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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: 2008-12-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Blue Tits II, Small bird, big World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-25 5:44
Viewed: 3716
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Unfortunately i am still having to rely on my archives until i can drive again which will hopfully be in two weeks time. I have found the birds use this old branch to land on before going to the feeder . I like the colours of the BG.

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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another perfect capture Nicholas !
great contrast , wonderful vivid colours and beautiful natural light , great POV ,
very sharp picture !

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-25 5:52]

Hello Nicholas,
A marvelous close-up of the Blue Tit. Fantastic pose - gorgeous colors - wonderful details. This is really beautiful.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Nicholas,
this is a beautiful capture well composed with very fine details and sharpness. Excellent composition.
I like the beautiful natural colors, due to the very good exposition and the lighting.
Best regards

Hello Nicholas,

Great capture of this beautiful bird.
Nice colours with fantastic details.
Light,focus and sharpness are splendid.
Good notes.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-25 6:41]

Hello Nick,
Aother very beautiful photo of this Blue Tit in a lovely pose. Excellent sharpness and a great OOF and contrasting BG. Great POV and a nice composition.

Hi Nick,
another very beautiful picture of a Blue Tit taken from an excellent frontal POV, the sharpness i outstanding, i like the eye conctact and the bright colours; very nice pose on the branch against a marvellous OOF BG.
TFS. Best regards.

A really cute looking tit from your rich archives Nicholas, the relatively huge looking branch nicely accentuates the perfectly exposed and focussed bird's tinyness while the OOF BG provides a fine backdrop to this beautiful composition. TFS this my friend.

Hi Nick,
It is good to clear your archives first. Just see my DSLR got problems with display and I have given it to service. And now I am depending entirely on archives. Very nice shot of this beautiful Tit. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Sin comentarios... casi supera la realidad !!
Eres increible.

Buena semana Nicholas: Josep Ignasi

Hi Nick,
Good light and posture.
Perch is big and this contrasts very well with the little Blue Tit.

Ciao Nick, an other fantastic little bird, splendid focus and lovely blurry BG with fantastic golden colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, lovely composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-25 10:28]

Hi Nick,

It's a great landing place for the birds! This Blue Tit is in a wonderful pose on it. I love the look of concentration on his face. Beautiful colors and fine details of the face and lovely plumage. I wish we had some colorful birds here!


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-25 10:36]

Hi Nick,

The tit was sitting in a very nice, strong light. You have made good use of it. The bird is sharply shown and the colors are fine. There is a fine contrast between the colors of the bird and the blurry background.

Thank you for sharing,

hello Nicholas
so close to my
good sharpness and many colours
i like the composition of the bird
greeting lou

Hi Nicholas,
very good photo from this lovely Blue Tit.
Sharpness is excellent. I like the colors of the BG too!
Only the composition disturbs me a little.
I post a workshop.

hello Nicholas

i also like the blurred background, excellent photography
of the Blue Tit shot with fine POV, i love the way is framed
on the branch where he is pearched and the cut branch,
beautiful luminosity of the image, beautiful colour tones
of the bird, great sharpness and details, and the catch-light
render always the photography more beautiful, TFS


Hello Nick
I tried to take in photograph birds… but I am less gifted than you
Bravo and still thank you for your splendid stereotypes
In a friendly way

Hi Nick, Excellent capture of this beautifulk blue tit with lovely pose in fine composition with excellent sharp details and nice colours.
TFS and cheers,

Ps. Thanks a lot for your kind words which you wrote my 300th post too.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-25 13:16]

Hi Nicholas,
Very nice capture.POV,details,lighting,exposure and composition are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Nick,
Very beautiful picture of Blue Tit; great POV and composition, pin sharp details and excellent bright colours.

Hi Nick,
I'm jealous of those colorful birds, wish we have them here! This is a beautiful capture taken from your archives! I like the funny pose, bright colors and details. Well seen!

This one is a bit more special Nick...Not sure why..best guess is the size and the colours and positioning....it gives a slight environmental shot/capture...I think I shall add it to my own personal theme of such!

Hello Nicholas,

Another very beautiful photo of this Blue Tit in a lovely pose and that your archive!
exellent pov, dof and bg.
Beautiful colours.


Hi Nicholas!

I hope there's nothing serious preventing you from driving. Anyway, diving into the archives is a good thing, and as long as you can get out beautiful pictures like this one there's no reason not to do it. The picture is well composed and the bird's position is very nice.

Kind regards


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-01-26 1:37]

Hello Nicholas,
Very fine picture of the Blue Tit. The pose is cute, the bird seems to be very shy and fragile. Beautiful light on the bird and fitting neutral background. You really have an immense collection of bird-pictures!
Take care

Gorgeous colors - bright,vivid yet very natural. Perfect sharpness and depth of field.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-01-26 8:10]

Nicholas, this is beautiful and and what a colorful bird. I like the composition and color tones.Ganesh

Hi Nic. Perfect sharp and DOF. Bravo.


Hi Nicholas,
Very good picture of this Blue Tit. Excellent POV and sharpness. TFS and Regards. Ferran

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-01-26 17:48]

Hola Nicolas.
Bella foto, excelente pose y hermoso fondo difuso. gran nitiez en la imagen y una excelente nota.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-01-26 22:45]

Hi Nicholas,

A very nice capture of this blue tit,we have them as well a lot in the garden at the moment (near our feeder),however the weather has not been that coorperative lately,but as well a pleasure to watch them,hopefully you are able to drive soon again and go out for new photoshootings,tfs


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-27 4:04]

Hello Nick,
Another fine capture of the little Blue Tit in a nice pose. Great details and beautiful colours. And as usual a very fine background too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Nick,
Nice that you can continue to delight us with shots from your archives until you have your wheels again.
This is a great shot of a Blue Tit taken from a frontal POV with superb ambient lighting and fine sharpness and once again a great OOF contrasting BG.
TFS this beauty,
All the best,

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