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Parus ater

By chase
A Coal Tit,taken in my garden...not on a mossy post I might add as all the little birds have been helping themselves to my moss !!
One of Europe's smallest birds,the Coal Tit is everywhere associated with Conifers,even isolated Pines within a wood of deciduous trees & hide their collected food in amongst the Pine needles....needless to say I have big old Pine Tree in the garden Wink
It is also a garden bird in many places.These little birds typically exploit their minute weight by searching amongst the thinnest twigs & do it mighty quickly too !
The bg is once again a piece of camo netting strung across my wall.

F6.3 aperture priority
1/250th sec with tripod
ISO 400
F/L 420mm with 1.4xTC
W/B cloudy
Centre weighted metering from the bird.
Raw file converted in Lightroom.
Curves adjusted & border added in CS3

Thankyou for taking the time to look.
Janet xx

Tags: Not General On Garden Bird Close-up and macro Post Mossy Coal tit Parus ater Wildlife and nature

Voters: janty66, Steve_S, motorsportpictures and 70 more

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janty66 12 3 England
10 Feb 2009 7:50PM
cracking shot...

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Steve_S Plus
13 181 3 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 7:52PM
Superb Janet, excellent detail and great BG
motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 7:52PM
such a great detail shot.
Nice composition.
10 Feb 2009 7:57PM
A real cracker, stunning detail when viewed large
TerryMcK 10 72 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 8:04PM
A very striking Coal Tit image, finely detailed & neatly presented.
Karrol 11 29 England
10 Feb 2009 8:12PM
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
10 Feb 2009 8:22PM
Cammo netting works well again Janet - shows the Coal Tit off nicely.
shandoor 10 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 8:25PM
A very beautiful sharp image wow
OAKEY 11 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 8:32PM
Great Coal Tit image super b/g and very infomartive text ,Excellent work Janet. Shaun
Scaramanga 11 57 6 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 9:25PM
Beautfiul capture, wonderful details and colours.
SoulOfNature 11 23 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 9:48PM
Another stunning capture Janet,brilliant detail....thanks for putting the info on too its a help,I'm trying to catch one ,it aint easy.

Jean x
Dotrob 13 Wales
10 Feb 2009 9:50PM
Super shot lovely detail.
chase Plus
14 1.2k 264 England
10 Feb 2009 10:02PM
Thankyou all,your comments/votes are much appreciated.
Jean..don't worry,you will get one..eventually,patience is a virtue Wink..& you will need all of it !
Janet xx
phil_j 13 134 4 England
10 Feb 2009 10:20PM
Lovely little fella, and so very well captured.

I like the simple perch he is on.

CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
11 Feb 2009 6:20AM
A perfect capture, pin sharp. Carol
Ray42 11 3 England
11 Feb 2009 7:04AM
Lovely shot - sharp, good colour, comp and dof - well presented
vparmar 14 7 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2009 7:47AM
brill shot great detail and composition

cjl47 11 5 3 England
11 Feb 2009 12:11PM
A great close up.
Gazzten 13 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2009 5:34PM
Lovely tones and nice and sharp.
JouŠo 15 56 Finland
11 Feb 2009 5:43PM
lovely always..............

chase Plus
14 1.2k 264 England
11 Feb 2009 8:09PM
Thankyou everyone.
Janet xx

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