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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: 2009-12-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM.
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-15 10:25
Viewed: 3047
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Blue Tit was also taken this Sunday . I found it difficult to get one to stay on the broken branch long enough to get a half decent picture of one. I was pleased to get this.. Taken hand held with a 300 f4 with 1.4 converter .

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.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-15 10:45]

Hi Glen,
It is a very nice photo of blue tit, it is very difficult to make a sharp photo of this species !

hello Nick
very good pose on the stick
great colours and good details
super shot
greeting lou

in your familiar composition one splendid close up of Tit,very good focus with superb colors and very good sharp details!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-15 11:15]

Hello Nicholas.
Excellent!Into this topic you are the master. Very nice colors and exposure. POV sharpness, details, DOF are excellent as well.
Very well done.Best regards Siggi

Hi Nick,

A brilliant shot of this blue tit. Lovely colours and very good detail.
Great capture and TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-15 11:25]

Hello Nick,
As usual a fantastic photo. Everything is of a high standard class. Lovely pose.

Ciao Nicholas. The best harmony light/colours with stunning detaisl and DOF. Impressive sharp and amazing BG.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-15 11:44]

Hi Nick,wonderful portrait of this fresh blue tit,you work at the best whit this light so dark,there is all the megic atmosphere of winter's days in this pic,fantastic sharpness and colors as usual.Thanks for share,have a good night,Luciano

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-12-15 11:45]

Hola Nick,
buen trabajo,
con espléndidos detalles,
bg. y pov. excelentes magníficos colores.

Hello Nick,
a fantastic picture of the Blue Tit taken in a lovely pose, superb sharpness, splendid colours, very pleasing composition with a very good BG
Best regards

hello Nick

excellent photo of the Blue Tit, with a fine POV a little bit higher,
in French légèrement en contre-plongé, superbly focused
with excellent sharpness and details of the colourful plumage,



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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2009-12-15 12:00]

Hi Nick
I still couldn't get a good capture of this beauty..
You've managed it marvellously..
Nice great details and colors..
take care my friend..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-15 12:36]

Hello Nick,
Superb POV and fine pose have allowed you to take and excellent shot of the Blue Tit on the a nice branch.
The winter lighting allowed fine sharpness and DOF with an excellent neutral natural uncluttered BG.
Nice to view!
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-12-15 12:41]

Very good, very nice blue tit Nick. TFS.
Best regards,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-15 13:18]

Hello Nicholas
Nice capture of this little cute bird. Well done

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-15 13:39]

Slav Nîck,
Very good capture of this little beauty in nice pose.Excellent colors and sharpness.Great composition,perfect details.Regards,

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2009-12-15 14:02]

Hello Nicholas,

Very nice composition of this lovely blue tit where the exposition is really well mastered! The colors looks very natural and I like very much the bird's position. The bg compliments nicely the bird too.

Great shot and TFS!


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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-12-15 15:01]

Great composition, point of view and color saturation. Beautiful species very well presented.
Greetings and TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-15 15:11]

Hi Nick,

As soon as I saw the thumbnail I knew this was an nglen shot. I love the position of the beautiful Blue Tit on the broken branch. His lovely colors look wonderful against the dark background. Details and composition are excellent.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-15 15:22]

Hello Nicholas,
Lovely and excellent shot of a blue tit.
Colours, details and composition are superb.
TFS ang G's,

Preciosa Nicholas... y en tu línea.


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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-15 18:12]

So cute your little model dear Nicholas.
You got a perfect look with very precise technic.
Very well done.
TFS and see you on TN.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-12-15 21:24]

Hi Nicholas

An excellent capture and presentation of this little Blue Tit. Your patience has rewarded
you with a fine image. The full-on side view (or profile shot) gives us a good chance to
see all the features and the plumage of this lovely, multi coloured bird. It stands out well
against the darkish and evenly coloured BG. The details are great and pin-sharp and the
colours are well defined and presented.

Well done and TFS.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-15 23:33]

Hi Nicholas,
Very nice capture of this Blue Tit.I liked simple BG,eye contact,clarity,details and composition a lot.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

Hi Nick,

Astonishingly great close-up capture of thisfine looking pretty blue tit against great contrasting OFF BG.
The POV/DOF, clarity, details and composition are all impeccable MF!
TFS and have a nice day!


Sooo cute, I like the moment and this perfect sharpness. I also watch the birds in the garden right now - but the light conditions are bad ;-( Not such good results as you present here.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hellow Nicholas,
Great exposure with fine sharpness depicting the unique patterns and colouration, well taken.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-16 11:18]

Hi Nick
Great composition.I wish that we had that specie down here.Razor sharp image with excellent pose.Great detail and beautiful colors.
TFS Michel

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-12-16 13:26]

Merhaba Nicholas,
harika detaylar ve renkleriyle çok güzel bir fotoğraf olmuş.
Tebrik ederim.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-12-16 13:33]

Hi Nicholas!

It's a typical image from you. The usual simple and so pleasant composition, the usual quality as far as the sharpness, the lighting and the colour management are concerned. Moreover, the pose of the bird is superb.

Kind regards


Hello Nicholas,
This is great shot and a superb recent capture of a Blue Tit. The lighting, sharpness and eyes contact are great. Composition with broken branch also great. It looks great against the dark green and brownish OOF BG.
Thank for sharing and have a good night

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-17 2:26]

Hello Nick,
A beautiful view of this BlueTit in a nice pose. Very fine details and beautiful natural colours against a lovely background.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Nicholas
excellent capture of this Blue Tit with just the perfect pose on this broken branch for showing his beautiful plumage, the bird is very well focused
the blurred and dark BG is very nice too
Have a good day

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-12-17 17:42]

Hola Nicolas.
Siempre agradable visitar Tu galeria. Llena de gratas y hermosas fotografias de alta calidad. Las notas escritas dejan siempre algo nuevo que aprendemos.
Saludos Nick.

Hello Nicholas!

Perfect shot of blue tit - great pose sharpness and nice dark background very well contrasting with bird.

Well done!


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