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Tufted titmouse on ice

Tufted titmouse on ice
Photo Information
Copyright: Lori Morra (loribird) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-27
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony A350, TAMRON DI 200-500
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-03-03 8:20
Viewed: 1241
Points: 39
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This morning, when I stepped outside to put food out for the squirrels and birds that prefer to eat off the gound, I nearly froze. Temperature dropped dramatically during the night. I was greeted by my usual friends. It is truly amazing the way these tiny birds can survive the cold. So, had to post a tufted titmouse in her cheerful honor. Hope you like her. I think she is in focus. I have been trying to use the lens at 200mm to see if I could get a sharper result but without much success. There was a lot of sunlight when I shot this and perhaps she stayed still because this seems unusually crisp for me at 500mm. :-) Have a great day!

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Hi Lori,
Beautiful bird nicely presented and composed,
good sharpness and details,
Excellent focus and contrast..
well done.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-03-03 8:27]

Hi Lori,
This is a winner, Lori!
A nice portrait of this bird with perfect details in its plumage.
A nice eye fixed to the camera with that spark in it!
Wonderful natural colors and a lovely bokeh BG. The texture in the snow flakes is impeccable!
Well done.

Francis Xavier

A wonderful image! I really like your chosen POV and the colors are gorgeous! Worth two points, so they only get better with all my admiration.
Best regards

Hi Lori,
nice up-close shot - good catch!

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  • KAYCEE Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 58] (1087)
  • [2011-03-03 12:01]

An outstanding image by any standards. Well composed, very crisp focus - just a super shot.

Dear Lori
a cute ball with eyes...
pretty soft colors.
well captured. good focus. nicely composed with snow on a branch.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-03-03 15:00]


Merveilleux captage de cet oiseau, superbe avec la touche de neige sur la branche ces belle pattes, grandiose.

Bravo et maitié


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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2011-03-03 19:04]

Bonsoir Lori,

Good close-up, well exposed and pretty sharp for such a high magnification. And I know what I am talking about. Good work and TFS.


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2011-03-03 21:20]

dear Lori,
a beautiful portrait picture of very handsome tufted titmouse,
its characteristic standing hair on head, and really round eye are splendid here,
the whole sphere body looks quite like a ball, and the legs are so pretty,
light and colors, and focus and composition, all are excellent,
thank you for your wonderful shot,

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2011-03-04 2:32]

HI Lori, what a sweet and cute little bird is this, which you captured. I love the pose of her,the catchlight in her eye, very good focus, nicely composed. Have a great day.
Regards Rose

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  • prfry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 60 N: 142] (727)
  • [2011-03-04 2:34]

Hi Lori,
What an unusual cute little bird! So different to those here in Australia.

This photo is very well composed - the out of focus background keeps the focus on the beautiful bird and the snow/ice adds a special touch.


Another excellent capture and presentation.Birds really love you Lori,they pose for you.Regards,

Awesome capture! And it looks like the bird doesn't like the cold weather either. Nicely framed and good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

Outstanding capture and good shutter speed to ensure you got a sharp capture of this beauty! Lovely crop and wonderful use of shallow Dof to isolate the subject. The catch-light in the eyes is a nice bonus! Nice work Lori! Keep up the good work!

best wishes,


great capture, verry well done
have a good day

Hi Lori, It is our feathered friend that drew me into photography with the zoom lens etc. This is a beautiful clear image it is possible to see the details on the feet and beak as well as the downy feathers TFS. Murray

  • colvert Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 847 W: 281 N: 1941] (10354)
  • [2011-03-08 10:22]

Hi Lori
Beaucoup de relief dans cette photo très au oint.Nice result

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2011-03-08 13:51]

Hi Lori,

Wonderfull and excellent capture of the bird, great close-up.
Détails and colors of the plumage are splendid, perfect light.
B/G and focus are beautifull, TFS.
Best regards.

I love your pictures Lori, especially this one! I like you note too. Literally a great capture!

Best wishes,


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  • Pajo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (264)
  • [2011-03-11 14:59]

Very nice picture and bird.Bye.

Hi Lori..nice shot..you captured the bird without any distractions in the background...well done.


Well captured! so nice subject! BRAVO!!!

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