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european crested tit / parus cristatus

european crested tit / parus cristatus
Photo Information
Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-10-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K-5 IIs, SIGMA 500mm f/4,5 APO DG EX
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-11-16 7:59
Viewed: 1502
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Crested Tit, or simply Crested Tit, Lophophanes cristatus (formerly Parus cristatus), is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder in coniferous forests throughout central and northern Europe and in deciduous woodland in France and the Iberian peninsula. In Great Britain, it is chiefly restricted to the ancient pinewoods of Inverness and Strathspey in Scotland, and seldom strays far from its haunts. A few vagrant Crested Tits have been seen in England. It is resident, and most individuals do not migrate.
It is an easy tit to recognise, for besides its erectile crest, the tip of which is often recurved, its gorget and collar are distinctive. It is, like other tits, talkative, and birds keep up a constant zee, zee, zee birdsong (help·info), similar to that of the Coal Tit.
It makes a nest in a hole in rotting stumps. This bird often feeds low down in trees, but although not shy, it is not always easily approached. It will join winter tit flocks with other species.
Like other tits it is found in pairs and it feeds on insects (including caterpillars) and seeds.
This species was formerly placed in Parus, but the distinctness of Lophophanes is well supported,and it is now recognised by the American Ornithologists' Union and the British Ornithologists' Union as a distinct genus.


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Ciao Nuri, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well dine, my friend, ciai Silvio

hallo Nuri
GREAT picture of this beauty
good sharpness and good details
lovely naturel colours
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-11-16 11:58]

Hello Nuri,
Extremely beautiful photo of this Crested Tit. Excellent sharpness, details and splendid colours nicely contrasting against the beautiful dark green background. Fine composition too.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-11-16 12:47]

Hi Nuri,finally a new pic! A very fresh capture made in this autumn of this beautiful tit,i never seen this bird in my country,and the capture is truly perfect despite the dark light,spectacular detail and fine colors,i like it!! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-11-17 7:29]

Bonjour Nuri,
Adorable cette petite mésange des bouleaux, un oiseau que je vois assez souvent près de mon chalet. Belle photo aux couleurs naturelles, netteté très bonne aussi et un joli arrière-plan neutre.
Mes amitiés

beautiful peaceful contrasty capture, TFS Ori

Good work.Like this work.bravo

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-11-21 16:22]

Simple and beautiful photography, with a sweet Parus cristatus on a twig crossing the perfectly blurred background. Thank you !!!!

Hernán Bortondello

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-11-22 10:29]

Nuri bey selamlar,
Hiç görmediğim, bir kuş ..
Pürüzsüz ard alan ve kompozisyon ile detayları çok beğendim.
İyi bir hafta sonu dileklerimle,

Hello Nuri,
A lovely capture with a splendid specie of tit. Exceptional details.

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