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Aegithalos caudatus europaeus

Aegithalos caudatus europaeus
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Switzerland [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-01 4:24
Viewed: 6107
Points: 60
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Long-tailed Tit
Mésange à longue queue

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Aegithalidae
Bodylenght: 13-16cm
Weight: 7-10gr

This bird has been presented several times already. I just would like to add that there are some differences between the Scandinavian and Russian species and the ones we find in France, Belgium and Switzerland. Our species here have a black stripe over the eye, which lacks to the more Northern specimens. We can see this charcteristic well on the picture.
I had the luck to observe a couple of these vivid birds very busy tu build a nest in a shrub next to which I was standing. I waited for some time to be sure that they would come back and finally I had the opportunity to take some shots.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-01 5:17]

Hallo Anne,
der Frühling hat endlich auch di Schweiz erreicht !!!
Super Mackro wundeschön dargesttelt.
Klein aber Fain !
Ein schöner Tag und eine ruhige Woche.

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-03-01 5:32]

So cute this little one MF Anne.
Is it a pup or adult one? You got very nice details in its plume and great bird pose. Congrats and have a nice week.
Kind regards,

Hello Anne,
a very nice picture of this beautiful tit.
It's a small different from our as you mention but also the yellow strips over the eye differs, i think the northern one has
more yellow.
The picture is sharp with good details, well composed and with fine natural colours.
Well done.


Ciao Anne,cupe bird in nice pose against a beautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-03-01 6:10]

Hello Anne
Wonderful capture with great details and natural colors, It's a long, long time when I see this species last time.
Thanks for sharing this little one.

Hi Anne.
A very pretty little bird and a very good capture.This together does a superb picture.
Best regards.Alin.

Hello Anne
nice to see another bird shot of yours. Aegithalos caudatus is a very beautiful passerine bird. I also like it very much. Yours (europaeus group) is a bit different from Turkish (A. c. tephronotus) and Scandinavian form (A. c. caudatus); since each of them represent different subspecies. I dont like to change TN to scientific area:) but I know its all geographic forms are very beautiful. You already mentioned some geographic differences.
You greatly captured one of them with great sharpness of focus, POV/DOF and eyes contact. coloration and exposure also great. I like light on eye too. Thanks a lot for sharing this beauty. well done

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-03-01 6:34]

Very cute bird with fine soft colors and markings, fine portrait. You normally don't post so close image, always give more space. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-03-01 8:46]

Waaw!!! Ma amie a atteint le top aujourd'hui! Mais quelle photo fantastique,je me demande quand je serai capable de faire le meme....je pense jamais..eheh..les oiseaux ne m'aiment pas....aujourd'hui les 2 points ne sont pas suffisants,un travail exceptionel!Bonne soiree',LUCIANO

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-03-01 9:10]

Hola Anne,
Adorable capture,
good pov. and focus,
colors and good lighting.

Hi Anne,
A beautiful to see, with a background full of art, very good diversity of elements and the pose of the bird. The shades converge perfectly and provide a picture very pleasing to the eye. Good job, congratulations!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-03-01 9:36]

Splendid photo of this little bird, excellent colors and details!

Du meine Güte, ist der putzig.
Du warst ja so nahe dran, man sieht jedes kleinste Detail, einfach suuuuper.
Dein Model hat sich hübsch zurecht gemacht mit dem gelben Lidstrich, süüüß.
Fluffiges Federkneuel, ich liebe es, herzlichen Dank
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-01 10:55]

Hello Anne,
What beauty! This weekend I saw the first pair in my garden searching for a place to build a nest. Last year it was a failure, when the nest was plundered by other birds.
This photo is fantastic. Perfectly sharp detailed and in very beautiful natural colours. Great POV and composition.

hello Anne
super sharpness picture of this little Tit
great details and beautiful colours with nice light
greeting lou

nice portrait, TFS Ori

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-01 11:35]

Hello Anne
What a great capture!
This little beauty is so cute!
Congratulation for the sharp details and great colors.

Hi Anne ,
What a great shot from this lovely bird.
So nice mood and it has excellent composition.
Very well done

Kind regards

Hi Anne

This is the best shot of this species I've seen. Everything is perfect with stunning details and sharpness. Well done, excellent work.


Hallo nochmals, Anne,

Du hast Dich tatsächlich in die Höhle der Ornithologen- Photographen gewagt! Und die Echos sind gut. Du wusstest für den Schuss vom winterlichen diffusen Sonnenlicht zu profitieren. Alle Details sind scharf abgebildet. Bei Dir schon Standard: perfekter Hintergrund, dezente Farben. Ich kriege so etwas nicht hin.

Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Tag, Dieter

Ciao Anne. Strong light on white pioumage in very good detaisl and sharp. Intrigant BG.


You really good at catching this minute passerine,Anne
quality of details is surprising and the posture makes it so cute...

thank you for the birthday wishes and I wish you a happy evening
ciao sERGIO

ce petit oiseau est tout simplement adorable ! et superbement placé dans l'image
merveilleux details sur son plumage, les couleurs et la luminosité son excellent aussi, merci beaucoup pour cette superbe image
Passe une bonne nuit

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-03-02 12:12]

Hi Anne. You have taken a first class close up of this beautiful little bird. They are always on the move you did well with this one. Taken with fine detail andnatural colours. well taken TFS.

Ciao Anne,
un fantastico ritratto di questo agile e acrobatico uccellino, che si muove freneticamente rendendo difficoltose le nostre fotografie, l'hai colto perfettamente con grande nitidezza e splendidi colori in una bellissima e dinamica composizione.
Grazie e complimenti
Con amicizia
Ciao Maurizio

Bonjour Anne,
Je prends un break de quelques minutes pour commenter cette superbe photo,joli ce tit bien en focus sur un beau bokeh
Bien cordialement
PS: mon dernier job et ses extensions non prévues au départ se termine, et dès le mois prochain je prendrai ma retraite, que j'espère définitive, et serai donc plus présent sur TN, a bientot

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2010-03-03 8:55]

Merhaba Anne,
çok sevimli, çok güzel :)
Harika fotoğraf olmuş, tebrik ederim.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-03-04 3:39]

Bonjour Anne,
How could I miss this beauty!
A fine capture of the Long-tailed Tit taken in a great pose, from a fine POV with excellent sharpness and colours against a contrasting neutral BG.
An excellent winter bird shot!
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-03-05 6:23]

Hello Anne,
What a wonderful capture of this very cute Long-tailed Tit in a lovely pose. I like your composition that shows it against a very nice soft background and details are very sharp. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Simply ADORABLE!!!
Loved your notes too.
Looks a lot like our Chickadee.
Mario from the COLD with warm greetings.

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