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Great Tit

Great Tit
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-05 5:37
Viewed: 2444
Points: 34
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The Great Tit is large for a tit at 12.5–14.0 cm (4.9–5.5 in) in length, and has a distinctive appearance that makes it easy to recognise. The nominate race P. major major has a bluish-black crown, black neck, throat, bib and head, and white cheeks and ear coverts. The breast is bright lemon-yellow and there is a broad black mid-line stripe running from the bib to vent. There is a dull white spot on the neck turning to greenish yellow on the upper nape. The rest of the nape and back are green tinged with olive. The wing-coverts are green, the rest of the wing is bluish-grey with a white-wing-bar. The tail is bluish grey with white outer tips. The plumage of the female is similar to that of the male except that the colours are overall duller; the bib is less intensely black,as is the line running down the belly, which is also narrower and sometimes broken. Young birds are like the female, except that they have dull olive-brown napes and necks, greyish rumps, and greyer tails, with less defined white tips.

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great capture on the snow,Ravzan
excellent color and definition
thanks sERGIO

Dear friend greetings from India:
This is an amazing shot. Well captured. FRANCO

Ciao Razvan, lovely Great Tit in the snow, beautiful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

hello Razvan
this is a super composition so in the snow
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Wonderful shot with awesome simplicity Razvan! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hello Razvan
Beautiful photo with wonderful colours and beautiful white background.
Regards Christodoulos.

Buna Razvan,
Foarte bine surprins acest pitigoi cu detalii bune si culori placute pe un fundal alb.
Numai bine,

Hello Razvan,
Photographing birds completely surrounded by white snow is not easy! ... You've handled the exposure levee brilliantly! Congratulations & Thanks for shering.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-05 10:30]

Hello Razvan.
Excellent shot of the great tit. Very good colours, wonderful details of the bird and superb snow BG.
Best regards Siggi

Bonjour Razvan,
Très bonne maitrise de la lumière faisant resplendir les couleurs du sujet sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-12-05 11:43]

Hi Razvan,

A lovely shot of this Great Tit surrounded by all the snow. Exposure and focus are excellent. The bright colors are beautiful against the white background. I love the simplicity of the composition. It is most effective.


Ciao Razvan. Fantastic colours in exciting contrast against the snow.


Hello Razvan,
Very clean shot of this small passering, I really like the perfect exposure of the white snow but just the right amount to be detectable. Colors and sharpness are spot on as well. Nisely captured. :)

Buna Razvan ,
O captura excelenta in pofida lipsei de soare si a vremii cetoase.
Detalii foarte bune si contrast excelent.
La noi a fost soare in sfarsit dupa vreo 2 saptamani.....
Numai bine!

A fine capture of this pretty great tit on white snow Razvan.
I am pretty sure that it is not easy to apply proper exposure without OE in snowy environments since i've experienced in the past while we were studying with the Taurus frog at the 2600 m elavation. So you've achieved a great job here!
TFS and have a nice new week!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-06 18:06]

Hello Razvan,
You have captured this beautiful species superbly here, thank you.

A lovely capture of this beautiful bird. Good composition and sharp details

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