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Blue tit

Blue tit
Photo Information
Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 II APO Macro Super
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Blue Tits, Other birds, Chapim Azul - Parus caeruleus [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-25 3:55
Viewed: 5554
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Paridae
Genus Parus
Size Length: 10.5 - 12 cm


Widespread and common species, not listed under any conservation designations

This small tit has yellow underparts, with a narrow, dark central stripe on the belly, blue wings and a white face, which is crowned with blue and streaked with a dark eye-stripe The sexes are similar, although females are often somewhat duller than males. The juveniles have a more yellowish face than the adults A range of clear calls is produced, including a high 'sisisi'

Found throughout Britain, but absent from the highest ground in Scotland . Elsewhere it is found from Iberia and North Africa to Scandinavia, Russia, Turkey, and Iran .
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This cosmopolitan species occurs in a range of habitats wherever there are trees, including broad-leaved woodlands, orchards, hedgerows, parks and suburban gardens .

The blue tit is an acrobatic and inquisitive bird; these traits have enabled it to exploit unusual food sources, for example by obtaining milk by pecking at milk-bottle tops on doorsteps. Furthermore, they are usually the first birds to find and use feeders put out in gardens, a trait which has greatly endeared them to the public . During summer they feed mainly on invertebrates, but switch to seeds and other food sources during winter when insects are scarce

Nesting takes place in holes in walls and trees, as well as in nest boxes . The female lines the hole or nest box with moss, hair and feathers, and in early May lays 7-12 (up to 16) white eggs speckled with reddish-brown . The male brings food to the female while she carries out the duty of incubation, which can take between 12 and 16 days . Both parents bring food to the young, which fledge after 15-23 days . Just one brood is produced each year
Not currently threatened

No conservation action has been targeted at this species.

Notes are from:http://www.arkive.org/species/ARK/birds/Parus_caeruleus

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Good POV composure and a very good sharp image showing the detail of the bird. TFS,

Hi Fikret,
This is a superb shot!
Perfect exposure with very sharp detail,
beautiful colour and nicely framed.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • ErEs2 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 15] (582)
  • [2006-01-25 5:42]

beautiful photo :)

Excellent shot, great sharpness and focus. Well composed and great POV and DOF.

Very nice portrait shot about the Blue tit Fikret. Excellent sharpness, great colours and POV/DOF, well captured too. Thanks for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-25 8:06]

Hi Fikret!

Lovely capture of this small and fast bird. Tits are very colorfull, especially this kind. I like details, sharpness, composition. I tried to capture these birds but with no luck.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-01-25 10:27]

Perfect composition of this little fellow. DOF, focus , POV, detail all spot on. Great work. TFS.

Excellent capture Fikret.
Tack sharp with perfect color and light..
Well composed. Very well done.
Thank You!

Hi Fikret!

First, thank you for giving me my 1000th point ;o)

You took a splendid image of that bird. It is really sharp and exposure is excellent. Framing and composition are also very good. The only comment I have are the disturbing element you couldn't control in the BG like the brown branch and the purple grey material behind its head. Fortunately digital photography can rescue that as you will find in my workshop. I hope it won't offense you that I retouch these details.
Still a splendid picture, even without my retouches. TFS.

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-01-25 10:59]

Nice colorfull photo. Good POV and very bright. good job and good notice about it.

Hi Fikret,
this is a great shot, no nits.
Details, colours, POV and composition are great.
Excellent work.

Beautifully framed and excellent exposure really brings the detail out on the beautiful tit. Well done Fikret. :)

Hi Fikret,
it's the perfect shot - this bird is so sharp and with wonderful colours, excellent work, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-25 15:01]
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Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Harika bir fotograf.Keskinlik,renkler,
detaylar,netlik,gözlerdeki canlılık,
kadraj her şey mükemmel.Tebrikler,elleinize

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-25 16:22]

Fikret, this is very, very beautiful.

Excellent sharpness, pov and composition.

Great pose and bg too.


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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-01-25 17:20]

hi fikret, well done technical good shot. Thanks for sharing. reina

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-25 19:06]

Excellente photo de cet oiseau,les couleurs sont parfaite et la netteté excellente.

Merci Fikret!


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-26 0:56]

Wow, a superb job, Fikret. Superlative!
Congratulations and TFS. : )

Hi Fikret

Well done on a great job. Nicely composed. Good colour and POV. Crisp, clear and sharp. Thanks.

Hi Fikret,
This is an exceptional photo. The light here was really great. Colors are very beautiful. The detail in the plumage is razor sharp.


Excellent capture Fikret! Very sharp and clear with great details. Nice colors, good DOF and POV. Thanks for sharing!

Hi, Fikret.
Excellent blue tit shot. Very colorful and sharp with super details. Exposure is just perfect.

It's a lovely shot!
The colours and lighting here are perfect, very good framing too. Maybe BG is slightly distracting, but the main subject looks wonderful.
I like it a lot.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-01-28 13:02]

Hello Fikret,

This is a very sharp and nicely composed picture. DOF is excellent and the oof bg makes the bird stand out well. Colors are great. POV is good too. Well done & TFS!


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-01 4:46]

Excellent shot of the lovely bird. Perfect sharpness and colors.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-02-01 8:38]

Another fine shot here Fikret ! Perfect sharpness, great colors and exposition. A true beauty. Congrats,


Hi Firkret
I think this is a fabulous shot of one of my favourite little birds. The colours are great & the focus nice & sharp. Well done & TFS.

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  • memo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 5] (108)
  • [2006-02-07 15:57]

hello Fikret Bey, this is one of my favourite bird and i dream to photgrapg it one day. perfect exposure, great details, nice colours. keep up the good work! regards,Mehmet.

Hello Fikret!
Very nice portrait,beautiful . Nice capture with good colors(blue), POV, framing and detail you have caught.Well done.Congratulations...

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-27 21:42]

HI Fikret.
Excellent portrait, wonderful details colors and composition,the bird is magnific.

Thanks and I wait more photos ,tips, critiques and comments.

Saludos desde MEXICO....RICARDO.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-03 10:41]


Great blue tit. Sharp details, bright colors and fine composition.



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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-04-13 4:46]

Hey Fikret ,
Excellent sharpness and detail,
lovely compo. the colours are soo real and pleasent to look at :)
Cheers TFS,
Vishal Sabharwal

Hello Fikret.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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