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Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit
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Copyright: Fatih Sam (fthsm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Sigma 80-400 OS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-01-30 12:09
Viewed: 4274
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus) tr:Uzun Kuyruklu Bastankara

The Long-tailed Tit, is a very small passerine bird. It breeds in most of Europe and Asia. It is a non-migratory species.
It is closely related to the true tits, and in winter it is often found with tit flocks.
This is a very small bird at only 13–15 cm in length including its very long tail, which itself makes up 7–9 cm of the total. The Long-tailed Tit is black and brown above and whitish below, with reddish flanks. It has a white crown. North European birds have completely white heads and flanks.
This is a restless species, constantly on the move as it searches for insects and other small food items. It is usually found in small flocks, and has been described as an avian sheep.
Long-tailed Tits are birds of deciduous woodlands with undergrowth. They nest in a tree or shrub. Six to twelve eggs are laid in a woven closed nest. The nest is held together with spider webs, and camouflaged with lichen. Adult birds will find a relative's nest and help feeding their "nephews and nieces", if their own nest is predated.
The call is loud trisyllabic srih-srih-srih.


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To vanderschelden: Thanksfthsm 2 01-31 12:18
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Bello scatto, ottima posa e dettagli.

Hi Fatih,
the long-tailed tit is a beautiful bird and you have captured very well. They are not the easist subject to shot, always moving around. Our are white ib the head and even the body is more white and even the eyebrow differs in colour, you can compair with my postings.
Good details, nice colours and compo.
Well done.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-01-30 12:24]
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Hi Fatih,

A very nice shot of this tit,good colors and sharpness,well done and TFS


Hi Fatih,
Difficult bird to capture a Tit let alone this species.
Pose could be better; that's nitpicking though.
Well done

bravo fatih splendid

salut Fatih
Cet oiseau est vraiment très beau. Bravo, pour les belle couleurs et la nettetéet le beau BG ce ciel bleu.
FÉLICITATIONS et au revoir....JP!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-30 14:45]

Hello Fatih,
You have captured a tricky bird to photograph, but you have taken a good sharp shot and made an excellent composition.
Your shot shows how the southern subspecies of the L-tailed Tit differs from our Scandinavian, whiter ssp.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • dewo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 9] (279)
  • [2007-01-31 4:18]

slmlar fatih bey
cok güzel bir uzun kuyruklu bastankara fotografı
tam öterken yakalamışsınız

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-02-03 5:27]

Daha önce görmediğim bu küçük güzelliği çok iyi yakalamışsınız. Işık ve arka plandaki gök mavisi de harika, elinize sağlık.

renkler, kompozisyon, arkaplan ve netlik harika. eline sağlık. paylaşım için teşekkürler

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