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Marsh Tit

Marsh Tit
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Copyright: Mircea Radu Achim (achimmircea) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 0 N: 1603] (6246)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, HOYA 77.0 mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-14 9:56
Viewed: 2972
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Marsh Tit Poecile palustris is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae and genus Poecile, closely related to the Willow, Père David's and Songar Tits. It is small (around 12 cm long and weighing 12 g) with a black crown and nape, pale cheeks, brown back and greyish-brown wings and tail. Between 8 and 11 subspecies are recognised. This bird's close resemblance to the Willow Tit can cause identification problems, especially in the United Kingdom where the local subspecies of the two are very similar (there, they were not recognised as separate species until 1897).
Globally, the Marsh Tit is classified as Least Concern, although there is evidence of a decline in numbers (in the UK, numbers have dropped by more than 50 % since the 1970s, for example). It can be found throughout temperate Europe and northern Asia and, despite its name, it occurs in a range of habitats including dry woodland. The Marsh Tit is omnivorous; its food includes caterpillars, spiders and seeds. It nests in tree holes, choosing existing hollows to enlarge, rather than excavating its own. A clutch of 5-9 eggs is laid.
The Marsh Tit has a worldwide Extent of Occurrence of around 10 million square kilometres. The global population includes between 6.1 million and 12 million birds in Europe alone. The species is classified as Least Concern, though there is some evidence of a decline in numbers. For example, between the 1970s and 2007, Marsh Tit numbers declined in the United Kingdom by more than 50 % and consequently it is on the Red List of species compiled by the UK's Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Research suggests that the cause may be low survival rates from year to year, though the nest failure rate has fallen during the decline. Other studies have shown that reduced diversity of woodland structure and plant species, partly because of the impact of deer browsing, is the cause of the bird's decline.

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-14 9:58]

What a great clear shot of this Marsh tit! I really like the fine details on the feathers and his pose. Nice little light in it's eye.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-02-14 10:20]

Buna Mircea,
Pretty shot ..
Excellent focus colors, sharpness, composition and background.
best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-14 10:48]

Magnificent capture in a terrible backlight,you work very very well whit the light balance,fantastic plumage details and natural colors.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Mircea,
a superb capture of the Marsh Tit, impressive details and very beautiful colours, excellent point of view and nice composition
Best regards

Ciao Mircea. Intrigant diagonal pose for the cute one in excellente details and sharp. Great BG.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-14 11:32]

Hello Mircea,
Great photo of this Marsh Tit in superb sharpness, details and a fantastic diagonal composition. Beautiful natural colours, also in the blurred background. A beauty!

Mircea this is so good sharpness
i like the composition with nice light and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greetinglou

Buna Mircea,
O captura foarte reusita al unei speci pe care rar am intalnit-o.Detalii si culorile perfecta.-Felicitari

Ciao Mircea.
Complimenti ,per i magnifici colori che sei riuscito ha catturare in questa bellissima foto,con una eccellente nitidezza, molto bene la composizione bravo.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Good evening Mircea!
Superb close of this tit. Great sharpness, low POV and composition.Beautiful colors and eye contact.
Thank You for the note
Best regards

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-02-14 14:03]

Ohhhh! So cute your tit!Nice shot,dear Mircea!Lovely eyes contact and beautiful POV!Great job,indeed!Congrats and TFS!
Regards from,

PS:thanks for visiting my gallery!Appreciated it!

wonderful image, the great performance is impressive!
regards Mircea

Buna Mircea,
O fotografie fina despre pitigoi sur, aviind detalii clare atit in partile de culoare deschisa, cit si in cele inchise la culoare!
Numai bine, Joska

Hello Mircea
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

Hallo Mircea
What a striking little bird. It has the most beautiful features, one being the black patch of feathers on its head that looks as if it is wearing a cap. I just love the catchlight in the tiny, tiny polka dot eye and the very sharp beak. A pleasant image indeed. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Mircea, beautiful diagonal composition with lovely tit on a nice lighting BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

No se a que distancia disparaste, pero el resultado es bastante bueno.
Naturalidad en los colores y preciosa pose del ave en la rama.
Saludos Mircea: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Mircea,
A beautiful picture of this lovely bird, wonderful clarity, very good sharpness, great highlighted eye and a perfect background, a superb captured!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

Hello Mircea,
The focus is perfect and the light is well balance. Great composition. TFS this wonderful image.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-16 12:57]

Hello Mircea,
A really superb capture of a Marsh Tit.
The sharpness shows its details with excellent clarity and natural colours from a fine POV in a pleasing composition.
Here its easy to distinguish it from P. montanus.
Thanks and best regards,

Hi Mircea, Fabulous capture of this Marsh Tit Poecile palustris my good friend, superb sharpness with fine feather texture, well exposed with enough detail in the black, nice highlighted eye, lovely point of view and pose, great effort here Mircea and very well done,
Best Regards,


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-18 4:18]

Hi Mircea,
Another very nice photo. Nice colours with excellent details.
Very good composition and background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Mircea,
A Absolute beautiful capture of the Marsh Tit in splendid clarity and detail. I particularly like the pose and eye contact. A great POV and shallow DOF. Excellent photograph my friend.
Best regards,

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-02-29 11:23]

The quality of this picture is Super. Very natural, great sharpness. It look like the bird is on my computer. Congratulation.

Hello Mircea.
Interesting pov captured on this bird. I like the perch and details of this great shot.
Thanks and kind regards.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-03-18 9:19]

Hi Mircea.
You can be proud of such wonderful bird close-up. Sharpness and details of the small beautiful bird and attractive twig are ultimate. Neutral refined smooth BG is also amazing. Bravo. Excellent work. My compliments and TFS.

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