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crested tit / parus cristatus

crested tit / parus cristatus
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Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K-x, SIGMA 500mm f/4,5 APO DG EX
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-11-23 14:38
Viewed: 3971
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Crested Tit, or simply Crested Tit, Lophophanes cristatus (formerly Parus cristatus), is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder in coniferous forests throughout central and northern Europe and in deciduous woodland in France and the Iberian peninsula. In Great Britain, it is chiefly restricted to the ancient pinewoods of Inverness and Strathspey in Scotland, and seldom strays far from its haunts. A few vagrant Crested Tits have been seen in England. It is resident, and most individuals do not migrate.
It is an easy tit to recognise, for besides its erectile crest, the tip of which is often recurved, its gorget and collar are distinctive. It is, like other tits, talkative, and birds keep up a constant zee, zee, zee birdsong (help·info), similar to that of the Coal Tit.
It makes a nest in a hole in rotting stumps. This bird often feeds low down in trees, but although not shy, it is not always easily approached. It will join winter tit flocks with other species.
Like other tits it is found in pairs and it feeds on insects (including caterpillars) and seeds.
This species was formerly placed in Parus, but the distinctness of Lophophanes is well supported,and it is now recognised by the American Ornithologists' Union and the British Ornithologists' Union as a distinct genus.


Thanks dear Luciano (lousat) for this pretty useful a variant, .. mes sincères amitiés :-))

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Perfect capture, tfs Ori

Great photo Nuri! Wonderful pose, excellent composition, beautiful BG and impressive sharpness! Beautiful bird too!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-11-23 21:43]

excellent closeup of the species. good background. nice sharpness, contrast and lightig. tfs.


Delightful image! BG highly complementary. Focus excellent and composition superb. Like a perfect carving mounted on a stick! If I could say anything constructive, it might be to increase the exposure a tad in PP. TFS


Hello Nuri,
A lovely capture with great sharpness and details.An excellent composition with beautiful BG.My regards,_Joy

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-24 3:09]

Hello Nuri,
Fantastic photo of this Crested Tit in splendid colours, excellent sharpness, details and a perfect composition. Great pose against a very nice background. High quality!
Enjoy the weekend,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-11-24 3:31]

Hello Nuri,
beautiful vivid colors and lovely light, superb sharpness, depth of field and details, excellent composituion and point of view.Regards Siggi

Ciao Nuri, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Nuri
very nice picture of this European Crested Tit. great clarity, colour and composition.
best wishes,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-11-24 5:59]

superb capture and composition!

Nuri...a delightful capture of Parus cristatus in a really superb setting..great shot!!!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-11-24 7:05]

Hi Nuri,
Excellent colours,fine pose of a beautiful bird and sharpness details. Fantastic composition with gorgeous green background.
Regards Jiri.

super shot Nuri
great composition with good details and beautiful colours \super sharpness
thanks greeting lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-11-24 7:42]

Bonsoir Nuri,
Une image charmante de cette mésange huppée! Parfaite netteté, une pose adorable de l'oiseau et des couleurs vives rendent cette image bien attractive. Bravo!
Bonne fin de semaine

Salut Nuri,je suis content que tu as apprecie' mon WS,mais il faut avoir une bonne photo en depart comme la tienne avec les meilleurs details pour pouvoir faire un WS regardable..ehhe....mes compliments pour ta photo qui mancait seulement de un peu de lumiere,composition tres tres jolie! Bon Dimanche et merci,Luciano

çok çok güzel. tebrikler Nuri bey.

Nice shot nuri, good posse and composition..clear bg...the colors could be lightened a bit


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-25 9:35]

Hi Nuri
Beauatiful closed up.Nice composition and sharp image whit great plumage details.The pose is very pleasing for the eyes.Light and colours are beautiful
TFS Michel

beautiful bird and very nice picture Nuri, congratualtions !

ciao, tino

This species of Tits is very good looking, Nuri. You have captured it very well from a partially frontal point of view and thereby given us a very clear impression of its salient features and colours.
Thanks and regards.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-11-28 18:12]

Hola Nuri, que belleza de foto y de especie, increíble fondo, composición y enfoque...una belleza perfecta...saludos.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-12-08 19:30]

Hello Nuri,
A outstanding image filled with excellent detail and an attractive composition. BG is clean and the pose couldn't be any finer. The only negative aspect is it seems a tad dark, and I see Luciano did a WS to remedy this situation. Well done!!

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2012-12-12 14:31]

İşte kusursuz bir ornitofto!.. Harika detayların yanında, kuşun bulunduğu tünek, enfes bir arka plan ve mükemmel pozlama ile bu güzel kompozisyon ortaya çıkmış. Çok beğendim. Selamlar...


Hi Nuri,

You're capturing well this cute bird by a good composition and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see Crested Tit standing on the tip of branch. It is interesting in unique head's style and black stripe pattern. And, it's good at the contrast of clear front and green background.

Kind regards,

Hello Senn
Beautiful photo, wonderful setting and background. Excellent detail, good light, nice pose. A fine photo.
regards yiannis

What an amazing shot my friend. Don't know how I missed this..or YOU, your photography is amazing! and this one especially warms my heart

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-28 22:14]

Hi Nuri
simple capture in a very impressive composition. Exciting details and excellent sharpness of a bird perching on a trunk.
Lovely view.


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