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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-06 11:02
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 54
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Eurasian Nuthatch, Sitta europaea, is a small passerine found throughout temperate Europe and Asia, although not in Ireland. It belongs to the nuthatch family Sittidae.

This bird is the most common and most widespread nuthatch, and is often referred to just as the Nuthatch.

It is a resident bird of deciduous woods and parkland, with some old trees for nesting. It feeds on insects, seeds and nuts. Its old name “nut-hack” derives from its habit of wedging a nut in a crevice in a tree, and then hacking at it with its strong bill.

It has the ability, like other nuthatches, to climb down trees, unlike species such as woodpeckers which can only go upwards. It will come to bird feeding tables, and is then very aggressive, driving other species away.

The Eurasian Nuthatch is 14cm long and has the typical nuthatch big head, short tail and powerful bill and feet. It is blue-grey above, with a black eyestripe. Asian and north European birds (S. e. asiatica and S. e. europaea respectively) are white below except for chestnut in the vent area. The western European S. e. caesia has generally reddish underparts. Young birds are "washed out" versions of the adults.

Nests are in holes or crevices, lined with bark or grass. The size of the hole’s entrance may be reduced by the building of a neat mud wall. Five to eight eggs are laid, white speckled with red.

This is a noisy bird, often located by its repeated tui-tui-tui call.

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wondeful compo with fine photo performance!
regards Nasos

Hi Marius,
Very good shot with excellent sharpness, exposure and focus!
good clarity and much detail also nice pov,

great closeup of this jumpy bird, TFS Ori

Ciao Marius. Oustanding for sharp and details! Great compo for the dynamic posture of the cute one.


Hallo Marius,
a superb capture of the Eurasian Nuthatch, impressive details, very beautiful colours, excellent point of view and composition with a spectacular posture of this cute bird
Best regards

Classic pose for the bird and a wonderful photo with great detail and beautiful colours. regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-06 12:25]

Hello Marius.
Beautiful colors on this very pretty Eurasian Nuthatch. Excellent details of the face, wings and plummage. You caught him in a very nice pose.Best regards Siggi

Hello Marius
Excellent compozition,nice natural colours with excellent detail.Well taken this intersting situation.
Best regards

It is a beautiful detailed shot of this tiny Eurasian Nuthatch! Good evening Marius! You have managed to capture the bird in a perfect pose. Brilliant moderate colors and great background. The sharpness .... the sharpness however is a bit over the top in my opinion!
George Veltchev

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  • ricx Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 43] (241)
  • [2011-09-06 15:07]

Hi Marius, well captured - its not an easy bird to capture as it is always so busy and moving. a good close up with excellent detail.. congrats Rich

Una imagen "rmpedora" de una gran calidad técnica en muchos aspectos.
Colores magníficos y un buen tratamiento de la luz.
Composición y equlibrio del conjunto sobresalientes:
enhorabuena por este genial trabajo !!
Saludos Marius: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Marius,
I just love this nuthatch. This is a super well lit image. We have nuthatches similiar to this in North Amercia. I find Nuthatches tough shots as they are mostly facing down and their faces are quite often shadowed. Really nice details in the feathers and just an outstanding pose from this beutiful little bird.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-09-06 19:48]

Hello Marius,
I like the diagonal perching branch and typical pose of this beautiful Nuthatch. The exposure is superb and the detail is exceptional. Stunning natural coloration and just the right amount of exposure.
I have Nuthatches visiting my feeders quite often, and they are not easily captured in such an attractive pose as this.

Hello Marius,

Wow what an suburp photo from this bird one of the best i hac=ve een seen from this specie.
Razor sharpness, egal blurrred bg and dof.
Fine colors.


Another impressive photo with excellent composition and fantastic colours from you Marius!

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-06 22:45]

Bonjour Marius,
Un petit oiseau très bien figé sur l'image. Orientation du regard, couleurs ...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-07 1:39]

Spectacular capture my friend,what a quality and what beautiful position and painted background too.Impossible to make better...another time!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Marius
fantastic photo! The composition is excellent, the colours are very beautiful and the sharpness is spectacular.

Hello Marius,
great capture of this little bird with good sharpness and a lovely pose. I also like the natural colours and the beautifully blurred background.
Best wishes,

hello Marius
super good composition with great details and beautiful colours
sharpness is very good with nice BG
thanks greeting lou

Bonjour Marius,
Très belle et originale posture du sujet et excellente profondeur de champ le valorisant bien.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-07 6:43]

Hello Marius,
Another fantastic photo in great sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours. Great pose against the nice blurry BG.

Hi Marius, Wow what a very nice capture of this Eurasian Nuthatch Bird, fabulous lighting with lovely colour tones, splendid detailed sharpness, terrific posture with a nice eye catch-light, great stuff here Marius Bravo! and very well done,
Best regards,


Hi Marius,
what a nice and clear photo. Perfect sharpness. Excellent portrait. A lot of details.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-09-07 10:31]

Belíssimo trabalho de macro muito bom à composição e a nitidez excelente imagem perfeita meus parabéns por esta linda foto.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-09-07 11:55]

Hi Marius,
Excellent composition,nice colours and sharpness details.
Perfect shot.
Regards Jiri.

Buna Marius
Tocmai am vazut in vara asta specia asta vizitand parul batran din curtea bunicilor, insa, nu am apucat sa ii fac vreo poza. Foarte buna imagine, cu o claritate de exceptie si culori naturale!
Toate cele bune,

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