E.J.Wilkins

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Blue Tit


Taken through the window, looking into the garden

This is number 500!
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Blue Tit


Taken through the window, looking into the garden

This is number 500!
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comments (39)

  • Beth
  • United States
  • 24 Nov 2008, 01:03
What a sweet little bird! The clarity and color is amazing. Nice job!
EJWilkins: Thanks Beth smile
  • One
  • Portugal
  • 24 Nov 2008, 01:48
Magnificent! An exceptional definition.
EJWilkins: Kind of you to say so, thanks
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 24 Nov 2008, 01:54
First of all, congrats on 500, Ellie. WooHoo!

Secondly, congrats on such CLEAN windows...again! grin (What an adorable little bird with attitude!)
EJWilkins: No, they aren't particularly clean but the camera focuses past the grime! wink

Thanks Ginnie, good to hear from you
Would never of believed it was through a window, congrats on 500 and what a photo to do it with
EJWilkins: Most of my bird pictures are taken from indoors, single glazed only - chilly, but better for pictures!
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 24 Nov 2008, 04:27
500 pictures? Wow! Congratulations grin

I love this little bird, Ellie. The clarity of this shot is amazing. You've captured this little one so well.
EJWilkins: I never imagined I'd upload so many! Thanks Kay. I like this little chap(ess) too, a real little character
  • FLOOG
  • The valleys of a contented soul
  • 24 Nov 2008, 05:04
Many congratulations, Ellie, I always enjoy visiting your site.

What an absolutely beautiful little fella. Glorious detail and colour smile
EJWilkins: Kind of you to say so Paul smile
I love it when birds sit still long enough for one to get a good look! You present this little guy nicely: no distractions. It's front and center, the star! Congratulations on #500!
EJWilkins: Sometimes I think it's worth throwing away the rule of thirds, glad it worked out with this one. Thanks for the congrats
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 24 Nov 2008, 06:35
Congratuation on you 500.this blue tit look a little chubby
EJWilkins: Fluffed out feathers to keep it warm, I think. Thanks Vintage smile
He looks a cheeks chappie, Ellie.
EJWilkins: Certainly does look cheeky, they always do somehow don't they?
Well done on the 500 Ellie. He's a delightful little chap to celebrate withsmile
EJWilkins: Thanks Bill, pleased you like this chap and think it's "appropriate" - couldn't think of anything "special" to do that hasn't been done before so decided to stay with what I like best. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Nov 2008, 08:49
I think perhaps the tit cannot see you, Ellie.

One of 500 excellent images in your portfolio.
EJWilkins: Probably couldn't see me as long as I didn't move, it was at an angle to the window and I'd got them used to seeing the lens/camera. Thanks Ray
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Nov 2008, 09:10
Congratulations on 500 Ellie, that's very special. And a lovely sharp photo to celebrate with!
EJWilkins: Mmm, half a century, seems like a lot of pictures but my goodness, you should see how many are on the computer!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Nov 2008, 09:12
One of my favourite birds - we have loads in our garden. This is so very crisp for a shot taken through the window.
Ingrid
EJWilkins: They've only just started coming back into the garden, and they're here in droves this year, eating a feeder full of nuts every day! So far they aren't scrapping with each other, we'll have to wait and see what happens, I've never seen so many at one time.
Congratulations on your 500 Ellie, many many more to come.
What a cute little bird!
EJWilkins: Glad you like this chap, thanks Richard smile
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Nov 2008, 11:04
super capture to celebrate your 500th Ellie - well done
EJWilkins: Thanks Paul, not easy to choose anything particularly special - it's all been done by other people, and far better than I can - so I chose my favourite subject smile
nice portrait
EJWilkins: Thanks Chantal smile
Fantastic focus, love the bokeh
EJWilkins: Yes, the background blur has worked OK hasn't it, thanks Andy
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands England
  • 24 Nov 2008, 12:47
500 and still going strong. Well done.

Love the Blue Tit but most of all can you come and clean my windows please. I can never get them quiet that clean.smile
EJWilkins: No, honestly, the windows aren't sparkling, far from it, but the camera focuses through them - single glazed - try it ...
As for 500, I don't feel a day over 21 wink
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 24 Nov 2008, 13:02
Lovely bird for your 500th. Well done
EJWilkins: Thanks Aussie
Well captured Ellie, those little fellas are a bit flighty.

Congrats on the 500 as well.
EJWilkins: If you watch them a while you can work out a pattern for their behaviour, then catch them when they're only looking to see if it's safe wink
A perfect image and congrats on number 500.
EJWilkins: Thanks MAry
Can't wait for the next 500 well done
EJWilkins: Oh cripes! That's a thought - another 500 makes it 1,000 and another couple of years work!
Litle extrovert bundle of fluff and feathers ... lovely
EJWilkins: Absolutely right, they are little extroverts - well described, I like it
Oh ... 499 is a much more interesting number ... all that anticipation ;-) richard
EJWilkins: A very much more interesting number, I should have used that instead. wink
congratulations on your 500th Ellie and a wonderful blog it is toosmile

This is quite remarkable to say it was taken through glass, well donesmile
EJWilkins: Most of my bird pictures are taken through glass, no choice really, but they don't land far away. They're used to the camera/lens/tripod being there, I just have to move carefully.
Thanks for your kind words
  • Mike Lee
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Nov 2008, 18:16
Same here well done on 500..!
Great shot and thro a window..! Very cool..!
EJWilkins: Thank you Mike smile
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 24 Nov 2008, 19:24
Congratulations for your number 500 ! I like this bird : "Blue Tit ", it 's very nice ! In French, they call them "Mésange Bleue".
EJWilkins: Aha, yes, the "Old English" used to be Titmouse, that's what the French translates to, but it's shortened now mostly and of course leads to a bit of a laugh sometimes, especially with teenagers wink
Beautiful capture, Ellie. I hope this is the beginning of a garden bird series.

500th photograph, but more importantly, 500th `quality` photograph. (:o)
EJWilkins: Sort of, for this week - how did you guess?

Not so sure of the "quality", but I'll happily accept the compliment, thanks a million smile
Congratulations on this lovely picture to celebrate your 500th. Gorgeous.
EJWilkins: I'm pleased you like it Sheila, thank you
fantastic image, nice and sharp
EJWilkins: Thanks Alun, kind of you to say so
Congrats on 500 Ellie. He/she looks a cheeky little thing, you've obviously got things set up right in your garden for shots like this.
EJWilkins: Bird table near the window, camera+lens+tripod close to window inside, a branch or two stuck into the ground as landing places, move carefully - drink coffee - and click shutter regularly, loads no good but a few keepers
Oh you are clever - I could never do this!
EJWilkins: Oh yes you could, honestly you could. Bird table near window, camera on tripod (leave it there to get them used to it), chair nearby and don't move too fast!
  • Frida
  • Sweden (swe)
  • 24 Nov 2008, 22:16
Wow what a great portrait of a little fellow smile I think they are so cute.
EJWilkins: They're regular visitors to the bird table Frida, lovely characters
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Nov 2008, 23:13
Excellent detail of the little one. Having reached 500 through all difficult times (of note was a broken computer) is an achievement - congratulations.
EJWilkins: Err, yes, more than one broken computer too but have some backup now with an old laptop. 500 seems more like thousands when you see it on somebody else's site, it's taken over two years for me to get here!
Thank you Louis smile
Perfect composed, and wel focused! I love this natural photo! Great, Ellie! smile

And.... Happy first 500 images! Thanks for share, Ellie!

Congratulations! grin
Wow, this looks sooooooooo cute!
The background is perfect.

Congratulations with your number 500.
Congrats on 500, and what a beauty, you wouldn't know it was through glass.
This is great--even better than the little Robin. Wonderful shot.
What a cute little bird... and what a nice photograph. Very nice detail and color. Well done Ellie. smile

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