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Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit
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Copyright: Roma Januchowska (romuszka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 9 N: 352] (2263)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic LUMIXdmcFZ18
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds from my neighbourhood [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-23 4:46
Viewed: 3860
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
Long-tailed Tit /Aegithalos caudatus/
L 12- 14 cm.
Spherical body from tail longer than body. The both sexes have the same colour. The white head, black top of the body the and wing with a bit of bronze, the flight-feathers with white edges.

Varied and not very compact forests, bushes with thorny shrubs, parks, the edges of forests. Common. Not very numerous. In winters it often creates large flocks.Widespread on lowland terrains. It doesn’t stay long anywhere. It wanders locally.

Long-tailed tits build quite big nests from moss, growths and cobweb. Usually quite low in thorny shrubs.

They feed on insects (e.g. aphises), their larvae and eggs or different small invertebrates. Long-tailed Tits, with sharp beak, takes out insects from cracks in bark or on trees branches. These birds feed on seeds and also berries, so soft that they can split them without problem. European Spindle and honeysuckle are their favourite shrubs. They never pick up Ffood from the ground. They can, as a coalmouse, hang on branch upside down. They often hold on with only one leg, and holding food withe the other one. In winter, with strong frosts coming, Long-tailed Tits starve, especially when the layer of ice covers twigs.

I made in my garden this photo. I hung on plum-tree spheres from fodder. Long-tailed Tits came flying tylko once. They for this at my friend Hania are accomodates. Their behaviour is not timid. They be able to sit near nose man :).

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-23 5:47]

Hello Roma,
A nice capture of a Long-tailed Tit taken from a great POV with fine sharpness of the head and body against a good neutral BG.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-02-23 6:26]

Witaj Romo,
Fajne zdjecie jak dla mnie rzadkiego ptaka, poniewaz w moim otoczeniu nigdy nie spotkalem nawet z dala. Dobra ostrosc i rozmyty BG, chociaz moglby glowe zwrocic na aparat, gdy go fotografuja.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-23 6:32]

Hi Roma.
You have pictured this small and charming bird simply perfectly. I am impressed with magnification and excellent details of the birdy. Exposure is great as well as nice framing of the scene. Smooth and attractively illuminated BG decorates the image very well. Best regards and TFS.
P.S. I also am impressed with your amazing warm comments. Thanks a lot.

Hello Roma,
a beautiful capture of Long-tailed Tit (ssp. Aegithalos caudatus caudatus, in my picture ssp. Aegithalos caudatus italiae) taken from a good POV with fine details, well composed and beautiful natural colours.
Best regards.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-23 8:03]

Hi Roma,
Wonderful capture of this long tailed tit.I liked POV,lighting exposure and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Roma,
a fine picture of this beautiful tit.
Good sharpness and details on the head and body.
Pity the BG is bit busy, buts that's nature.
Well done.

Hi Roma,
this tits are so cute and your shot is beautiful. I like the nice pose of the bird, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-02-23 9:52]

Witaj Roma
Bardzo lade i dobrze opisane zdjecie , u mnie tez zagoscily tylko raz i zaraz odlecialy .
Pozdrawiam i gratuluje ,Slawek

hello Roma!
nice captured this Long-tailed Tit
with beautiful details and pose

best sERGIO

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-23 11:42]

Hi Roma. Firstly thanks for the interesting notes. This is a good close up of the little Long Tailed Tit. We have some in the garden at home. You have taken this with fine detail and natural colours. well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-23 13:30]

Hi Roma,

This must be the season for Long Tailed Tits. He is so adorable - I would love to see one besides in pictures. A wonderful profile shot with a fine view of his long tail and plumage. Lovely natural colors and fine details.


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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2009-02-23 13:40]

hej Roma
powiem tylko ladnie jest

Hello Roma,
this is perfect image with very beautiful photomodel! I like it!

Best regards, Leonid

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-02-24 2:11]

Czesc Roma!

Wyglada na to, ze sytuacja na TN wrocila juz do normy na cale szczescie.

Zazdroszcze znaleziska :-) Piekna sikorka sfotografowana w bardzo ladnej pozie. Delikatne kolory, dobre tlo i swiatlo. Podoba mi sie.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-24 5:04]

Hello Roma,
How cute this little Long-tailed Tit is. I love to look at these birds, flying around like a very fast arrows and making only short pauses to fly away gain. Nice pose and good sharpness. Not easy to do!
Thanks and best regards

Hi Romuska,
very lively, well composed portrait of the long tailed tit. Such a pretty bird. I like the subtle colours in the dim light that are bringing a gentle poetic touch into this dynamic capture.
With thanks, and best regards,

Super, miałaś farta.
Ja tego ptaszka chyba nigdy nie widziałem.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2009-02-27 11:44]

Hello Roma . Excellent shot beauty bird great sharpnes colours compositie and bg .Good Weekend ,Teunie .

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