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Nuthatch


Nuthatch
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Nuthatch photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-30 6:04
Viewed: 3713
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this Nuthatch in the Forest on Boxing Day.
Unfortunatly due to circumstances i will not be able to go out to the Forest much for the forseable future so i will have to go back to my archives for postings.

NutHatch. ( Sitta europaea ) Length 14cm.
Recognised by rounded, short- tailed appearance and habit of descending tree trunks head downwards, a trait unique in Britain to this species. Has blue grey upper parts, black eye stripe, with white cheeks and a orange buff underparts.Chisel like bill use to prise insects from tree bark and to open acorns and nuts. A woodland species common in wales and southern England. Nest in tree holes often plastering the entrance with mud to reduce the size.

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Ciao Nick, fascinating bird with beautiful dark BG, great composition with wonderful colors, splendid details and excellent sharpness, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009,
Silvio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2008-12-30 6:10]

Hi Nicholas
Excellent capture. Well done.
Regards
Razvan Zinica

Hi Nick,
neighbours today ;.-)
a fine picture even if the contrast/light are a bit high on my monitor.
Well composed with a nice pose, pretty good sharpness with fine details and nice colours.
Happy New Year, my friend,
Gert

Hallo Nicholas
This is such a charming little bird to look at. Not only is the colour of the plumage a feast to the eye, the greenery it is captured on is a delightful addition to this already special image. One can almost say its has been captured on a green carpet. The combination of colours on its short tail feathers is lovely and it looks as if a special glow lightens the soft coloured plumage at its bottom and stomach. The clarity of the sharp charcoal coloured beak and the sharp nails on the paws is super. All the best for 2009 and thanks for your valuable input on the site in the past.
Best regards
Anna

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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-30 6:36]

Hi Nicholas,
great perspective,
beautiful shot, great colours
and details.
Have a wonderful New Year
Rosa

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-30 6:46]

Hi Nicholas,
Beautiful capture of this nuthatch.Lighting,exposure,details,dark BG and composition are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-30 6:50]

Hello Nick,
Nice one of a Nuthatch showing how colourful the backside is! You also managed to get pretty well all of it in focus as it turned its head with good use of the ambient light to produce a nice contrasting dark BG.
Well done and TFS!
Ivan

A rather intriguing bird in shape...at least from this angle...well lit and well perched old man:-) May I take the liberty?:-) HA! Well done..and say hi to you so who has dissipated!
Bob

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-30 8:32]

Hi Nick,

I wish we had all the Nuthatches and Tits that you have instead of all of our sparrows!! This is stunning - a perfect pose (always) showing off this beautiful bird with excellent colors and details. The face, eye, and feathers are magnificent. I love the black background and the fantastic horizontal composition. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Jane

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-12-30 8:38]

Hi Nick,
Oh! lot of birds today and beautiful too. very good capture of this cute little bird with fantastic colors and patterns. look at the beak and the tail (both pointed), its amazing bird. fine image. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2008-12-30 8:40]

What a splendid capture. I love the BG and the small reflcetion in the eye. Also beautiful pose and great composition.

Regards/Bengt

Hello Nicholas,

Beautiful capture of this nuthatch. Excellent sharpness. I like very much the composition with the black background. Beautiful vivid colours. Cold here -8C last night. I put some food for the birds, but I think they find better elsewhere, they do not come on my balcony.
Best wishes for the New Year.
Cheers,
Mariki

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-30 10:26]

Hello Nicholas,
Excellent photo! Good composition, with impressive colors, lots of details and beautiful background!
Have a great New Year 2009.
Regards,
Siggi

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-12-30 10:46]

Hello Nick,

This is a very good photo of this quick moving bird. You have chosen a very fine POv showing so well the bird. Plumage colors are very nicely rendered, colors being saturated but vivid and naturaly looking.

Thank you for sharing.

I wish you a Happy New Year,
Cristian

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2008-12-30 13:57]

Hi Nick!

As always perfect picture of small bird. Very common on TN but still looks great at your photo. Nice pose, perfect details and black BG.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4419)
  • [2008-12-30 14:56]

Exelente trabalho exelente tecnica muito bem fotografado e com cores firmes e agradaveis parabéns.
Nilson

Hi Nick,
Excellent close-up capture of Nuthatch; great pose, composition, fine sharp details, good lighting.
TFS
Have a Great New Year 2009!
Cheers
Pekka

hello Nicholas

excellent shot of the Nuthatch with very fine POV and framing,
very beautiful luminosity, excellent sharpness and details,
i love the pose of the bird, and the catch-light
render the photo more beautiful, TFS

Asbed

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-30 20:37]

Hello Nick,
Happy New Year my friend. What a splendid image with great details and colors affording us a wonderful view of this tiny bird. Thank you Nick.
Rick

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-31 4:43]

Hello Nick,
A lovely capture of this cheeky little bird! Technically very fine in all respects. A nice composition too.
TFS and Happy New Year, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-31 5:05]

Hello Nick,
A wonderful photo of this Nuthatch against a beautiful black BG. Excellent sharpness, details and bright colours. Great pose and composition.
A very good and healthy 2009,
Peter

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-12-31 7:18]

Hi Nick

Such a beautiful shot. I love the eye level POV, the sharp details and the perfect light. The dark BG shows him off well.

All the best for 2009

Karan

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6482 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2008-12-31 8:15]

Hi Nico,thanks a lot for this fantastic pic,i whish you all the best for a new year and thanks for your great 2008's gallery,Luciano

Vale el mismo comentario que te hice ayer: fotografía nueva-sensaciones nuevas. Destacaría la excelente iluminación y el gran realismo del conjunto.
Un abrazo y buen 2009.
J. Ignasi.

Hello Nick
A superb capture of the Nuthatch with superb details.
A Happy New Year to you and yours
All the Best
Billy

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-01-01 7:08]

Hello Nicholas,
A very fine picture of the Nuthatch, shown in a nice and not too usual pose.
The black background is in good contrast to the bird's marvellous plumage and the light falls perfectely on the bird and gives to its eyes a special glance.
Thanks a lot and my best wishes for a Happy New Year
Anne

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-01 14:02]

Hi Nick,
a very good shot of this Nuthatch!
Excellent sharpness and detail.
Great POV.
Superb lighting.

Well done and Happy New Year!

Joe

Hello Nicholas
Excellent shot of the Nuthatch with very good POV and composition.
TFS. Regards. Ferran

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