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Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Michael Halliday (pompey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2005-02-20
Categorias: Birds
Câmara: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 75-300/4.0-5.6 III, Skylight
Exposição: f/5.6, 1/250 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2005-03-09 14:31
Visto: 3210
Pontos: 18
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos caudatus

Long-tailed Tits are small and delicate looking birds, with beautifully subtle plumage and (as the name suggests) a long tail. Often seen in small flocks, these birds are delightful visitors to gardens where they use hanging peanut feeders and fat balls.
This species has a very different appearance to the other tits and can easily be separated from them by its long, narrow tail, small size and colouration. The general appearance is one of a black and white bird with pink and dusky tones, incredibly acrobatic in nature and with a distinctive shape in flight of a small pale ball followed by a long tail.
The head is white, with a broad black eye-stripe that extends back down the neck; the upperparts, wings and tail are dark with areas of pink, while the underparts are a dirty white, tinged with pink.
The Long-tailed Tit is found within deciduous woodland, in hedgerows and gardens, but is scarce in coniferous woodland.
Long-tailed Tits begin breeding earlier in the year than other tits, and construction of the elaborate domed nest may begin in late February in southern England. The nests are often placed high up in the fork of a tree or lower down in a thorny shrub, like Hawthorn. The nest is made of moss, woven together with spider webs and hair, camouflaged on the outside with lichens and lined with an average of 1,500 feathers. Nests built early in the breeding season can take up to three weeks to complete, those built at the end of the breeding season can be completed within a week.
Photographed at the Wetland and Wildfowl Trust in Arundel, Sussex.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-09 14:40]

What a cute dainty bird Michael. Very interested in the food. Good compo, details and colours. Very well done.

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  • vero Silver Star Critiquer [C: 44 W: 8 N: 16] (342)
  • [2005-03-09 14:42]

Les lumières chaudes de ta photo donne une ambiance intime. Ces graines semblent bien appétissantes et l'oiseau se demande par où les commencer. Superbe!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-09 15:09]

Hi Michael, great shot. I've seen a few of these and so far have failed to get a decent picture. This one is great, lots of details and very nice lighting. I'd be tempted to crop off the left hand side and it would be even better if a little room on the right were available. Excellent work.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-03-09 16:58]

Cet oiseau est vraiment très beau. Bravo, pour les belle couleurs et la netteté. FÉLICITATIONS !

What a great capture Micheal. That little bird is so cute. The detail is marvelous as is the lighting...well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1462 W: 74 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2005-03-10 5:49]

The long tailed tit is probably the cutest bird on earth. :) Your picture is very, very nice. Good details and perfect light. TFS!

Technical quality:****
Wow factor:***

Very nice post, the support is not really nice but the bird is great and very sharp.
Well done.

VEry nice capture Michael - would have been even better if he were sitting on a twig a little away from the feeder.

Great sharpness/dof, very good and natural colours. I would personally prefer a composition with the feeder a little more to the left.

All over a very pleasant picture and I really like you feeding those little critters - Thank you.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-11 11:17]

Michael, this is very nice. Great colors, pov and composition. Sharpness is perfect too.

Well done.

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