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Blue tit

Blue tit
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): vanderschelden's birds, Pentaxfriend's favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-03 5:30
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 and a bar on the wing are 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. Young Blue Tits are noticeably more yellow. 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.

The song period lasts almost all the year round, but is most often heard during February to June.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
2/02/2008 17:38:18
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Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

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Hello Annick,

Another brilliant composition perfectly perched and looking to the left exposing the whole head area of this blue tit. The detail is flawless against the clear background.


Not only a lovely capture of this bird, but the EXIF information you posted is also a big help for one like me who studies how to get thsi type of image..Much appreciated that you share all of this...it gives me some practical lessons in basics which I am not familiar with. Great plan Annick.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-03 6:01]

Hello Annick,
Lovely pose captured in this great composition, superb details and amazing colors all captured by your talented camera work.

An excellent rendering of this cute little bird Annick, such a nice composition too, TFS this beauty.

Hello Annick!
An additional lovely capture of your excellent photography. TFS friend,

Hi Annick,

Very nice pose and composition, amazing colors, sharp details and pleasant background. Some small loss of details in whites on the head do not affect the overall very high quality of this photo. Thank you,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-03 6:53]

Hello Annick,
You've chosen a fine pose for this Blue Tit and captured it with good sharpness and lighting and I like the composition and BG with the twig.
Thanks for sharing this nice weekend shot,

hello Annick

superb shot of this lovely bird, loevelly colours,
specially the yellow tones, excellent luminosity on the bird,
wonderful background, excellent sharpness and details
of his plumage and what i like most from your photo
is the framing, i love that you let a very good space
in front of the bird (where his looking), TFS



Great image of this blue tit,
This birds have such gentle faces and beautiful colors and you have captured them both well,


amazing detail and lovely POV...fine work!!!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-03 10:30]

Hi Annick

A wonderful, well thought out composition. Great isolation from the BG and great detail on the tit.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-03 10:45]

Very good shot Annick!
It is suprisingly noise-less for ISO 1600!!
Excellent detail in the plumage showing each feather clearly.
Nice colours and great lighting.
Excellent DOF and BG.
There are some slight blown-out highlights around the edge of the bird but they're not a major problem.
Well done Annick,

Hello Annick,
Excellent captured this Blue Tit with a head on pose!
best DOF in total sharpness, vivid colour and details
well done always

Hi Annick,
Again ano another beatiful bird from you. Great portrait with excellent details. Very nice pose and soft BG. TFS, Regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-03 12:49]

Hallo Annick,
Erg mooie opname van deze pimpel. Super scherp and fantastische kleuren. Leuke houding en erg goede compositie. Mooie zachte kleuren in de achtergrond.

Hi Annick. Great composition and perfect focus. Colors and light are great, too. Ot'll go to my favorites. Regards, Yvonne

Bellissima immagine, ottimi dettagli e composizione, magnifici colori con lo sfondo "delicato": Complimenti.
Ciao Maurizio

Ha Annick,

Perfect shot van deze pimpelmees
prachtige compositie met fantastische scherpte, goede kleuren, leuke pose en prima achtergrond

TFS Thijs

Hello Annick,
Fantastic shot, very nice composition and great point of view,excellent sharpness and very nice shallow depth of field,lovely colors and good details, great pose!

Hello Annick,
Another excellent composition, amazing detail perfect framing, lovely eye catch, and considering the 1600 ISO speed the background is perfect, super shot, all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-02-03 22:48]

beautiful little creature! very nice! tfs

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-04 0:48]

Hi Annick,
Nice shot of this cute little fellow. I liked the composition, soft lighting, catchlight in the eye, background and the POV. TFS
Best wishes,

A brilliant shot. Amazing colours and a great POV. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-04 9:49]

Hi Annick.
Your bid series is simply great. Every shot is wonderful. Great use ISO 1600. All exposure parameters are selected very well. The reproduction of the small charming bird is excellent. Every tiny feather is visible as well as its colour tones. Subject and framing are wonderful too and classic for bird shots (I remember my steel beam under sparrow :). Well done and TFS.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-04 16:06]

Hi Annick, you're really an artist, your eye is fantastic, this picture is superb. The composition is lovely with the branch coming to us, the bird is sharp, colourful and the pose splendid, and I love the background, so romantic. The light makes it all, thank you,


Hi Annick, lovely bird in great pose with splendid colors, wonderful details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Annick

Nice capture! TFS.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-06 7:41]

Hello Annick, great shot of the Tit, the composition is awesome and the sharpness is great, very well done, thanks! I love it!


Una excelente composición con una buena pose del ave. Naturalidad y frescura en los colores.
Envidio tu equipo de fotografía jajaja.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi

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