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Blue Tit

Blue Tit
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Copyright: Paula van Balen (pvb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro, 58 mm UV Hama
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-12-17 7:38
Viewed: 3499
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Blue Tit
The Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus (often still Parus caeruleus), is a 10.5 to 12 cm 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.
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, eyestreak, and a bar on the wing are also 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. The young are much yellower than the old birds.
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.
Picture taken in my garden.

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Hi Paula,
This is a sharp and well presented shot of the Blue Tit, the fine pose being excellent.
But as it is a bit dark, I hope you don't mind my taking it to the WS.
TFS, best wishes, Ivan

Hello Paula,
This is a nice capture. I like the pose of the bird and this POV. It seems that it was a bit under exposed and that you didn't have great lightning condition as the sky is very white (like it happened often to me too ;) Details are good and this is a nice composition. I love those birds and I think that you captured it well :-) Thanks,

Hello Paula,
You have made a good composition of this Parus, I have made small modifications in a Workshop, I hope that it does not bother to you.
Salutacions cordials.

bonjour paula
c'est une bien jolie mesange,j'aime sa pose.je regrette simplement que le ciel ne soit pas bleu.

hi paula,
nice capture,seems like the light was not right here but while shooting birds you cant help it,
well composed,
nice dof, good pov,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2006-12-17 12:10]

Hi Paula,
Beautiful capture of this blue tit.
It is very difficult to capture these but I think you've done a great job.

Salut Paula
C"est une belle présentation avec ce bel oiseau avec de jolies couleurs,l,image est un peu sombre et je suis d,accord avec le workshop d'Ivan
Merci et au revoir...JP

Ha Paula,

leuke foto van deze pimpelmees
mooie compo en goede scherpte, details en kleuren.

TFS Thijs

hello PAULA
jolie cette petite mésange, je suis habituée a ce genre de photo car chez nous il n' y a que des mésanges a prendre en ce moment
bon travail et merci

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