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Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit
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Copyright: William Jacobs (oldferret) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D + Grip BG-E3, Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD Macro, Sandisk Ext III 4gb, 62 mm Skylight Filter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-04 7:00
Viewed: 2709
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After about two years of trying I have at last managed to get a fairly decent shot of a Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus).

The Long-tailed Tit s not really a true tit, nor related to the other long-tailed 'tit', the bearded tit. It looks quite different and lives much more in family groups. It seems that several birds, rather than a single pair may help out a the nest. These groups then roam around, often in willows and alders in swampy places or alongside streams or move along hedgerows through open farmland, always calling to each other for comfort. They stay together, watch out for predators, warn each other of danger and have better chance of finding something good to eat when several pairs of eyes are looking instead of just one. The eight to 12 eggs, in a domed nest of moss and lichen hatch after 14 to 18 days and the young fly 15 to 16 days later

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-04-05 3:37]

Hi William,
excellent macro.
I like the POV you chose. Outstanding player.
Wishing you both know how your family a warm and happy Easter!
Have a quiet day,

Hi William,

This is a lovely shot of this tit. The feather detail is excellent and there are some nice colours. The background is nicely out of focus. Well done.
Great capture and TFS


hello Bill (William)

beautiful photo of the Long-tailed Tit, fine POV giving
a beautiful eye-contact of the bird, fine focus excellent
sharpness and details, the catch-light rendering
the photo more beautiful, TFS


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