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Coal Tit

Coal 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
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-12-08 1:58
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Points: 30
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Coal Tit, Periparus ater, is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate to subtropical Eurasia and northern Africa.
The Coal Tit is 10–11.5 cm in length, and has a distinctive large white nape spot on its black head. The head, throat and neck of the adult are glossy blue-black, setting off the off-white sides of the face (tinged grey to yellow depending on subspecies) and the brilliant white nape; the white tips of the wing coverts appear as two wingbars. The underparts are whitish shading through buff to rufous on the flanks. The bill is black, the legs lead-coloured, and irides dark brown.
The young birds are duller than the adults, lacking gloss on the black head, and with the white of nape and cheeks tinged with yellow.
While searching for food, Coal Tit flocks keep contact with incessant short dee or see-see calls. The species' song – if "song" it can be called – is a strident if-he, if-he, if-he, heard most frequently from January to June, but also in autumn. One variant of this song ends with a sharp ichi. North African birds also have a currr call similar to that of the Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus) which is not found in Africa.

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Ciao Razvan, lovely coal tit in nice pose on a beautiful natural ambientation with snow, excellent sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Razvan
very nice picture with the snow
great details and lovely colours
greeting lou

Hello Dear friend Razvan,
Congratulations on the wonderful composition, perfect colors, nice sharp and an excellent POV.
I would use a photo as a postcard to send his best wishes for a Merry Christmas.
Too Good!
Congratulations again and thanks for sharing.
Hello Vanni

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-08 3:12]

Hello Razvan.
What a beautiful Winter scene, lovely POV, pose and a great composition, the details are nice and sharp and the colours are just beautuful.Best regards Siggi

great capture on spruce branches with traces of snow of Coal tit,Ravzan
good details and definition,maybe a little overexposed..i try a Ws

thanks sERGIO

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-08 3:43]

Hello Razvan,
A fine capture of the Coal Tit taken during last winter.
The POV is great and taken with excellent sharpness and colours with a natural BG of pine needles and snow in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and kind regards,

This image is a perfect example of how the white snow should look like, Razvan! Fine shot with perfect composition and pleasant atmosphere. The little Coal Tit seems unaware of the cold weather. Bravo !
George Veltchev

Ciao Razvan. Good DOF and perfect sharp in difficult light's condition.


A beautifully composed image which conveys a fine New Year message, maybe a little early yet...
Thanks for sharing this beauty Razvan!

Hello Razvan,
As a beautiful Christmas card! ... CONGRATULATIONS & THANKS!
Regards, TFS, Jesús

Buna Razvan,
O pasare de sezon dar pe care inca nu am reusit sa o surprind.
Faina captura avand culori si detalii bune in pofida unei atmosfere cetoase si neprietenoase.
Numai bine!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-08 7:40]

Hello Razvan,
Great photo of this Coal Tit in a winter scene. Very beautiful natural colours and a perfect POV and composition. Excellent sharpness and DOF.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-08 9:58]

Buna Razvane,
Reusita fotografie despre acest pitigoi, detalii si culori frumoase, compozitie la fel, felicitari!

Bonjour Razvan,
Très belle valorisation du sujet dans son environnement sous une lumière bien maitrisée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-12-08 14:57]

Hi Razvan,

What a beautiful Christmas card this picture would make! The lovely bird, pine needles and snow are a winning combination. I love how the Coal Tit is posing while looking at the white snow. An exceptionally charming post.


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