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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: 2014-12-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-21 9:41
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The coal tit (Periparus ater) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate to subtropical Eurasia and northern Africa. The black-crested tit is now usually included in this species.

This species was first described by Linnaeus in his 1758 edition of Systema Naturae. Linnaeus' primary reference was his earlier Fauna Svecica, whose cumbersome pre-binomial name Parus capite nigro: vertice albo, dorso cinereo, pectore albo ("black-headed tit with white nape, ash-grey back, white breast") became the much simpler yet no less unequivocal Parus ater.

The coal tit is 1011.5 cm in length, and has a distinctive large white nape spot on its black head. The head, throat and neck of the adult are glossy blue-black, setting off the off-white sides of the face (tinged grey to yellow depending on subspecies) and the brilliant white nape; the white tips of the wing coverts appear as two wingbars. The underparts are whitish shading through buff to rufous on the flanks. The bill is black, the legs lead-coloured, and irides dark brown.

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Superb ca de obicei.Respecte Cosmin.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-01-21 10:48]

Buna Marius,
An excellent capture ..
Very sharp focus and lively colours. Excellent colours,detail.
Best wishes,

Hello Marius

Excellent photo of the coal tit with a very fine POV obtaining its eye-contact,
excellent light, great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, the catch-light
rendering the photo more beautiful, TFS


Very sharp, clear image. A strong resemblance to our chickadees in the USA..

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-01-21 19:42]

Hello Marius,
Superb quality image. Perfect sharpness, details and exposure. Lovely neutral background.
Thanks for the share,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-21 23:13]

Hi Marius,another great masterwork by your cold winter,spectacular capture with a special light and fine details too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Mario!
Another superb shot, this time of this coal tit. Perfect POV to show us every bit of detail. This little bird offered you a lovely pose with very nice eye-contact. Well done and thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

gud quality.Nice sharp foto.


hallo Marius
super good sharpness and beautiful colours
the composition is very good
thanks gr lou

Hello Marius - Beautiful picture of this Coal Tit. I didn't know about this species before. Very well captured with stunning sharpness and details, as well as nice catching light on its eye. I like its BG also. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

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