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Copyright: Adrian Rusu (roges) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-04
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-16 6:13
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Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear colleagues now want to present a new catch in Austria.
This time it's Sitta europaea.
I hope you enjoy and look forward to comments, suggestions and your proposals.
I wish you all a nice weekend,

The Eurasian Nuthatch, 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 14 cm 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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Hi Adrian,

A lovely photo of this nuthatch.
You have captured in a nice pose showing off its plumage. The colours are nice and the detail is good. Well composed as well.
Great capture and TFS


Hello Adrian! Nice bird. Good topic. Very good shot. Perfect sharpness. Interesting note. Well done!

Ciao Adrian, wonderful bird in a beautiful natural ambientation, good colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, I like a lot, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-04-16 7:27]

Hi Adrian,there is all the beautiful atmosphere of the forest inside your pic,not only a bird portrait,but a excellent composition taken at the best.Great sharpness and colors and a curious position of this nuthatch!Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-16 7:40]

Hello Adrian,
Very beautiful photo of this Nuthatch in a very nice setting. Excellent composition. Good sharpness, details and natural colours. The clarity is superb.

hello Adrian
great pose with good details o this bird
great sharpness and beautiful colours
they have also a lovely song
great shot
greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-04-16 8:14]

Hello Adrian,
A very nice capture of a European Nuthatch. The pose is typical on the tree trunk and taken from a great POV with fine sharpness and colours against a pleasing OOF natural BG that includes ivy leaves.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Buna Adrian.
Ce interesant sta agatata acesta pasare de trunchiul copacului!Ai facut o poza excelenta.Felicitari.
O seara buna.Alin.

Din nou o captura de calitate a unei pasari exceptionale.
Detaliile penajului se vad perfect!
Felicitari pentru inca o minunatie !

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2010-04-16 9:52]

Excellent Nuthatch compozistion Adrian. Very nice..
Best regards,cheers..

Buna Adrian,
Ca de obicei reusesc numai in weekend sa vad cate ceva din imaginile de pe TN.
Te felicit pentru imaginea cu ciocanitoare. Este extrem de clara si are culori "soft"care redau cel mai bine detaliile penajului.
Aceasta imagine cu ticlean sau scortar, este foarte reusita avand culori si detalii bune. Pozitia pasarii este tipica.
Ai reusit fotografia intr-o lumina foarte buna, fara contraste suparatoare.
Un weekend placut!

hello Adrian

an excellent photo of the Eurasian Nuthatch, with fine POV
and i love the vertical framing choice, fine focus sharpness
and details of the foreground, i love the way the background
it is blurred with showing details, TFS


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-04-16 11:58]

Hi Adrian. This is a typical pose of the Nuthatch looking head first down the tree.
Taken with good feather detail and natural colours. Along with a good DOF and POV. well taken TFS.

Hello Adrian,
beautifull photo, congratulations, very nice, great sharpness, good colors, nice POV.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing
hello Vanni

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-04-16 16:23]

Hi Adrian,

This is a beautiful picture of the Nuthatch posing so nicely on the tree. An excellent shot with wonderful colors and sharp details of his face, eye, plumage and wings. I love the setting of the tree trunk and leaves. A magnificent vertical composition.


Salut Adrian
C'est une très bonne photo Patrick, Belle composition et bien exposée. Les couleurs sont jolies et très joli ton fond d'image.
Merci et au revoir....JP

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-04-16 21:27]

Foarte frumoasa compozitie, culorile sunt atargatoare, vii, cu detalii fine, felicitari si un we placut!

Hi Adrian,

Excellent capture of this pretty nuthatch from wonderful POV with nice details and sharpness.
TFS and have a nice WE MF!


Bonjour Adrian
Quelle belle attitude, et les couleurs sont si harmonieuses.
Bravo pour cette netteté, qui donne un beau résultat

Una toma maravillosa Adrian, de mucho realismo y gran realización técnica. Preciosos colorers, enfoque y formato, muy adecuado para las constumbres trepadoras de esta pequeña ave. Interesante el que podamos ver parte de su entorno y hábitat.
Abrazo y buen fin de semana : Josep Ignasi.

Hi Adrian,

Very nice shots.
In a wonderful composition with vivid colors and detail are very good.
Perspective and shooting technique is very successful.
Thanks for sharing.


Ciao Adrian. Perfect details and great light to exalt the beautiful colours of this bird in dynamic pose. Well done.


Hola Adrian
Gracias por el comentario

Buena toma de este pajaro sujeto en un lateral del arbol, mucha nitidez en su totalidad y con el fonde de las hojas difumunado dando el protagonismo al animal.
Perfecta exposición.

Un saludo Antonio

Salut Adrian,

Foarte frumos capurturata, intradevar o frumusete a naturii nu doar prin culorile sale ci si prin candecul lor minunat.

un weekend placut sa ai,

Hello Adrian
fantastic capture of beautiful Sitta europaea in Nuthatches' characteristic position. great focus, eyes contact, colors and exposure. ivies on BG nice to composition. thanks for sharing, well done. have a nice eveing and nice weekend

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-04-17 11:02]

Uite ca toata lumea are frumuseti si noutati si eu tot cu nasul prin arhiva...sa dau peste cava cat de cat de expus.
M-am hotarat!
Ma dau si eu la ...pasarici!
Pene sa aiba doar!
Bravo pentru ce ai prins!
Bine ca a stat!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-04-18 3:24]

Hello Adrian,
A very fine capture of the Nuthatch in a lovely pose. Excelent focus and natural colours. I like the background too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • cris Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 3 N: 31] (789)
  • [2010-04-18 6:14]

Salut Adrian,

Ai surprins foarte bine acest Ticlean. Eu ma chinui de multa vreme, si nu am reusit sa capturez nici o imagine destul de buna cu aceasta specie. Singura varianta este sa-mi schimb aparatul foto'. :)

Pe curand...

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-18 8:22]

Hi Adrian,
such a special shot with an exciting angle. The sharpness is so lively and the tree bark enhances the beauty.
I like the presentation that depict the surroundings too.


Salut Adrian
O, felicitarile mele pentru aceasta captura. Incerci sa fotorafiezi si pasari,si cu rezutate uimitoare. Imi place foarte mult aceasta imagine, foarte clara, o compozitie reusita.
Numai bine,

Witaj Adrian,
Udalo Ci sie zlowic tego dziwaka chodzacego glowa w dol. Pieknie sie prezentuje na korze z zielona galazka w tle. Perfekcyjna ostrosc.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-04-27 4:48]

Lieber Adrian,
Diese Kleiberbild hatte ich verpasst, Adrian. Wird also nachgeholt. Mit der Canon EOS 40D erreichst Du eine viel bessere Qualität für Deine Bilder. Hast Du sie Dir angeschafft oder ist es Christinas Apparat?
Wünsche Dir einen schönen Nachmittag
Herzlich grüsst

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2010-04-27 14:40]

Hi Adrian,

Very nice catch! Good colours and details. You show him in typical nuthatch position, going down a tree trunk. Such birds move quite quickly, so you did well to capture him at 1/100 sec. You've located the bird attractively in the frame. I like the greenery on the side and the blurred BG. We have a similar bird in Canada, called the Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis). TFS.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-04-29 5:24]

Hi Adrian
Nice composition.Sharp image in a natural pose.Exce llent detail and colors.
TFS Michel

Hi adrian,
perfect sitta,
nice species.

Namaste Adrian,
it is nice to watch at this little beauty in the trunk. Nice depth and colours. Background blurr added a lot to it. Tfs.
Best wishes.

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2010-05-14 9:36]

Hello Adrian,

Sitta europaea... There are many among us ... but they are not easy to see ... and even less to photograph!
Very nice picture.



Hallo, Adrian,
My compliments! Excellent capture! Superb sharpness and good composition. An interesting note!
How are you?
Greetings from Ural,

Dear Adrian,
I have not looked at your portfolio for a while (was off sick) - and I notice you have been away also for nearly 3 months. I hope this is not due to adverse circumstances but just lack of time.

I like very much your little Nuthatch. I do not think they appear in South Africa, but cannot check this out at present; my books are parcelled for moving house...

Your perfect photographic technique makes it a pleasure to view your photo, and the natural colours are a bonus!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday
Greetings from South Africa

A stunning shot, Adrian...
Very beautiful colours, perfect details and excellent omposition.

Hi Adrian. Very nice capture of this little bird with added interest of the foliage. Excellent light with vivid exposure of the plumage. Great shot and thanks for sharing. Regards - Jusni

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-11-03 23:06]

Hi Adrian.
I like a pictured scene a lot. Tree trunk, twigs with green leaves and of course cute bird create a wonderful subject. Light and colours are amazing as well as the combination of details and some blurriness of the BG. Excellent job. My compliments and TFS.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-03-29 14:36]

Ciao Adrian!
Nice to see you :)
Excellent sharp image of Sitta, captured in nice pose, with perfect sharpness and fine details.
Splendid light and beautiful blurred BG.
Very well composed.
Congratulations my friend.
ciao! Vanda

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