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Blue Tit

Blue Tit
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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus C770 UZ, no lens, (digital), No Filter
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Blue Tits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-03 3:44
Viewed: 3826
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mésange bleue - Parus caeruleus - Blue Tit

The nest is in a hole in a tree, wall, stump, gate-post or outhouse. Few birds more readily accept the shelter of a nest-box. The same hole is occupied year after year. The blue tit is a close sitter hissing at an intruding finger. Nesting material is usually moss, wool, hair and feathers. A clutch of eggs is often large. From 12 to 18 eggs are on record.

The box is on my window. Curtain was shot. The camera is on a tripod and is pressing against the glass. I can walk to the camera and shot without being seen. As they are noisy, I know when they are there.
I made the hole of the box quite small to be sure not to have other specy coming in. They spend a lot of efforts making the hole larger. One can enter easily but the other one need a shimmy-shimmy to be able to pass through.
Colors were not so shinny as all the light came from behind.

PP work:
Adjustment with curves function.
remove some scratches from the glass
remove an overexposed area from the background

Thanks for looking

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To thor68: 2 week-nesting seasonNephrotome2 1 10-03 05:51
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Bonjour JeanMarie,
Interesting capture. Sharp and neat image. Great DoF.

Ben Lakitan

is anybody home? *g* what a nice shot, JeanMarie! :-)
great pose and perfect timing, something i wanted to try, too,
this year, but unfortunately missed the 2 week-nesting season.
looking forward to more of the blue tit and its home.
terrific job & take care, thorsten.

Hi JeanMarie,
A funny pose on this Blue Tit. Look like he may need to go on a diet. A good job on the exposure for shooting thru window glass.Colors and detail look good. Well done!

Hi Jean,
Not bad for shooting through glass,
I did a quick WS for my critigue :)
Well done & TFS!

merci du maigre partage apparemment il y a toujours des défauts sur mes photos mais je suis comme toi !!!!
bravo pour cette jolie photo de la mésange bleue,sans t^te cela est original, l'oiseau est tout de même un peu flou.

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