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Bluey

By Loupix  
The blue tit is an inhabitant of the whole of Europe, except northern Scandinavia. It remains in the neighbourhood of its nest throughout the winter and is a frequent visitor to bird tables, as we all know, being especially fond of beef fat and peanuts.

In early April pairs of birds may already be seen impatiently flying from place to place in gardens, parks and sun-dappled woods, seeking a suitable nest site. If there is no nesting box or tree cavity in the vicinity they will be content with a crack between the boards of a shed, a hollow tree stump or letter box, where they build the nest of moss, well lined with feathers and fine hairs.

Ten to 16 eggs are incubated for 12 to 14 days by the hen alone.

The young are fed countless small caterpillars and insects by both parents. The young leave the nest after 17 to 20 days, but continue to be fed by the parents for a short while longer.

Photo info:-

Exposure...........:- 1/320s @ f/6.3
Exposure mode......:- Auto
Exposure program...:- Aperture Priority
ISO Speed..........:- 800
Focal lenth........:- 400mm
Metering mode......:- Patern
White balance......:- Auto

This was another good day for me, I know my photos arn't as high quality as some of the ones I have seen on this site, But I do belive I am getting better and I am quite pleased at how some of these have turned out.

Thank you for looking and thanx for the previouse comments.

Tags: Wildlife Canon Blue Eos General Tit Bird 5d Tamworth Wildlife and nature

Voters: StephenBrighton, phillj, taggart and 21 more


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Comments


piccy 10 8 Wales
21 Mar 2007 12:31AM
Ah, pity, he looks so small. Very cute picture, very nice focus, I'd say you were doing ok.
Freda

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Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
21 Mar 2007 1:30AM
Cute little chap, nice shot. -Brian.
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
21 Mar 2007 1:59AM
A great explanation about the blue Tit!

Jennnnnnn
User_Removed Junior Member 10 16 England
21 Mar 2007 12:43PM
Nice clear capture in a natural setting!
Andrew
stevebutler 11 122 England
21 Mar 2007 8:11PM
Nicely composed. The empty space around him works well. Good bit of info too.
Steve!
Deego 10 27
21 Mar 2007 8:20PM
Excellent composition, like the negative space.
rhiw_com 10 24
22 Mar 2007 5:35AM
Well photographed with a great description. Nice work.

Rg Tony
24 Mar 2007 6:30PM
this is nice
the blue tit looks lost

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