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Blue Tit


Blue Tit
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Copyright: Pawel Chmur (cloud) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel EOS 300D, Canon 70-200 f 2.8 L USM, Hoya HMC Super UV(0)
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-23 1:40
Viewed: 2946
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus, is a 10.5 to 12 cm (4.2 to 4.8 inches,) long passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands. It is a resident bird, i.e., most birds do not migrate.The azure blue crown and dark blue line passing through the eye and encircling the white cheeks to the chin give the Blue Tit a very distinctive appearance. The forehead and a bar on the wing are white. The nape, wings and tail are blue; the back is yellowish green; the under parts mostly sulphur-yellow with a dark line down the abdomen. The bill is black, the legs bluish grey, and the irides dark brown. Young Blue Tits are noticeably more yellow. This is a common and popular European garden bird, due to its perky acrobatic performances when feeding on nuts or suet. It swings beneath the holder, calling tee, tee, tee or a scolding churr.
The song period lasts almost all the year round, but is most often heard during February to June.Blue and Great Tits form mixed winter flocks, and the former are perhaps the better gymnasts in the slender twigs. A Blue Tit will often ascend a trunk in short jerky hops, imitating a Treecreeper. As a rule the bird roosts in ivy or evergreens, but in hard weather will shelter in a hole. Blue tits are very agile and can hang from almost anywhere.
The Blue Tit has an average life expectancy of 1.5 years.The Blue Tit is a valuable destroyer of pests, though it has not an entirely clean sheet as a beneficial species. It is fond of young buds of various trees, and may pull them to bits in the hope of finding insects. No species, however, destroys more coccids and aphids, the worst foes of many plants. It takes leaf miner grubs and green tortrix moths (Tortricidae). Seeds are eaten, as with all this family.

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Hello Pawel,

Excellent capture.
Nice colours with fantastic details.
Lighting and composition are splendid.
Good notes.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-12-23 4:18]

Hello Pawel,
nice composition, POV and colours. I also like frame. Good work!

Hi Pawel,

Good capture of this Tit.
Nice pov and dof.
Beautiful colours.

Gert

hello Pawel

Good capture of this straight up pose with good timing moment, sharp focus and great bokeh blur. Looks like the light is not bright but you are able to expose well and retain the nice color of the blue tit.

tfs, bill

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