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Making a home

Making a home
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM.
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-18 9:23
Viewed: 3340
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of the pair nesting in the box in the garden . They have been very busy this week with the warm weather gathering all sorts of nesting material. I shall look forward to the young later in the spring.

Have a good week to you all. Nick..

Blue Tit ( Parus caeruleus ) Length 11-12 cm.
A familiar garden resident in most of mainland Britain and Ireland. Often coming to Bird feeders in winter months. A common woodland species as well. Has elements of blue-green and yellow plumage with striking dark markings on head. Young similar to adult but lacking blue in plumage. Nests in tree holes and readily takes to hole fronted nest boxes. In summer feeds mainly on insects.

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Hi Nick
Ha Ha - funny shot ;-)I like the moment and POV. Another great observation in your gallery

Hello Nick,
Nice to have a nest of Blue Tits in your garden! Good to capture it with materials in the beak. Fine colours and details. Have a nice week,

hello Nick

the birds actually are busy for the constraction of their nests,
excellent photo that in French we will say « prise sur le vif »,
fine POV giving beutiful eye-contact, fine focus with excellent
sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Nick,

Great picture of this busy blue tit.
The colours are nice and bright, the detail is good and there is a nice uncluttered background.
Great capture and TFS


Hello Nick,
a nice and funny picture, are you not sure this is santa with the large bear. ;-)
You have captured a fine moment of the Blue Tit.
Well composed with a nice POV.
Well done.


Hi Nick,

A well taken shot, showing the bird doing what comes every spring. Good POV and background. Well captured.

Have a good week, regards Bill.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-18 11:30]

Hello Nick,
Excellent photo of this Blue Tit in fantastic sharp details. Very pleasing that they are nesting in your garden. Beautiful natural colours. Good POV, OOF BG and composition.

Hello Nick,
Lovely capture with the bird build their nest.
Very nice composition. The details and colours are great.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-04-18 12:04]

Hello Nicholas.
Well composed. Good light. Very good catchlight in the eye, sharp, clear with good details and sytuation is beautiful Nice work. Best regards Siggi

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-04-18 12:12]

Hi icolas
Wonderful this Blue tit working for his house comfort!
Perfect details and colors.

Ciao Nick, lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2010-04-18 12:15]

:) superb a blue Nick, very nice.
Best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-04-18 13:14]

Hi Nico,what a tender situation you show us today,a great scoop taken at the best as usual,the light don't help you this time but you work very very well.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano

hello Nicholas
what a lovely capture of cute Blue Tit preparing a nest. you nicely capture this beautiful passerine bird. It gave a nice pose to you in its busy time. superb colors and focus. eyes contact and blue sky BG very nice. thanks for sharing, have a nice new week. friendly regards

Hi Nick,

Pleasing to the eye from a great capture:)
Very nice vivid colors and fine details.
Light, accompanied by a successful composition, perspective and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.

Best regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-04-18 16:26]

Hi Nck,

This Blue Tit with his mouth full is priceless. You caught him at just the right moment. There's a lot of activity here too with all the birds collecting material for nests. I did see the first Quail babies of the year yesterday - about a dozen of them running through the brush.


Hello Nicholas Friend,
Ha ha ha... :)You have a great eye for pictures! this picture is almost tender! ... very good job, as always, technically excellent ... I'm glad you have these beautiful tenants in your garden! TFS, Jesús

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-04-18 22:34]

Hello Nick,
Nice one of a Blue Tit with its face partially obscured by gathered nesting material. The POV, composition colours and lighting make this a fine image.
Thanks and have a good week,

Ciao Nicholas. Fascinating playing of light with stunning details and great contrast.


Bonito documento que como siempre confiere un gran realismo. Excelente pose.

Hello Nick
Thank you for this very beautiful posture. I saw a tit yesterday, but my photo is too dark.
It is really you the specialist
Best regards

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2010-04-25 10:08]

hello Nicholas,

I am very happy to see you again!
This picture is very funny. I like this! :)

Have a good day


Hello Nick,
a very beautiful picture of the Blue Tit taken from an excellent POV in a very lovely pose collecting nest material, splendid colours, very well done.
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-27 2:05]

Hi Nicholas,
very sharp indeed. The threads on the beak is well shown in sharpness. The blue tit is beautiful and exciting to see. You have composed it nicely with the branches well seen.


Soooo cute moment, Nick, this blue tit is very nice and you captured it so sharp and with fresh colours.
Excellent work, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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