailed Tit
Perfect focus with ideal deeph of field, lovely colours and background
Excellent shot very well composed,

Hola Matthew, una encantadora captura llena de delicadeza y de buena técnica. Me encantan los colores, esa ténue luz y por supuesto el excelente encuadre.
Saludos: J. Ignasi Tejedor

Hi Matthew,

nice shot! I would suggest for future to show a bigger picture. I think it is a pitty for such a nice picture to be so small.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-05 16:02]

Hola Matthew.
Nice colors of this tiny little bird. Great pose and BG. Good work here.
Sharp and well focus.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-06 1:34]

Hello Matthew,
Wonderful capture of this little beauty. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours. I like its pose and the smooth background fits so well. Excellent work!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Mathew

What cute little bundle of feathers this guy is.
Well composed with good sharpness. Great background.


Hi Mathew,
Good capture of this cutie.
These Lt Tits are wonderful birds and you did well with focus detail, color, and comp. TFS

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-03-06 15:37]

Hi Matthew,
Nice shot!
Nice colors!

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