E.J.Wilkins

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Blue tit - Parus caeruleus


Determination?

This little chap was about to launch itself towards a bird feeder. It had spent several moments checking the coast was clear. They move so quickly, quite jerkily too, hard to catch the focus, especially on a dull day.

This is a Blue tit, Parus caeruleus. The ones in our garden seem quite pale, the blue only showing bright when it's sunny. I don't know if it's a very local thing or not.
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Blue tit - Parus caeruleus


Determination?

This little chap was about to launch itself towards a bird feeder. It had spent several moments checking the coast was clear. They move so quickly, quite jerkily too, hard to catch the focus, especially on a dull day.

This is a Blue tit, Parus caeruleus. The ones in our garden seem quite pale, the blue only showing bright when it's sunny. I don't know if it's a very local thing or not.
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comments (22)

  • vintage
  • australia
  • 24 Mar 2008, 00:06
Great capture cute little fellow
EJWilkins: Thanks smile
Any suet involved? wink Good shot- you're right, it is pale.
EJWilkins: Absolutely no suet anywhere, nowhere at all - sunflower seeds, peanuts and loose seed on that day wink
The framing is very nice!

...the bird too!
EJWilkins: Thanks Remi smile
Beautiful capture. Excellent details and colors. Like the way you composed this shot with the bird on the right side and the branch making a diagonal through the picture.
EJWilkins: Thanks John, I was quite pleased with the way the crop worked out, glad you are too
Kenz is up here with me enjoying this birdie as much as I am. A new one for both of us.
EJWilkins: That's good, thanks Mary smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 24 Mar 2008, 06:24
It's a precious capture, Ellie. Lots of negative space for the little birdie who wants to spread it's wings and fly.
EJWilkins: ... and that look of determination too, I thought ... It made me think of a child wanting to try something new, almost.
  • John
  • England
  • 24 Mar 2008, 07:05
Helo Ellie. lovely image. This little fellow looks in very good condition , many blue tits lack even this amount of colourand are quite tatty. You have a very nice bird here.
EJWilkins: They should be in good condition here, they eat enough! They've paired up and are ready for nesting - not long now smile
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Mar 2008, 07:16
Lovely capture, Ellie. I love blue tits, but you are right when you say they are difficult to photograph. They move so quickly, and it`s always hard to predict their direction. (:o)
EJWilkins: It isn't till I point the camera at them, when they're away from food, that I realise quite how fast they are, and also how unpredictable!
Beautiful capture. I like your composition with the diagonal branch!
EJWilkins: Thanks Richard, glad you do smile
We all look better when the sun shines! This is a lovely picture Ellie
  • martie
  • US
  • 24 Mar 2008, 10:11
Gorgeous! I'm glad you were able to capture him!!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Mar 2008, 10:25
Pretty, perky little bird, Ellie.
Nicely captured too.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Mar 2008, 11:27
The flitting nature of these little birds has kept me quite busy in the past smile Great 'catch'.
Hi Ellie,

This is good shot. Seeing ur shots, I started liking birds more than i did...Inspiration... Birdwatching will be great for me cpz' there are several sorts here.
A new likey for me smile
  • Astrid
  • The Neterlands
  • 24 Mar 2008, 19:15
THIS is a handsome little fella, I am envious on your patience, I have to learn that too, great one.
You certainly seem to get a lot of birds near where you live Ellie and you photograph them so well.
  • Alan
  • Southampton
  • 24 Mar 2008, 21:07
A cracking capture as usual, Ellie. Composition is good and all the focus is rightly on the little guy. I hope he got his reward. Does he work for peanuts, by the way? wink
Good catch Ellie, I like this pose smile
  • Ron S
  • Not diving just now
  • 24 Mar 2008, 21:37
No Ellie, ours are the same - but they do brighten up in the breeding season - like now.

This is a lovely, well-balanced capture. Have you used any sharpening? I think the eye could just use a touch.
Such a fine job for a hurriedly-taken picture.
  • glenda truscott
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 May 2008, 14:06
grat photo

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