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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: 2008-09-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-09-19 9:34
Viewed: 3118
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken the same time and place as the Nuthatch with the Dark BG. This was also taken with the sigma 50 - 500 Lens .

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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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-19 9:38]

Hello Nicholas,
Very good pose of this Tit.
Excellent shot. Lovely detail. great composition and good notes. Very nice
Regards Siggi

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-09-19 9:50]

Hello Nick!

Flawless image of Great Tit. Deeply black BG looks great, bird is sharp and colorfull, but slightly too dark in my oppinion. Very nice composition. Every shot of little bird taken by you is little gem.

Hi Nick,
Marvellous capture
against the black background..
Very well done..

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-19 9:59]

Hi Nick,

A lovely shot of this always beautiful bird. Pose is wonderful. Excellent colors and details - I love the sparkle in the eye. The black background is very effective. Wish the birds would return to Tucson - only hummingbirds buzzing around. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing.


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-09-19 10:09]

hi nick,
wonderful picture..i love pics in black bg.
this is again wonderful

Lovely, razor-sharp shot of this fine Great Tit! Clear, accurate markings and naural colours.
I like how he is posing at the end of the twig! It is a good look-out post!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)
pl :-)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-19 10:51]

Hello Nick,
Excellent photo as usual. Sharpness, natural colours and BG are perfect. Great pose and composition.
Have a great weekend,

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-09-19 10:53]

Hola Nicholas, bonita fotografia, el fondo negro no es muy típico en este tipo de fotografia, pero resalta muy bien el pájaro. Buen trabajo. Un saludo

Hi Nick,
Another fine shot of a beautiful Great Tit with great details, superb DOF an colours. Also great black bg my friend!
many thanks for sharing this and Have a happy weekend!


Excellent capture and beautiful shot of the Great Tit. Great detail but I do wish the top of his head was a bit better defined. Well done. I took the liberty of doing a WS copy... hope you don't mind... :)


Hello Nick.
Superb definition with impressive details.
The coloration and contrast with the dark background are wonderful!
Excellent texture and framing.
My compliments by extraordinary work photographic.
José Roberto

Hello Nicholas,

Exellent picture, good of sharpness, details, dof and pov.
Beautiful colours.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-20 0:36]

Hello Nicholas,

The bird, in that fine light, looks very nice and the strong contrast with the background makes the image even more vivid. Colors on bird and pearch beneath are well rendered and matches well together.

Thank you for sharing,

P.S. Smily tomorrow.

Hi Nicholas,
great shot with a very sharp and detailed captured tit.
I like the dark background. But it doesn't work perfectly with the black head of the bird. It's a bit difficult to see where the head ends and the background begins (especially at the bottom side of the head) ;)
But great shot anyway with an excellent composition.
TFS Tatjana

Hi Nick,
A nice capture of this great tit. Good sharpness and POV but I think the black BG here is not to my liking. Anyway a nice experiment. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-20 2:59]

Hi Nick

Another great capture from you, my friend!
I really like the "studio" feel of the shot here, even if i'm not a big fan of studio shots :) Here it somehow works very well and it brings out the best in the details and the colors of this great tit.
Very good focus and DOF here plus a good attention to the exposure settings.

Bravo and TFS

TN would be a great advert for Sigma...I am impressed with that lens Nick. It and you do a superb job of colour and tonal reproduction. the length of the zoom really work well together to get the background OOF...You had it at 6.3 which allowed you some leeway... Very well seen. You are fine tuning your craft!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-20 14:23]

Hello Nicholas, another great shot of the Tit, the light is fantastic and the details are awesome, well done my friend!


wonderful shot for lovely Great tit, with dark colored BG. greetings, Nicholas.

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