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Nutcracker - Orzechowka

Nutcracker - Orzechowka
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Copyright: Maciej Gaweski (maaciejka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 82 N: 4427] (27117)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron AF55-200mm F/4-5.6 LD MACRO Di II
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-05 7:38
Viewed: 1865
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's a bird called "Orzechowka" - "Nutcracker" (Nucifraga caryocatactes). It was taken on 4th of April 2009 during our trek to Morskie Oko (lake). We started from Palenica Bialczanska, went through Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza (waterfalls) and finished near Morskie Oko. The way back was the same.
Thanks for visiting.

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Hello Maciej,
Beautiful picture of this species.This universe is huge.So it's not possible for anybody to roam every country except in dream.Through TN we can watch different countries different species.This is one of them.I think you had given a piece of butter to the bird for this snap.Am I right?

Nice composition.Outstanding sharpness and POV.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful bird in TN,
Kind regards,

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-02-05 8:36]

Hi Maciej,
wonderful photo of this beautiful bird, outstanding details, beautiful lighting, lovely composition !
Best regards !

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-05 8:56]

Hi Maciej,very good pic of this bird,also if the dot of fire seems better on the snow and not on the nutcracker,you lost a bit the plumage details.But a great timing and an original capture whit the full beak.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hello Maciek
very nice picture with good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-05 10:25]

Hello Maciek,
Nice photo of this Nutcracker in beautiful contrasting colours. A pity that the focus is more on the foreground with snow than on the bird. Fine composition.

Hello Maciej,
Great pictures in your archive!! My friend you captured this Nucifraga caryocatactes in perfect 3-dimentions. The crisp clear snow in the foreground, the bird in excellent clarity, low POV and the BG with a great DOF. Excellent work my friend.
Best regards,

Hello Maciek,
A great capture with beautiful coloration, details & pose. Nice presentation & TFS. Best wishes!


Ciao Maciej. Magnificent effects of light. Brigh colours. Lovely compo.


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-02-05 11:28]

Hi Maciej
one of my many favorite birds
perfect exposure in snowy conditions
nice part of blue sky
great details
maybe you should use more appropriate food for photography LOL

Ciao Maciek, great capture of lovely bird in the snow, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Maciek

Excellent close-up photo of this Nutcracker,
fine POV, DOF and framing, difficult back-light,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Good to see a bird picture from your archives, Maciej. It is a pleasant surprise from a landscape artist.
Though light conditions with snow on the ground are challenging, you have managed a good capture there.

Witaj Macku,
Dla odmiany ciekawy ptak Ci sie trafil i to ze zdobycza. Ladnie skomponowany kadr, efektowne tło.

Hallo Maciek
What a great image with such a lot of details to look at and admire. The texture of the snow is so well captured and seen, just as much as the markings seen on the chest of this "Orzechowka". Further to that the sunlight that shines just on the right spots delights my eyes and my heart, as I like any form of sunshine in an image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Maciej
Excellent photo, good point of view. Good exposure of the dark bird with good detail.
Nice pose with eye contact.
regards yiannis

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-06 0:52]

Hello Maciej
what a shot in the snow. well retained details and clarity. The bird is nicely seen with its plumage and the food.
Good moment.


很漂亮的鳥 原來是用麵包引誘下來
記得以前我照藍磯鳥 都是用蘋果
照的不錯 很清晰 構圖也很美

Hello Maciej,
Excellent capture with nice clarity and the composition is just remarkable.

Hi Maciej,

You're capturing well this bird by a good angle and excellent tone, so it's impressive to see the lovely Nutcracker standing on snow and taking anything in one's mouth. As for it, it is visible to the bird of the feature that the white spot pattern is attached to the brown body.

Kind regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-07 4:09]

Hello Maciej,
Lucky you to had the opportunity to take pictures of this normally shy bird. It seems to have beeen hungry eating some piece of bread..
Well done

great capture Maciej, excellent focus, details and ambient, I have seen this bird only one time but I could not to take some pictures,

ciao, tino

Hi Maciej,

The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the Nutcracker. The reflection of the light on the snow is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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