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Oak Titmouse

Oak Titmouse
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Copyright: Penny Harms (nellyemh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 1 N: 159] (767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Backyard and other wild Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-28 13:16
Viewed: 3810
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
At least, I think that's what this is. I've never actually seen one before, and this is the closest I could get using my Sibley guide to ID.
If you think otherwise, please feel free to educate me!

Oak Titmouse: Medium-sized titmouse with pale, brown-tinged gray upperparts and paler face and underparts. The bill is small and black, and legs and feet are gray. Weak, fluttering flight. A recently formed species, and along with the Juniper Titmouse, was known as the Plain Titmouse until 1996.

Range and Habitat:
Resident from southern Oregon south to Baja California. Preferred habitats include live oaks and deciduous growth, including oak woodlands, streamside cottonwoods, forest edges, and oak-juniper woodlands.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-28 16:18]

Hello Penny,
lovely picture, cute bird captured from great POV and with nice details and light,

Penny, I have never seen one of these,
But a great image,
These seems to be so many titmouse,
Nice ob,


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-01-29 15:10]

Hi Penny, how nice is this little bird and what a nice picture. I love the pastel background and the nice branches with buds. The pose of the bird is really beautiful. The light is wonderful. Thank you!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-30 9:57]

Hi Penny. A fine close up of the little bird . good detail and natural colours.a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-30 13:21]

Hello Penny,
Nice shot of an Oak Titmouse that is pretty sharp and well exposed and taken from a good POV that allows us to see its features. In my old Field Guide this is classified as the Plain Titmouse but at that time this was regarded as a subspecies, so you must be right about the ID.
Nice pose and composition too.
Thanks for sharing this one,

Hello Penny,

You have always captured birds brilliantly and thanks for sharing them with us. The light is wonderful exposing the plumage beauty and the perch is superb exposing all the details. Well done against the contrasting clear background and I like it.

Best regards,

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  • Sayre Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 30] (164)
  • [2008-01-30 19:14]

Great picture! I'm not so sure about the cropping, with the top two corners. But, other than that the picture is great. I love how the two twigs in the bottom right corner add to the DOF, having one out of focus in the back and one in focus in the front. The clarity on the bird itself is incredible. The colors complement each other well - all cool natural colors. Great job!
TFS Steph

Sweet little creature... perfect!

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