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The young have arived.

The young have arived.
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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: 2010-05-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM & 1.4 Converter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Blue Tits II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-09 8:21
Viewed: 3114
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The nest was made and the eggs laid. Now i can hear the young birds in the nest box. Yesterday was a dull and wet day so i took this from inside the house. The Blue Tits are in and out with food all day long from first light to dark. They are starting to look a little worn out with ruffled feathers . I hope to see the young when they fly for the first time. I will upload some pictures when the come out of the nest box. You can see the bird has an insect to feed its young. The branch it's on is just about 6 feet away from the nest box. It makes for a good stop off point before they fly in.

I hope you all have a good week . 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,

Great capture of this blur tit out getting food. Your lucky to have a nice exposed branch like this.
The detail is very good and the colours are nice. Good composition as well.
Great capture and TFS


Hi Nick,your note is a good read and I hope you have a chance to photo those young birds.The exposure on this shot was tough but you did very well with the poor light you spoke of and for that you have very good colour and details working well in this photo.I see no blurriness at all only an attractive little bird that I someday hope to see with my own eyes and photo.Thanks for sharing yet another blue tit with us and like my favourite little birds(the chickadees)a most welcome sight.Cheers!


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-05-09 8:35]

Hello Nicholas
Nice capture of this little cute tit.
Thanks for sharing

hello Nick

as always excellent and very beautiful Blue Tit photo
and shot from inside the house ! fine POV and framing,
superb focus sharpness and details, beautiful colour tones,



Hello Nick,
Great capture with razor sharp details and wonderful colours.
It is a excellent moment that the young birds arived.
This composition has exceptional background.

Nice picture of this tiny bird.You made a pretty picture.

Hello Nicholas,
Go if you are lucky to witness the raising of chicks of these birds! ... is a beautiful picture of this bird with food in its beak! As always, details, colors and light, are unique to your work! good work, Greetings, Thanks for sharing! Jesús

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

hello Nick
great pose and beautiful colours with nice light
great details and good sharpness
greeting lou

Hi Nick,
this moment is so lovely, nice pose, warm colours and excellent sharpness. Now hurry up - the babies are hungry ...
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Nicholas,
Great shot of this blue tit taken with great POV, excellent colors, sharpness and good composition. Well done!

Ciao Nicholas. Excellente capture in good detaisl and sharp. Beautiful natural colours for this new born. Exciting BG.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-09 12:22]

Hello Nicholas,
Very nice capture of this Blue tit.I liked details,clear eyes and composition very much.
Thanks for posting.Best regards Siggi

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-05-09 14:06]

Very nice capture of this lovely bird in nice pose.Great sharpness and colors.TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-05-09 14:18]

Hi Nico,what a tender moment! I had live the same situation in my court whit a couple of Turdus.The pic is at the top of quality,but isn't that the surprise..ehehe...my greats compliments,have a nice week,LUCIANO

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-05-09 16:39]

Hola Nick,
attractive capture
bg. original, sharpness, great pose and color.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-05-09 20:06]

Very good photo, Tit in action, congratulations!

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-05-10 11:26]

Hello Nicholas.

Always special to be part of birds fedding there youngs.
A great capture with great colors and fine details.
Very well done and thank you for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-11 5:04]

very beautiful capture in excellent sharpness. the colours are well rendered and composed with exciting blurry background. The small bird really look wonderful with this composition.


Hello Nick,
a splendid capture of the Blue Tit taken from an excellent POV showing perfectly the posture of this cute bird with the prey for its young, superb sharpness and marvellous natural colours, very well done
Best regards

Hello Nick
A young bird, with always of beautiful details : bravo and thank you,
it is really magnificent.
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-16 11:19]

Hi Nick,
Thanks for the comment on my photo today. Of course I've chosen for a photo of a bird from you. Great quality as always. Fantastic colours, sharpness and BG. Vey nice DOF and composition.

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