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Crested Tit (Tofsmes) (42)
ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
Thanks for your comments of my previous post.

This is a portrait of a small and restless bird, the Crested tit.
The most beautiful of this bird is the “hairdo” It’s a real Punk Tit. The picture is taken in the north part of my county where we use to shot Siberian jays.
This one was very close, almost to close for the lens.
I hope you like this small bird.

Info from Wikipedia

Crested Tit is 10.5 to 12 cm long and has a wingspan of 17-20 cm. It weighs about 11 grams. It is grayish brown with lighter belly and has a clearly marked white collar around the neck bounded below by a black band to form a triangular bib. And it has a crest that makes it easy to recognize. The sexes are equal.

More info in different language here

Canon 300mm/F4.0 L, tripod, spot metering, ISO 800, Raw-format, manual mode.
Levels, Contrast, Crop, resized to 800 pixels, PP in the PS CS5.
Well calibrated Eizo s-pva monitor, calibrated/profiled with spyder3 elite

With this picture I will wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Great 2011

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ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
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Edited by:mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)

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