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Parus major

Parus major
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: 2008-02-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Great Tits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-10 7:04
Viewed: 4953
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As a European intermezzo, I uploaded this Great Tit (Parus major) I photographed last Saturday in a natural area nearby. It was a rather sunny day and this image is taken before sunset.

More info...here

Thanks for looking...


Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
9/02/2008 17:23:30
Tv(Shutter Speed)
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

very beautiful image with a lovely light coming on the subject,
excellent POV & framing and excellent sharpness & details
of his plumage, TFS


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-02-10 8:52]

hi annick,
cute little bird.very well captured with fine details and composition,colours are also good,

Hi Annick
Very nice optimistic shot. Delicate light, nice natural color good OOF background
I like it very much

Hello Annick,
Thank you for this beautiful rendering of a cute lovely bird. The foot-level POV undoubtedly cleared a lot of clutter from the nicely OOF BG and the fine focus gave a high definition to the feathers. TFS indeed!

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-02-10 10:04]

Hi Annick,

I like the composition of your image. The very few element in the photo allow the viewer to concentrate on the clear sharp image of the bird. Light is interestingly falling on the bird from a good angle.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-10 10:11]

Hi Annick

Great shot - superb detail, great exposure and colour, plus excellent BG.


Hola Annick.
Un precioso Herrerillo, con muy buena nitidez y excelentes contrastes, un buen trabajo.
Buen bg y DoF.
Saludos, JL.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-02-10 11:46]

Hi Annick,
nice to see something a bit more local from you, not that i'm not enjoying your African sohts of course!
Great detail and perfect DOF here, and the partial shadow adds a nice effect too, well done.
(thanks for the interesting link and critique in my last post by the way)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-10 12:00]

Hi Annick. A fine close up of the Graet Tit. you have captured naturual looking colours. good use of the late eve light in the eye. with a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-10 12:07]

Beautiful capture, Annick, with a lovely light and what sharpness! You're a master for the backgrounds, this is stunning. Thank you!


Hi Annick,

Wonderful light, ideal composition, nice backgound! The bird is more common than African animals, but the photo isn't worse. Very well done! Thank you,


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-10 18:42]

Hi Annick
Great capture.Nice POV and good pose from your subject.As usual sharpness and details are excellent.You also had managed the light situation very nicely.
TFS Michel

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-10 20:28]

Hi Annick,
Wonderful shot with sharp details and nice colours on its plumage. Fine pose captured and the lighting is superbly handled. Excellent POV, DOF and compsoition. Kudos.

Hi Annick,
A perfect, very delicate capture.
Salut. Ferran

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-11 2:28]

Hello Annick,
Very beautiful photo of this Tit. Fantastic light in front of the bird. Excellent sharp details. Great POV and OOF BG.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-02-11 3:56]

Annick, Fantastic is the word. The bird in the frame is superb and lovely clarity. Eye catch is just amazing. Ganesh

Hi Annick, elegant bird in lovely pose, splendid colors and great blurry BG, good details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-11 8:19]

Hello Annick, very well photographed Tit, very sharp, great light and exposure and a fantastic background, good work as always, thanks!


bonjour annick
ah!vous avez un peu delaissé les mammiferes pour les p'tits oiseaux!
c'est un joli coup surtout au niveau du POV qui place cette mesange devant un BG parfait.

Buen trabajo a pesar del difícil contraluz, con un efectivo encuadre y un acertado fondo.
Un abrzo: J. Ignasi

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