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My first Coal Tit! *For Nick*

My first Coal Tit! *For Nick*
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital ISO-800, Hoya 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-10 2:36
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Here is a Coal Tit which is now a frequent visitor to my garden feeders. Before 1 year or so ago I'd never even seen one of these birds before!

I have dedicated this to Nick Glen (nglen) for all of his excellent photos of this cute little bird :-)

I hope you like it!

Argus, jconceicao, haraprasan, eng55, uleko, nglen, rousettus, eqshannon, Jamesp, Adanac has marked this note useful
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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-11-10 3:34]

Hi Joe,

A nice capture of this small coaltit,with good sharpness and dof,thanks for sharing this prety one,rgards,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-11-10 4:21]

Hello Joe,
A fine portrait of the Coal Tit taken with excellent sharpness, lighting and from a great side POV that shows practically all the features. The DOF allows it to stand out well in this fine conmposition.
A nice tribute to Nick and TFS!

Hello Joe,

Great capture.
Nice colours with excellent detail.
Lighting and composition are splendid.

Hi Joe,
A nice capture of this beautiful Coal tit. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-10 10:25]

Hi Joe,
Perfect capture.Details on plumage are wonderful.I liked POV,catchlight in eyes,pose of bird and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Joe,
Very good capture of this cute Coal Tit. Good POV and composition, sharp details, good DOF and BG.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-10 11:03]

Hello Joe,
Lovely close capture of the Coal Tit in a nice pose just showing the white on the back of its head. We don't see much of them here. Excellent sharpness, fine colours and well composed. I'm sure Nick will like this!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-11-10 11:14]

it's a beauty Joe,
good capture of this tit, good details fine contrast and sharpnes, marvelous close up, good photojob, Have a nice evening.
regard Jaap

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-10 12:15]

Hi Joe. After a long day at work and with no internet connection so i could not have a look at TN at lunch time . I turned the computer on to find this dedication from you . I am very touched . As always this is a fine close up of this cute Coal tit. Which you have taken with fine detail and natural colours. Thanks again .

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-10 16:34]

Hi my little great photographer,this bird is fantastic,i'ts your first and it's another great shot,excellents details and colors and perfect point of view,thanks a lot to show us this beauty,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Joe,
a great capture for beautiful tit species. superb colors, sharp focus and POV. Greatly composed and framed. It is great dedication to our friend Nicholas, who is a master photographer for this and other passerine birds.
thanks for sharing this beauty, well done

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-10 17:20]

Hello Joe, that's a fantastic shot my young friend! Very sharp and clear, a beauty! Well done again!


I have seen so many of these and perhaps that is BECAUSE of Nick....but it never occurred to me that you would not have one of these..You have one of each living thing in the UK and now Spain I reckon...well...for a first...what can I say..I could sit here and make up words...but...oh...they do look just a bit like my fav's the Chickadee...and your shot is great and now go on taking over! your still the young teacher or at least my best motivation to 'keep on trekking'!


Hi Joe,
what an attractive little bird this Coal Tit is and ever so Chickadee like in appearance.Chickadees are my favorite little birds and if I lived in England these little birds would be favorites as well.There is decent detail working for this photo and the colours look spot on.The light wasn't really the best as you had your iso up very high and your aperture wide open which has reduced some the finer details and field of depth.If these birds are as animated as the chickadees here where I live,you need to get the shutter speed up has you have at the risk of noise.For the lighting wasn't the best this photo is wonderful just the same and thank you for sharing it with us,this cute little bird indeed.

Hello Joe

This looks like a black capped chickadee that we have over here.
If there was a poll taken,I would bet it would win as favourite backyard bird.
This is a lovely capture,with excellent detail from head to toe.
Well focused with sharp plumage detail.
Well done.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-11-10 23:42]

Hi Joe

Great dedication and nice shot. Very good pose with nice detail.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-11-11 4:17]

Hello Joey, What a shot. Superb view and excellent composition. Nice showing of the feathers and its details. Ganesh

Hi Joe

Great shot of this little tit in your garden.
Excellent sharpness and composition, good pose.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-12 18:25]

Hello Joe,
Once again you have nailed the focus and exposure, resulting in a marvelous image. Great work Joe.

Ciao Joe, lovely little bird in nice pose with fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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