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This little Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) seemed to be under the impression the nesting season was at hand! Taken in the garden a few days ago, in unseasonably mild weather, against the red Japanese acer background.

Thank you all for your C&Cs on yesterday's upload - always much appreciatedSmile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:700mm 5.2m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:It's Autumn, not Spring!
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:27 Oct 2012 - 9:13 AM
Tags:Acer, Autumn, Bird, Blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus, Garden, Moss, Nesting, Red, Spring, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:34

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
27 Oct 2012 - 9:16 AM

Nice one a lot of birds here in Kent are doing the same thing! and I think they might just get a shock, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 9:22 AM

There seems to be a lot of 'spring-like' activity going on in the bug world, too, Sylvia Wink. A charming image. Carol

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 9:40 AM

I wish it was Spring..............snow on the ground this morning and bitter cold.............GrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 9:54 AM

It's not the only one to be getting the seasons mixed up, Sylvia: another fine shot, your acer again providing such an excellent contrasting backdrop.
Ronnie.

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2012 - 11:51 AM

Lovely image.

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 2:16 PM

They will use the moss to line a roost site in an old nest hole for cold nights Sylvia and also gather in numbers to share body heat.
Another wonderful image against that superb Acer Sylvia
Richard

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 4:24 PM

Great title for this lovely image.
Joan.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 7:02 PM

A wonderful little bird who seems to have got his seasons in a bit of a muddle Sylvia. Superb shot however and a lovely reminder of warmer times to come.GrinGrin
Ron

Last Modified By Maiwand at 27 Oct 2012 - 7:03 PM

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2012 - 8:14 PM

He/she may have a change of heart today Sylvia as its turned really cold, superb shot

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Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
27 Oct 2012 - 10:35 PM

Beautiful image Sylvia, maybe he heard snow is on the way and needs a warm bed..

Ruth

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 9:27 PM

A terrific capture Sylvia, the detail and colours in the plumage are first class and the acer makes the perfect background. Good to see Richard providing a logical explanation for this behaviour, I found it hard to believe that they could have been fooled into thinking spring had arrived given the cold damp weather we've experienced this past week.

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