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Great Tit

Great Tit
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-15 3:06
Viewed: 2333
Points: 36
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Great Tit (Parus major) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe in any sort of woodland. It is resident, and most Great Tits do not migrate. In the past this species was considered a ring species with several subspecies covering a wide distribution, but these have now been separated.
The Great Tit is easy to recognize, large in size at 14 cm, with a broad black line (broader in the male) down its otherwise yellow chest. The neck and head are black with white cheeks and ear coverts. Upper parts are olive. It has a white wingbar and outer tail feathers. Young birds are duller.
The Great Tit has a wide distribution across much of Eurasia. It is found across all of Europe except for Iceland and northern Scandinavia, and then across the Middle East, Northern Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and parts of central Asia as far as Japan. Another band of distribution occurs through Iran into northern India into Southeastern Asia, whilst another population lives in southern India. The species also occurs over much of China, Korea and Japan, and in Indonesia down into Borneo and as far as the Lesser Sundas.
The breeding population of Great Tits in the city of Sheffield, UK (a city of half a million people), has been estimated at 17,164 individuals.
The Great Tit was unsuccessfully introduced into the United States; birds were set free near Cincinnati, Ohio between 1872 and 1874 but failed to become established. Birds later introduced to the Almaty Province in what is now Kazakhstan in 1960-61 and have become established, although present status is unclear.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-15 4:24]

Hi Razvan,
very beautiful bird well captured in clarity and sharpness. i like the pose it gives. Very cute and you captured it at the right moment. so lively with its fluffy feather and you showed it very well in its natural colours.
well presented in great details.


Ciao Razvan. Fantastic capture in soft coloprs and light. Well done.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-01-15 7:23]

Hi Razvan

The softness of this posting really gives it mega visual stimulus. The lovely little Great Tit
are surrounded by the soft and OOF pinkish BB. The colours of the bird also have a slight
softish look, especially the yellow wing areas. The details are nice and very sharp and the
composition is great with the twig running through the frame at an angle and presenting the
subject just off-centre.

Well done and TFS.

  • Great 
  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-15 8:36]

frumoasa realizare, este o specie, care se poate fotografia relativ usor, dar este foarte anevoios, sa obtii culorile naturale din cauza contrastului extem de pe pasare! Aici, asa se pare, ca a mers treaba, felicitari!

Hi Razvan
Nice presentation of this Great tit.

hello Razvan
super pose of this beautiful bird with good details and good sharpness
greeting lou

  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-15 10:14]

Inca o "draguta pasarica" si azi!
Imi place pozitia "pe ddiagonla" a acesteia.

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-15 11:13]

Hello Razvan
A very good shot of this Great Tit.Good detail and colour saturation.Nicely composed on the branch.A very beautiful neutral OOF BG.TFS Best regards Siggi

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-15 11:25]

Hello Razvan,
Very nice photo in beautiful soft colours. Good sharpness, pose, OOF BG and composition.
Have a good weekend,

Hi Razvan,

Wonderful shot of this beauty with perfect sharpness. Lovely colors, fantastic light.
Excellent composition too.
TFS and Cheers,


Buna Razvan,
Din pacate nu am acces la internet fiind in delegatie intr-un loc izolat asa ca nu pot vizualiza nici o imagine, decat in weekend. Imi place acest pitigoi mare si mi-au placut si pitigoiul celalat cat si ticleanul prezentate de tine. Mult noroc in continuare.

Iarasi o pasare de exceptie!
Culori faine ca de obicei!
Multumesc pentru aceasta dedicatie!

Elegante trabajo y tonalidades con un encuadre muy logrado.
Saludos Razvan: J. Ignasi.

  • Great 
  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-15 13:38]

Hi Razvan,
Beautiful capture of this great tit.I liked POV,details and poae of bird a lot.
Thanks for posting..

Hello Razvan
today's post is for another Tit species. nice to see this cute passerine bird from your camera. focus, eyes contact, composition and timing very nice. It looks in some cold. I think European frozen weather condition arrive to Romania. We live last days of remains from summer.
have a nice weekend

Ciao Razvan, beautiful bird in nice pose against a lovely blurry BG, splendid colors, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Razvan,
a splendid capture of the Great Tit, very good sharpness and very beautiful natural colours, a very nice composition with a very good OOF BG
Have a good weekend
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Razvan
wonderful shot of this Great Tit, great pose and POV,
his plumage is well detailed with superb sharpness,
very beautiful and tender colors
Have a good sunday

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