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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.

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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! 🙂 There’s a first for everything 😉

      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. 😉

      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. 😉 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. 🙂

      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. 😉 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! 🙂

    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! 😀

      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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