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Watch the Birdies!

By teocali
A group of Long-tailed Tits (Aegithalos caudatus) visited our garden yesterday and spent quite a lot of time at the fat feeder. These little birds are such little extroverts and their movements are so predictable. This image is taken from 4.2m away, handheld and just cropped to portrait format at the sides.

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Comments


bagupsteve 13 43 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 8:57AM
Superb shot of these wonderful little birds,
Regards steve

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Trev_B 9 151 68 England
3 Feb 2013 9:04AM
This is absolutely gorgeous Sylvia...

Trev
Beautiful capture of these nervy little birds and you have all three pin sharp.
Graham
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 9:08AM
Three beauties SylviaSmile

The combination of your prowess and that 2.8 lens, has captured them perfectly

Adrian
well spotted and captured
David
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
3 Feb 2013 9:19AM
WOW! Its got the factor/s that make the image superb!!
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
3 Feb 2013 9:27AM
A fantastic capture, Sylvia. Carol
How delightful! Great image. Well captured.
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
3 Feb 2013 10:00AM
As discussed last night Sylvia, the dof is just falling away very slightly at the sides on a aperture of F2.8. Looking at the EXIF data you could easily try F8 which would also be very close to the optimum aperture for that superb piece of glass.
An odd number which is always a winner and all with great eye contact against a superb mottled backdrop on another great rustic and worn perch, maybe a little central in portrait but that's being picky really. I'd love to see a landscape variant with a little space left of frame.
Deep down this is superb though with no distractions and a great shot yet again.
Richard
3 Feb 2013 10:22AM
What a lovely image of these delightful little birds, always a joy to see, you were so fortunate that they stayed around for a while, a rare occurence
whenever I see them, very well captured Sylvia.
David
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
3 Feb 2013 11:16AM
What a chance having all three sitting staring in the one direction: a lovely sight and well captured, although I find Richard's comment thoughtful.
Ronnie.
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 11:20AM
Superb shot, Sylvia.
Tony
3 Feb 2013 11:32AM
Fantastic photo of these little birds
I has never seen Long Tailed Tits in the wild

Regards Brian
mossy 3 46 1 England
3 Feb 2013 11:48AM
One is a jewel 3 is a treasure chest of charm.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
3 Feb 2013 12:12PM
All of them posing so nicely for you.
Joan.
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 12:12PM
A wonderful group Sylvia, charismatic birds very well captured
David
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 12:13PM
Your garden provides much pleasure not only to you Sylvia but to members here including me - such a beautiful shot which follows the rule of thirds with 3 LTT's
DerekL 11 167 24 England
3 Feb 2013 12:36PM
Lovely image. The bird's expressions and stares make it for me.
Agree with Richard about using F8.0 instead of F2.8.
3 Feb 2013 1:38PM
Fantastic image ,love them
Rich
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
3 Feb 2013 1:49PM
The chance shot of a lifetime Sylvia and well done to you for not letting the chance slip away.!!GrinGrinGrinGrin Lovely shot indeed.
Ron
3 Feb 2013 3:41PM
What a brilliant and entertaining image Sylvia.

Mike
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 4:22PM
Super shot
Ju
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
3 Feb 2013 5:29PM

Quote:As discussed last night Sylvia, the dof is just falling away very slightly at the sides on a aperture of F2.8. Looking at the EXIF data you could easily try F8 which would also be very close to the optimum aperture for that superb piece of glass.
An odd number which is always a winner and all with great eye contact against a superb mottled backdrop on another great rustic and worn perch, maybe a little central in portrait but that's being picky really. I'd love to see a landscape variant with a little space left of frame.
Deep down this is superb though with no distractions and a great shot yet again.
Richard



Hi Richard
Thank you very much for your UA, which is much appreciated and also for your thoughts on the image, which are very valid and I have marked for Constructive Critique. I have uploaded the full frame version of the image, which I sent to you for cropping, to illustrate the point and I think it looks really good - many thanks Smile
Sylvia
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
3 Feb 2013 5:32PM
Thank you so much, everybody, for your kind comments and votes. A special thank you also to John (John_Wannop), Mike (oldgreyheron) and Richard (MossyOak) for the User Awards - I am very grateful and they are very much appreciated Smile
Sylvia
Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
3 Feb 2013 6:22PM
A superb group, Sylvia.
If I had not already used my award today this shot would
certainly be favourite to receive it.
Colin
3 Feb 2013 8:15PM
This is so good, beautiful.

John
MalcolmM Plus
11 580 5 Scotland
3 Feb 2013 8:23PM
Lovely trio
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
3 Feb 2013 9:03PM
The 3 amigos - fabulous image of these delightful little birds Sylvia - a good crop by you initially for maximum impact imho.
Brian.
ringyneck 10 315 18 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 10:37PM
Brilliant.....do you dust them off each day...they look like a loved ornament.

Keith
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 10:41PM
How fortunate were you to capture three on that rustic perch.
KateGrinGrinGrin
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
3 Feb 2013 10:55PM

Quote:Brilliant.....do you dust them off each day...they look like a loved ornament.

Keith



Don't tell anybody, Keith, but they are actually a Royal Crown Derby Special Edition Paperweight - GrinGrinGrin
Actually I got really lucky, as a largish flock of LTTs were passing through and started queueing for a nibble of the fat block. Thank you so much for your User Award - Means a lot to me and I am very grateful Smile
Sylvia
TerryMcK 8 71 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 9:22PM
Superbly captured, Sylvia! Prefer the composition of V2.
Terry
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
4 Feb 2013 9:46PM
A terrific trio of tits Sylvia, they are all posing so beautifully for you. They look so comical and just like ornaments you'd find on the mantlepiece!Grin
philhomer 6 69 32 England
5 Feb 2013 5:01PM
can't argue with the above commendations but have to say that i am astounded to see such depth from a 300mm @ 2.8! personally prefer the portrait or vertical aspect

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