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Long Tailed Tit

Long Tailed 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: 2012-03-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-10 10:41
Viewed: 4703
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have had a lot going on in my life the last year so i have not been out and about very much. Due to health reason i can not drive at the moment. This was taken in the garden this week. I have missed you all and your wonderful pictures.

Long-Tailed Tit . ( Aegithalos caudatus ) Length 14 cm.

The tiny rounded body and slender tail of the Long tailed Tit gives it a ball and stick shape, that is quite unique among European birds.

In summer family parties move noisily through bushes and undergrowth, but in the winter they often travel through woodland in much larger groups, crossing gaps between trees .

Feeding flocks often resemble animated feather dusters.

The plumage can look black and white but at close range has a pinkish wash to the underpatrs and pinkish buff look on their back.

It has a tiny stubby bill.

Voice: High, thin, colourless seee seee seee short abrupt low trrp or zerrp.

Nesting: Rounded nest of Lichen., moss, cobwebs and feathers with a side entrance in low bush. 8-12 eggs, 1 brood. April-June.

Feeding: Tiny Insects and Spiders taken from twigs and foliage, some seeds.

They are becoming increasingly seen at garden feeders.

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Ciao Nick, a great return, nice see you again on TN, Im hope you are well now, lovely bird in nice pose on a beautigful blurry BG, splendid light, excellent sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

nice to see a picture from you
i hope you are well now or soon
some time i see your name and than i think on you and ask where is Nick
So i hope to see more from you
best wish
greeting lou

Hello Nick,
Splendid bird and superb capture with very nice colors and exceptional focus.
I never have the luck to meet this gorgeous Tit.
Wonderful sharp details.

Welcome back Nick! Excellent details/sharp for the cute one against the graphic BG. Very good DIOf and light too.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-10 12:43]

Hello Nick.
Pretty Long-tailed Tit, pompous with visible colours. It is beautiful how with tale. Frame pleases me very, shiny eye and whole scenery.Very long not seen in TN.Best regards Siggi

Nice one Nick. Lovely shot.
Great character in this capture.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-11 0:30]

Hello Nick,
Yes, I've missed you very much last year. Fantastic to see you back.
Great photo in excellent sharpness and beautiful colours, but most important is that it's going better with your health.
All the best,

Hi Nick,

Sorry to hear of your health problems (I know how you feel).

A nice view of this long tailed tit, excellent focus and sharpness, colours and pov. A nice perch I see, I assume placed by you for these shots. Also a nice catch-light in the eye.

Glad to see you back, and hope you are soon able to drive again (I had a year unable to drive through illness and know how frustrating it can be)
Thanks for sharing, regards

very nice! Great colours and good composition.
Thanks and regards

Bonjour Nicholas,
Très belle valorisation du sujet sous un bon angle de prise de vue et une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

dear Nicholas,
The mode of feathers is very beautiful.
composition is really good.

Best Regards,
Mehran Jahangiri.

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