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Blue Tit

Blue Tit
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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 APO DG Macro, UV + Circ. Polar.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-05 4:57
Viewed: 2544
Points: 21
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at Eyemore Pond, New Forest. Thought i'd post something a bit different from the usual seascape today, hope you like it. I'm off to North Cornwall now, so i'll catch up on Monday.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

The striking Blue on the wings, tail and especially on the crown make the Blue Tit an easy bird to identify. It is also the only British tit, apart from Crested, to have a dark stripe through the eye, a feature by which the yellower juveniles can be identified.

Breeds and winters in woods, parks, orchards, hedgerows and gardens.

A very abundant and widespread bird, present everywhere except Orkney and Shetland. In winter, varying numbers of continental birds increase the local population in southern and eastern England.

Widespread and numerous in most of Europe.

3,300,000 territories across much of Britain with over a million in Ireland.

16-21 million breeding pairs widespread across Europe (representing 75% of this species range). Absent only from northern Scandinavia.

shot in RAW, increased saturation by 4%, cropped and resized for TN.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-05 5:02]

hi Paul,
belle image de cette mésange bleue, le point de vue est excellent pour l'admirer. Bonne lumière, belles couleurs, la netteté est ok sur la queue, mais pas sur la tête...trop rapide l'oiseau :)


Hi Paul,
What a great image of this pretty little Blue Tit, its colours are striking. Nice.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-05 5:20]

Hi Paul,
this is a brilliant shot with alot of detail however the edges of the bird are a bit soft but it doesn't matter too much.
Well done,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-05 7:02]

Hola Paul.
bello pov, sueves y finos detalles...
excelente trabajo,

Hello Paul, nice bird and photo.
Great light managed.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-05 12:58]

Hi Paul,
Superb composition of this sharp and colorful bird, great job Paul.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-05-05 22:07]

Hi Paul. Well taken and cropped blue coloured bird. Excellent clarity and colours. Murray.

Hello Paul a fine Blue tit shot the details look good clean nicely colour contrasting background good viewpoint tfs rgds Necip.

Evening mate,

Bless this little Tit, nicely caught in mid song. Has made for a stunning pic.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-10 6:49]

It's too bad you were stuck with such a shallow dof here. But I love it just the same. I only saw one of these little fellows, and that in the park in Southbourne, but he was too far away to get a clean image. I have but your shot and my fond memory.

Well done and composed. Just one critique : when shooting animals (people as well) always focus on the eyes !

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