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The Blue Tit (parus caeruleus )
Read a report in todays paper that these rather nice little birds are a bit scarce this year. Is that the opinion of others as well? This is one that I did manage to capture recently and he/she certainly appears to be in good condition.
I hope you will enjoy and will have time for the large view.
I thank those who managed to find time to visit the Sedge Warbler. I really do appreciate it.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 500 VR + 1.4 TC
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Blue Tit
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:15 Sep 2010 - 6:28 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
Votes:104

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finepetportraits

Not scarce in the South East as far as I know - I've seen loads and loads of these little beauties this year including a lot of juveniles. Lovely shot!

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2010 - 6:34 PM

An excellent shot of this delightful little bird, very fine detail and colours in the plumage, and a lovely pose too

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2010 - 6:40 PM

Loads in my garden and the feed area Ron.
Superb sharp image and saturation
Stunning capture
Richard

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bluetitblue
bluetitblue e2 Member 5bluetitblue vcard United Kingdom
15 Sep 2010 - 6:43 PM

Great detail good image.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2010 - 6:45 PM

Nice shot .

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forestfotos
15 Sep 2010 - 6:46 PM

No, the same Richard Ron! We must have at least 10 at any one time. Fantastic picture Ron. Beautiful sharp details.

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acousticmist
15 Sep 2010 - 6:47 PM

A fantastic pin sharp image, very well captured......Martin

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welshjohn
welshjohn  6 Wales
15 Sep 2010 - 6:48 PM

Had these in one of my nest boxes. gREAT SHOT.

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Alec1
Alec1  6 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2010 - 6:49 PM

Super capture Ron, we have lots of them here they come down on my feeders in a swarm.
Alec

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
15 Sep 2010 - 6:55 PM

Super shot & pin sharp.

Len

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maratsuikka
15 Sep 2010 - 6:56 PM

my favorite Ron

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2010 - 7:00 PM

I have a family of blue tits no shortage here Ron - what a great shot a real cracker this one

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User_Removed
15 Sep 2010 - 7:11 PM

As always a really stunning capture, beautiful. Smile

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Daisymaye
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15 Sep 2010 - 7:24 PM

Stunning capture. Excellent detail and just too darn cute.......Sandy

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2010 - 7:32 PM

Thanks everyone for your time. It would appear that,as always, one should not place too much importance on a lot of stuff one reads in the papers!!!
Ron

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sparrowhawk
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15 Sep 2010 - 7:45 PM

stunning shot Ron i have seen loads around my garden too

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DannoM
DannoM  658 forum posts England
15 Sep 2010 - 7:58 PM

great shot Ron, not noticed loads but havent been after them with the camera yet. Mainly finches in my garden and pigeons of course!
dan

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teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2010 - 7:59 PM

Lovely rich colours and superb detail Ron. Love the pose and those beautiful clean bg tones. A really perky little fellah!
Sylvia

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SteveMoulding
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15 Sep 2010 - 8:04 PM

Superbly sharp and stunning fine detail. Excellent colours and a great pose. A perfect exposure.
Steve.

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15 Sep 2010 - 8:07 PM

Excellent shot thanks for your comments
mike

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MB63
MB63  5 England
15 Sep 2010 - 8:17 PM

Superb shot!
Marc

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VidB
VidB  6 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2010 - 8:26 PM

Excellent image. good detail and colour with a nice dof and crisp background.
Dave

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DaveHobbo
DaveHobbo  8 England
15 Sep 2010 - 8:34 PM

Another lovely image Ron.

Dave H

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2010 - 8:40 PM

A superb capture Ron - shows up beautifully against that great b/g.
Brian.

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jaktis
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15 Sep 2010 - 8:41 PM

A great background and great details on the tit

Peter

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Philip_P
Philip_P e2 Member 971 forum postsPhilip_P vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2010 - 9:01 PM

Super shot Ron, love the colours. Looks fab in the large version
Phil

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72359 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2010 - 9:23 PM

That bg shows this little bird's plumage colours off very nicely Ron, a great image.
With reference to your comments on this bird's scarcity this year is something I noticed a lot in the early part of the year. I put food out for them, and it was still there days later.
That said, I saw about 50 fly into the garden this morning in a very short period, so maybe they have been on holiday Smile

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15 Sep 2010 - 9:37 PM

Superb capture Ron, i read that in the paper all so but there are still plenty at my feeders. Gary

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Goodley
Goodley  5 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2010 - 9:54 PM

loverly shot,still seen many in norfolk.

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Stace
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15 Sep 2010 - 10:01 PM

Excellent

Stace

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2010 - 10:02 PM

seen more this year than ever we had a nest of 3 that grew, next door,s had 5 that grew.

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goso
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15 Sep 2010 - 10:13 PM

Lovely shot Ron - these fella's are one of my favourites of the UK birds - spot-on...Bill

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EMJAYCEE
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15 Sep 2010 - 11:48 PM

Superb - the detail is so very good.
Joan.

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What a superb capture Ron - wonderful !!!

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16 Sep 2010 - 7:20 AM

Truly lovely!

Ken

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acousticmist
16 Sep 2010 - 12:22 PM

Have already voted and commented on this shot, but I had short listed it. A stunning shot and so clear, deserves my award all day long......Martin

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16 Sep 2010 - 1:21 PM

Perky !!

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Vince_S
Vince_S  5 England
16 Sep 2010 - 4:38 PM

That is one stunning shot. Bred in our garden this year but since then scarce, probably a lot of food around in general so no need to fight with the Goldfinches.

Vince

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Maiwand
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16 Sep 2010 - 7:56 PM

Thanks everyone.
Ron

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Steve_S
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16 Sep 2010 - 8:11 PM

Great capture Ron,congrats on the GEA
Steve

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Gray_ina
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16 Sep 2010 - 9:32 PM

Hi Ron , love this superb capture, reading above think its all been said, regards gray.

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2010 - 9:52 PM

Cracking detailed shot with good pose, exposure and lovely warm b/g tones - Ina

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16 Sep 2010 - 10:25 PM

beautiful shot

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Oleg_Lobzin
17 Sep 2010 - 8:33 AM

Perfectly captured.
Regards, Oleg.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 8:53 AM

A lovely shot Ron - top quality (as always) - which is echoed in the two UA's and the GEA - Congratulations

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Maiwand
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17 Sep 2010 - 4:15 PM

Thank you all so very much.
Ron

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Dinney  6 England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 6:56 PM

Superbly detailed shot against a lovely clear bg Ron beautiful colours too,
Kev

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17 Sep 2010 - 8:17 PM

Hi Ron. What an absolute beauty this is! Stunning shot.
Greg

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akhtarkhan  12 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 11:51 PM

Excellent shot, Fantastic colours and details. Nicely composed.
Akhtar

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terry_cavner
18 Sep 2010 - 6:20 AM

A Beauty

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18 Sep 2010 - 3:54 PM

Thank you all very much.
Ron

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18 Sep 2010 - 7:22 PM

Great shot Ron
Phil

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2010 - 8:44 PM

Lovely Ron, what a super little bird.

Glyn

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Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2010 - 9:58 PM

Fantastic shot.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 3:11 PM

Thanks everyone and particular thanks to Mara for his User Award.
Ron

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19 Sep 2010 - 3:51 PM

Not at all scarce here Ron, I had 14 hatch as well from my 2 bird boxes with their own cameras inside, and they are still around and even have one tamed that sits on my hand! (photo on my page)
This is a fantastic shot and worthy of the three awards...superb!!
Lillian

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19 Sep 2010 - 3:58 PM

Thanks Lillian.
Ron

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brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2010 - 8:51 AM

Oh, isn't he lovely?
Congrats on the awards, climbing up the fame ladder, as it seems... Smile
Johanna

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20 Sep 2010 - 3:45 PM

Thanks Johanna. Yes its true --but oh so slowly!!!!
Ron

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20 Sep 2010 - 7:05 PM

A beautiful shot Ron, superb detail and such a cute expression captured here, congrats on the GEA too........about time something came in for you it's getting beyond a joke on here at times,
Geoff.

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Alan_Coles
22 Sep 2010 - 4:23 PM

Super shot Ron...love detail especially in the feet.

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wideangler
26 Sep 2010 - 12:34 PM

What a beauty!

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27 Sep 2010 - 4:00 PM

Quite superb!
Mal

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norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 9:31 PM

Excellent capture Ron, lovely work.........

Tony.

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5 Oct 2010 - 7:37 PM

Beautiful shot

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8 Oct 2010 - 3:09 PM

Fantastic sharp details - well done

Daniel

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24 Oct 2010 - 6:48 PM

A goodun. Super little cameo.

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artcubis
artcubis  7 United States6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 8:41 PM

Oh, you lovely people bird lovers... God bless you all.
This is a beauty, lovely blue boy, I hope you spot many of them.

I love your entire portfolio. Amazing shots of birds, beautiful colors and details, sharp clear images. Great work.

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