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Sitta europaea

Sitta europaea
Photo Information
Copyright: Kirsten Tr (Kirsten) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 6 N: 216] (664)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, 37mm-370mm, 52mm UV
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-12-27 8:36
Viewed: 4369
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Boomklever(in dutch), a sitta europaea or nuthatch.

- Nuthatches can hardly be mistaken for any other species of bird. They live in woodland but will visit gardens, especially where there is a mature oak or beech tree. They run up and down tree trunks in short bursts, and they can often be heard cracking nuts, which they wedge within bark fissures.

Nuthatches are aggressive bird. When they come to the bird feeder the other garden birds keep well clear. They roost in holes in trees, using similar habitat to the tits.


it was hard to get this one on pic.he was very quickly and this is the only pic i got of it.he was eating of the home made birdfood :D
i had never seen this bird before so i waited and waited for him to come back and after an hour i could take this shot!it was sharp so it was worth posting imo.
hope you like it as mutch as i do!

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Pragtige naam - boomklewer - it says it all, it clings to the tree!
He is nice and sharp, always a pleasure when one "catches" the first picture of a birdie.
You couls clone out the wire behind him, it would improve the overall impact, but you caught him with his bill in the cookie-jar, and it shows he environment.
Well done, Kirsten.

Very good Kirsten.
I like this bird, the nuthatch is very cute.
Nice colours, composition and good details.
Very well done.

Very good catch in action, Kirsten. Soft winter colors, very good pose. Looks very natural. I agree with Callie about the fence. In french, it's called "Sittelle Torchepot", but I haven't seen any up to now this winter, unfortunately.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-12-27 10:58]

Very good shot of the Nuthatch Kirsten. Excellent detail. Good job

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2004-12-27 14:16]

Nice picture Kirsten, you have caught this Nuthatch really well.
My mother has them in her garden every day.
Very clear with good colours.
Well done!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-27 16:21]

I have to mention that I think this is one of your sharpest shots yet! With that mask he looks like a robber and he looks guilty as well.

As I said, the sharpness is great and the exposure goes with that as well.

Very well done and thanks for posting.

Good post, Kirsten: picture and note.
I like your nuthatch. I dared a WS.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-12-28 5:08]

pros: subject, pose, composition, note, cutness factor :-)
cons: elements of civilisation [net&fence]

Good work Kristen!

Composition: **
Sharpness: ***
Color: ***
DOF: ***
POV: **

Nice shot but BG is distracting.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2004-12-28 23:11]

You are very patient waiting that long but the result was worth it. Good shot, he's nice and sharp. Well done. TFS.

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  • Dingo (24)
  • [2004-12-29 18:41]

Prachtig, Kirsten. Ongelooflijk scherp en goede scherptediepte. Jammer van de draad, op TL zou je die mogen verwijderen. Knap gedaan, een foto waar ik jaloers op ben!

Very nice, your getting better. A long time to wait for a bird to come back, but it was worth it. I like Luc's workshop, a simple clone to improve an otherwise great shot, well done.

Boomklevertjes, hele mooie kleine vogeltjes die op een zeer fijne manier als een spiraal een boom in klimmen, prachtig om te zien !
je hebt hem lekker "gevangen" hier, mooie dichtbij-foto, Kirsten !

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