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Taken yesterday in my garden on one of my baited branches, only the last two days have these chaps visited the garden, so this is my first photo of one of these, started with two having a snack on suet and fruit mix and by end of day had six there, I have spread the mix onto branches and they were more than happy to stay put to eat, only wish i had not kept the food at top of branch in view Sad but I shall try again today - all bird shots are handheld

Camera:fuji9600
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Long tailed Tit
Username:skye1 skye1
Uploaded:8 Dec 2008 - 6:03 AM
Tags:Aegithalos caudatus, Garden birds, Long tailed tit, Wildlife / nature
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DebbieBMP
DebbieBMP  533 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2008 - 6:06 AM

This is an absolutely beautiful shot of such a gorgeous little bird

You have just answered a question that has been bugging me for days - How do i get them to stay put long enough to get a shot? Baiting the branches is a superb idea I will be trying that one today Smile Debs

skye1
skye1  729 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2008 - 6:11 AM

I buy suet blocks usually the insect one and the fruit version, and rather than put them into a feeder I spread them about various branches the birds seem happier and more comfortable I find, also the branches are planted into large pots so can be moved about usually I have them in front of green shrubs but they have lost their leaves now so they are against the fence, I have though just planted up 4 large pots containing conifers slow growing types which I am going to position behind the branches to get nice green backgrounds - the amount of birds visiting now since I use branches and log feeders along with the shop bought ones is unbelievable, worth doing - hope that helps and look forward to seeing your results Debbie

Last Modified By skye1 at 8 Dec 2008 - 6:12 AM
Charity
Charity  5 United States
8 Dec 2008 - 6:23 AM

Excellent detail!

Dimitre_P
Dimitre_P  5 Bulgaria
8 Dec 2008 - 6:38 AM

Morning, this is a very very nice photo..well done..
Dimitre

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2008 - 7:01 AM

awesome little birds superbly taken shot

dexthersj41
8 Dec 2008 - 7:18 AM

Great shot! I have six of these but as soon as I get my camera out they are gone!!
Adrian.

skye1
skye1  729 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2008 - 7:43 AM

Have a go at baiting some branches Adrian its worth a try and good luck hope you get some! I found these tend to like the suet and fruit mix

Last Modified By skye1 at 8 Dec 2008 - 7:44 AM
GrahamNobles
8 Dec 2008 - 7:51 AM

Great little LTT! You've caught that lovely pink flush of the plumage.
Graham

jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2008 - 8:14 AM

Excellent capture and composition, baiting like that certainly works well.
John

motorsportpictures

amazing shot, very good detail...
scott

BruceBMP
BruceBMP  5 England
8 Dec 2008 - 9:30 AM

Brilliant shot

Bruce

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2008 - 9:36 AM

Another nice shot....
Watch out for flare of light and over white areas they can spoil a nice shot...

Have a good X-MASS and even better NEW YEAR to you and your family...

Dave

Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2008 - 9:59 AM

Great capture,
Alan

nitinhopeindia
8 Dec 2008 - 12:08 PM

Lovely shot

AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
8 Dec 2008 - 12:17 PM

That's a gem of a shot

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2008 - 3:09 PM

lovely capture
regards
yung

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2008 - 3:53 PM

One of the most difficult little birds to capture Lorraine, you have done extremely well here.
Geoff.

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2008 - 5:16 PM

Beautiful shot.
Ty

AliMurray
AliMurray e2 Member 7AliMurray vcard Scotland
8 Dec 2008 - 9:11 PM

Good one - well captured.

Ali Smile

Dinney
Dinney  6 England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2008 - 9:13 PM

Beautiful shot, loverly detail. Kev

maratsuikka
9 Dec 2008 - 5:53 PM

very good

Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2008 - 6:51 PM

Stunning shot,great detail.
Steve

gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2008 - 11:01 PM

Just looked at Shell's version,now here's another.....I've never seen one......life's not fair......great image,nice light and excellent detail
Gerry

grandalf
grandalf  7 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2008 - 4:32 PM

nice shot lorraine, I never get these in my garden and when I do see them they are so difficult to get a shot of.I think I will give the suet trick a go and see what turns up. Thanks for tip and love the pic Dave

alyismad
alyismad  8 Wales
11 Dec 2008 - 7:57 PM

Amazing shot


Steve

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2008 - 4:30 PM

A little smasher you've captured here, very well taken

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