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Hi Each

This is more of a behavioural observation rather than an individual showpiece so it may not appeal to some of the purists.

From what I have seen these LTTs seem to be some of the best mannered birds at the feeding station. They arrive in a noisy group sometimes as large as 20 or more. When all the space is occupied the remainder form an orderly queue and wait for their turn. Several birds would often take advantage of this nearby barbed wire fence. Whilst waiting they chatter merrily away to each other quite unlike your average supermarket queue! Smile

Many thanks for your interest in yesterday's pic and special thanks to Fefe and Alda for their generous awards. I had better give the LTTs a rest now and find something else to spare you from terminal boredom.

Enjoy your day.

Gerry

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Waiting in Line
Username:Gerryrys Gerryrys
Uploaded:25 Jan 2013 - 1:06 PM
Tags:Aegithalos caudatus, Long tailed tit, Wildlife / nature
Votes:89
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senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 1:08 PM

superb comp and lighting, .. great DOF managing too

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
25 Jan 2013 - 1:15 PM

Yes Gerry they do exactly as you describe perfectly, and do not squabble like many others, only one supermarket trolley each lol. two good shots, V2, has a slight edge on V1. but both top notch, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 1:16 PM

Two wonderful observations, Gerry, and I could never tire of seeing these enchanting little fluffballs. Carol

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 1:20 PM

An interesting observation Gerry.... I am wondering what the foreground Tit in V2 had said to it's pal to get such a look of disdain.

Well done...

Trev

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hasslebladuk
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25 Jan 2013 - 1:57 PM

These two shots are top draw love them
mike

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JohnChambersPhotography

Both good both have that x factor about them well timed with good looks on the fluffballs

John

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franken
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25 Jan 2013 - 2:18 PM

Lovely set.

Ken

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 2:28 PM

Nicely posed for you and you have made the most of the opportunity.

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Brian65
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25 Jan 2013 - 2:33 PM

Now YOUR showing off mate, great shots, im all for 2for1.
Brian Compo

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 672 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 2:34 PM

lovely pair of tits ...excuse the pun

well captured

David

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43282 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 2:37 PM

Two most endearing photographs Gerry, very hard to pick a favourite when the quality is this good.

Regards Nathan

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ugly
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25 Jan 2013 - 2:48 PM

Get these pritty thing actting my poor old slug...

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M_squared
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25 Jan 2013 - 3:07 PM

Two charming captures. Lovely images. Pleased to be #30.

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jaymark1
jaymark1  6 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 - 3:08 PM

Wow love this, a stunning image, well taken.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
25 Jan 2013 - 3:10 PM

Lovely pictures - v2 looks as if he's giving the other a telling off!

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Norfolkboy
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25 Jan 2013 - 6:39 PM

Two super captures, Gerry.
LTT's operate as a co operative family group, which comprises of parents
offspring & aunts and uncles. They even sleep communally.
Colin

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 6:58 PM

Lovely shots! V1 is my fave............and I love the write up about their behaviourGrinGrin What polite birdiesSmile
Diane

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tomcat
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25 Jan 2013 - 7:11 PM

An interesting image and the narrative is very informativeSmile

Adrian

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pamelajean
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25 Jan 2013 - 7:33 PM

Just like people, eh? We are all different. But I like these little birds a lot more now, lovely manners..
This is a lovely image of the queueing pair, so charming. Love both versions.
Reminds me of the TV add, "It's so hard to get a table".

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 - 12:26 AM

Tweeting!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Two stunners, Gerry!SmileTongue
AniaWink

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
26 Jan 2013 - 7:39 AM

Your write up makes these images just so much more special Gerry !! I think capturing them on this barbed wire is stunning Smile Great photos !!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ChristineD
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26 Jan 2013 - 5:01 PM

Two wonderful images

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 - 6:13 PM

Two high quality images Gerry
Jim

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26 Jan 2013 - 10:19 PM

I don't like there choice of perch but these are stunning little birds and you have captured them wonderfullyGrin. I went looking for them today but didn't see one!Sad
Ryan

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leontari
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27 Jan 2013 - 8:06 AM

Excellent capture. I love the pose in V2!!!
Effrossini

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Rende
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27 Jan 2013 - 12:02 PM

Lovely line-up Smile
Rende

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ali63
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27 Jan 2013 - 8:11 PM

I really like these 2 images ,well taken,
Ali

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JohnoP
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27 Jan 2013 - 9:03 PM

Delightful image Gerry - can't get enough of these LTT's! John Smile

(Sorry - missed voting on these!)

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25 Feb 2013 - 3:22 PM

Great images Gerry, must agree with your observations.....I have seen this behaviour many times in the past, delightful to watch,
Geoff.

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25 Apr 2013 - 10:12 PM

Superb shot. paul

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mikehit
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10 May 2013 - 1:00 PM

What a wonderful picture!

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28 May 2013 - 5:18 PM

What a lovely pair, Gerry.
Colin

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16 Sep 2013 - 10:15 AM

Delightful Gerry.

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15 Oct 2013 - 11:47 AM

superb duo love these little birds !!

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12 Nov 2013 - 5:46 PM

why do I never have a UA when I need one!!
fantastic!

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BirdmanDon
30 Nov 2013 - 5:35 PM

Far too cute! Lovely shot
Don

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