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Great Tit

Great Tit
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Copyright: Stefan Kardos (stevkds) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 275 W: 11 N: 411] (1811)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 400mm f5.6L USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-11 15:18
Viewed: 3294
Points: 30
[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 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 14 cm, 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.

There are many races of this widespread species, but they fall into three groups. Birds in temperate Europe and Asia are essentially green above and yellow below. Great Tits in China, Japan and southeastern Russia are green above and white or yellow-tinged white below, and birds in India and southeast Asia are grey above and whitish below.

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.

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Hi Stefan, splendid great tit with wonderful colors, beautiful details, great pose, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Stefan,
Nice shot with good details, color, and you managed the light well without fill flash.
I like the backlit effect and pose,
Well done & TFS.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-12 2:19]

Hi Stefan,

A nice capture with a good BG,the tit is however a bit soft on focus,anyway I like the shot TFS


Nice composition and framing.TFS

Belle photo de cette mesange,elle estbin faite,de belles couleurs,de bons détails. Amitiés Thomas

Hi Stefan
Nice capture with good details.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-12 6:22]

Hello Stefan,
What a great shot! Nice detail in the bird, the background is great. TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-12 6:23]

Hello Stafan,
this shot is wonderful. Nice colorsn and the sharpness is very nice. I like your composition with the slight diagonal branch. The dark BG works very nice with the colors of the bird and shows it off well.

Bonjour Stefan
Belle présentation et belle prise de vue de cette belle mésange , les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition et beau BG.
Au revoir et félicitation ....JP

Hello Stefan very good light balance and POV , but a little unsharp maybe because of handshaking ? , thanks.

Hello Stefan,
I like those beautiful birds that we don't have here :) This is a nice capture of it with good pose from the bird and nice details. I would have maybe tried to adjust "highlights and shadow" to make the image brighter a little but. I unfortunately don't have time now for a WS. This is a very nice capture anyway :) Thanks,

Hi Stefan nice shot of the tit good POV and composition nice focus TFS rgds Necip.

Hi Stefan,
A very nice shot on this Great Tit. Perfectly composed and framed on the branch. Nice color saturation and good detail in the plumage. Well controled DOF has a nice OOF backround.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-16 7:59]

Hi, Stefan, once again.
Skillfully done picture of the beautiful bird. Composition is the best. POV is very impressive, Reproduction of the colours and other details of the tit and branches are perfect. BG is very nice and suitable. My best wishes and TFS.

A good image, Stefan.
Excellent compo. Detail is there.
The plumage has a bit more sharpness compared to beak/ete area.

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