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The White-breasted Nuthatch

The White-breasted Nuthatch
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4.6, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-03 7:16
Viewed: 2795
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, here is another photo of the
White-breasted Nuthatch in-flight, photo shot
with my Fujifilm bridge camera, in RAW, ISO400

from the All About Birds website :

The White-breasted Nuthatch is normally territorial
throughout the year, with pairs staying together.
The male is more vigilant when he forages alone than
when he is with the female. The female, however,
is in danger of having the more dominant male
displace her from foraging sites, and she is more
vigilant when he is around than when she is alone.

In winter, the White-breasted Nuthatch joins foraging
flocks led by chickadees or titmice. One explanation
for these flocks is that the birds gain protection from
predators by the vigilance of the other birds.
In support of this idea, one study found that
if titmice were removed from a flock,
nuthatches were more wary and reluctant
to come to exposed bird feeders. »



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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-02-03 7:30]

Salut Asbed
Bonne photo en vol.L'action est bien maitrisée et l'image est en focus.Bon détail du plumage egalement.
Merci Michel

Hi Asbed,
A nice capture of this beautiful nuthatch in flight. very good details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Asbed, an another excellent in-flight beauty. You captured it nicely from belly side. TFS.


Hello Asbed,
Well done MF,
This is again an amazing shot of Nuthatch by you. The wings display & POV are phenomenal. TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-03 9:09]

Hello Asbed,
An excellent in-flight of a White-breasted Nuthatch that shows all the features clearly as seen from below it in fine lighting and set in a pleasing composition. The frozen wing position is great too.

Hello Asbed,
Great in flight capture of this little bird.
Well done
Best regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-03 9:47]

Hi Asbed,

You are getting closer and closer! This Nuthatch is wonderful with fine details of his face and wings. You always manage to capture such nice wing positions. You certainly are dedicated and seem to be out there in the cold every day.


Ciao Asbed, perfect focus on splendid flying bird, great capture with wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-03 11:00]

Hi Asbed. This is a very good inflight shot of the Nuthatch. You had very good timing as they fly so fast. You have good detail and natural colours. well done TFS.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-02-03 11:51]

Hello Asbed,
Very nice capture, great POV and sharpness.. You choice of ISO
at 400 was very good, kept it sharp and was fast enough to capture this moment... Well done


hi Asbed,

You'll go on with the inflight shots and yuo have also this one good managed.
Nice unusual pov on the flying bird.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-03 12:39]

Hi Asbed,
Lovely capture of this flying nuthatch.POV,timing and framing are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

I feel as though you have one of each kind. Diversity in your images shows you have a good feel for your gear and also more importantly the birds!

hello Asbed
Très jolie, cette sittelle en plein vol. Ses ailes déployées ressemble a un éventail
La très grande netteté de l'oiseau sur un fond plus flou donne à cette image effet 3D
Amitié, Jacqueline

Hi Asbed,
Good to have you as neighbour today. Excellent in-flight capture of White-breasted Nuthatch; sharp details, great composition, nice natural BG.

Hello Asbed

I love the sounds these guys make ,they really fill the winter woods with pleasant noise.
This capture is excellent , these guys are quick and move in unpredictable motion.
Very good POV ,the in flight capture is well done.
You have amassed an impressive array of in flight captures.


Hi Asbed,
What a brilliant shot!I love the timing, the in-action feel to this shot!

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-04 23:14]

BOnjour Asbed !
Cette Sitelle est tellement différente de celles que nous avons en Europe - elle est très belle aussi, cependant, et comme toujours vous avez parfaitement réussi à la figer en plein vol. Les ailes grands ouvertes nous laissent admirer les longues plumes. Félicitations !

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