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Visible and (almost) invisible
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Copyright: Helmut Roos (buscape) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 20 N: 1518] (7615)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4.0 G IF-ED VR II, Nikon TC14EII
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-29 8:25
Viewed: 2142
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Class: Aves; Order: Passeriformes; Family: Certhiidae; Genus: Certhia; Species: Certhia familiaris.

Once again I went to the Treecreeper family and have found the adult bird with a prey in its beak. Only on a closer inspection, I saw the young perfectly cmouflaged sitting on the tree beside it.



Klasse: Vögel; Ordnung: Sperlingsvögel; Familie: Baumläufer; Gattung: Baumläufer; Art: Waldbaumläufer.

Wieder einmal machte ich mich auf den Weg zu der Waldbaumläufer-Familie und fand den Altvogel mit seiner Beute im Schnabel. Erst bei genauerem Hinsehen sah ich den Jungvogel gut getarnt links daneben sitzen.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-05-29 8:41]

Hi Helmut,what a original capture,one very well wisible despite the difficult backlight,and one very well camoufled on the tree..ehehe..a very strange and nice way to take this couple in a vertical composition,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,LUCIANO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-29 8:48]

Hello Helmut,
Very nice photo in difficult light conditions. But you made the best out of it. Excellent sharpnes and a fine composition.

Hi Helmut,
another nice photo of birds taken from excellent point of view. I like this situation - lunch. Nice colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Helmut,
caption is very appropriate. picture is also very nicely taken in a difficult light condition, sharpness and colour is perfect.
best wishes,

helmut this is very nice to see this Fam.
good sharpness and beautiful colours
great details and nice pose of the birds
greeting lou

Hello Helmut,
The title is perfect for this species of birds. Their feathers are a perfect camouflage.....Excellent focus and sharp details. A wonderful image with this gorgeous family.

Ciao Helmut, great capture of lovely birtd and its prey, great camouflage for the second, I see only after read your note, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Helmut,
Excellent photo of this Certhia fam.in action, Very rarely, this bird can be observed with the chicken, íyou waslucky, congratulations!

Amazing scene Helmut! Excellent composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness!

Ciao Helmut. What interesting situatution! Very good managment of the difficult light. Details and sharp are excelelnte.


Ciao Helmut.
Splendida cattura ed un’ ottimo colpo d’occhio nel fotografare questi rampichini con un’ottima nitidezza e dei colori magnifici bene la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

GReat scene you've capture here

WEll done

Hello Helmut,
Interesting birds and impressive photo!Very good compozition,wonderful colours and great sharpness.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-05-29 12:53]

Hello Helmut,
A very fine capture!
Though the lighting was not the best, you made good use of it in this capture of a Treecreeper feeding its fledgeling on a tree trunk.
The POV is great to show the typical pose of both parent and young, the sharpness excellent and the colours natural. Its nice to see the lichens on the tree too.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-29 12:58]

Hello Helmut,
What a lovely capture with excellent details, superb colours and
amazing clarity. Perfect focus, exposure and wonderful composition. You take a good shot from a nice POV.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2012-05-29 20:08]

Hello Helmut,

Very nice natural study of these treecreepers. I really prefer these natural shots where you learn something about their natural instincts of survival. Beautiful image in difficult lighting conditions. Well done!



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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-05-30 5:50]

Fine image of these Treecreepers, good camouflage achieved. tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-06-03 9:37]

Hello Helmut,
You must have been quick off the mark to capture these two little Treeecreepers in one go! They seem very busy collecting food for their young among the lichens. In spite of the poor light you did very well and show them both nicey in focus. Very well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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