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Crested beauty

Crested beauty
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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-16 7:23
Viewed: 4149
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although not as colourful as some other tits, it's bridled face pattern and the upstanding black and white crest make this a most distinctive species. Crested tits feed actively, clinging to trunks and hanging from branches, like most tits, searching for a wide range of invertebrates and pine seeds. They store food extensively during early winter, using it in late winter. Normally the crested tit is seen in the top of the tree and is not very keen on coming down, so I guess I was lucky.
Hope you like this shot. It's my best result this winter. I've been following these small creatures - their weight is not more than 13 gr. - for more than 20 hours.
Hope you like it.

wkshelton, viv, wallhalla15, marhowie, ramthakur, AndyB, coasties, cecilia, Dando, fiyo, nardophoto has marked this note useful
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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-03-16 7:29]


Superbe composition,la pose de l'oiseau suspendue à cette branche de pin est très jolie.Félicitations pour le bel éclairage et les détails.

Merci Zeno!


Hi zeno

Love the photo, Great colours, DOV, Sohws details, Excellent Work. TFS Kyle

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-03-16 8:42]

Hallo Zeno,
Inderdaad het is een beauty, een geweldige vangst moet ik zeggen.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-03-16 9:44]

Ha Zeno,

Weer een prachtige kuif met een lekker dik buikje waar het licht prima op valt,bedankt,


Hello Zeno, this is a great photo. Great colours, lighting and excellent sharpness. Great POV, DOF and very nice bg too. This is a very nice composition. TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-16 10:24]

Hi Zeno,
Beautiful portrait of this crested tit.
I like his upside down pose against the pretty BG.
Sharp details and warm light. TFS. : )

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-03-16 10:52]

Hi Zeno,

Excellent shot and well done on the composition. Beautiful.


Hello Zeno,
Very good exposure, sharpness, DOF, natural color and detail in this distinctive looking bird. Classic pose, great POV. Great BG also..These birds are very small, but have lots of personality.
Very well done.

Nice perspective, DOF and clarity.
The cone it is pecking at adds the touch of natural habitat of this bird.

Very nice, sharp and colourfull capture.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-03-16 13:00]

Hello Zeno,
A lovely capture.
Excellent POV,good lighting and very nice detail.
A nice neutral background.


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-03-16 14:39]

Hello Zeno , A Beautiful photo ,good compositie colours
sharpnes pov and dof ar very good ,thanks ,
Greeting Teunie .

Hi Zeno,
that's one of the best shots I've ever seen.
I love this little tit and the complete arrangement so much, thank you very much for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Zeno

I love this shot. Very well composed. Great POV, nice colours with good detail and sharpness. Love the birdie with the punk hairdo! Nice exposure and catchlight. Well done! :-)

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-03-16 15:36]

Excelent shot and butiful coloures. TFS

Wow! I like this a lot,nice comp. very pretty bird...nice position you've captured...
Well done...

I love the composition in this picture Zeno.
Great colors and POV. Like the sharpness and the overall BG.

Hi Zeno,
Very nice shot on this beautiful bird,
good lighting and focus, sharp and detailed.
Well done!

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-17 4:15]

Hi Zeno, excellent shot. Great POV, colours and detail. Well done and TFS.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-03-17 10:17]

Hello Zeno,
Excellent capture,
very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-17 10:19]

Wow such a great capture, sharp and clear and very well composed. Great work Zeno. Thanks.


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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-03-17 11:43]

Privet Zeno.
You have caught the interesting moment from life of this birdy.

Beautiful picture, the background just made it more beatiful
nice shot

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2006-03-25 16:37]

Hello Zeno, wonderfull picture, details and colors are great... TFS Donald

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-28 9:09]

Hi Zeno,
Excellent shot and composition. Beautiful bird with good details,POV,DOF,BG and good lighting.
Well done

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