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I am an elegant bird ...

I am an elegant bird ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 100-300 F4 APO
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in my garden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-13 9:13
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends - it's friday afternoon - now I have weekend and I'm happy.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Today I show you a shot of a Great Tit, Parus major, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe and Asia in any sort of woodland. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate.

It is an easy tit to recognise, large in size at 14cm, with a broad black line (broader in the male) down its otherwise yellow front. The neck and head are black with white cheeks and ear coverts. Upperparts are olive. It has a white wingbar and outer tail feathers. In young birds the black is replaced by brown, and the white by yellow.

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. Interestingly, the birds from the two south Asian groups of races do not recognise the calls of the temperate Great Tits, and they may be a separate species.

Any hole will do for a nest, and it will readily take to nest boxes. The number in the clutch is often very large, but seven or eight white eggs, spotted red, are normal, with bigger clutches being laid by two or even more hens. The bird is a close sitter, hissing when disturbed.

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Excellent POV. Great DOF and the pose is brilliant.

Nicely done

Yeah !
très beau cliché !
bravo !
Cette oiseau a vraiment pris un pose peu ordinaire !

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-13 9:46]

Yes, certainly you are :-) Ballerina pose and proud face. Beautifull, small and colorfull bird ;-) I hunt for one of these but still no sucess :-(

Very nice pose and a great POV Sabine. Very good sharpness, detail, DOF and colors also. Perhaps a tiny bit OE on the left cheek.. Very well done. Thank You & have a Great Weekend!

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2006-01-13 10:58]

Elegant, yes of course, I see him on one leg. Beautiful colours. Nice pose.

What a cute look it has! With that look it could convince even a cat to leave it alone.
Technically everyting is all right.

Regards, Petru

Hi Sabine,
This shot has just amazing colors due to the quality light here. The composition and framing are perfect. Nice sharp detail, and your control on the DOF is perfect. A very high cutness factor at work here too.

magnifique sabine
les details et les couleurs sont bon.

Hello Sabine,

What a wonderful capture of this beautiful bird!!!

Details are crystal clear, colors are amazing,
and that look he gives you is awesome.

Another exceptional posting from you, thank you!

Have a fun weekend!

Great Shot!


This is a really cute shot with perfect clearness, colors, and nice composition. Well done Sabine. :)

Indeed and also extremely cute, an really exellent pose. Great sharpness, detail and DOF.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-13 14:17]

What a pretty and interesting bird that you have well captured ! Nice pose and good sharpness. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Sabine and thanks for sharing.

Hallo Sabine, sehr schönes Potrait der Kohlmeise. Gestochen scharf, sehr schöne klare Farben und ein klarer Bildaufbau. Wieder eine sehr gute Arbeit. Danke Dir Sabine. Ich wünsche Dir und Stephan ein schönes Wochenende.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-01-13 18:04]

Very elegant indeed ! And very well captured by you ! It's a beauty, the pose of the bird is awesome, the DOF is great, the composition also as the bird's head "follow" the angle of the branch. It's a 5 stars shot !



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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-13 18:11]

Bonne prise ,la pose de l'oisea la patte en l'air est très particulière.

Merci pour l'envoie Wishnu!


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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-01-13 18:15]

Good capture of this wonderful pose, very high visual impact. Great colour and detail too.

A lovely capture Sabine,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. Composition and exposure are spot on. Good DOF and POV.
Thanks for posting, have a fantastic weekend.

This fella is a real cutie Sabine. I love the leg up pose. Nicely composed. Excellent close details. Nice clarity and sharpness. Thanks.

Great capture. Love the position of the brid and the catch lights in the eyes.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-01-15 20:25]

Hi Sabine,
Lovely pose on this shot, the detail and sharpness also very good.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2006-01-16 7:45]

Hej Sabine!
Excellent photo, great collours and sharpnes!
Well done!
Have a nice day

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-01-19 15:46]

Hello Sabine,
I love bird.. this one is wonderfull, i like the vivid colours & clear details, dof + pov are great, very well done.

Best Regards,

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-19 23:35]

Sabine, indee, an elegant bird.

Excellent sharpness, colors, pov and composition.

I like pose too - he does seem to be paying attentio to us.

A lovely and excellent capture.

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