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The biggest are the best!

The biggest are the best!
Photo Information
Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-26 0:53
Viewed: 3627
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Morning Everyone,

I watched with growing amusement as this great tit picked over the peanuts, eventually settling on the largest which seemed for too big for the dimensions of its beak!

Great tits (parus major) are becoming more frequent in my garden and seem to be the most confident of the tits. Although usually seen swinging from the feeders, they will now exploit the free nuts which I place for the less agile of the birds; real opportunists.

Have a great day.
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. Bev :-)

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  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-04-26 1:03]

Hello Beverley,
Lovely capture of the Great tits , great POV, nicely composed and I like the pose with the nut in its beak, good colours with lovely warm lighting too.
Best regards Siggi

  • Great 
  • Lay Silver Star Critiquer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 2] (8)
  • [2009-04-26 2:33]

Hi Bev, good morning...
Wonderful shot!
Just great!
Have a nice sunday

Hi Bev,
A nice capture of this beautiful great tit eating peanuts. Good composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-04-26 2:47]

Hello Beverley,
Beautiful photo of this Great Tit. A copious breakfast.
This photo is taken from an excellent low POV. Beautiful natural colours and very sharp. Very nice composition.

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-26 3:24]

Hi Beverley,
nicely captured with the action on. the sharpness is lovely with the yellowish against the grey.
I like iyts expression in grasping the nit with the beak. Full of expression and you showed it very well.


Ciao Bev, lovely bird in nice eating pose, splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-26 10:24]

Hi Beverley. A good close up of the Great Tit. You have taken this with a good low POV down at the same level as the bird. You have taken it with god detail and natural colours. I would have left a lttle more on the tail side if you had it. All the same fine picture. well done TFS.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-26 15:22]

Hi Bev..whrn the title make a difference! Very nice and curious pic,perfects details and colors..and in great marriage whit your words...in this pic i like a lot the dark and mysterious background too..excellent work,My best compliments,have a nice week,Luciano

Hello Beverley.

Beautiful and humorous subject. Very good shot well framed, with beautiful colors and a pleasant contrast. With your permission, just a small point: the sharpness of the bird does not seem absolutely perfect.

That said, it is an attractive shot.

Hope to see you another time on treknature.

All the best.


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