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Old 22nd January 2011
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probably my best Tit shot

It's lousy wheater here today, temps below zero, a tiny bit of snow and a complete overcast sky. To sum it up, wet, cold and dark. This means several things, first:
The feeders in my garden are frequented more then during the past days, when one could actually get the impression spring is around the corner - and second:
terrible light conditions for photos!

But I had a rare visit form two Crested Tits today, so I had to try for some pics nevertheless. This meant of course, setting my E-520 to ISO800 at least.

The pic shows a Blue Tit together with a Crested Tit and was taken through the window, sure enough in southern direction, which makes the lighting even more difficult. It will serve a documentary pourpose and thats good enough for me.


In contrast, the above shot was taken in 09-2010, just a few hundred yards from my home, were a small hedge row of crippled pines builds the habitat of Parus cristatus. Tit-wise, I consider this my best photo taken in 2010 (unfortunately the camera was set to jpg only, so I am lacking a RAW file).

I certainly like these Tits and if you should not be familiar with them, pay attention to the red eye of the adult bird.

Just had to show,
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Re: probably my best Tit shot

Excellent shot (#2). You're very lucky to get crested tits so close to home, I have to travel to the wilds of Scotland and then be very lucky to get one!

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Re: probably my best Tit shot

Oh, those type of tits! never mind, you've got a great pair there, and the one on it's own is very nice too! I can see why you're pleased with these, the backgrounds are nice too which adds to the sucess of the pictures.
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Re: probably my best Tit shot

No 2 is nice,never seen one myself.
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Re: probably my best Tit shot

Number two is a shot to be proud of, very well done indeed
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Re: probably my best Tit shot

Considering the light for the first shot and your previously mentioned E-520 front focus problem, you ain't done bad, Falk.
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Re: probably my best Tit shot

The second pictures is absolutely brilliant, you're quite right to be proud of it.

I've never seen one of those birds before, and never 'known' anybody who's taken a picture of one either.
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Re: probably my best Tit shot

Thanks all!
Glad my favorite 'tit shot' is also liked by others

The Crested Tit is a little rare over here too and as David said, I am quite lucky to have them in easy reach. I certainly will devote more time to these cute birds in the future ... when I walk past their part of the woods.
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Re: probably my best Tit shot

Love the second picture, so clean and sharp
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