Window Blue Tit

April 19, 2013  •  1 Comment

I work from home fairly frequently, and just outside my window a Blue Tit has been singing. It seems not to notice when I open the window, so in short breaks between meetings I've been seeing if I can get a few shots of it. Generally it chooses relatively tangled perches, or rather perches where the background is a real mess, but with a bit of contortionism I can sometimes get a cleaner view. The orangey background in some of the following images is in fact the brick wall of a house on the other side of the road. I've been hand-holding the lens as there is no room to set up a tripod, and I have to say I'm dead impressed with how well the 500mm Mk II performs - it's razor sharp! I may need to think about reworking some of my photoshop actions to apply less sharpening to files as I don't want them to look overdone - this is not normally an issue for me! It's a bit funny really, as up until this year I'd never really taken many photos of Blue Tits, but I have to say they're incredibly charismatic little birds and at the moment I can't get enough of them. Just wish I didn't have as many meetings!


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Gideon Knight(non-registered)
Some great shots, but I would agree with you that they need a little bit less sharpening!
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