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Nesting Time

Nesting Time
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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: 2013-04-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7 D+Battery Grip, Canon EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 L IS USM, Kingston 16GB 266x, 67mm UV Filter-Hoya
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Blue Tits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-04-16 2:30
Viewed: 2812
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
At long last I have noticed the signs that spring may have arrived here on The Plain. This blue tit was busy collecting nesting materials for its nest, it was very nervous and spent a lot of time checking that it was not being watched. I spent about 20 minutes concealed behind my compost bin before I managed a decent clear shot of it coming and going.

I will post another shot tomorrow of it at the nest box.

Taken hand held, cropped and slight sharpening for upload.

Thanks for viewing

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-16 2:33]

Hi William,a very lucky meeting and a great capture,you caught very well this important moment of the season,very impressive quality of details and colors and perfect point of view too! Have a nice day and thanks,LUCIANO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-16 3:03]

Hello Bill,
Excellent photo of this Blue Tit with nesting material. Fantastic sharpness, details, POV and pose. Nice contrasting background.

wonderful capture with nice colors and good sharpness.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-04-16 5:41]

Fine image of this cute robin with nest material..good composition. tfs.

Bonjour Willizm,
Très belle scène de la vie sauvage.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Lovely capture..

hallo William
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
i like this shot
greeting lou

Hello William,
simply a brilliant picture. sharpness, colour and moment is fantastic.

Hello Bill,

Both attractive and utilitarian capture of this avian engineer. The lighting is perfect and the bokeh exceptional in bringing out the delicacy of it's 'building materials'. The perfect compost bin composition. Congratulations!



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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-16 8:04]

hello William,
So cute this busy Blue Tit! Excellent pose, beautiful composition, fine background.

Hello Mr.Williams Jacobs,
Very beautiful picture of this specie.You have captured it nicely in a specific moment which shows us natural beauty.I like its sharpness and colour on its body.Well docus and nice POV made it attractive.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-16 10:29]

Hi William,
Very lovely photo. Nice colours with excellent detail.
Perfect composition and background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Hello William
Wonderful capture of this species. Wonderful natural colours and impressive sharpness.
Thank You
Best wishes
J. Diogo

Hello Bill

Great close-up photo of the Blue Tit with the
nesting materials, very fine POV, superb focus,
sharpness, and details, the bird's pose with the
nesting materials on his beak and his eye-contact
are giving great dynamism to the photo, TFS


Ciao William, lovely composition with nice bird in fantastic action, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello william,
Excellent photograph of Blue Tit building nest, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-04-17 4:23]

Very good picture and excellent moment! Congratulation.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-04-17 9:05]

Hi William,
excellent photo indeed, beautiful composition,great use of light,
beautiful natural colors !
Well done !
Best regards !

Beautiful scene and great photo William! Excellent composition, wonderful BG and impressive sharpness. The lighting and the colours are fantastic!

Hi this is super love it
i like this composition with so good sharpness and beautiful colours the details are truly perfect everywhere
Thanks Andy

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