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Blue tit with spider

Blue tit with spider
Información de la foto
Copyright: Mark Balas (CatStevens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 63] (468)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2006-05-20
Categorías: Birds
Cámara: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5, Sony VCL-DH 1758 - 1,7X
Exposición: f/4, 1/500 segundos
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2007-11-21 10:11
Vista: 2932
Puntos: 2
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Blue tit with a spider. Below some info about the blue tits which are a bit smaller than a house sparrow.
I have better blue tits photos but I like the detail and light in the spider on this one, even if the bird is in shadow and less sharp. I wish the background was better. Full zoom with TC 1,7 (730mm in FF). Image was additionally cropped.

The Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus (often still Parus caeruleus), is a 10.5 to 12 cm long passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and western Asia in deciduous or mixed woodlands. It is a resident bird, i.e., most birds do not migrate.
The Blue Tit is a valuable destroyer of pests, though it has not an entirely clean sheet as a beneficial species. It is fond of young buds of various trees, and may pull them to bits in the hope of finding insects. No species, however, destroys more coccids and aphids, the worst foes of many plants. It takes leaf miner grubs and green tortrix moths. Seeds are eaten, as with all this family.


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
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Hi Mark, I like your photo as well and I think you are quite aware of the slight little problems with it. Nevertheless, the timing and the chance you can see a bird with a spider in its bill like this one is so rare! Great timing, well seen. Thank you,


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