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Blue Tit - Fledgling

By FeatherFriend
I think this is a baby Great Tit, but as I'm not 100% sure I would like some kind person out there to help me out if possible. Taken at a farm close to home in shady conditions. Cropped, and a little selective sharpening applied, other than that it's 'as shot'.
Many thanks for your votes and comments on my 'Whitethroat', your continued support is appreciated so much.
Regards,
Geoff.

f/5.6 1/250sec ISO200 560mm.

EDIT 6-6-08: I am well informed that this is a Blue Tit fledgling, so changed the title accordingly.

Tags: Wildlife Birds Woodland Blue-tit Wildlife and nature

Voters: Buffalo_Tom, skewey, ketch and 90 more

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Comments


KBan 14 511 4 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 9:42PM
looks like a Young Great Tit to me also Geoff
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Paul_cats 13 61 22 Scotland
5 Jun 2008 9:44PM
Superb feather detail and yet still retained the softness of a youn fledgling. Great work.
Paul
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
5 Jun 2008 9:51PM
Lovely composition Geoff. Brilliant details.
Dennis
elaronndy 11 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 9:52PM
Love this shot. I've got so much to learn!
SurreyHillsMan 11 27 2 England
5 Jun 2008 10:00PM
Lovely Geoff another superb shot with great colours

Jon
5 Jun 2008 10:01PM
Super picture, great light quality.
Chris
5 Jun 2008 10:04PM
Superb image Geoff,
Fred.
Bob_V 11 1 2 United States
5 Jun 2008 10:07PM
What a wonderful capture, great comp.
Bob
pluckyfilly 12 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 10:07PM
fantastic shot with so much detail
5 Jun 2008 10:13PM
This is really beautiful love the b/g to this, so compliments.. stunning

Nikki
harrattp 12 11 4 England
5 Jun 2008 10:15PM
Great image like the way he is framed by the branches. Super BG colour and DOF.
Paul
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 10:17PM
Beautiful tones.
A lovely image
Helen
dianah 12 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 10:19PM
I am sure that birds where you live are more beautiful than here..this is a fabulous shot..he is so plump and fluffy !
Di
whiteswan01 11 13 England
5 Jun 2008 10:23PM
brilliant capture great dof Dawn
Greyheron 17 282 7 England
5 Jun 2008 10:24PM
Excellent work Geoff Smile

Mike
buxton 11 England
5 Jun 2008 10:28PM
Another brilliant capture.
SueTurner 14 81 3 England
5 Jun 2008 10:29PM
this is superb, I love the composition and the colouring - the whole shot
Wooly 13 112 4 England
5 Jun 2008 10:30PM
Excellent clarity and DOF.

Alan
gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
5 Jun 2008 10:36PM
I just don't now how you keep producing one superb image after another I am very envious. - gary
pip01 11 14
5 Jun 2008 10:37PM
brilliant capture
Laura
gerrymac 12 10 1 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 10:51PM
Superb image AGAIN..Really nailing them time after time...love the look on his face. looks like a ''tough guy''
Gerry
Shroomer 12 14 167 England
5 Jun 2008 10:58PM
Hope you are sitting down Geoff...lol
OK this shot, well its a great capture, very detailed and sharp and the colours are spot on. Enough said..
Love it
Richard
5 Jun 2008 11:05PM
Beautiful image in natural surroundings. Sylvia
ringyneck 12 315 18 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 11:15PM
You know when you see something and you think "that's it".Well this is one of those moments.
This is just a Stunningly beautiful picture.

Keith


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digiray63 12 4 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 11:21PM
A lovely capture Geoff. Super dof, colour and detail.
Ray
tigertimb 11 40 66 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 12:18AM
Excellent shot Geoff; with superb fluffy details and great DOF and colours. Such a lovely setting too and great to have the extra interest, not distracting, but nicely framing the bird.
Tim
User_Removed 11 78 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 12:28AM
This is Superb Detailed shot Geoff and great BG/ surround too

Dave
plugin 14 1 Canada
6 Jun 2008 12:41AM
Beautiful.. well done.
Jim
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
6 Jun 2008 2:06AM
Well done in shady conditions, this one has most interesting plumage, and has placed himself nicely on the branch-- Well done Geoff!

{ Wish this were mine)


Jennnnn
proz 15 205 United States
6 Jun 2008 2:35AM
a complete stunner!
Dugud 11 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 6:40AM
Great image Geoff.
Steve
GalleryGirl 12 4 2 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 8:07AM
He certainly looks a well fed fledgling. Beautifully fluffy feather detail captured. Great shot.
Marilyn x
greatdog 11 21 England
6 Jun 2008 8:52AM
Great shot geoff,love the pose and detail,First class photo,Dane.
GMKhamish 11 1 2 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 2:22PM
There are lots of bird images just now but this one is a bit special.
I would think that it easily has the quality and content to be used commercially, super shot.
Shroomer 12 14 167 England
6 Jun 2008 3:18PM
Had to look again Geoff, I think its a Bluey Fledgling
6 Jun 2008 4:01PM
fantastic shot
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
6 Jun 2008 4:34PM

Quote:Had to look again Geoff, I think its a Bluey Fledgling

Don't know what to think now Richard.
Geoff.
Scaramanga Plus
11 57 6 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 4:34PM
Wow amazing image, really well presented. Fantastic detail and colour.
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
6 Jun 2008 4:35PM
Thanks for all your votes and comments, your support is appreciated so much.
Geoff.
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
6 Jun 2008 4:38PM
Excellent bird study
MickyMc 11 8 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 5:09PM
Super he looks as if he is hiding
Mavis
phototime 13 8 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 6:57PM
What a beautiful shot,love the colours and detail.

Mo
baxster 11 England
6 Jun 2008 7:15PM
great shot geoff,always nice to see the young ones,its a fledgling blue tit geoff.
ian
microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 7:19PM
A cracking shot spot on focus with excellent detail,
Alan
Cormy 11 3 England
6 Jun 2008 8:33PM
Mindblowingly good.
Cheers
Alan
janty66 12 3 England
6 Jun 2008 8:49PM
wonderful image..
Rylands 11 1 2 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 9:27PM
Yet another stunner Geoff
Ray
nickyv32 12 135 England
6 Jun 2008 9:54PM
Superb capture, lovely DOF, lovely colouring, a real beauty.

Nicky
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
6 Jun 2008 10:06PM
May I say a personal thank you to nickyv32 for the User Award, I really appreciate that, and thanks also for your continued support.
Geoff.
dweezil 11 1 England
6 Jun 2008 10:08PM
Another stunning shot great detail, pose DOF
Craig
viscostatic 13 43 5 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 11:09PM
Great lighting.

Phil.
LuzDeNoche 11 2 France
7 Jun 2008 4:46AM
A superb shot. Top marks Geoff.
Smile Lucy
ChristineL 14 39 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2008 7:34AM
a lovely capture, I like the catchlight in the eye. They're a liability in my garden, just missing my head as I walk down the path Smile
Chris.
Gezina 12 3 6 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2008 7:39AM
Stunning shot with beautiful light and detail - well done Geoff. Ina
piccy 13 8 Wales
7 Jun 2008 8:09AM
So nice with the twinkle in his eye. Great colours.
freda
franfoto 11 2 32 England
7 Jun 2008 3:12PM
Great eye, great shot Geoff. Is there no end to your collection?
Fran x
dmhuynh72 11 44 3 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2008 5:18PM
fabulous as usual. excellent lighting, clarity, and colours
CherryMartin 11 10 United States
7 Jun 2008 6:44PM
it a wonderful blend of colors, nice capture.
m3lem 13 England
7 Jun 2008 7:25PM
Awwww Geoff this is a lovely shot, love the details you captured. Nice one.
Andrea
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
8 Jun 2008 8:55AM
Superb shot Geoff. You have caught some lovely detail in this little fella's plumage.
Ron
norton 15 6 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 9:45AM
The detail and composition are superb,great shot Geoff,well captured.............

Tony.
RubberBullets 18 1 6 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 6:07PM
Excellent shot as ever Geoff.

Tim
Hebe 11 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 7:17PM
A charming and beautiful image captured here.
janet 17 27 England
9 Jun 2008 11:41AM
A beautiful image Geoff! I think it`s a blue tit also.

Jan.
rmr 12 1 Wales
11 Jun 2008 6:16PM
superb detail geoff
well done
mark
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
25 Jun 2008 9:51PM
A delightful capture

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