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Blue Tit

Blue Tit
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 70 - 300 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 80-89 Points I, Pentaxfriend's favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-20 5:38
Viewed: 4581
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken in the Forest just last week when we had a few hours sunshine.

Blue Tit ( Parus caeruleus ) Length 11-12 cm.
A familiar garden resident in most of mainland Britain and Ireland. Often coming to Bird feeders in winter months. A common woodland species as well. Has elements of blue-green and yellow plumage with striking dark markings on head. Young similar to adult but lacking blue in plumage. Nests in tree holes and readily takes to hole fronted nest boxes. In summer feeds mainly on insects.

izler, matatur, eqshannon, marhowie, Adanac, rcrick, Luis52, Jamesp, SelenE, rousettus, haraprasan, NinaM, Necipp, Juyona, Heaven, JORAPAVI, cataclysta has marked this note useful
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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-01-20 5:56]

merhaba nicholas
good capturing of this cute and beautiful blue tit
composition, point of view, blurred background, depth of field, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

Nice close up!! Perfect use of natural light.

Hi Nick,
Your 40-D and you make a great team :)! Details, lightning, composition and tones of colors are amazing! This is a wonderful capture, congrats!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-20 6:32]

Hi Nicholas,

A very nice capture with nice POV,colors of this blue tit,well composed and tfs,


Hey Nick,

Great job with this blue tit,
I love all the colors that are displayed on this bird,
Wonderful capture,


A perfect representation of this cute tit Nicholas, the light is perfect and the DOF provided by f/8 made the bird completely in sharp focus, which resulted in excellent detail of the plumage and the coloring, TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-20 7:50]

Another great shot of the Tit on your favorite log ! Very well done all over Nicholas, a perfect job, thanks !


They must be a constant visitor in your home area Nick. What a delight. I was rather saddened by the lack of them at my feeder this year...so far anyway. With temps going well below 0 F, I think I shall see no living things other than bipeds of human variety outside for a bit...but you give such a warmth to the data from my inside location..

Bonjour Nicholas
Très belle prise, excellente netteté, couleurs et lumière.
Amicalement Robi

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-20 8:08]

Hi Nick,

Another beautiful Tit. I think this one is exceptional. The colors are gorgeous. The details are wonderful really showing off the lovely face. Good lighting and a perfect background.


Hi Nick, superb shoot of this little bird with splendid details and wonderful sharpness, beautiful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Nick
You made the best use of the light last weekend to capture an exemplary Blue Tit picture..Lovely pov with him looking back at you...your new kit is performing superbly in your more than capable hands.
All the best

Hello Nick,
What can you ask for better than this?
the perfection captured of this Blue Tit in superb sharpness, vivid colour and details!
the diagonal log looks good in the composition!
well done once again

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-20 10:26]

Fantastic master's work,all is perfect ,the note very interesting,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-20 10:59]

Wonderful portrait of this pretty Blue Tit!
Super sharp with great detail and clarity.
The colours are really vivid and rich.
Great composition and superb POV.
The eye-contact is great!
Superb DOF.
At least you have had some sun, the rain has kept coming down here and has flooded the area almost as bad as the summer floods last year!
Hopefully it will clear up soon :)
Well done Nick!

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-01-20 11:10]

Hi Nicholas,

You've used the light beautifully in capturing this blue tit. Great sharpness all over the bird, excellent details in the plumage. Very nicely done!


Hello Nick,

Wonderful shot, taken in some welcome sunshine! The detail and the colours of the feathers are very good indeed! I like the diagonal composition and the glorious light!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)
Many thanks for your warm comments on 'This is mine!'

Hello Nick,
splendid portrait of this blue tit, amazing details and fantastic colours very well satured,
perfect composition too, I like especialy the splendid background,

Hi Nicholas,
A fine image, it's well exposed with natural colors (these birds are often Over Sat). Great comp with the opposing diagonal lines, and dark brown BG. Very good DOF, detail, and POV as well :)

Hello Nick,
Stunning shot of this little Blue Tit, the detail is excellent with a good eye catch, love the POV, really well composed and framed. All the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-01-20 19:41]

Hola Nicolas.
Otra muy bella foto para tu exelente galeria.
La presentacion es muy exquisita, de colores suaves y gran nitidez.
Saludos Nicolas.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-01-20 19:59]

Hi Nick

Great pose and wonderful detail. THe low, cool winter light is very effective.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-21 3:00]

Hi Nick,
Very nice capture of this cute blue tit with good light, focus, sharpness, POV and composition. TFS
Best wishes,

You really should consider a book of birds...you have such an amazing collection now.
Fantastic stuff!!! I LOVE IT!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-21 6:01]

Hi Nick,
Superb details and colors captured is this nicely composed portrait of this pretty little species. The black streak through its' eye is very catching. Thank you Nick.

Hello Nicholas,
this is really perfect capture of the very beautiful model. it doesnt need more comments, shortly first class. thanks for sharing.
have a nice week

Hi Nick,
A lovely capture of this beautiful blue tit bird. Very well composed with excellent details and a nice POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-21 10:03]

Hello Nick,
Wonderful presentation of this Tit, great POV
wonderful composition and sharpness.. Well done


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-01-21 13:35]

Hi Nicholas, I like your tits (meaning the birds!), they are always filled with light and life! Today it is minus 20C here and I went out with my gear but changed my mind, I have to wait for the birds too long, they are afraid of my gear: meaning I freeze in the waiting. Your picture tells me it's warmer at your place and I enjoy looking at it even though we feel the sun is wintery by its light. It is a good, vibrant and sharp picture, beauitful to look at and honouring this little bird very well. Thanks!


Hi Glen,
Magnifique cete mésange les vôtres ont tellemetn de belles couleurs, grande netteté et bele lumière.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-01-22 2:45]

Hi Nicholas
This is fine close up of the Blue Tit
very naturel color and sharp details
well done

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-22 3:02]

Hola amigo,
bello pov, colores e iluminación...
bonitos colores,

Hello Nick another fine sharp shot with great light/exposure. Good clean image tfs rgds Necip

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-22 10:21]

Hello Nick

A lovely capture of this Blue Tit
The focus is spot on with excellent sharp detail.The plumage shows wonderfully well.
Excellent feather defintion.
The colours are well saturated.
The diagonal positioning in the frame is lovely.
You have captured fantastic rich textures.


Hi Nick,

Lovely Blue tit - you are building quite a collection of songbirds. I love the detail, light and colours and the post makes a great base to the shot. Nice pose from the bird too.


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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2008-01-22 12:09]

Hi Nicholas,
You've caught the little fella in lovely warm light and therefore brought out his colours wonderfully.A lovely profile of him perched on the log.You may have over sharpened it a little.Have a good evening.
Regards, David

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-01-22 12:11]

Hi Nick!

This Blue Titt is marvellous and sweet. Sometimes I also try some wildlife photography, but I always realize that I'm not made for this: when I'm ready, the animal has gone, when the animal is at the right place, there's no sun or I'm at the wrong place. When I move the camera to the eye, it flies or jumps away. I admire you for this patience and the knowledge it needs to realize pictures like this one.

Kind regards


Hola Nicholas,
Preciosa toma de este bello y pequeño pajarillo, excelente definición y textura, bonita luz y fondo. Saludos
José Ramón

En tu línea, con un gran enfoque y excelente luz.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-23 6:28]

Hello Nick,
Lovely capture of the little Blue-tit in beautiful light and against a fine dark background. I like its pose and details and colours are very fine. Very well composed too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Nick
They are always beautiful and tenderizing. Thank you to show us so many species.
In a friendly way

Hi Nicholas
Perfectly sharp, great compo, beautiful background color Nothing to critique :-)
Very good job
Best wishes

Hi Nicholas,

I wish i shot this one myself

TFS Thijs

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