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Blue Tit

Blue Tit
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Copyright: Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-05 7:33
Viewed: 6520
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Captured @ 400mm handheld with 5D.

The Blue Tit - Parus caeruleus, is a 10.5 to 12 cm 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.
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, eyestreak, and a bar on the wing are also 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. The young are much yellower than the old birds...

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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2006-12-05 8:05]

Hi Ralf
Very nice shot with beautiful colours and composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-05 8:16]
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Hello Ralf,
Another little birdie from you in a beautiful composition. Nice and sharp but I find the colours too stark (too much contrast?) and I'm curious as to what the background is?
TFS, Ulla


great colors,
like the BG,
these tit's are great little birds,
great capture,


Hi Ralf
Great capture of this Blue Tit.
I captured one last week but not as clear as this one.
Well done.

Hi Ralf,

A very elegant composition with such great colors is very appealing to the eye. The perfectly rendered background is a wonderful element to compliment the shot. I love the way you captured that action of grabing the fruit (or whatever it was)! I would only wish the bird had its head turned more towards us, showing us the full profile or a 3/4 view! But this is a minor point which wasn't under your controll anyway. The colors are very beautiful and well saturated. They stand out very well from the background. I would have appreciated some information about the lighting conditions and camera settings. The informative note completes this great post! An outstanding work! TFS!


Bel instantané bien net.
Bonne journée.

Excellent capture!
I like it when the subjects display specific behaviour.
Great colors, good sharpness.
Excellent pose from the part of the subject!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-05 10:21]

Hej Ralf,
A nice colourful and well composed presentation of the Blue Tit at, what is for us, a dark and dreary time of year.
The way you present him with the alder twig is artistic.
Ha det bra,

Very well done. I like the colors and sharpness here. Interesting lighting with the fill flash.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-12-05 11:01]

Hi Ralf,
Great shot of this marvellous blue tit, they are so cute and colourfull.
I like your POV and BG.
Great work

Finely composed shot with lovely colours and a versatile BG.

Hi Ralf,
Gooood image.

Very good compo and sharpness.
BG is a plus too..

Amazing shot, well composed and colorfull.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-05 13:34]

Hello Ralf,
Very nice capture.I liked vivid colors,POV,framing and composition a lot.TFS

Hello Ralf,
this is an excellent picture. Excellent framing, great POV, brillant colours and great sharpness. Very nice bg and great compositon too. Thank you.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-05 15:01]

Hi Ralf

Beautiful composition, I love the pose with the bird using its claw to grab the little cone, nice details and great colours, I lkie the rich burnt Ortange in the BG.

TFS Hilary ;o)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-05 16:01]

Maravilloso Ralf, bellos tonos y colores, buena compo y Bg, precioso, saludos

Hello Ralf,

Excellent work, Great details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo Perfect details very crisp, congrats,

TFS Kyle

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-12-05 22:28]

Hej Ralf
Nice shot. Good colours, BG, sharpnes, details and frame.
Well done


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-06 2:14]

What a gorgeous composition, Ralf.
I love the way the spaces are divided by the branches, and the POV of the bird.
Sharpness and exposure are perfect, and the colors are just beautiful, including the colors of the BG.
A lovely sight.
TFS. : )

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-12-06 2:48]

Excellent picture. Lovely colors, good composition and great colors. The lower part of the bg seems a bit noisy. That's my only nit.


Hi Ralf

I like absolutely everything in this shot. What a magnificent piece of camera work! Congrats! :-)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-12-06 4:47]

Hello Ralf,
Great composition with very good focus, sharpness, details, colors and BG. TFS

Hello Ralf,
What a beautiful, sharp and colorful capture of this little one. I really like those amazing details and this pose is priceless. Very well composed with excellent exposure. Thanks,

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-12-09 17:17]

Hi Ralf great shot. Nice moment and beautiful composition. Background is excellent to give a strong attention on the bird.
Well done and TFS Reina

Hello Ralf,
You have some lovely pictures in your gallery.
I think this one is quite extraordinary and I very much like it. The framing and details are superb, but what I like most is the contrast between subject and the warm brownish BG. It looks superb! Do you remember what was in BG? And another question, how high was the bird? It looks as it is feeding on alder and these are pretty high trees.
Overall, this is probably one of most interesting pictures of Blue tit I've seen.

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  • Auoui (7)
  • [2007-01-09 18:24]

Very beautiful northern bird with tropical colors. I like the composition of this photo as the bird is the primary subject.


Super macro work, my friend!
Great DOF and sparkling sharpness, beautiful colours in this well framed image!
Take care Ana:)

Lovely background and colours, good saturation. TFS

Très belle image, bonne composition et belle netteté.
J'aime beaucoup votre travail.

Very beautiful image, good composition and beautiful clearness. I like much your work.

Hello Ralf,

Where on earth do you even begin to take such a stunning picture? This is truely amazing.


Hi Ralf,

Wow what a beautiful shot, love the composition, the soft background really let our eyes to stay on the subject. Well done!


Wonderful contrast and the orange creamy background really enhances the birds color. composition and pose is beautiful.

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