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Whether The Darling Flies

Whether The Darling Flies
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Copyright: Leonid Fedyantsev (Macroleo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 109] (886)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-27 20:08
Viewed: 3857
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eurasian Nuthatch (female), Sitta europaea, is a small passerine found throughout temperate Europe and Asia, although not in Ireland. It belongs to the nuthatch family Sittidae.
This bird is the most common and most widespread nuthatch, and is often referred to just as the Nuthatch.
It is a resident bird of deciduous woods and parkland, with some old trees for nesting. It feeds on insects, seeds and nuts. Its old name “nut-hack” derives from its habit of wedging a nut in a crevice in a tree, and then hacking at it with its strong bill.
It has the ability, like other nuthatches, to climb down trees, unlike species such as woodpeckers which can only go upwards. It will come to bird feeding tables, and is then very aggressive, driving other species away.
The Eurasian Nuthatch is 14cm long and has the typical nuthatch big head, short tail and powerful bill and feet. It is blue-grey above, with a black eyestripe. Asian and north European birds (S. e. asiatica and S. e. europaea respectively) are white below except for chestnut in the vent area. The western European S. e. caesia has generally reddish underparts. Young birds are "washed out" versions of the adults.
Nests are in holes or crevices, lined with bark or grass. The size of the hole’s entrance may be reduced by the building of a neat mud wall. Five to eight eggs are laid, white speckled with red.
This is a noisy bird, often located by its repeated tui-tui-tui call.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-04-27 22:53]

Hello Leonid,
excellent colors, BG, POV DOF perfect details, spot on, great composed and capture photo,

Best regards Siggi

Superb eye level capture of the bird outside its tree hole, Leonid.
The clarity of the picture is incredible.
Great shot and thanks for sharing it.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-04-28 0:53]

Merhaba Leonid!
Çok güzel olmuş, emeğinize sağlık.


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-04-28 1:44]

Hello Leonid,
Krasivo. The joyful pose is splendid and very good sharpness also Bg very suit to it.
Best wishes, Pawel.

Hello Leonid! Wonderful scene. Amazing contrast. Perfect light and natural colours. Ideal sharpness. Great effect. Well done!

Ciao Leonid, cute bird in nice pose, beautiful composition with wonderful light and colors, good details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Leonid !
In France we have the sub-species with reddish underparts, they look quite different from this one, but both are beautiful. You have captured the bird with excellent sharp details, in a great pose. His camouflage is excellent, grey bird on gey bark, must be hard to see him when he doesn't move. Very well done !

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-05-27 4:34]

Hi Leonid,
excellent sharpness and very interesting texture of the tree bark.
Well presented in excellent style of nature.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-09 22:43]

Hi Leonid.
I have missed this nice shot. I am impressed how well you have used macro lens. I think shooting distance was rather short. Subject is also amazing. Superb DOF, details of the scene are crisp sharp. Well done. My compliments.

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