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Parus montanus

Parus montanus
Photo Information
Copyright: Cristian Goga (crs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon 70-200mm f/4 L USM, 67mm UV
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-04 11:48
Viewed: 3413
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There is some time I try to do a decent photo with this Tit. I met him several times but never close enough for my 70-200 mm objective.

I was looking for a Nuthatch (Sitta europea) when I saw the tit flying around me. He stopped in the bushes behind me. I turned around and took as many photos as I could.

At home, when looking on computer, I saw it was a small perch between me and the bird. I could do nothing to avoid it as the meeting was to short. I only could take several shots. Therefore there is an unsharp area on the bird. As I was so glad being able to take some decent photos of this bird I decided to post one of them.

When trying to find out what bird I photographed other problem occurred. Is it Parus montanus or Parus palustris? As I was not able to answer this question I would appreciate any help.

nglen, eng55, Morigann, Apashu, haraprasan, maurydv, mvdisco, eqshannon, boreocypriensis, MMM, uleko, marhowie has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-04 11:50]

Hi Cristian. A very good close up of this little cute bird. which you have taken with good detail and natural colours. A good pose wit ha side ways look from the bird. well done TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-04 12:03]

Hello Cristian,
Very good Nuthatch image. Very nice colours. Excellent natural light,nice details, great pose.Best regards Siggi

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-04 12:15]

Hi Cristian,
Very nice capture.I liked POV,eye contact,details and framing are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

Salut Cristian,
This is a very nice bird capture, not easy with your lens, with a great focus on the tiny beautiful Parus montanus. Sweet pose.

frumoasa fotografia Cristian !
pasarea este clara , decorul este minunat , iar culorile , cat se poate de naturale , dau farmec acestei compozitii ,
felicitari !

Intr-adevar similitudinea dintre cele 2 specii este uimitoare! Totusi, parerea mea (nu-s specialist dar imi plac mult pasarile) e ca cel din imagine este un pitigoi sur (Parus palustris). Fata de pitigoiul de munte, cel sur traieste in zonele joase cel mai mult urcand pana in zona padurilor de amestec! Are coloritul mai deschis decat la pitigoiul de munte! Dar tinand cont ca poza este facuta in Brasov.....mai exista indoieli!
Culori , contrast si focalizare foarte bune! TFS!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-02-04 20:12]

O fotografie reusita despre pitigoi, culori placute, armonioase, dar in legatura cu determinarea speciei, este greu de facut! In general, biotopul, asa cum scrie Apashu, dar in special vocea pasarii o deosebeste net de cel sur, fruntea bombata,negrul de pe cap mai putin lucios etc. Numai bine,

Hi Cristian,
A nice capture of this beautiful bird. Excellent composition and good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Cristian,
a very beautiful picture of Parus montanus taken from an excellent POV with good detail, i like the lovely pose, the eye contact and the natural colours in a nice composition.
TFS. Best regards.

Hi Cristian,
Beautiful picture of this bird , excellent POV. and details, very well taken and done.
all my compliments.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-08 3:07]

Hi Cristian,
a lovely soft rendition of the bird among the branches.
Beautiful and artistically presented especially the blurry movement. uit is very attractive and outstanding result.
Well composed in excellent style.


This one has a wonderful soft and delicate look to it...as if you especially decided to use a focal filter..VERY nice Cris!

Hello Christian

You have many species of Parus in Europe,and they are all such cute little birds.
Well captured in a natural setting,the details show well.
Very good eye contact.


Hi Cristian!
A fine shot of this cute tit with nice composition, nice pov and good lighting.
TFS and Have a nice new week MF!


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-02-08 18:50]

Hi Cristian.
Nice capture .I like the natural habitat and your subject pose.Nice detail from the plumage and also natural colors.
TFS Michel

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-09 8:58]

Hello Cristian,
A very nice capture of the Willow Tit in a fine pose. Fine details, good eye contact and natural colours. I like the composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-10 11:39]

merhaba Cristian
good capture of this timid and cute bird with its habitat
i like composition, its pose, POV and sharpness

Hi Cristian
Very nice capture of this little guy in his natural setting.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-11 9:47]

Hello again Cristian,
A fine capture of Parus montanusthat is greyer than palustris and has a larger black bib.
Excellent POV, good sharpness and well seen against the busy OOF BG.
Thanks for sharing this one of a bird that is rare in my part of Sweden but more common further north.
Best wishes,

Hi Cristian,
Looks like a difficult setting, with the branches between you and the bird..
But you managed a clear view of this elusive little one.
Good detail, pose, and the bird is watching you.
Looks like our Black-capped Chickadee here.

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