Tuesday, 1 May 2012

I struggle to capture still images of Coal Tits..... they are in and out in a flash

I see some beautiful birds visiting my garden feeders.
I have managed to capture images of them over the years... but I have always struggled with Coal Tit's.

I have been experimenting with slow motion video this past week.
By chance I captured a few seconds of a Coal Tit on one of my feeders.

This is probably the longest a Coal Tit has stayed on one of my feeders while I have been present.
I was so lucky to be using the camcorder at the time.
This little clip is slowed down to half speed... it's a lovely little bird to see.

To see more wonderful birds click on the link below
World Bird Wednesday LXXVI

26 comments:

Rohrerbot said...

Some birds are like that:)

Eva Ason said...

Nice photo, and video :)

Dimple said...

This bird looks just like the chickadees that come to my feeders. I got curious and looked "coal tit chickadee" up on Mr. Google. Apparently they are in the same family, and may possibly be the same species...

I like both the still and the video--with such quick birds, it is hard to get a good shot. I usually don't succeed.

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

I have the same problem with Nuthatches, they are so hyper it's hard to capture a decent shot of them standing still! Great job with the slow motion.

barbara l. hale said...

They are so cute! They look a lot like our Black-capped Chickadees who are the same way.

TexWisGirl said...

i like how he coughs/spits out the excess seed. :)

Denise said...

Very sweet little birds. You captured them beautifully.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wow, half speed appears normal speed. These little guys need to slow down and enjoy life.

Gary said...

Great idea that is to slow them down. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice little Coal Tit, yes, they don't stay around very long. I love the work of your camcorder.

Chatty Crone said...

Extremely interesting to see it up close and slow. sandie

Carole M. said...

Coal Tit video is delightful; lucky birds visiting your garden

Sandra said...

that slow motion camera is doing a really fine job of capturing these sweet little birds.

eileeninmd said...

They are cuties, great photos and video!

HansHB said...

Great shots! Perfect for WBW!

mick said...

Great photo and video. That bird certainly does move fast.

Jean said...

Your Coal Tit sure does remind me of my Carolina Chickadees. They usually like fast food....grab and go somewhere else to eat.
Loved the video!
Hugs from Georgia

Nature Rambles said...

Such a cute bird! I'm glad you included the video...loved it!

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely little bird, thanks for the great video.

Arija said...

Coal tits are such zippy little birds, like my grey fantails that never hold still. Good shot and great little video.
As you know, I have a great affinity with coal tits.

Frank... said...

Very nice clip of a lovely bird, Andrew...

Art said...

What a wonderful bird and Video!

BlueShell said...

Superb!
Where is that place? Not USA, I suppose!

Isabel

Pat said...

Like the Chickadees here - I've been having trouble getting good shots of them. Nice little video!

JM said...

Just lovely!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

What a little charmer he is! Glad your slomo worked and you caught it.