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The Red-breasted Nuthatch watch me

The Red-breasted Nuthatch  watch me
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Copyright: jeanpaul Bolduc (jeanpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax *ist D, 70-300mm f4-5.6
Exposure: f/6.8, 1/620 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-08 21:41
Viewed: 2946
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The Red-breasted Nuthatch

( Sitta canadensis)
The Red-breasted Nuthatch is a small (4-1/2 inches long) nuthatch with a black cap and a black line through the eye and a white line above it. The underparts are rust colored. Back, wings and tail a slate blue grey. Female is similar but grey crown. The call sounds very much like a little tin horn -- yank yank. The little bird spends much of its time upside down searching for bugs and seeds in conifer forests. As you can see it definitely visits feeders.

These birds are cavity nesters. The nest is made of twigs and lined with plant matter. There are 5 to 6 white eggs spotted with reddish brown.

The range is throughout the US and much of Canada in coniferous forests

Adanac, JoseMiguel, cecilia, stevkds, fartash, SelenE, vanderschelden, marhowie, Silke, jcoowanitwong, jaycee, Silvio2006, Juyona, pierrefonds has marked this note useful
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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-08 21:57]

Hi JeanPaul,
You did a good job of getting most of him between the branches and it is well detailed and colored. I'm not to sure I like the point of view though.

Hi Jeanpaul,
This is an uncommon POV, to catch this rear pose of the bird.
The details on the feathers are so good and sharp, thanks to the good illumination and your proper exposure.
Great the texture on the bark of the branch.
I like so much also the wide composition, and the way you builded it with all the branches in the foreground and the soft background.
Well done, thanks for share it with us and my best regards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-08 22:41]

Hello Jeanpaul

A very beautiful little nuthatch.The details are sharp and the plumage shows very well.Excellent colour saturation.The yellows really are outstanding.The detail in the bark and lichens is remarkable.Nicely composed wit interesting POV and very good DOF.Great job.TFS


Super eye contact here, wonderful pose....
Well taken.

Pretty shot Jean.
Very well done. tfs. Stev

Hello Jeanpaul
Very nice shot of bird,
perfect focusing and lighting,
Excellent work.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-09 3:27]

Bonjour JeanPaul,
The pose is lovely with the eye contact. Good composition, great focus , sharpness and colors. TFS

Hello Jean-Paul,
So beautiful little Nuthatch!
Very well done!
Regards and TFS,

hi jeanpaul,
nice work,
the pose is lovely,
well composed shot,
natural colors,
good sharpness,
well done,
tfs & regards

Very sophisticated image, Jeanpaul.
Especially I do like the sharpness and some parts of the scenery for example the branch the bird is sitting on...

Hello Jeanpaul,
Intimate POV and close-crop composition with fine detail. Natural color and framing, showing the nuthatches environment nicely :)
Well done & TFS!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-02-09 9:14]

amazing how its colour blends with the mosses on the tree! Superb composition with splendid details and colours

Hello JP,

excllent colors bg POV DOF perfect details very crisp nicly done

TFS Kyle

Hi Jeanpaul,
I like the details on plumage that you captured. Sharp and crisp clear image. Very smooth composition and really enjoy looking at this picture. TFS and with best regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-02-09 11:51]

Hi Jeanpaul,

Nice close-up of the tit. Somehow you managed to catch him between the branches. I think the pose is cute - the light is on his face and his feathers are sharp and clear.


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-09 13:18]

Hello Jean Paul
Another lovely picture! I like a lot the point of view. Sharpness, DOF, lighting, colors and composition are fabulous. Details on the plumage and the moss upon the branch give a special beauty to the image.
I love it. Thank you very much for sharing.

Ciao Jeanpaul, great portrait with an original POV, great pose and wonderful details, splendid colors, very well done, have a good weeek end, ciao Silvio

bonjour jean paul

très beau portrait de cette oiseau très bon détail et cadrage bravo


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-09 19:34]

Hola Jeanpaul, preciosa textura del plumaje y agradable compo. buenos detalles y buen pov... saludos

Superb detail captured you must have been really close nice light good DOF technicals are great well done and TFS rgds Necip

bonjour PJ
les plumes sont bien detaillées,d'habitude le plumage semble assez lisse;bravo pour cela!
une tres jolie pose aussi.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-10 14:15]

Lovely image Jeanpaul. This is so sharp. The colours are lovely as is the light. Nice eye contact as well



Sympathique oiseau à l'oeil bien vif.
Bonne journée.

Bonjour jean-Paul,

Une bonne prise de vue de cette sittelle à poitrine rousse, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de belles couleurs. Bonne journée.


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