Common Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

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This is the lakeside place of the friendly Robin ~ where I have hung fat seed balls in a wire holder, nuts in a wire holder and bird grain in a plastic tube and access holes. The Robin has learnt to use all three ~ now his neighbours the Blue Tits gather round to get some too. There are several pairs and Mr Robin is none too pleased ~ but can't fight them all off :~) For me ~ I'm trying to learn how to take shots of birds and I'm not finding it easy. The Blue Tits for example hardly ever stay still for longer than a second or two.

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Comments (13)

Pete Taylor on December 30, 2012

This looks like a pretty good effort to me Nick, I can see every feather on the colourful little guy! Like from me.


Nick Weall on December 30, 2012

pete.t, Today was the first time I've even been able to take a shot or two of the Blue Tits Pete ~ previously they have kept a little further away and out of effective range. So thanks for your encouragement and like ~ all the best ~ nick

ian1949 on December 30, 2012

I'd say it is pretty good too Nick like you say they don't stay still for too long.

Nick Weall on December 30, 2012

ian1949 They are worse than a barrel full of slippery eels :~)))Thanks Ian ~ All the best ~ nick

✿ܓ Gyöngyi ✿ܓ on December 31, 2012


Beautiful bird Blue Tit!



Regards Gyöngyi

Lady Harley on December 31, 2012

Another nice capture * Like 4 *

Nick Weall on December 31, 2012

✿ܓGyöngyi ✿ܓ, 4 * and *Lady Harley ~ Thanks to you both and Happy New Year ~nick

Derek Geer on January 1, 2013

Beautifully sharp at that zoom. Very pretty bird. Regards Derek

Nick Weall on January 1, 2013

Derek Geer ~ TOf course 200mm is still far to short really Derek ~ I'm dreaming of 400 to 600mm~ All the best ~ nick

Erik van den Ham on January 14, 2013

Nice shot of this little beauty. It's not easy to have a good shot of them. I have the same experience as you. They hardly ever stay still. Like

Kind regards, Erik

Nick Weall on January 15, 2013

Erik van den Ham, Thanks for the encouragement Erik and the like ~ patience is much required :))) All the best ~ nick

Argenna on July 31, 2013

So beautiful! Like. Greetings, Argenna.

Nick Weall on July 31, 2013

Argenna, ~ Hello and thank you so much for your beautiful comment and like ~ Best wishes ~ nick

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Photo taken in Old Uxbridge Road, Maple Cross, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3, UK

Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 30, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2012/12/30 09:02:45
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash