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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-15 8:44
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Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus, is a 10.5 to 12 cm (4.2 to 4.8 inches,) long passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands. It is a resident bird, i.e., most birds do not migrate.

This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Parus caeruleus.

The systematics of the Blue Tit complex are unsettled. There are at least nine recognised subspecies.

The azure blue crown and dark blue line passing through the eye and encircling the white cheeks to the chin give the Blue Tit a very distinctive appearance. The forehead and a bar on the wing are white. The nape, wings and tail are blue; the back is yellowish green; the under parts mostly sulphur-yellow with a dark line down the abdomen. The bill is black, the legs bluish grey, and the irides dark brown. Young Blue Tits are noticeably more yellow. This is a common and popular European garden bird, due to its perky acrobatic performances when feeding on nuts or suet. It swings beneath the holder, calling tee, tee, tee or a scolding churr.

Blue and Great Tits form mixed winter flocks, and the former are perhaps the better gymnasts in the slender twigs. A Blue Tit will often ascend a trunk in short jerky hops, imitating a Treecreeper. As a rule the bird roosts in ivy or evergreens, but in hard weather will shelter in a hole. Blue tits are very agile and can hang from almost anywhere.

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Nearly as good as my bee, no I'm just kidding lovely picture of a blue tit, nice feather details. I can see that you are a good photographer. Thanks for sharing. Andy

Hi Marius,

Great shot my good friend, and as Andy said nearly as good as the Bee...,

Best Regards,


Hello Marius

Great photo of the beautifully coloured Blue Tit, very fine POV
and framing, great focus, sharpness, and details of the plumage,
beautiful light, and the catch-light render the photo always more beautiful, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-15 15:07]

Waaw Marius,absolutely fantastic! Spectacular capture of this tit,curious plumage caught with the best details as possible and bright colors too,another top class pic,stay at home now,it's too cold to go in the forest as i read in your last reply..ehehe....have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-01-15 17:39]

Wonderful capture Marius!!! A definite 10 on 10. :)
I think I can count its feathers...such details you have captured! Excellent POV,DOF, sharpness and colours.
Thanks a lot for sharing,

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-01-15 22:27]

Hello Marius,
lovely bird,nice details parus,thanks..

Foarte frumoasa.Felicitari.

hallo Marius
so good sharpness ans beautiful colours and also the light
thanks gr lou

Marius - Beautiful presentation of this Blue Tit. I like your PP work. Do you capture all your picture in RAW format? Excellent color and sharpness, as well as details. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice WE - Srikumar

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