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Parus major

Parus major
Photo Information
Copyright: Arunas Eismantas (Aukstaitis) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 161] (846)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-29 8:46
Viewed: 3225
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Tit, Parus major, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe and Asia in any sort of woodland. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate.

It is an easy tit to recognise, large in size at 14 cm, with a broad black line (broader in the male) down its otherwise yellow front. The neck and head are black with white cheeks and ear coverts. Upperparts are olive. It has a white wingbar and outer tail feathers. In young birds the black is replaced by brown, and the white by yellow.

There are many races of this widespread species, but they fall into three groups. Birds in temperate Europe and Asia are essentially green above and yellow below. Great Tits in China, Japan and southeastern Russia are green above and white or yellow-tinged white below, and birds in India and southeast Asia are grey above and whitish below.

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-12-29 9:37]

Excellent !
great DOF, Details and Compo.
Great Shot :)
Cheers :D

  • Great 
  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2006-12-29 11:16]

Hi Arunas,
Very nice capture of this bird.
Beautiful clear colors and details.
I like the POV a lot.
Happy new year

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-12-29 11:16]

hi Arunas, excelent ,good POV and nice useful informatin

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-12-29 12:32]

Une jolie mésange charbonnière bien mise en valeur par un cadrage impeccable, une netteté sans reproche et des teintes de plumage fort fidèles. Excellent !
Une bonne année 2007 pleine de joie, d'amour et de bonheur.

Hi Arunas

High quality shot. Beautiful colour tones and perfect composition. Thank you! Best wishes for 2007! :-)

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