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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, Nikon TC20EIII, Hoya PRO1 DMC UV(0) 77 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-18 7:56
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Points: 98
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In these grey days and damp weather, (it is a typical winter in our places), it is a pleasure to watch colourful pictures and to remember nice warm autumn days.

Despite this shot looks very much like my previous picture of Blue Tit I wish to present the cute small birdy once more because its pose is simply charming and the shot gives different view on behavior of this species.

Few interesting facts about the species you can find here: Blue Tit.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-18 8:04]

Hello Alexei
Superb colors and composition
Thanks for sharing

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-18 8:04]

Hello Alexei,
Very beautiful photo of this blue Tit in excellent sharpness and details. Fantastic choice of composition. Very nice colourful blurred BG. Funny pose.

Hi Alexei
Impressive photo with excellent composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness.

super..bravo..nice work..

Ciao Alexei.
Un ucellino acrobata splendido!Belli i colori e la composizione ottima la nitidezza,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Nicely captured, excellent detail! regards Yiannis

hello Alexei
very nice shot with good details and super sharpness
beautiful colours and nice BG
greeting lou

The lack of full facial is surpassed in tremendous colour groupings....Lots of complimenting and contrasting colours give it an E Indian flavor. Very nice Mr Engineer!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-18 9:15]

Hello Alexei,
this is an excellent picture. Excellent POV, brillant colours and great sharpness. Very nice bg and great compositon too.Best regards Siggi

Hello Alex !
I'm back on TN after several months without internet, and one of the first pictures I see is this one - so beautiful ! I love the unusual pose of the Blue Tit, and the vivid, friendly colors are a real pleasurefor the eye. All other aspects - sharpness, composition, POV - are perfect, too. Very well done !

Hello Alexei,
Fantastic colours and BF and very good sharpness. The composition of the photo and the pose of the little bird are amazing. Best wishes, Pambos

Hallo Alexei,
a very beautiful picture of the Blue Tit taken from an excellent POV with outstanding sharpness in a fantastic posture, marvellous warm colours, a very pleasing composition
Best regards

hello Alexei

yes in this winter days, it is very pleasing to
view this very beautiful light and color tones,
excellent timing to shoot this acrobat,
superbly focused with great sharpness details, TFS


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2011-01-18 10:06]

lovely shot.
nice compo

Ciao Alexei. Superb detailed and lightning capture for the cute small friend in action.


Ciao Alexei, great capture of lovely bird in a very acrobatic pose, beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Alexei
This photo would be perfect for the front cover on a child's birthday card! So delicate and almost childlike. Beautiful composition, colour and clarity...the details are amazing! Thank you for sharing this lovely bird and your artistic eye to have seen this special moment. Best regards.

That's a great bright capture with fine colors and character Alexei. I prefer much more that one from that series. The little Blue Tit is an energetic creature. Seems that the shutter speed used here is just enough to freeze that interesting moment. Lovely Alexei! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hi Alexei,

Stunning capture of this pretty tit:). Good sharp focus on the beauty and branch, with a nicely blurred background. It's great the way that he is looking at you:).
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-01-18 14:51]

Hi Alexei,
Certainly trying to pull-up.!
Focus, POV, natural colors and composition very nice. Thanks for sharing,
Best wishes,

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2011-01-18 22:39]


Very sharp and detailed pic of the subject. I like the OOF BG, colours, lighting, clarity of the image, POV and composition.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-18 22:54]
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Hello Alexei,
Another superb shot of a Blue Tit in a typical pose that is not often shown on TN.
The front-ventral POV is great and you have managed the difficult lighting well with only a hint of OE on the light areas. As usual the sharpness and composition against a nice OOF autumnal BG are excellent.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hy Alexei
Quite funny image, I feel like laughing! Is like the bird will try to eat the bark from the twig. As previous one, the bg is perfect and the clarity of the bird the same.
All the best,

Hi Alexei,
a very good capture of the this bird, very good sharpness, splendid light and warm colours, very nice composiition.TFS

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-19 3:20]

Hello Alex,
wow...what a capture. seems like the bird is lifting the branch.
Very nice colours and exciting sharpness shown here.
I really like the colourful blurry background composed here.
Very attractive composition.


Hello Alexei,

i thought this one all ready been critisized?.
Very nice pov and good sharpness from this acrobatic bird.
Nicely the blurred bg.
Fine colors.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-19 4:27]

Hello Alexei,
Very cute pose of your little Blue Tit. A vivid picture, again with your striking warm-colored background. Sharpness is excellent, like usual. On my screen the white plumage on the "belly" appears slightly overexposed, but not disturbing.
I wish you a nice afternoon.
Kind regards

Your timing has always got me wondering if perhaps my reflexes are too slow, my dear friend Alexei!
I love this shot, it is simply outstanding with the perfect pose and perhaps the best technical details!

Hi alexei,

Very nice pose of this small tit. Perfect timing shot with superb POV & great sharpness.
Is it taking pull ups for fitness..? Juusy kidding. TFS.


Hello Alexei
i LOVE the unusal pose of this Blue Tit, it's so a nice shot !!
wonderful sharpness and amazing colors, superb DOF witha very beautiful BG
Have a good night

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-01-19 14:39]

Hi Alex,
As always, a very high quality images, colors, sharpness and great composition ..
Congratulations .. regards ..

Olá Alex,exelente foto com qualidades e nitidez muito boa,este é o passaro marabalismo fazendo sua apresentação em um galho, parabéns.

Hello Alex friend,
A totally eloquent picture! This little bird seems to be "working out" in the twig! ha ... ha ... ha... :) It's certainly a good picture for those living winter, and longing for other seasons!. Here in my country we only have two seasons "Much Rain" and "no rain" :) but always I found something to photograph! :)
Regards & Thanks for thin nice shot forn your files!
Regards, TFS

Hello Alexei,
Spledid pose captured with nice details, great sharpness and lovely colours. Excellent composition, POV and OOF BG. Well done!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-20 12:28]

Hello Alexei,
A lovely shot of the little Blue Tit doing its 'morning exercises'!
Very nicely timed and details are very sharp. Beautiful colours and I like the warm background and the composition.
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

Dejas caer tus interesantes trabajos con cuentagotas Alexei !
Bonita la toma de este pequeño atleta. Atractivos colores y escena.
Un abrazo y buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2011-01-22 12:40]

hi Alex,
superbe image, on dirait déjà le printemps. Belles couleurs avec une lumière extra.


Hello Alexei,

The blue tit is a very charming creature, a lot of them hang around my place too!
I have noticed that even if they are only half the size they often fight with the great tits over food hehehe...
This is a stunning position, the situation is well framed!

Pablo -

hello my friend Alexei
what a great cpture of handsome acrobatic Blue Tit againts splendid colored blurry BG. wonderful focus and POV/DOF. colorations superb. nicely composed and presented with good notes. thanks for showing us this beauty. well done
have a good night and a nice new week

Hi Alex,
You're right, the pose of the birdy is charming! A gymnastic lesson. :) Fantastic lights, colors, sharpness, compo again, and this time the blue tit isn't small compared to the whole composition. Bravo.
Friendly regards, László

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2011-01-26 20:54]

What magnificent colors in the BG and greatly captured moment, superb sharp as always :)

The little bird seems to be doing pull-up exercise, using the twig as a horizontal bar, Alexei. An adorable picture that -- as Anna rightly observed -- would do great on the cover page of a children's book. :)
The image is a feast for the eyes.
Thanks for sharing it and best regards.

Very tricky position... even for a bird.
SUPERB photography.
Mario from a very cold Calgary with warm greetings.

amazing capture and nice composition, TFS Ori

hello Alexei, always happy to watch these little acrobats, your photo approach with fine lighting colors and sharpness, in elegant composition, is wonderful! TFS Nasos

Hello Alexei,
This is so cute. This is my first time to see a bird at this position. Sharp focus and well composed image. TFS,

Hello Alexei.
I like the acrobatic pose of this beautiful bird. You shot has always been sharp and well exposed. Quality work in fine framing.
Thanks and kind regards.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-06-15 4:43]

Hi Alex!
Really a gorgeous composition! The pose of the bird is nice and also funny :)
Excellent sharpness and great DOF.
Marvellous light and beautiful pastel colours.
Very well done my friend: congratulations.
Have a nice WE.
Ciao! Vanda

awesome. fabulous effort.
looks like a person works out in the gym. Pull-ups.

lovely and very cute

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