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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-12-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-29 14:25
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Points: 24
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The Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus, is a 10.5 to 12 cm (4.2 to 4.8 inches,) 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.

This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Parus caeruleus.

The systematics of the Blue Tit complex are unsettled. There are at least nine recognised subspecies.

The azure blue crown and dark blue line passing through the eye and encircling the white cheeks to the chin give the Blue Tit a very distinctive appearance. The forehead and a bar on the wing are white. The nape, wings and tail are blue; the back is yellowish green; the under parts mostly sulphur-yellow with a dark line down the abdomen. The bill is black, the legs bluish grey, and the irides dark brown. Young Blue Tits are noticeably more yellow. This is a common and popular European garden bird, due to its perky acrobatic performances when feeding on nuts or suet. It swings beneath the holder, calling tee, tee, tee or a scolding churr.

Blue and Great Tits form mixed winter flocks, and the former are perhaps the better gymnasts in the slender twigs. A Blue Tit will often ascend a trunk in short jerky hops, imitating a Treecreeper. As a rule the bird roosts in ivy or evergreens, but in hard weather will shelter in a hole. Blue tits are very agile and can hang from almost anywhere.

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 (Tortricidae). Seeds are eaten, as with all this family.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-29 15:10]

HI Marius,a spectacular capture of this nice tit in the Christmas day,for a beautiful postcard of Happy New Year whishes,great pic as usual with the best sharpness and colors! I wish you all the best me too and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-12-29 16:40]

Hello Marius, and "Happy New Year" to you also.
What an awesome image of this very beautiful and cute Blue Tit. The angle in which you photographed it shows all it's attractive features and beautiful colors in fine detail. Exposure is right on the money and eye contact is great. Love the tiny bit of catchlight you managed to capture in it's eye. I also like the clean blurred BG. A wonderful Christmas present for all to enjoy viewing. Well done!!

Hello Marius
Great approximation and clarity. Studio photo.Wonderful colors and clean BG. Excellent sharpness.Well done!
Happy New Year for You and family!!!
Best wishes!
Josť Diogo

Hi Marius!
This is a brilliant shot, this times of this lovely Blue Tit. Like your previous shots, you have again delivered quality; great sharpness, details, beautiful natural colors and an excellent DOF. Thanks for sharing,
Happy new year,
Best Regards,

Hello Marius - Excellent presentation of this Blue Tit. Stunning BG as usual with splendid color and sharpness. Thanks for sharing. Wish you and your family a Happy New Year. Take care and cherish the beauty of new year. Regards - Srikumar

hallo Marius
beautiful composition
great sharpness and good light
the colours are beautiful and good naturel
thanks gr lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-12-31 9:18]

Buna Marius,
Very good shot of this beauty blue tit ..
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Happy new year-2015,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-12-31 10:02]

Hi Marius,
Beautiful portrait in amazing colors. Very nice composition and sharpness details.
Excellent blurred background.
Wish for you and your family Happy New Year 2015.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-12-31 11:18]

A splendid one for the New Year. Thank you, Marius!

I wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy, and Peaceful New Year!

Ishi Talmon

Hello Mario,
delightfully crisp and clear, the blue tit seen eye-to-eye from a most favourable point of view, perfectly isolated in front a smooth, gently well contrasting background, and the image just beautifully composed: a very attractive presentation. Thank you!
With all my best wishes to you for a peaceful and happy New Year,

Sorry for delayed response to your lovely picture, Marius. Belated Happy New Year to you too!
This is an excellent picture of a Blue Tit.
The focus is spot on, the colours are natural and the plain BG makes the subject stand out beautifully.

Hello Marius,
Excellent photograph of Blue Tit, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent lighting and background.
Thanks for sharing,

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