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The small birds in my backyard are always busy playing the “Now you see me, Now you don’t” game, but finally I’ve managed to get a shot of a Great Tit with my SX50.


19 responses

  1. Wow, this is one gorgeously groomed bird. Beautiful background, whereas the little guy is the star. Fantastic photograph Calee!

    January 30, 2013 at 5:55 PM

  2. David1985

    Beautiful photo-the bokeh is superb. I don’t think I’ve ever used bokeh in a sentence before.

    January 30, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    • Thanks so much David! πŸ™‚ There’s a first for everything πŸ˜‰

      January 30, 2013 at 7:54 PM

  3. Calee, that pretty one is perfection on a perch! This morning it was actually loud with birds singing in our garden. It was wonderful!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    January 30, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    • Thanks so much, sweet Wendy! I’m a bit spoiled, I wake up to bird songs every morning. Or, in the case of parakeets, I wake up by screams. πŸ˜‰

      January 31, 2013 at 4:59 PM

  4. Like the background. LIke the lichens on the stick, Especially like the bird. I’ve never heard of them. I thought is was a kind of chickadee when I saw it.

    January 31, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    • Where I grew up, these were the most common small birds. It wasn’t unusual to see 20-30 of them just outside the window. Here in Amsterdam they’re quite common as well, I just haven’t been able to photograph them because they’re too fast!

      January 31, 2013 at 5:02 PM

  5. Now that’s a bird name that birders get to say with a straight face. Interesting how similar to a chickadee this little one looks like. Great capture!

    January 31, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    • haha, I’m trying to say that I have a pair of Great Tits in my backyard with a straight face. πŸ˜‰ It looks a lot like the Black-capped Chickadee, but we don’t have those here in Europe. Both Tits and Chickadees belong to the same family though, called Paridae. πŸ™‚

      January 31, 2013 at 5:06 PM

  6. Love that little bird. Great capture, Calee. The lichens on the tree branches adds to the “ambiance” of the photo.

    January 31, 2013 at 5:14 AM

    • Thanks so much, Yvonne! It’s a cute little bird, too bad they won’t sit still long enough for me to take a sharp picture. πŸ˜‰ They’re very fast!

      January 31, 2013 at 5:07 PM

  7. They are difficult little fellows to shoot, we get plenty in the garden, but they are so fast

    January 31, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    • Indeed, they are really fast and they never sit still for long!

      January 31, 2013 at 5:09 PM

  8. Wonderful shot! Congratulations! πŸ™‚

    February 1, 2013 at 6:40 AM

  9. Congrats on capturing this little fellow! These little guys are tricksters.

    February 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    • Thanks Alison! Tricksters is the accurate name for them! πŸ˜€

      February 4, 2013 at 4:47 PM

  10. solarbeez

    Have you tried the digital zoom yet. I tried it today. Got a bee on pussy willow blossom at 150x. I was surprised at how sharp it was…200x fuzzed out a bit.

    February 11, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    • 200x is the longest I’ve used, the picture came out ok but could’ve been sharper. Usually I try not to zoom that much.

      February 11, 2013 at 7:31 AM

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