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Blue Tit

Blue Tit
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Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-14 1:32
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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Blue Tit - Parus caeruleus

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Paridae
Genus Parus
Size Length: 10.5 - 12 cm


Widespread and common species, not listed under any conservation designations

This small tit has yellow underparts, with a narrow, dark central stripe on the belly, blue wings and a white face, which is crowned with blue and streaked with a dark eye-stripe The sexes are similar, although females are often somewhat duller than males. The juveniles have a more yellowish face than the adults A range of clear calls is produced, including a high 'sisisi'

Found throughout Britain, but absent from the highest ground in Scotland . Elsewhere it is found from Iberia and North Africa to Scandinavia, Russia, Turkey, and Iran .
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This cosmopolitan species occurs in a range of habitats wherever there are trees, including broad-leaved woodlands, orchards, hedgerows, parks and suburban gardens .

The blue tit is an acrobatic and inquisitive bird; these traits have enabled it to exploit unusual food sources, for example by obtaining milk by pecking at milk-bottle tops on doorsteps. Furthermore, they are usually the first birds to find and use feeders put out in gardens, a trait which has greatly endeared them to the public . During summer they feed mainly on invertebrates, but switch to seeds and other food sources during winter when insects are scarce

Nesting takes place in holes in walls and trees, as well as in nest boxes . The female lines the hole or nest box with moss, hair and feathers, and in early May lays 7-12 (up to 16) white eggs speckled with reddish-brown . The male brings food to the female while she carries out the duty of incubation, which can take between 12 and 16 days . Both parents bring food to the young, which fledge after 15-23 days . Just one brood is produced each year
Not currently threatened

No conservation action has been targeted at this species.

Camera Model NIKON D70
Software Adobe Photoshop CS3
Date/time 23.08.2007 11:41:27
Exposure time 1/100 s
F-number f/8
Exposure program Aperture priority
Exposure bias value -0.33 eV
Metering mode Center weighted average
Flash Flash did not fire
Focal length 320 mm

cataclysta, anel, Juyona, fartash, undoredo, volkan, Alex99, Maite, Argus, marcin, marhowie, star74 has marked this note useful
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Hi Fikret
Very nices sharp image. Nice compo, beautiful backgrund color. Background is perfect OOF, homogenous.
I like it very much

Just GREAT!!
Excellent sharpness aon the plumage, nice light and compo.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-14 2:03]

hello Fikret,
So happy to see that you are back. Last week I was thinking about your beautiful pictures and now you are here again with a superb bird-picture.
You didn't loose your skills! Perfect composition, sharpness, presentation, like always. And a very cute subject. Bravo
Best regards

Hi Fikret

Superb shot
Excellent sharpness and plumage detail, great pose
Excellent catchlight in the eye and good background


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-14 3:45]

Hola Fikret,
preciosa captura,
detalles y maravillosa textura,
sensacional pov y color,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2007-11-14 4:52]

Hello Fikret
This small bird look out very well. Good light, excellent sharpness, BG and POV.
Best regards, Pawel

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-14 4:56]

Hello Fikret,
what a fantastic capture of this Blue Tit.
The sharpness is impeccable!
+++ Amazing detail in the plumage and excellent definition.
Beautiful colours and great saturation.
Striking contrast.
Well composed and a good pose.
--- Absolutely nothing :)
Well done,

Hello Fikret
Wonderful shot of this Blue Tit,
Perfect details,lighting and BG,Superb shot.


Brilliant detail

Hello Fikret,
What an amazing details and focusing here!
You present very beautiful shot of this Blue Tit, with superb details and very nice composition.
Also, lovely colours and blurry bg makes this bird stand out very well.
Well presented and TFS

Merhaba Fikret bey,
Olağanüstü bir kare çıkarmışsınız.
Netlik,renkler ve arka plan muhteşem.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-14 9:32]

Hi Fikret.
What a cute and funny your hero. Amazing subject and perfect shot. Great details and sharpness of the tit. Wonderful colourful and smooth BG. My compliments. excellent job.

bonjour fikret
juste un petit manque d'espace devant cette mesange,sinon pour le reste c'est magnifique.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-14 13:18]

Hi Fikret
What a marvellous shot!! Magnificent sharpness and the most beautiful composition with such marvellous colors.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
Best wishes

hello fikret,
this is one of the best shots of blue tit i have ever seen, the image is sharp and the details of the plumage are lovely, beautiful colours, precise dof,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-15 7:09]

Hello Fikret,
Nice to see that you are back with us on TN!
Superb sharpness in this capture of a Blue Tit with excellent colours, lighting, POV and a fine composition.
Well done and thanks,
Best wishes, Ivan

Tebrikler Fikret bey , renk zenginliği inanılmaz .

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-11-15 12:13]

hello Fikret
fantastic capture, Excellent sharpnes
well done

Hi Fikret, lovely bird with superb colors, wonderful details, splendid sharpness, great blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Fikret,
Nice closeup with sharp details.
Very well seen from the BG with excellent color, exposure, DOF, POV, and framing :)
Have a great weekend,

Hello Fikret,
Once again as in my previous critique...amazing details and sharpness.
Well done overall!

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Kuşun gözünden sizi görebiliyorum sanki
Yine harika bir paylaşım

Hi Fikret
Very good!

Harika bir çekim.Renkler,keskinlik,netlik göz dolduruyor.Tebrikler.Selamlar...

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