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Great Tit.

Great Tit.
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-28
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -3- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-19 9:50
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This was taken in the garden . We are starting to see more birds again after the cold weather that we have had.

Great Tit ( Parus Major ) Length 14cm. Common woodland and garden species. Appreciably larger than the Blue Tit which it is often seen with. Has bold black and white markings on its head and a black bib line running down its chest, larger in the Male than the Female. Underparts otherwise yellow and its upper parts mainle greenish. The young has sombre plummage with no white on the head. Feeds mainly on Insects in the summer months but eats seeds and nuts in the winter

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-19 9:54]

Hello Nicholas,
Fantastic picture. Great details on plumage. Crisp clear and this Blue Tit perfectly isolate from background.
Best regards Siggi

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-01-19 9:54]

Hi Nicholas
Wonderful capture, I love this colors, very sharp image and perfect focus. Well done.
Best regards.
Razvan Zinica

A paint, just impeccable, the sharpness, the light and the colours.

Best regards

Hola Nicholas,

acabo de publicar la fotografía y ya me la has comentado :-) Muchas gracias.

Buen enfoque como siempre en tu toma, especialmente en la zona de la cabeza, realmente preciso ! y encuadre excelente.
Buen color y saturación.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-19 10:24]

Hi Nick,

My son was standing near the computer when I clicked this on and he immediately said, "That's beautiful." That is indeed a compliment and he is right. Pose, colors, details are all superb. The eye and face are gorgeous and the feathers are wonderful. Background, setting and composition are picture perfect.


Hola Nicholas,
Bonita composición de este precioso ejemplar, excelente nitidez, preciosa luz, color con un fondo magnífico. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-19 10:38]

Hello Nick,
A great photo of this Great Tit. Fantastic clear colours and a perfect sharp focus. Also a perfect OOF BG and composition. Very nice pose and POV.

Hi nicholas,

another great picture and presentation of an Great Tit.
Very good pov, dof and sharpness.

beautiful colours.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-01-19 11:20]

Hi Nick,
nice to see the back of the freezing weather eh? Your garden seems to be teeming with bird life :o) Another superb shot, very good in all aspects, not sure how you could improve on this.

hello Nicholas

excellent photography of the Great Tit shot with fine POV
and very well framed on the image (with the branch),
i love his pose that brings a little dynamism to the image,
wonderful warm luminosity and colour tones,
excellent sharpness and details, the catc-light at the eye
brings alot to the image by rendering it more beautiful, TFS


wonderful capture , perfect sharp and fine details , very beautiful colours and reat contrast ,

Ciao Nick, beautiful composition with lovely bird on a fantastic golden BG, fine details, perfect focus, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Nick,
Good to hear that weather is improving this days.
And with that the chances to get so good pictures like this one, of the G. Tit, plenty of fine details and with that nice light over it.
I like all the sharpness and rich hues of the picture.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-19 16:48]

Hi Nico,every day a great beauty impossible to comment,another time just my great great compliments for your fantastic class,have a nice day,Luciano

The Great Tit features frequently on TN during winters, Nick, and I never tire of looking at this cute bird.
The picture is very sharp and colourful and you have used the best possible point of view in capturing it.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Nicholas...

Wonderful detail and composition on a nicely neutral background from which it stands out beautifully. :)


  • Great 
  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-19 21:22]

Hello Nick,

The tit you have photographed is in a nice and dinamic pose. You have had a very good light and you have made good use of it. The image is very sharp showing excelent details of the plumage. The sharply shown bird looks great against the blurry background.

Thank you for sharing,

  • Great 
  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-01-19 22:57]

Hello Nick,
Superb detail, and excellent bright colours. Very sharp and clear.
Thanks for posting.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-01-20 0:06]

Hi Nick

Another very nice capture from you.
The light here on this great tit is something a bit special - it almost looks like it's from a flash but its not :) It's nice to find such natural light sometimes because it helps you isolate your subject even better from the BG...which is also the case here.
The bird stands out superbly and is further presented with impeccable sharpness and in gorgeous colors.

Bravo and TSF

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2009-01-20 5:34]

Hi Nicholas
Very nice colours good composition and sharpness details.Background are very nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Nicholas,
This is a superb capture with good sharpness and fine details and well composed. Great focus on the Great Tit. Well done.
Best Regards

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-20 12:30]

Hello Nick,
You used the lighting to a fine advantage to show up this Great Tit with fine sharpness and colours against a superb neutral BG in a great composition. Nice catchlight in the eye too.
Well done and thanks for showing us how to take a top class shot of this common bird.

Hi Nick,
everyday i photograph: Great Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Blackbird, ..., but ... how can i get hold of thi beauty? ..... Very great picture.
TFS. Best regards.

  • Great 
  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-01-20 15:35]

Hello Nicholas
Great picture with good elements, nice colors and sharpness. The composition is very clean.
Good Job

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-01-20 21:33]

Hi Nicholas,
Outstanding shot of this great looking Great Tit with immaculate sharpness and superb clarity and colours on its plumage. Fabulous pose captured on the lone branch and I like the glint on its eye. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

Hi Nick, an excellent capture of this beauty from a nice POV with wonderful DOF and composition. You you captured it perfectly my friend.
TFS and cheers,


Very nice colourings...small and delicate bird...on your natural perch. You are a hearty and tenacious man....and you lose nothing over the years...you only add to the quality..

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-24 11:28]

Hi Nicholas,
Excellent capture of this Great Tit.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.Sharpness,catchlight in eyes and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

I love the colors of the bird. The photo captures these hues beautifully - vividly. Well done.

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