Feisty Black-crested Titmouses


The Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus), is the western version of the eastern Tufted Titmouse.  A cute, but feisty, little bird that is one of my favorites.  I took the following photographs a couple of years ago with my Canon 40D camera.  I came across the images when sorting through a few this morning and I thought you’d like to see them.

Black-crested Titmouse
  •  Canon EOS 40D with Canon 100-400 zoom lens
  • 1/800 sec. @ f6.3 – ISO 400
  • Partial metering – Aperture priority
Black-crested Titmouse
  •  Canon EOS 40D with Canon 100-400mm zoom lens
  • 1/400 sec. @ f6.3 – ISO 640
  • Partial metering – Aperture priority
Black-crested Titmouse
  • Canon EOS 40D with Canon 500mm lens w/1.4 tele-converter
  • 1/250 sec. @ f5.6 – ISO 800
  • Center weighted metering – Aperture priority

    Black-crested Titmouse

  • Canon EOS 40D with Canon 500mm lens w/1.4 tele-converter
  • 1/800 sec. @ f5.6 – ISO 500
  • Center weighted metering – Aperture priority

I hope that you have enjoyed these images of the ferocious little bird.  Click on any of them to see an enlargement.