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Blue Tit

Blue 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: 2008-11-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 70 - 300 IS USM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-16 8:10
Viewed: 3179
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken today in the forest once again a dull day .not to happy with the BG . Still got out for a few hours in the fresh air.

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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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-16 8:12]

Hello Nicholas,
Very fine profile of the little Blue tit in a nice pose. So clean and sharp with great detail. Wonderful colours and good dof.
Regards Siggi

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-11-16 8:50]

I think the background is beautiful, Nicholas. The creamy colours add beauty to this tiny bird, colourful and so pretty. I think blue tits are my favourites of your birds and you capture it so wonderfully. Thank you,


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-11-16 9:00]

hi nick,
Beautiful detailed pic here. nice perch, good compo

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-16 9:01]

Hi Nicholas,
Beautiful capture of this blue tit.POV,colors,clear details,BG and pose of bird are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

Scatto Fantastico!!! Bellissimi colori!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-11-16 9:58]

Hi Nick,

I don't understand why you are unhappy with the background. I like it and thinks it sets the Blue Tit off nicely. Another lovely little bird in a wonderful pose. Colors, details and composition are excellent. I'll send you some of our sunshine if you send me some of your birds!


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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-11-16 10:14]

Hello Nicholas,
What a splendid shot! This is such a beautiful bird! The sharpness, BG and colors are just perfect.
Very well done.


Hello Nicholas,

Another great shot of this beautiful bird.
Wonderful colours with excellent detail.
Lighting and definition are fantastic.
Good notes.

hi Nicholas,

You're have the one good picture after the other good picture if I say it right in English.
This one are no exeption on the previous pictures.
In three words, very good picture.


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-11-16 10:53]

a fine one Nicholas,
good sharpnes, fine details, good colours and a fantastic photojob here, I like it, have anice evening.
regard jaap

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-16 11:20]

Hello Nick,
You can be proud of this photo, inclusive the beautiful BG. Fantastic sharp-detailed photo in great colours. The POV an DOF are excellent.

Hi Nicholas!

If I want to be sure to see a perfect picture of a bird, I know I have to go to your gallery. You have your style, and that's good. One can recognize your pictures easily and I'm always impressed by the high technical quality. Moreover, the bird's expression is living (hmm, if only my English would be better...)

Kind regards


Hi Nick, fantastic little Bluewith fine details and splendid colors, superb sharpness and wonderful BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-16 13:35]

Hello Nicholas, dull day but good picture, of course at 1/30 the beak is a bit soft but hey it's still a beautiful image with full of great things to look at! Well done my friend!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-16 13:57]

Hi Nico,a little noise on the face of the bird...but the pic is a very great work,excellents colors and point of view,thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-11-16 14:20]

Hello Nick

Classic pose - excellent detail against a BG which compliments the blue-tit (why don't you like it?)

Hi Nick,
Very good capture of this cute Blue Tit with excellent POV and composition, pin-sharp details and bright natural colours.

Hello Nicholas,
Very nice capture, good sharpness and depth of field, nice details and beautiful colors. I think the oof background is just fine.

Hello Nick

The back ground colour is wonderful and really helps contrast the bird and it's plumage.
Excellent sharpness and detail.
The POV is terrific.
Great job.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-17 6:08]

Hi Nick,

Your blue tit looks very nice with it's beautifull colors against the fine background. Bird's plumage can be well seen as well as the nice texture of the perch beneath the bird.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-17 7:43]

A nice shot of this Blue Tit, Nick.
The colours on it are lovely :-)
Very good composition.
Good sharpness.
I think the BG is great!


Hi Nicholas,
This is a nice shot of this cute bird. Colors and exposure are natural with superb background. I can feel the slow shutter speed by looking at his head which seems less sharp than the rest of his body. This is minor nit as the picture is superb. Thanks,

Hello Nicholas.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.
Very good details.

Jose Luis.

This is a beautiful simple composition Nicholas. The colors look so natural. I love the feather details.

Evelynn : )

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