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Blue titmouse

Blue titmouse
Photo Information
Copyright: Ruud van den Berg (Robespierre) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 2 N: 329] (1424)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-D 80-200 mm/f2.8 ED, SanDisk Ultra II
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Blue Tits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-02 17:27
Viewed: 6261
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Blue Titmouse (Parus caeruleus) is the only titmouse who is mainly blue and yellow coloured. Characteristic is the clear blue head. Size: 11,5 cm.
The blue titmouse is very dexterous and even acrobatic in the way they are looking for feed. In the summer season their main menu are little insects.
The breeding time and the size of the egg-laying are choosen by the birds in such a way that when the young ones are born there is an abound in a certain caterpillar.
The average egg-laying is from 7 up to 12 eggs. The breeding time is only ones a year.

In the Netherlands they are very common in the woods and than especially in foliage trees. In winter time with less food they are often living in gardens around the villages.
On a winter day this blue titmouse was climbing against the stones of our garage looking for hidden insects between the roofing.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-01-02 17:29]
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Hee ruud, die heb je er mooi op gekregen! Mooi helder en scherp, rode steen contrasteert mooi met de blauwe lucht. Wel heel anders binnen je collectie, maar erg origineel.
Beste wensen voor het nieuwe jaar, dat je maar veel tijd voor fotografie overhoudt, en natuurlijk veel mooie reizen.
Groet reina

  • Robbrown Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
  • [2006-01-02 18:20]

Nice one Ruud, good capture of this Bluetit, TFS
sorry run out of points

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-04 9:58]

Ruud, very nice shot of this little bird.

Great colors, composition and pov.

Maybe, a little bit more of sharpness, but that's just an opinion.

Hi Ruud,
Nice shot of a blue tit clinging to the house wall. They do that a lot here too, searching for insects. Sharpness is excellent displaying each individual feather.
Well captured!

Hello Ruud,
This is a cutie! Small... common... but a very pleasant member of our feathered friends! I like your composition, and the pose is great! Good colours and details all over...
Pablo -

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-02-14 16:56]

Hello Ruud,
nice moment you captured here, it very funny pose :-) What he search there?
Good bright colours and composition, TFS!
Best wishes,

hi ruud
de tres belles couleurs et bon details,good POV aussi.

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