Common Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

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This is the lakeside place of the friendly Robin ~ where I have hund 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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ka9894 on December 30, 2012

Cute bird, L

Happy New Year, dear Nick !

Best wishes, :)


Nick Weall on December 30, 2012

* ka9894* Thanks :) ~ Happy New Year to you again Kat ~ nick :~)

✿ܓGy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on December 31, 2012

Very nice Blue Tit photo!


Regards Gyöngyi

Lady Harley on December 31, 2012

This series is great Nick! * Like *

Nick Weall on December 31, 2012

✿ܓGyöngyi ✿ܓ, 4 * and *Lady Harley ~ Thanks to you both for your kind words and likes ~~~ Happy New Year ~nick

Nick Weall on December 31, 2012

Steve Drury, ~ I'm just a novice Steve with lots to learn, so I appreciate your kind encouragements (& likes) ~ All the best ~ nick

Sarah O on January 2, 2013

Boo, Mr. Weall, I see you there with that camera..:)))) What a cute shot here. NICK, this whole page is so colorful and I love every one of these...what great camera work to get all these and all so clear and great detail. LOVE this "Bird page".:)) AYSL here, he's the prettiest little thing. no, not you, the bird! :)) Ive had a great New Year Day and hope you have had the same. Happy New Year my friend, hope 2013 is the bestest year yet!

kindest wishes, ~~Sarah~~

Nick Weall on January 2, 2013

Sarah O ~ Hi again Sarah Well this is the nearest I get to nut cake for the birdies :~))) Not having a very long zoom for my D700 I have to find a way of tempting the birds a little closer so as I have half a chance of capturing more than a little blob somewhere in the shot :))) Also of course it was payback to the friendly little Robin that originally came up so close to me without any food being on offer at all :)) So ~ I'm really pleased that you love my bird page and many thanks for the YSL. So a final New Year wish to you and then back to reality ~ hugs ~ nick

~ Hugs ~ nick

Gligo on January 9, 2013

Hi Nick!

Great shot. I really LIKE it!

Kind regards, Gligo

Nick Weall on January 9, 2013

Gligo ~ Hi there Gligo and I'm so pleased that you like this shot ~ thanks for your kind comments. All the best ~ nick

vinc107 on January 10, 2013

great capture!


Nick Weall on January 11, 2013

vinc107 ~ Thank you for your kind compliment and like ~ :)

Suzi in Oregon on January 16, 2013

I've enjoyed your lovely birds series, dear Sir Nick - you get some very colorful winter visitors, and it looks like you treat them very well indeed. We've been enjoying several days/nights of brilliant cloudless skies. Happy hugs (O:

Nick Weall on January 16, 2013

Suzi in Oregon, ~ It is time for bed for me dearestLTM so many thanks for your kind comments. Blue Tits and Robins stay with us all year round, but of course get very hungry through the winter months. Lots of us feed the birds and no doubt it is much the same all over the world where crumbs can bee spared. Glad to read you have enjoyed blue skies ~ Hugs ~ nick

janamare26 on January 19, 2013

Perfect shot.Like.Greetings,Mirjana

Nick Weall on January 19, 2013

* janamare26,* Thank you very much for your visit, compliments and like Mirjana :~) friendly greetings ~ nick

Ladush on January 22, 2013

Cuckoo :) Lovely shot.

Nick Weall on January 22, 2013

Ladush ~ Cuckoo ??? ~~ Me thinks that you are a little muddled :)))) We wiat until Spring to hear the first call of the cuckoo ~ Best wishes ~ nick

Ladush on January 22, 2013

I'm not muddled. Just, we have a children's game , when one looks out from behind the wall and says cu-koo :))

Nick Weall on January 22, 2013

Ladush ~ I was teasing :))) but didn't know your game either ~ so I have learnt something :~)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 30, 2012
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    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2012/12/30 09:14:29
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/2000)
    • Focal Length: 195.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash