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Tit to the rescue

Tit to the rescue

It was one of those days that I didn't manage to lift a camera until it was almost too late.
I'm not sure why, but there were other things to do and I didn't feel particularly motivated.
I'd been watching the birds come to the feeder after dinner, so I opened the kitchen window,
hid behind the herbs growing in a window box and waited. The sparrows spotted me as
soon as the camera clicked and flew away. This Great Tit didn't seem to care that I was
snapping away.
I won't complain as we all know that tits get the hits.

Nikon D90
1/200s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso640 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Alina22-May-2010 21:42
Very nice, v
LynnH22-May-2010 02:58
LOL... you are so right! Great find! Hilarious narrative.
Johnny JAG18-May-2010 19:21
LOL, it should go straight to the top of the populars with a title like that!
Ursula Armstrong18-May-2010 17:43
Lovely - just like here! Uschi (V)
John Reynolds18-May-2010 17:31
Great image! V.
Betty Vlasiu18-May-2010 16:33
Wonderful capture, nice color and detail V
Máire Uí Mhaicín18-May-2010 15:38
:) This little one helped you out well, and you did him the favour of a fine bird-portrait!
Kevin Chester18-May-2010 14:43
LOL Yes they certainly do
Carol Breton18-May-2010 14:24
Wonderful capture Mairead. ~
John Armstrong18-May-2010 12:05
Great shot! V

But watch out, there's a thief about!
Keith O'Brien18-May-2010 11:39
"tits get the hits" LOL! Nice capture btw! V
Neal Nye18-May-2010 11:25
A beautiful shot of Mr. Courageous! He'll be rewarded with a big dinner.
Stephanie18-May-2010 10:16
You have made this little tit very happy with a full feeder. Superb capture Mairead! BV
Colin Storey18-May-2010 08:41
Great shot of the Great Tit. v
slhoornstra18-May-2010 07:53
Really beautiful and excellent. A treat to see his bird. V
heather18-May-2010 05:55
Glad your motivation returned Mairead.. this is a delightful shot. V
bill friedlander17-May-2010 23:39
The tit must be very happy with this well stocked feeder. Good details and pose. V
pkocinski17-May-2010 23:24
I too get great pleasure out of feeding and watching the birds. Great image - well done!
Frank Brault17-May-2010 22:29
I love this composition with the "tension" of the feeder dead center vs. the bird to the side. V
Michal Leszczynski17-May-2010 21:31
Excellent capture. V.
Alan K17-May-2010 21:13
A nice asynchronous composition here, with the DOF almost rendering "two planes"; the background almost looks like a backdrop.

And I'm glad I didn't have a mouthful of coffee when I read the last line of the commentary.
Noël17-May-2010 20:14
Beautiful shot, so clear v
Patricia Kay17-May-2010 19:52
Its a beautiful shot Mairead...The tits in my garden are not at all nervous either...but the others are! BV
Peter Sussex17-May-2010 19:29
How great to face a lifetime quantity of food:) Cute shot!
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