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Copyright: Val Saxby (val123) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 36] (262)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon 100-400mm4,5-5,6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-14 13:23
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Sitta europaea

This beautiful little woodland bird, the Nuthatch was photographed in the New Forest.

As soon as we pulled into the car park I could hear them calling ....they have a very loud call they were obviously very hungry and virtually took the peanuts from my hand.

Would normally post the images taken without the nut but this seemed to suit this shot.

An excellent place to see these guys in in forest or woodland areas near to parking areas in particular if people feed them. Put out a few nuts on a nearby tree stump or fallen log step back and this time of year they will soon appear.


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Impressd by the quality, the posture, the dynamism by the diagonal, the perfect expo, the sharpness .... etc
Bravo val

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-14 13:42]

Hello Val,
Excellent photo of this Nuthatch in superb sharpness, a very pleasant pose and beautiful natural colours. Great BG, POV, DOF and composition. The nut is a nice bonus. Very good!

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-14 14:44]

Hello Val - seems that we have the same name, isn't it ? :-)
I love this picture, first because the bird in tiself is wonderful , second because it is really a quality capture. The pose of the bird, the nut in its beak, the details, the natural colors, the composition, the POV and the blurred BG, I like everything here. Very well done !

Hi Val,
This is a high quality image of the Nuthatch!
You had a great light there and really took good advantage of it.
I like a lot the pose got, fine details got on the plumage, and of course, the timing to have got the precise moment of the bird with the peanut.
My compliments and thanks for share.
Best regards,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-01-14 17:45]

Hola Val.
Beautiful photo, You did a great work here. Very sharp and fine pose, I also like the BG and light.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2009-01-14 17:49]

Wonderful shot -- great timing. I think technically everything is just fine. Thanks for sharing. Gary

wow, striking capture, TFS Ori

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-14 21:51]

Hallo Val,

You did a very fine photo of this bird. The image is rasor sharp showing excelent details of the bird. Even fine details of feathers can be well seen. You have also rendered very well the colors. Bird's plumage is shown in a reachness of color tones.

Thank you for sharing,

Ooooo muhteşem bir poz Val,diağonal duruş ve yemi ile nefis görünüyor.Netlik çok çok güzel,kimseye kaptırmadan havalanacak sanırım,ellerine sağlık :)

Hallo Val
Great image with lots of detail, fine focus and excellent sharpness. You have captured this Nuthatch in a beautiful pose with the peanut in its beak. The quality of the photograph is of high standard and it is a pity that we don’t see your images more often. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-01-15 0:06]

Merhaba Val,
Bu kuşun şu ana kadar gördüğüm en güzel karesi diyebilirim. Emeğine sağlık.


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-01-15 0:58]

Hello Val,
what a splendid pose, excellent sharpness, light and BG.
Thanks for share such beautiful photo, Pawel

incredibly sharp and beautiful image of a nuthatch

I'm so very jealous!

just wondering have you ever visited http://www.ukbirdphotographers.net/forums you might like this website?

Hello Val,
Excellent shot in every way! TFS,

Hello Val,

Now i know why this bird is called "Nuthatch", great shot apt for its name. Good view, Excellent clarity and nice colours.

Thanks for sharing!

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