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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/3000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-25 13:47
Viewed: 2585
Points: 22
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Eurasian or Spotted nutcracker
from Wikipedia
Nesting is always early in this species across its whole range, so as to make the best use of pine nuts stored the previous autumn. The nest is usually built high in a conifer (sometimes broadleaved trees are used) and usually on the sunny side. There are normally 2-4 eggs laid and incubated for 18 days. Both sexes feed the young which are usually fledged by about 23 days and stay with their parents for many months, following them to learn the food storage techniques essential for survival in their harsh environment.

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Hello Tom

Great close-up in-flight shot of the Eurasian nutcracker,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details of its plumage, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-25 14:05]

Hello Tom.
Excellent in-flight shot on this Eurasian nutcracker. Very good color and detail in the white plumage. Nice clean OOF backround. This looks great.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-25 14:27]

Hello Tom,
Very nice photo of this Nutcracker in flight. Excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Never seen it in the wild. Fine composition.

Beautiful in flight photo Tom! Very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness. Interesting species too.

Hello Tom,
A very good shot,good moment,good sharpness and details and colours.

hello Tom,
a great capture of this flying Eurasian or Spotted nutcracker with great sharpness and colour. good sharpness and well composed picture.
best wishes,

Hello Tom,
What a splendid capture.....Exceptional details and outstanding sharpness.
Absolutely amazing colors, light and focus. Difficult catch in flight, but you managed very well this image. Incredible sharp details and perfect focus. It is rare species in my country and very shy too.
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo Tom
Great in-flight shot of this striking bird. Beautiful details captured on the chest feathers and the wide opened wings. The bird displays beautifully against the blue sky. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-26 15:02]

Hi Tom,magnificent in-flight capture whit a beautiful wings position,great details and colors,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Tom, great capture of lovely bird in fantastic fly on beautiful blue sky, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Tom
Excellent in-flight capture of a Spotted Nutcracker. I can see by the size of his beak that he can open very large nuts and seeds. The blue sky shows off the interesting colors of his plumage.
TFS Janice

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