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Copyright: Mark Balas (CatStevens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 63] (468)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5, Sony VCL-DH 1758 - 1,7X
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-29 13:31
Viewed: 3274
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus (often still Parus caeruleus), is a 10.5 to 12 cm long passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands. It is a resident bird, i.e., most birds do not migrate.
The Blue Tit is a valuable destroyer of pests, though it has not an entirely clean sheet as a beneficial species. It is fond of young buds of various trees, and may pull them to bits in the hope of finding insects. No species, however, destroys more coccids and aphids, the worst foes of many plants. It takes leaf miner grubs and green tortrix moths. Seeds are eaten, as with all this family.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-29 13:35]

Hi mark. I like the pose in this one with the bird over the top of you. you have done well to capture it with some food. good detail and colours. good use of the light. well done TFS.
A Happy New Year To You.

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2007-12-29 14:38]

Hi Mark,
Nice picture with expressive pose and good details. The worm in his beak makes the difference. Light is a bit harsh but you manage it well.
Regards, Mario

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2007-12-29 14:51]

Bardzo ciekawe zdjęcie, gratuluję refleksu

Excellent capture. You had to be very quick to get this shot as I dont imagine he posed for you :)

Focus is spot on, you have lost some detail on the black parts of the bird and the BG is a little distracting as it is so light. Playing with the levels/curves in PS might help with this.

Great capture though!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-30 9:06]

Hello Mark, great capture of the Tit with its lunch in the beak ! Well composed, great light and sharp details. Well done, thanks ! Happy New Year !


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