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Great-tit 3

By FeatherFriend
Hi everyone, this is a recent shot of a female Great-tit, lets face it, only a lady could sit and pose like this Wink
I'm still trying to get the ideal dof sorted out with the 500mm plus TC's but in the main I'm quite pleased with this one, hope some of you may like it,
Many thanks for the votes/comments and support on my last upload and a special thank you to Marilyn (barmymarny) for the User Award......thanks Marilyn, so much appreciated,
Regards,
Geoff.

f/8 1/400sec ISO 200 FL 850mm
NOTE:
The sexes can be told apart by the width of the black stripe down the breast - the males have a broader stripe than the females.
Juveniles are paler and duller with yellowish cheeks and wing bar.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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Comments


clicknimagine Plus
10 723 101 India
24 Feb 2010 12:09PM
fantastic light here, beautiful shot...
Shroomer 13 14 167 England
24 Feb 2010 12:11PM
Wonderful capture Geoff and superb cheek showing lots of plumage detail. Ref the dof, as I find from a shooting distance of about 20 feet I need F8 at that focal length, with a dof of only about 3cm's. The dof here is very good giving that clean bg and keeping eye, feet and whiskers in focus.
Love the lighting giving the catchlight as well.
Top drawer shot
Richard
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
24 Feb 2010 12:13PM
Using a TC and getting this amount of sharpness, a beautiful very well detailed shot. - gary
24 Feb 2010 12:15PM
Fantastic shot

Chris
Graham_P 14 1 19 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 12:24PM
Super image Geoff,
Lovely detail and exposure whilst still retaining the detail in the white on the cheek.
Graham.
Rapido57 10 1 England
24 Feb 2010 12:24PM
This is an excellent photograph, so sharp with great detail and dof is spot on for me. One to be very proud of, well done !

Paul
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
24 Feb 2010 12:28PM
Marvellous shot, Geoff. Superb detail, and an excellent 'pose'. What I like most too is the lovely soft lighting.
Ronnie.
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 12:29PM
I would be so pleased it this was mine, a lovely pose and lovely detail
very nice work Geoff

Linda
DannoM 12 58 England
24 Feb 2010 12:30PM
An excellent great tit Geoff, detail is top quality you can even see it in the whites. The exposure is excellent.
Dan.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
24 Feb 2010 12:34PM
A superb capture, Geoff, she certainly is posing well for you! Carol
jack33 12 53 England
24 Feb 2010 12:36PM
Another great shot Geoff, lovely pose.

Jack.
DRicherby 12 269 726 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 12:38PM
Nice shot, though you might look into toning down the perch a bit. It's rather shiny so it grabs the attention.
24 Feb 2010 12:38PM
great shot well done.

Keith.
forestfotos 11 4 3 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 12:41PM
Wonderful capture of a stunning bird. Beautiful colours and detail.
colmar 13 42 35 Scotland
24 Feb 2010 12:43PM
Wonderful image .... Colin
Glyn1 11 4 1 England
24 Feb 2010 12:50PM
Great pose Geoff, the feather detail lighting are excellent, Top shot.

Glyn
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
24 Feb 2010 12:54PM
Thank you for the votes and comments and also a special thank you to Dan (DannoM) for the user award........thanks so much Dan.
Regards,
Geoff.
martinjp 11 2 3 England
24 Feb 2010 1:23PM
A superb pose and capture Geoff, first class... Shortlisted.

Martin.
metro074 10 8 Australia
24 Feb 2010 1:29PM
Love that pose! He's best dressed today. Well captured
Carol
lianna 11 13 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 1:30PM
a fantastic capture, beautiful pose and the detail is perfect x x
24 Feb 2010 1:31PM
A fantastic capture Geoff,the detail is superb and the catchlight is terrific !! Fabulous BG & a top pose......Excellent shot and professionaly captured.
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
24 Feb 2010 1:36PM
What a delightful pose - looks positively coy! the colour and detail is superb as is the wonderful catch-light.

Ann
TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 2:09PM
Very demure!
Lovely shot.
Tony
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
24 Feb 2010 2:40PM
Beautifully captured with superb detail and the colour is fabulous. Love it...........Sandy
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
24 Feb 2010 2:56PM
A charming pose, so well done!
Jennnnnn
SurreyHillsMan 13 27 2 England
24 Feb 2010 4:05PM
Superb Geoff... a quality image, wonderfully exposed and and fabulous pose

Jon
Malty 11 England
24 Feb 2010 4:11PM
Excellent shot - Amazing detail & clarity shown with this little poser!
Kool_Kat 14 166 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 4:29PM
Beautiful
Brian65 11 2 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 4:31PM
Alls been said, Fantastic Geoff.
Brian.
24 Feb 2010 4:39PM
Superb shot Geoff,
Alan
EMJAYCEE Plus
11 10 10 England
24 Feb 2010 4:44PM
You've got a lovely pose and expression here - a super image.
Joan.
STEVELIN 12 162 3 Ireland
24 Feb 2010 5:06PM
great shot geoff.
steve
JOKEN 11 3 10 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 6:06PM
This is simply georgeous and takes a place in my shortlist.
Ken
goso 14 2 1 Australia
24 Feb 2010 6:14PM
A lovely bird well captured Geoff...Bill
Mike_Smith Plus
13 686 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 6:36PM
Beautiful shot
Gezina 14 3 6 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 6:46PM
Beautifully perched for this lovely shot - great colour and detail Geoff - Ina
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 6:59PM
top shot - your votees say it all
teocali Plus
12 442 18 England
24 Feb 2010 7:00PM
Magnificent detailed capture and wonderful pose Geoff. Love the light and those rich saturated tones. This little one appears to be in the peak of condition. Composed to perfection.
Sylvia
Geofferz 12 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 7:28PM
Lovely capture.
Geoff
shandoor 11 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 8:33PM
Another top class image from the perfectionist congrats
Alexa
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
24 Feb 2010 8:33PM
This is the one that everyone wants Geoff. Superb capture with a great catchlight and a lovely flash of light on her chest. Spot on.
Ron
Roly 13 Wales
24 Feb 2010 8:43PM
Brilliant shot Geoff.Super pose and detail and great use of DOF.
User_Removed 11 80 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2010 9:53PM
Excellent capture!
Ray42 12 3 England
25 Feb 2010 7:33AM
Top class shot - the comments above and the award say it all (more awards to come I think) and some good information on the sexes and juveniles of the bird
25 Feb 2010 1:49PM
An excellent capture!
Peter.
Dave_Holdham 11 4 1 Wales
25 Feb 2010 5:14PM
Superb detailed close up image, great capture
A Booth 18 11 4 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 7:08PM
lovely little guy who is a natural poser, well captured in superb colour and detail.
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 50 England
25 Feb 2010 7:46PM
Lovely shot Geoff - so delicately posed on the end of that branch.
Brian.
Dinney 12 2 England
25 Feb 2010 7:52PM
Fantastic shot Geoff, dof is spot on and the colours and detail just perfect,
Kev
bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 11:25PM
beautifully detailed capture
bunSmile
26 Feb 2010 11:01AM
another top shot geoff,well done indeed.ray
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2010 3:51PM
Superb shot, brilliantly captured
so much detail and the light just bounces off her feathers
Lillian
OAKEY 12 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2010 7:34PM
Well Geoff you've really got this one charmed, and ooozing fantastic detail.
Great lens too, keep them coming mate.
Shaun
HenB 12 6
26 Feb 2010 9:46PM
Great shot geoff. The lens seems to make your technique even better. Harry
27 Feb 2010 5:50PM
Stunning capture, excellent detail and colours.
Christine
Ayelet_A 12 11 3 Israel
27 Feb 2010 10:45PM
You have done it again Geoff - simply remarkable. Can't find a flaw...
Love it.
Ayelet
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2010 11:07AM
love it Geoof
28 Feb 2010 12:44PM
Superb clear image - lovely shot
David
photophantom 12 108 3 Philippines
1 Mar 2010 12:38PM
stunning close up
Dennis
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2010 12:12AM
Stunning Geoff, such a wonderful expression and eye contact
Tim
Pegon 15 78 1 England
2 Mar 2010 3:41PM
A beauty Geoff, superb detail and nice light.
Pete.
Karen_Summers 11 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2010 10:02PM
another beauty
GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2010 5:20PM
Love the light in this one. Great shot.

Marilyn x
KBan 15 512 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 3:09PM
terrific detail Geoff
keith
norton 16 2 6 Jersey
6 Mar 2010 9:31PM
Lovely clarity Geoff,superb capture...............

Tony.
Zoundz 11 25 1 Ireland
17 Mar 2010 2:30PM
*awe*

xx
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
18 Mar 2010 3:13AM
Stunning,,
fatmod 14 22 England
20 Mar 2010 10:13PM
superb shot,great pose

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