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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
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/6400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-10 8:07
Viewed: 1234
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus, is a 10.5 to 12 cm (4.2 to 4.8 inches,) long passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands. It is a resident bird, i.e., most birds do not migrate.

This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Parus caeruleus.

The systematics of the Blue Tit complex are unsettled. There are at least nine recognised subspecies.

The azure blue crown and dark blue line passing through the eye and encircling the white cheeks to the chin give the Blue Tit a very distinctive appearance. The forehead and a bar on the wing are white. The nape, wings and tail are blue; the back is yellowish green; the under parts mostly sulphur-yellow with a dark line down the abdomen. The bill is black, the legs bluish grey, and the irides dark brown. Young Blue Tits are noticeably more yellow. This is a common and popular European garden bird, due to its perky acrobatic performances when feeding on nuts or suet. It swings beneath the holder, calling tee, tee, tee or a scolding churr.

Blue and Great Tits form mixed winter flocks, and the former are perhaps the better gymnasts in the slender twigs. A Blue Tit will often ascend a trunk in short jerky hops, imitating a Treecreeper. As a rule the bird roosts in ivy or evergreens, but in hard weather will shelter in a hole. Blue tits are very agile and can hang from almost anywhere.

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Ciao Marius, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, beautiful diagonal, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-10 9:29]

Hi Marius,the red background is lovely,perfect to contrast the blue and yellow of the blue tit,spectacular capture made in the usual top quality! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Marius,
Your favourite bird, I think and favourable BG. Excellent work!
Morning shows the day! Just watching thumbnail, I understood it would be a stunning work and really it is. Well details and great color.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

Marius this is so good
i like the colours and the nice BG
sharpness and colours are beautiful
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)
  • [2016-04-10 11:42]

Hello Marius,
A simple but very beautiful photo of this Blue Tit. The colors contrast splendid against the warm orange background. Superb sharpness and details in a fine composition.

Very nice photo. Nice colours. Very sharp image

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-10 18:32]

Hello Marius,
One of the finest images of this particular bird that I have ever seen. Composition is great, focus is tac sharp and exposure could not be any better. Top this off with a colorful clean BG, a bit of catch light in it's eye and the ingredients make a picture perfect photo. Superb job!!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-11 8:01]

Hi Marius,
Nice portrait of a beautiful small bird. Perfect composition and excellent details.
Very nicely blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

perfect pic, perfect composition, TFS Ori

Hello Marius

Wonderful shot of the Blue Tit, with very fine POV and framing,
beautiful light, color tones, and background, great focus,
sharpness, and details of the subject, the catch-light enhance
the image by rendering it more beautiful, TFS


Awesome picture Marius,well done.
Thanks for sharing.


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