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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-12-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-13 5:31
Viewed: 1269
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Great Tit (Parus major) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe in any sort of woodland. It is resident, and most Great Tits do not migrate. In the past this species was considered a ring species with several subspecies covering a wide distribution, but these have now been separated.

Great Tits come in many races, but they fall into three groups. Great Tits in temperate Europe and Asia are essentially green above and yellow below. Great Tits in China, Korea, Japan and southeastern Russia are green above and white or yellow-tinged white below, and Great Tits in India and south-east Asia are grey above and whitish below.

The Great Tit is easy to recognize, large in size at 14 cm, with a broad black line (broader in the male) down its otherwise yellow chest. The neck and head are black with white cheeks and ear coverts. Upper parts are olive. It has a white wingbar and outer tail feathers. Young birds are duller.

It is, like other tits, a vocal bird, and has a large variety of calls, of which the most familiar is a "teacher, teacher", also likened to a squeaky wheelbarrow wheel.

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Hello Marius

Excellent shot of the Great Tit with fine POV obtaining its eye-contact,
excellent light, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hello Marius,
Your favourite bird. Well captured as usual against beautiful BG. Nice composition and color. Catching light on its eye looks beautiful.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-02-13 11:17]

Hi Marius,spectacular capture of a symbol of your winter pics,perfect light to take in the usual perfect way,nice composition too.Have a nice Sunday 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)
  • [2016-02-13 11:46]

Hello Marius,
What a beautiful photo again. Sharpness and details can not be better. Splendid light and colors and a very attractive eye contact. Beautiful blurred background too.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2016-02-13 12:28]

The Great Tit seems to be a favorite subject of yours. It is always different, and always beautiful.

Well done, Marius,


Hello Marius
I love the angle you captured this Great Tit in and showing off it's beautiful and colourful plumage. Tac sharp detail, nicely composed and nice soft light. A beautiful little bird.
TFS Janice

Hello Marius
Another master work my Friend.Perfect composition wonderful colors and light. Excellent sharpness and clarity.Love the contrasting clean BG.Thank You.
Best regards

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-02-16 9:18]

Hi Marius,
Excellent shot with a very nice composition and sharpness details.
Amazing colors and fantastic background.
Regards Jiri.

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