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Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K-5 IIs, SIGMA 500mm f/4,5 APO DG EX
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-23 12:49
Viewed: 2257
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Tit (Parus major) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe, the Middle East, Central and Northern Asia, and parts of North Africa in any sort of woodland. It is generally resident, and most Great Tits do not migrate except in extremely harsh winters. Until 2005 this species was lumped with numerous other subspecies. DNA studies have shown these other subspecies to be distinctive from the Great Tit and these have now been separated as two separate species, the Cinereous Tit of southern Asia, and the Japanese Tit of East Asia. The Great Tit remains the most widespread species in the genus Parus.
The Great Tit is a distinctive bird, with a black head and neck, prominent white cheeks, olive upperparts and yellow underparts, with some variation amongst the numerous subspecies. It is predominantly insectivorous in the summer, but will consume a wider range of food items in the winter months, including small hibernating bats. Like all tits it is a cavity nester, usually nesting in a hole in a tree. The female lays around 12 eggs and incubates them alone, although both parents raise the chicks. In most years the pair will raise two broods. The nests may be raided by woodpeckers, squirrels and weasels and infested with fleas, and adults may be hunted by Sparrowhawks. The Great Tit has adapted well to human changes in the environment and is a common and familiar bird in urban parks and gardens. The Great Tit is also an important study species in ornithology.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2013-02-23 14:07]

Hello Nuri,
just in the right moment!
... and such a nice composition against a smooth and
non-disturbing background. Artistic Art!
Best wishes, Peter

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-02-23 15:36]

Hi Nuri
great pose, lovely bg, nice color point and just perfect exposure

Excellent capture, Nuri.
Perfect in focus, blessed by wonderful rich light, delightful contrasting colours of green, yellow with a very attractive bright accent of red berries. Excellent composition, and an amazing pose freezing the motion of wings.
My congratulations. Thank you.
With best regards,

Hello Nuri
An excellent picture. awesome colour scheme with great clarity.
thank you for clicking in the very right moment.
best wishes,

照的清晰 構圖美麗

Fantastic photo Nuri! The pose, the composition, the BG, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

Ciao Nuri, great capture of lovely bird in nice action on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-24 5:49]

Bonjour Nuri,
Un pose superbe pour cette mésange prenant son envol. Un arrière-plan neutre idéal aussi. Toutefois il me semble que les fruits rouges au premier plan ne sont pas tout à faut naturels...mais pour l'impact visuel, ils sont certainement de bienvenue.
Bon dimanche

Hi Nuri
It has the pose of a portrait and action of an in-flight, super photo. Just terrific timing and you nailed the settings.
Great colour and BG
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

This is a nice picture Nuri, nice sharpness and nice bird and details. Congrats,



Hallo Nuri
This is a great image with beautiful details captured of the openend wings and the movement thereoff. I like the inclusion of the fruit as it gives lots of character to this already great picture. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Nuri,
Lovely composition,beautiful colours scheme,excellent sharpness and a nice pose.
Thanks and my regards,

Excellent capture, Nuri.

Best wishes

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-27 0:02]

Hello Nuri,
Brilliant timing, the pose is gorgeous. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Fine composition.

Hello Nuri

Excellent photo of this Great Tit shot with
excellent timing with that pose of the bird
that gives dynamism to the image, fine POV,
wonderful light, superb focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-04-11 13:00]

Nuri bey selamlar,
Nefis güzellikte bir zamanlama ..
Fantastik kompozisyon. Detay ve renk zenginliği ayrı güzellikler.
Emeklerinize sağlık,

Hello Nuri-Precise and Useful NOTE.Remarkable!!It seems nature was just waited for your CLICK!Very attractive composition.Well managed BG too.Like this picture of Tit with good sharpness and natural colour.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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