Thursday, 23 June 2011

Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

Not sure why, but I adore this image, shot after a heavy rainstorm. I think – if I had to analyse it – it's because it shows the tit in its natural surroundings, the two kinds of harsh tree bark contrasting well against the bird's delicate feather patterns. The colours, too, are subdued but intense and the late afternoon light is just gorgeous.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/160 sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 400

4 comments:

  1. That is a truly lovely image; as you say, the contrasting textures make it.

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  2. Nicely done Tim, everyone loves a Blue Tit !

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  3. I can understand why you love this image.

    There is a softness about it that is rarely captured. Also the texture of the branch, against the blue tits feathers is wonderful.

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  4. i love these little birds of Europe!

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