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A common beauty...

A common beauty...
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Copyright: Bengt Falke (falke) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D, Canon 300/4 L IS USM + EF 1.4 ext. II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jmp *1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-24 12:08
Viewed: 4702
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo through the open kitchen window. At last we got some snow here in Sweden and that gives us better lighting.

The Blue tits (Parus caeruleus/Blåmes) are quite common but when our youngest daughter saw this photo she said..

- Well, what beautiful birds we have here even in wintertime, we don't have to go to the tropics to see colorful birds.

Then I decided that I should post one more of these here on Treknature, as it is so easy just to look for the rare ones and forget the beauty in the nature all around us, even in the most common birds!

I used the Canon 300/f4 lens with a 1.4 extender and mounted it on a Manfrotto tripod

Computer work in Photoshop CS3
Black and white-points, contrast and some sharpening

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Hi Bengt,
Sharp image.
Good compo.
Cute birdie...

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-24 12:17]

Hello Bengt,
Lovely shot, the details and colors of the plumage are amazing. Great composition, the nice neutral BG shows of this lovely bird so nicely. Great POV and perfect sharpness.

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-01-24 12:26]

good sharp and color, well done
TFS marcin

Hello Bengt,
What a convenient kitchen window to shoot lovely birds through it :-)!
I agree with you that beauty sometimes lies around us whereas we go looking for it elsewhere.
This is a beautiful capture -- sharp, colourful and well-composed.

Hi Bengt ,
excellent shot with great sharpness.
wonderful colors and well composition.
a perfect and lovely shot.
thanks and regards

hi bengt!
what a great sharpness!
fine with good exposure and
nice pov!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-24 14:32]

Hej Bengt,
Yes, indeed, we do have some very beautiful birds here too!! Nice to see these coming to the garden for food again now that winter has arrived. This is a brilliant capture of the little Bluetit, super sharp details and lovely colours. I like the composition very much.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Bengt

Wow... this is an excellent shot. Well done!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-24 16:56]

Hi Bengt,
Really excellent capture. Shapness, details, colours, exposure, pose and pof are very good.
TFS, José M.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-01-24 17:38]

Hi Bengt,

Not a common bird here!!! Lovely, lovely shot. The colors, details and pose are all wonderful.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-24 18:15]

Hola Bengt.- Que bella postal lograste desde la ventana de tu casa. Unos hermosos colores lo de este pequeño. Su pose es muy bella tambien. Luis52.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-24 19:06]

Fantastic shot Bengt,
Superb detail, and excellent bright colours. Very sharp and clear.
Thanks for posting

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-24 23:21]

Hello Bengt

Amazing! The details are super sharp.The colours are well saturated and vivid.Excellent composition and wonderful neutral BG.A top quality image.TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-25 3:56]

Hej Bengt,
Excellent capture of blåmesen. This is super sharp, well composed and contrasts well against the snowy BG.
Well done and TFS,

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-25 7:24]

Bonne présentation,la netteté est parfaite et les couleurs justes.

Hello Bengt,
This is a perfect picture of this so colorful and nice bird that we don't have in my country. Details are amazing and you composed this picture very nicely. It might be a common bird for some of you but not for us :) This is very well done. It seems that you were quite close even if it was taken from an open window. Thanks,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-01-30 12:35]

Hi Bengt,

A very nice capture of this blue tit,shatrp and detailed,I like it.



Wow a lovely shot better than my one :-( I love the colours and good light lovely composition and sharp close detail tfs rgds Necip.

Hi Bengt
Another special image of a cute little bird. The nice soft lighting have brought out rich vivid colours. The detail is excellent as you can see each feather. So cute!
TFS Janice

Hello Bengt.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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