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blue tit (Parus caeruleus)


blue tit (Parus caeruleus)
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Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K10D, Pentax 300mm f/4 ED IF SDM SMC DA*
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-10 15:36
Viewed: 2565
Points: 28
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shot in my home backyard
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Blue Tit
Blue Tits are often one of the most frequent visitors to the bird garden. As they are such a common sight, they can often be overlooked, but look closely and you’ll see a beautifully colourful bird with its bold blue cap, yellow belly and green and blue back. These incredibly agile birds are rewarding to watch and as they are very adaptable, they are usually the quickest to exploit any new food source, quickly learning to use any new feeder. They are so opportunistic that in some areas Blue Tits even learnt to pierce milk bottle tops for the cream!
Length: 11.5cm
Wingspan: 17.5-20cm
Conservation Status: Green
Description: Common in gardens, most of us are familiar with the site of this small tit. Smaller than the similar Great Tit it can be distinguished by the bright blue cap and bold black eye-stripe bordered by white cheeks. The wings and tail are also bright blue and underparts are yellow, with a faint black stripe on the belly. The female is very similar, though slightly paler than the male. Juveniles are duller with yellow cheeks and greener upperparts and crown.
Nesting: Blue tits will nest in any small holes making them common occupants of nest boxes. The nest can be constructed from all manner of material and they will readily utilise wool and downy material put out for them. Blue tits lay large clutches of eggs, typically 10-12, but up to 16 have been recorded. The red-speckled white eggs laid from around mid-April are incubated for 13-15 days. The young fledge after around 16-22 days.
Feeding: Insects, caterpillars, seeds and nuts are common foods of this acrobatic tit. They will also take advantage of fruit and even take nectar from garden plants. With their incredible agility and ability to learn from others they are quick to exploit new food sources, making them a common and often bold visitor to bird feeders.

(source : http://www.gardenbird.co.uk/Blue-Tit-Information/Bird-Watching/GBS_birdType_BlueTit,default,pg.html)
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La Mésange Bleue
La mésange fait partie de l'ordre des passériformes, dela famille des paridés. Son genre et son espèce portentles noms de parus caerulus. C'est un oiseau vertébréovipare.

Le corps est couvert de plumes. Sa respiration est pulmonaire. C'est un animal à sang chaud, aux mâchoires revêtues d'un bec corné et dont les membres postérieurs seuls servent à la marche.
Son plumage est très coloré. La mésange bleue mesure 14,5 centimètres. Les deux sexes sont identiques. Le ventre est jaune citron, le dos est vert, la tête blanche avec une calotte et des sourcils bleus. Les ailes et la queue sont bleues également.
La mésange vit dans un nid luxueux et très douillet.D'abord, il y a des herbes sèches puis de la mousse, desfeuilles mortes, de la laine et pour terminer, des plumes douces etde la soie de toile d'araignée. La mésange vit dans lesbois et les vergers. Elle vit principalement en Europe, en Iran et enAfrique du nord, dans les forêts de feuillus ou lesforêts mixtes, les parcs et les jardins àproximité des points d'eau. Elle niche dans les trousd'arbres.
La mésange bleue est toute petite, mais c'est unesacrée bagarreuse. Elle est très inquiète etconstamment en mouvement.
Dans la famille des mésanges, les jeunes ne sont pas les mêmes que les adultes. La mésange pond 13 oeufs. Les oeufs sont tout blancs, tachetés de brun-rouge.
Les petits naissent aveugles et sans plume. Leur bec jaune semble immense par rapport à leur corps. Dès l'arrivée des parents, ils l'ouvrent tout grand pour obtenir de la nourriture.
Les jeunes s'envolent entre 17 et 21 jours. C'est une période très fatigante pour les parents qui doivent nourrir leurs petits. Le nid reste toujours propre, car les parents emportent les fiantes loin du nid.
Les mésanges peuvent vivre jusqu'à 15 ans.

(source :http://www.edunet.ch/activite/arche/mesangebleuelutry/index.html)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-10 15:40]

Hi Nuri,a very nice and beautiful capture of this blue tit,i like the excellent details and colors and the beautiful composition too whit this colored background,perfect to contrast the colors of the bird.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-03-10 23:15]

really excellent photograph with good background. tfs.

Superb image, Nuri.
This is the best possible view of this bird and its various features and colours.
The plain BG contributes a lot to the appeal of this composition.
TFS
Ram

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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 23:56]

Hello Nuri.
Superb shot of this tiny bird, really clear and sharp, excellent colours and a decent background.Best regards Siggi

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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 0:40]

Hello Nuri,
Very nice photo of this Blue Tit. Excellent sharpness, details and composition. Beautiful natural colours, also in the smooth background.
Regards,
Peter

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-03-11 3:42]

Hi Nuri,

Great eyecontact with this little fellow. Very smooth background and natural colors, that's what I like.

regards,
Zeno

ahhhhhh such a precious POV and capture of this precious Tit. (why do i always smile writing that name?) :0) Love the eye contact and tilt of his little head, striking blue and stance on that log..its a genius reflection Great job

Ciao Nuri.
Eccellente nitidezza di questa foto con bellissimi colori della cinciarella ,ottima la composizione,
molto molto bella complimenti.
Ti auguro una buona Domenica ciao Marco.

Hello Nuri
Beautiful capture of this blue tit.Lovely composition,wonderful colors and sharp details.Hard to handle this blues.
Thank You
Best regards
J.Diogo

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-03-12 3:26]

Very good picture Nuri, Great sharpness, color, presentation and light. Very good one. Congratulation.

Bonjour Nuri,
Très belle publication dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier la délicatesse des couleurs et la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-03-23 20:54]

Hello Nuri,
What an attractive image of this beautiful little Blue Tit. I love the gorgeous plumage this particular bird displays. Detail is exceptional and exposure is right on the money. Just curious, is the twig that it is perched on a Sweet Gum Tree branch? Superb shot!!
Ron

Hello Nuri.
This is a fine bird shot with very good details. The perch is fabulous and the plumage is well defined.
Thanks for this fine composition and have a nice day.
Jusni

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-27 3:48]

Hello Nuri,
really a lovely presentation of the bird. The colors are very exciting and interesting. The minimalist approach really bring your shot into a splendid composition. how I like the simple smooth background, without any disturbance at all.
Excellent job.

Regard,
Foozi

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