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Blue tit in snow



Had to crop the photo a little bit but otherwise I like how it turned out.

Had to crop the photo a little bit but otherwise I like how it turned out.
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29 Comments | Report
trainwoman PRO
 
trainwoman January 07, 2017
This is an awesome capture....bird, snow and the curving branch
lindapersson
lindapersson January 07, 2017
Thank you so much!
philippeconstantin
 
philippeconstantin January 07, 2017
Splendid capture. Very nice composition
lindapersson
lindapersson January 07, 2017
Thank you very much, I appreciate your comment!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography January 08, 2017
Very nice. Thank you for the like.
lindapersson
lindapersson January 09, 2017
Thank you and you're welcome!
MicktheGreek PRO+
 
MicktheGreek January 11, 2017
A fragile creature contemplating the might of nature... Unique captures are salient rewards of photography. Well done Linda. This is an exquisite shot, for the lack of better word.
lindapersson
lindapersson January 11, 2017
My humble thank you for those words!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 January 11, 2017
❤ this!! シ
lindapersson
lindapersson January 12, 2017
Thank you! :-)
sue-zon PRO
 
sue-zon January 17, 2017
Exceptional!
lindapersson
lindapersson January 18, 2017
My humble thank you!
Danny_Row
 
Danny_Row January 19, 2017
Beautiful capture. Truly beautiful.
lindapersson
lindapersson January 19, 2017
Thank you very much!
AnjaKW78
 
AnjaKW78 January 26, 2017
Ooooohhh so cute! One of my favourite birds and you've captured it perfectly!
lindapersson
lindapersson January 26, 2017
Thank you so much!
tomquinn
 
tomquinn January 31, 2017
I like bird photos in general but this one goes beyond and to the artistic level. Very nice!
lindapersson
lindapersson January 31, 2017
You are very kind, thank you!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole February 07, 2017
Amazing capture....wonderful composition and focus/detail on the bird!! : )
lindapersson
lindapersson February 07, 2017
Thank you kindly for the comment!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 February 13, 2017
Awesome capture !
lindapersson
lindapersson February 14, 2017
Many thanks, Ester!
joynshannon
 
joynshannon February 24, 2017
Adorable shot
lindapersson
lindapersson February 24, 2017
Thank you!
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 February 25, 2017
Awesome
lindapersson
lindapersson February 25, 2017
Many thanks!
thunderlake PRO+
 
thunderlake February 28, 2017
such a cool and unusual image!!
lindapersson
lindapersson March 02, 2017
Thank you kindly!
SamStormborn
 
SamStormborn March 02, 2017
A beautiful moment in time, it's like a scene from a Fairytale!
lindapersson
lindapersson March 02, 2017
Thank you, that's very kind :-)
Mandarin16
 
Mandarin16 March 13, 2017
As a judge always said to me "begin with the positive". To me bird photos should have detail in the plumage, detail in the white areas, be able to see he beak (not covered by a wing flap or he bird turned away), create a sense of 3D by depth of field. All are here. My suggestion would be to clone the biggest white snow drop and the one directly below it and also the foliage at near top left. Well exposed, focused and executed.
lindapersson
lindapersson March 14, 2017
Thank you very much for your input. I have had the same thought so I might do it now. :-)
Mandarin16
 
Mandarin16 March 14, 2017
In my humble opinion - whenever an observation is made it should be either a compliment or suggestion of improvement. Suggestions can be taken on board or disregarded. Criticisms are from those who either haven't taken the time to achieve what you have done or they feel better when they criticize. To encourage is to inspire - what does criticism do - I have seen someone give up photography because of unwarranted criticism - what did that gain. Enjoy photography and SMILE when you get a photo that is better than you expected - I know I do.
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography March 16, 2017
like it!
lindapersson
lindapersson March 16, 2017
Thank you! :-)
vijaybhange
 
vijaybhange March 28, 2017
Absolutely classic ma'm...
You are genius...
lindapersson
lindapersson March 29, 2017
I'm honored, thank you!
Merlot
 
Merlot March 29, 2017
Wow so beautiful
lindapersson
lindapersson March 30, 2017
Thank you so much!
nicolef
 
nicolef June 23, 2017
Fabulous piece of art. This is what happens when patience meets skill. Love the composition, the muted, lyrical background ... and the beautiful little bird off-centre in the foreground. Wow!
lindapersson
lindapersson June 24, 2017
You are very kind, thank you!
petercundill PRO+
 
petercundill September 17, 2017
Stunning work, awesome image:0)
lindapersson
lindapersson September 18, 2017
Many thanks!
kevinhubbard
 
kevinhubbard December 22, 2017
Impressive shot Linda, I haven't managed to get a good blue tit photo yet... I'm working on it though...
lindapersson
lindapersson December 23, 2017
Thank you Kevin!
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose December 22, 2017
Gorgeous!
lindapersson
lindapersson December 23, 2017
Thank you very much!
Elizane PRO+
 
Elizane January 31, 2018
I love your take on the world around you
lindapersson
lindapersson January 31, 2018
That means a lot to hear, thank you!
Swantigga PRO
 
Swantigga May 08, 2018
Wow just love this picture, so much detail, absolutely outstanding
lindapersson
lindapersson May 08, 2018
You are very kind Thank You!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 03, 2018
Stunning
lindapersson
lindapersson June 03, 2018
Thank you very much!
stevebradley_3040 PRO+
 
stevebradley_3040 February 18, 2019
Beautiful capture!!
lindapersson
lindapersson February 18, 2019
Thank you so much!
belalahmed_3307
 
belalahmed_3307 April 12, 2019
this is one amazing master piece im baffled
lindapersson
lindapersson April 12, 2019
Thank you for the kind words!

Behind The Lens

Location
In my parent's front yard, in the West coast of Sweden. They have a beautiful corkscrew hazel where these little birds like to sit and eat. Corkscrew hazel is very photogenic in itself, by the way.
Time
I believe it was in the afternoon as I knew the birds came out about this time to eat from the bird feeders.
Lighting
It's natural light. I had to use somewhat high ISO as it was pretty grey and dull and the 200-500mm has an F-stop of 5.6.
Equipment
Nikon D750, 200-500mm, monopod to hold up the heavy lens.
Inspiration
The snowflake contest here on Viewbug.
Editing
Not too much. I cropped the photo some as the bird was a little bit more centered in the orginal photo. I darkened the upper corners a little bit and lightened the light parts behind the bird a tad, just to make him/her stand out more.
In my camera bag
Nikon D750, Nikon lenses ranging from 10 to 500 mm. Tripod, monopod, Manfrotto Led8, remote release and some ND filters for long exposures.
Feedback
Patience. The smaller the birds, the harder to catch. Sometimes you're lucky and they stay in the same spot for a few seconds. I have been trying to capture these in flight for months. I spend hours around the bird feeders so patience is my main tip to capture something similar. Second is to watch the light. Small birds and the sun behind = total picture failure. I keep all my feeders around bushes and plants not too far away from where I want to sit/stand and photograph. After a while they get more and more used to you being around and it will be easier to capture close ups of them.

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