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Coal Tit

Coal Tit
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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, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-01-17 4:22
Viewed: 3622
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sorry I haven't critiqued in a couple of days. I've been really busy! :-(

Anyway, here's a cute little Coal Tit which is eyeing up one of my feeders :-D

I hope you like it!

Coal Tit - Periparus ater

Tits (Paridae)

Not as colourful as some of its relatives, the coal tit has a distinctive grey back, black cap, and white patch at the back of its neck. Its smaller, more slender bill than blue or great tits means it can feed more successfully in conifers. A regular visitor to most peanut feeders, they will take and store food for eating later. In winter they join with other tits to form flocks which roam through woodlands and gardens in search of food.

Where to see them
Woodland, especially conifer woods, parks and gardens.

When to see them
All year round.

What they eat
Insects, seeds and nuts.


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Hi Joe,
this shot is wonderful and I'm happy to see this cute guy so close. We can see every detail, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao Joe, lovely diagonal composition with cute bird, fantastic colors, fine details and good sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Joey,
this is a nice capture of a tiny coal tit with fine details and well composed.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-01-17 7:46]

Hi Joe,
Wonderful shot of this elegant Coal tit but showing great attitude. I like the look on its eye and the lovely colours and details on its plumage. The BG is superb and you have handled the lighting expertly. Very nicely composed.

hello Joe
very nice picture
with good colours and sharpness
i like the bird very mutch
greeting lou

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-17 12:56]

Hi Joe,
Beautiful capture of this Coal Tit.POV,exposure,colors,lighting,BG and details are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-01-17 13:23]

Hi Joey
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image.I like your subject pose.Colors and OOF BG are excellent.
TFS Michel

Ciao Joe,
a very beautiful capture of a Periparus ater taken from an excellent POV with good sharpness in a nice diagonal composition; i have done a WS, i hope you like.
TFS. Greetings from Italy.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-01-17 14:00]

Hi Joe!

Not very common bird in my place, great to see it so close. Very nice pose, good details and colours. I hope you'll have more free time soon :-)

Hi Joe,
Excellent capture of Coal Tit; great POV and composition, sharp fine details and good lighting.

Hi Joe,
Lovely close up look at this Coal Tit.
Great textures in that wood bark too.
Nice shot.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-01-18 8:34]

Joey, This is a classic closeup shot. Superb clarity and brilliant focus. Well done Ganesh

Hola Joe, veo que tu ritmo subiendo fotografías afloja un poco... quizás estés de exámenes, no lo se. Una bonita captura y buen enfoque a la cabeza. Los pájaros son mi asignatura pendiente en fotografía jeje, es muy difícil capturarlos y ya tengo bastante con los insectos de momento.
Saludos y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Joe,
Unfortunately not a lot of light for you; could be a good traing in terms of exposure settings in combination with the ISO rating...
Good compo, nice pose, pretty good depth of field,...

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-19 3:40]

An excellent portrait of a Coal Tit Joe!
The pose, POV, technical qualities and composition on the branch all contribute to making this a top class portrait of this species.
Well done and TFS!

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