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Copyright: Nemes Septimiu (septimiu_nemes) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 371] (2161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikon AFS 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF DX, Kenko UV MC Digital 67mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-20 8:13
Viewed: 2925
Points: 34
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this is the no.6 picture from the city neighbours series;

Eurasian Nuthatch

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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-20 9:27]

Hello Nemes,
Very nice capture.Clear details,POV,sharpness,
colors,framing,blurred BG and composition are
wonderful.TFS.Best regards Siggi

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-20 9:43]

Buna Septimiu
O poza reusita cu detalii bune si culori frumoase.
Numai bine si un week-end placut.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-02-20 10:42]

Hi Nemes
Nice shot with good elements. The colors are vivid and natural the details are clean and sharp. The composition is amazing. This bird is very beautiful.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-20 10:42]

Hi Nemes,
Lovely capture of this Nuthatch.POV,sharpness,BG and pose of bird are wondeful.
Thanks for posting.

hello Nemes
great details
nice composition
great picture
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-20 11:45]

Hi Septimiu,you manage very well this pic,not easy to have sharpness and colors like that whit this terrible backlight! A top class quality,my best compliments,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-20 12:33]

Hi Nemes. This is the same Nuthatch that we have over here. You have taken a good side POV . With good detail and natural colours. I find they are always on the move. well done TFS. Good notes too.

Ciao Septimiu, this is really a lovely serie, wonderful little bird with fantastic colors, great details and excellent sharpness, splendid blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-20 13:44]

Hello Septimiu !
I like these birds, they are so beautiful, but so hard to capture as they always move - but you did great on this picture. I like his pose, as well as the nice details, the natural colors, the composition, the POV. The BG, almost white and completely blurred, makes the bird stand out nicely. Very well done !

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-20 15:36]

Hi Septimiu,

This Nuthatch is not found in my city - I wish it was. I love the pose against the blurred background. A nice view of the face and feathers with lovely colors.


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  • danar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 17] (273)
  • [2009-02-20 18:52]

Buna Septimiu.

Frumoasa compozitia ta , de asemenea si culorile , BG e foarte bine ales in contrast cu subiectul.
Toate cele bune.


Hi and Good Morning Septimiu,
A fine capture of this cute fellow nuthatch with wonderful clarity in a fine composition.
TFS and Have a nice weekend!


Hello Nemes,
Very nice capture of this beautiful bird. Excellent POV,sharpness and fine details.
TFS and best regards. Ferran

Salut Septimiu,

Felicitari pentru fotografie, culorile si detaliile foarte bune. Imi place cum a iesit si fundalul. Felicitari.
Cele bune,

Ciao Septimiu,
a very beautiful picture of Sitta europaea taken from an excellent POV with good sharpness, i like the pose against a blurred BG.
Best regards.

Sorprensete y bello conjunto de colores y fondo.
Naturalidad también de estos.
Un saludo Nemes: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Septimiu,
this shot is wonderful, I love that bird.
I had no chance to make a shot of this guy this year, it was too shy.
Last year our cat "murdered" one of them, so I think they are nervous to visit our garden again ...
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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