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A Marsh tit Poecile palustris, from yesterday's session at The Coppice

There has been a mini debate taking place, between a few of us, as to the positive I.D between a Marsh tit & a Willow tit

This image clearly shows the traits of the Marshy.
Shiny black cap
Pale "cutting" edge to the beak
Small neat bib
No pale panel on the wings
A flat end to the tail
A rounded neck, as opposed to the "bullish" neck of the Willow
My personal one - The Marshies perch up before going to the food source, where as the Willows are straight inSmile

Another tip, for anyone who might not use it, is that I was set up yesterday, with the focal point at top RH of centre, with Servo disabled.
As this Marshy came in from the right, a quick lock on to the eye and then swing the camera (on tripod) a few degrees to the right and bingo, the whole bird is in the frameTongue



Many thanks for the overwhelming support for yesterday's L-ttGrin

Especially to Trev (Trev_B), Martin (buxton), Ann (EAS), Dean (WindowonWildlife), Phil (PhilSingleton) & Shaun (OAKEY), for the very generous User awards - another one just rolled in from Nigel (NigelKiteley) - thanks mateTongue
Thanks allTongueTongueTongueTongue



Adrian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:EF400mm f/5.6L USM + 12mm extension tube
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Feb 2013 - 11:26 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Coppice CDVI
Username:tomcat tomcat
Uploaded:10 Feb 2013 - 10:36 AM
Tags:Birds, Cold, Debate, Marsh tit, Northants, The coppice, Tits, Wet, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:82

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kingfisherblue
kingfisherblue e2 Member 4kingfisherblue vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 - 10:44 AM

Super image

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
10 Feb 2013 - 10:47 AM

Another beautiful capture Adrian,
Fred.

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 10:47 AM

Stunning image Adrian,
Ali

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7101 forum postsTrev_B vcard England63 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 10:50 AM

Super image.. great knowledge and a good tip.

Well done Adrian.

Trev

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 10:50 AM

Far too technical for me, Adrian, I'm lucky if I can even capture a bird in the frame, let alone it being in focus GrinGrin Pouring with rain here, cold and miserable, spending the day in front of the fire. Carol

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TonyDy
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10 Feb 2013 - 11:05 AM

Great shot, Adrian.
Tony

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 11:07 AM

Another stunning image Adrian - beautiful.

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zoomsinclean
10 Feb 2013 - 11:13 AM

Perfect Marsh Tit photograph Adrian,beautiful shot.
Graham

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 11:17 AM

Another top notch capture from the Coppice, Ade, the colour coordination so attractive.
Ronnie.

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Jefflor
Jefflor  1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 - 11:24 AM

Great capture Adrian, there a beautiful little bird......I would be more then pleased with that one.

Jeff

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 11:51 AM

Another fine shot from yesterdays successful foray to the coppice, this one has turned out remarkably well. I doubt you've ventured over to your favourite patch of woodland today given how wet and windy it is!Wink

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 12:27 PM

Super shot, and thanks for the tips on deciding which is which bird.
Ju

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 571 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 12:33 PM

Another excellent capture Adrian

David

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achieverswales
10 Feb 2013 - 1:23 PM

Sharp eye detail and background all superb Adrian, all round a stunning expert capture!

Regards

Trev.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 1:31 PM

Superb detail. An excellent capture.......Sandy

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
10 Feb 2013 - 2:00 PM

Well done Adrian, a very nice detailed shot as usual, like it regards Leon, they say snow tonightGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By Tibetan at 10 Feb 2013 - 2:00 PM

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johnjo58
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10 Feb 2013 - 2:02 PM

Gorgeous little bird beautifully photographed Adrian, top work

David

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10 Feb 2013 - 2:14 PM

Super capture.
Alf.

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 - 2:18 PM

Great detailed capture Adrian, very nice b/g, and for me very helpfull text.
ShaunSmile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 2:29 PM

Thanks for the details, I am just learning what you described in the tip--- NO EASY PEOPLE!

Well done here!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 2:30 PM

Great shot of the Marsh Tit Adrian. Once again a lovely pose and perch.
Ron

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Julian
Julian  976 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 2:35 PM

Thanks for the id features Ade. Any chance of a side by side comparison? Tongue

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christinecilia
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10 Feb 2013 - 2:46 PM

cracking shot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85860 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 2:50 PM


Quote: Thanks for the id features Ade. Any chance of a side by side comparison?

Working on it Julian

The Willows were in yesterday, but the food source was placed in a hollow to the right and bottom of this perch. The perch is the top of the log.
To the right of the food was my piece of white board (reflector)
I was after perching birds. I need to set up a different feeding log, as the Willows fly straight in and remain for a few seconds, until they cannot cram any more seed in their beak. Most of my Willow shots have them with seed in their mouth - greedy buggers

Hope this makes senseWink

Adrian

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Brian65
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10 Feb 2013 - 3:04 PM

Top notch again Ade, we had some around but have not seen the lately.
Brian

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 3:06 PM

Sounds a bit clever reading your intro Adrian, perhaps you might demonstrate to me in person one dayWink like it anyway well deserving of any awards that come your way today ladTongue

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pluckyfilly
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10 Feb 2013 - 3:07 PM


Quote: Thanks for the id features Ade. Any chance of a side by side comparison? Tongue

Wink just spotted this, you might take up teaching thenSmile

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Norfolkboy
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10 Feb 2013 - 3:41 PM

A superb image of a Coal Tit with all the distinguishing marks cloned out.GrinGrinGrinWink
Seriously though, a cracking capture mate.
Colin

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PhilSingleton
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10 Feb 2013 - 4:04 PM

Another great image Adrian.
Phil.

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 - 4:15 PM

Great image and an ideal exemplar of the species.

Last Modified By M_squared at 10 Feb 2013 - 4:16 PM

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EAS
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10 Feb 2013 - 4:20 PM

A superb image of this beautiful little bird.

Ann

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WindowonWildlife
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10 Feb 2013 - 5:47 PM

Superb Marsh and a brilliant complimentary BG Adrain Wink

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85860 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 6:27 PM

Please Dean, spell my name correctlyWink

It is AdrianTongue

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
10 Feb 2013 - 6:37 PM

Perfect capture!!
Effrossini

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senn
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10 Feb 2013 - 7:29 PM

great capture again, Adrian

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91887 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 8:24 PM

Lovely detailed capture Adrian.
Brian.

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phil99
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10 Feb 2013 - 8:33 PM

Superb quality image....Phil

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Lillian
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10 Feb 2013 - 9:09 PM

All been said!
but can say again perfect image!
well shot
Lillian

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jackyp
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10 Feb 2013 - 9:43 PM

Stunning detail, a truly beautiful capture Grin

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 10:54 PM

Love these little birds.
You captured him/her so well, looks so sharp and detailed.

Ian

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 12:40 AM

Fantastic capture, I have never seen a willow tit since I got a bird lens... They don't live in France or Belgium. But even the marsh tits are hard to get! This is a very fine capture!

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JonnyNI
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11 Feb 2013 - 8:42 AM

Beautiful detail and composition.

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murray30
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12 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

A Super image of such quick little birds,Stunning detail and pose,with gorgeous eye detail too,Excellently done indeed.

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