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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-29 6:13
Viewed: 2937
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy Easter to all!

Marsh Tit, Poecile palustris

Swedish name: Entita

Though relatively common in Europe, not that many images of the Marsh Tit are shown on TN because it is difficult to photograph well. This is my first posting of this species on TN.

It is constantly on the move and keeps to dense large bushes or small trees by marsh areas. This is the closest to a clear view, but the y-shaped branch does not obscure its features.

It can be distinguished from the closely related Willow Tit by the shiny black cap: that of the Willow Tit is dull black. The black bib of the marsh Tit tends to be square rather than triangular.

I took this in a Nature reserve by the West coast of the Island of Öland.

It was about 5 meters from me and this enabled me not to crop too heavily.

After moderate cropping and size reduction and light adjustment the image was slightly sharpened.

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Ciao Ivan, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-29 7:48]

Hello Ivan,
What a beauty! A relative uncommon tit in my area. Fantastic photo in all aspects. The eye contact is lovely. High quality!
Happy Easter to you and Ulla too,

Hello Ivan,
wish you a Happy Easter!
A beautiful picture of a Marsh Tit captured from a good angle with good colour and composition.
best wishes,

Hallo Ivan
very nice picture of this bird with good details and beautiful colours
thanks gr. lou

Hello Ivan

Your Marsh Tit in Europe and northern Asia
it looks like our black-capped Chickadee
in North America and like your Marsh Tit
it is also « constantly on the move »,
excellent close-up photo with a fine POV and
the way its head is framed by the 2 branches
and obtaining from the bird its lovely eye-contact,
Happy Easter also to you and Ulla, TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-29 8:26]

Very cute little bird with curious look...interesting to see its claws locked on to the branch..well captured. tfs.

An excellent image, I feel the presence of the branch in front of the bird makes it more beautiful . In my opinion a wonderful composition.


Salam Ivan,
An excellent capture with fine colors, details & pose. Great presentation & POV. Excellent work & TFS. Best salam & wishes.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-29 10:00]

Hi Ivan,the pic isn't the best but it's the maximum available by this difficult pose between the branches,very good DOF and natural colors.I wish you an Happy Easter me too,waiting the real springtime,it's very cold in my country too,only 1 sunny day in the last week to take the first butterflies..ehehe...Luciano.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-03-29 11:07]

Hej Ivan,
Very nice capture of the Marsh Tit..
Very beautiful photo with excellent sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours.
Happy Easter to you and Ulla too,

Hello sir ...
It's really very good pic ..
You capture it with great sharpness
and good details ...Natural light
suplendid beautifully ...You focused
very well on your subject ....Thanks
for sharing ..

Hello Mr.Ivan,
Interesting looks of this specie.I like its soft colour in its natural habitat.Well sharpness and focus.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-03-29 14:31]

Hi Ivan,
Perfect shot in nice colours with good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ivan
Beautiful photo with Good composition, wonderful colors and good sharpness.
Happy Easter

Hello Ivan.
Congratulations on your first Marsh Tit upload. You have framed the shot well peeking through the Y branch. Interesting to note that I made catapult with branches looking like this when I was much younger :-)
Lovely details and fine sharpness all around.
Thanks and have a great weekend.

a wonderful bird, this natural scene is so beautiful, the quality is great!
regards Ivan

Excellent POV & good capture of this brd!!!
TFS, Ferran

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-03-31 1:08]

Hej Ivan,

Lovely specimen and excellent photo. Great composition!

Happy Easter,


Hi Ivan,
Happy Easter to you & your family, too. A great photo with great title. :-) Truly an outstanding composition, the title fits so well to the image. Congratulations for capturing this, here on TN rarely seen bird. Focus is excellent on the branch, just below the tit, although I feel the head of the little bird could be just a touch sharper. Otherwise an excellent image.
Best regards, László

Bonjour Ivan,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une bonne composition.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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