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Good evening folks,
One from a few day's ago today.
Not had been out this week due to work, perhaps tomorrow will provide me
with the opportunity.
I have labelled this image as willow but it could be marsh, unless you get the
two side by side it is difficult to distinguish them.
Many thanks for all the C&C's on my Nuthatch series, I'm hoping
for better conditions next time out.
Colin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Feb 2013 - 12:22 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Willow Tit
Username:Norfolkboy Norfolkboy
Uploaded:20 Feb 2013 - 5:13 PM
Tags:British birds, Parus montanus, Wildlife / nature, Willow tit
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Jenny-D
Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 - 5:16 PM

Lovely image Smile

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NigelKiteley
20 Feb 2013 - 5:20 PM

Nice one Colin, but i would say Marsh Tit.

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 5:21 PM

Great image Grin

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Broken
Broken  4 England
20 Feb 2013 - 5:21 PM

That's lovely. It is the Willow Tit, as it has stronger body colour than the Marsh.

Last Modified By Broken at 20 Feb 2013 - 5:22 PM

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gary_d
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20 Feb 2013 - 5:23 PM

I have never seen either but its a pretty little bird and very well taken. - gary

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NigelKiteley
20 Feb 2013 - 5:44 PM


Quote: That's lovely. It is the Willow Tit, as it has stronger body colour than the Marsh.

Not sure that body colour is a defining feature. I'm thinking Marsh due to the pale spot on the beak.

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ali63
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20 Feb 2013 - 6:00 PM

great shot Colin,

Ali

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christinecilia
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20 Feb 2013 - 6:06 PM

very good shot like it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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dave1967
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20 Feb 2013 - 6:07 PM

Nice shot Colin
Dave

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6306 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 6:33 PM

Nice Image! I like it a lot!!

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craggwildlifephotography
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20 Feb 2013 - 6:42 PM

couldnt have picked a better background
Lovely capture

David

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Brian65
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20 Feb 2013 - 7:02 PM

Great shot of i think a Marsh but cant be dead sure.
Brian

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johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa14 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 7:13 PM

Apart from an exceptional image it seems even the foliage is the same color, so consistent Wow...John

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jaymark1
jaymark1  6 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 - 7:19 PM

What a beauty, you have caught it so well Colin.

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Mike_Smith
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20 Feb 2013 - 8:21 PM

Marsh or willow its a great shot Col

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 8:44 PM

Super shot of this "Mallow" or "Willsh" ! (This would save pondering every time, don't you think)
Ju

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tomcat
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20 Feb 2013 - 8:46 PM

Have to say Marshy I am afraidWink

Flat tail end, clean bib and no definitive barring on the wings

Think dinner suit as opposed to tramps jacketTongue

Adrian

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Scuttleatflordon

Stunning work.
Peter.

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20 Feb 2013 - 9:30 PM

Marsh I think Colin.
Brian.

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7345 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 10:31 PM

Lovely clarity, detail and pose, Colin, but I am sure that it is a Marsh.
A short while ago Graham (Graham_P) mentioned that he had read that a feature distinguishing the Marsh from the Willow was that the Marsh had a pale flashing of colour at the base of the beak on the upper mandible and this feature seems to show very clearly on your image.
Sylvia

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20 Feb 2013 - 11:36 PM

What a Stunning capture excellent work-------MilkyWinkWink

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mossy
mossy  246 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 11:51 PM

Marsh tit.

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Dinky65
Dinky65  2 United States
21 Feb 2013 - 2:21 PM

It fine what ever Tit it is you did a awesome job with the shot.Wink

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21 Feb 2013 - 4:45 PM

Well I'm glad thats cleared up the Willow / Marsh Tit debate..... until the next timeWink

A lovely shot all the same.

Trev

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21 Feb 2013 - 8:03 PM

I never know between these but it doesn't matter, this is an excellent image!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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22 Feb 2013 - 10:32 PM

glad to have only the marshy sort here, so can't confuse them!
whatever it is , it is a wonderful shot!

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