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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: 2009-08-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 70 - 300 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Nuthatch photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-01 6:25
Viewed: 3569
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
i am so pleased that we are now getting a regular vist from the nuthatch in the garden. I like the way the colours of the hedge are starting to match the body colour of the bird.

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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Hello Nick,

This is really a great capture of this Nuthatch with beautiful natural coloration, sharpness & details. Great POV & finely done!



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-01 6:37]

Hello Nick,
Typical pose of a Nuthatch. Great photo in good sharpness and details. Nice POV, composition and very beautiful clear colours and OOF BG.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-01 6:45]

Hello Nicholas
A colourful portrait of you little Nuthatch. The background is a nice contrast to the sharp detail and branch he's standing on. Best regards Siggi

Ciao Nick, an other fantastic little bird from you, superb sharpness and wonderful blurry BG, good natuiral colors and fine details, splendid composition, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

Hi Nick,
great light and capture of this species that I haven't had the chance to capture yet...very well composed..

Hi Nicholas friend!

For my is a real honor have you today of neighbor! and even more with this spectacular picture, is a beautiful bird, portrayed with beautiful colors very well worked. It seems me that the pose is one of the prettier than have seen in TN, this pose we do seeing a lot of of the bird's attitude. Good work, very professional!


Hy Nick
Nice to have a garden in which you can enjoy the visit of different birds. And this nuthatch is a pleasant visit, and you took the opportunity to capture it, in a very nice pose with very natural colours.
Kind regards, Oana

Hi Nick,
I love nuthatches. Rarely do I get a chance to take a decent picture though. Great job, especially with the pose! Good details too - color and composition. Nice all around.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-01 8:08]

Hi Nico,this is certainly one of the most beautifuls birds visiting the garden,the colors are very nice and the style is a top of elegance.Excellent quality as usual whit the best sharpness.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-01 8:22]

Hello Nick,
This is wonderful!
The head-stretched-out pose is so typical of the Nuthatch and lateral the POV on the perch branch is great and taken with excellent sharpness and lighting against the OOF natural green BG of your garden.
Thanks and all the best,

Hello Nick,
It is a very good capture of NutHatch. Sharp colours, very good background and a nice composition.

Hello Nick
a fantastic picture of Sitta europaea taken in a great posture with superb sharpness, marvellous colours, excellent POV and DOF, a very pleasing composition with a very good BG.
Best regards

hello Nicholas
very good the moment that you selected, the pose particular and very beautiful, technically as always in big level,splendid photo
TFS and regards

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  • RDx Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 65] (282)
  • [2009-09-01 9:04]

Exceptional shot of the Nuthatch, knowing how flighty these souls are and the fact that you were shooting with the 70-300 . Thanx for sharing .

nice comp. and sharpness, well done, regards

A lovely portrait of this little bird. Glad he's a regular visitor to your garden now!

Best regards,

hello nick
nice composition of this great coloured bird
super shot
greeting lou

Hello Nicholas,

Fantastic capture of this beautiful bird.
Colours,light and definition are splendid.
Good composition.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2009-09-01 11:23]


Once again , excellent capture of the nuthatch.
Great details and sharpness, good colors.
I like it, it's a beautifull bird.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2009-09-01 12:14]

Beautiful capture, indeed. Lovely soft colors; excellent pose of the object.

Well done!


Ciao Nick. Wonderful pose for an exciting capture. Nice compo and good mix colours/light.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-01 12:37]

Hello Nicholas
All I can say is Excellent!

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-09-01 12:45]

Hello Nick,

Very beautiful position of this sitta! (caracteristic!)

Thank you for this cute shot!


Hey Nick, great shot!! This is one of my favorite birds and you captured it with great lighting, color and details


Hi Nick, a wonderful capture of this ready-to-flight nuthatch beauty with nice details and fine pose. I also captured this species but the colours are very different (pale) in Turkish subspecies. Perfect focus and nice timely shot indeed.
TFS and have a nice night!

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-09-01 14:18]

Hello Nicholas,
Very good shot, joyful pose, splendid light, sharpness, nice BG. This species like pay visit on my balcony especially in autumn where can find sunflower seeds.
Regards, Pawel

Bonita como siempre. Bellos colores y una gran encuadre.
Abrazo Nicholas.

Hello Nicholas
you have very nice visitors in your garden, this Nuthatch is wonderful, nice pose and well focused, the colors are superb and very natural, great BG
Have a good night

Hello Nicholas!
As I see this (next to robin) is one of your favourite bird species :) But even if I see it in your gallery not for the first time, also this picture is very nice. I especially like timing - pose of the nuthatch is very nice :)
TFS and all the best from Lodz,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-01 16:56]

Hi Nick,

If it EVER cools down here maybe I too will be pleased with visits from birds other than quails, doves, thrashers and sparrows! No chance of a Nuthatch or any of the beauties you have. Another marvelous position on the branch showing off the lovely colors and details of the face, eye and feathers. Your shots are always picture perfect with wonderful backgrounds and compositions.


hello Nicholas

a very beautiful photo of this Nuthatch (ready to fly ?)
with a very fine POV and framing, superb focus
great sharpness and details, beautiful warm
colour tones and luminosity, TFS


Hi Nick,

you make me jalous with such birds in your garden.
Good pov and fine colours.
Exellent details.


Hello Nick,
This nice nuthach came very close! Very well done, with a cute and unsual horizontal pose. Great tones. Cheers,

Hello Nick
Trčs belle posture, et jolies teintes
Encore Bravo
Amicalement Laurent

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-03 3:33]

Hi Nicholas,
such a sharp shot taken a great and perfect moment. The background is so lovely and the bird is in its superbs sharpness.
i like the diagonal composition of the branch too, very special impact to view.


Thats lovely Nick............yet to get one mate.

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