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Eurasian Nutcracker

Eurasian Nutcracker
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-04 5:34
Viewed: 2271
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Spotted Nutcracker, Eurasian Nutcracker, or just Nutcracker, (Nucifraga caryocatactes) is a passerine bird slightly larger than the Eurasian Jay. It has a much larger bill and a slimmer looking head without any crest. The feathering over its body is predominantly a chocolate brown with distinct white spots and streaks. The wings and upper tail are virtually black with a greenish-blue gloss. It is one of two species of nutcracker, the other, Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana), replacing it in western North America.
The Nutcracker was one of the many species originally described by Linnaeus in his 18th century work, Systema Naturae, and it still bears its original name of Nucifraga caryocatactes.The scientific name is a reduplication, with Nucifraga based on Latin: nucis nut + frangere to shatter, and caryocatactes based on Greek: karuon nut + kataseio to shatter.The common English name nutcracker first appears in 1738 in a translation of a German travel guide,where it is a calque on the German name Nußknacker,as the bird was not recorded in England until 1753. Other Germanic languages have etymologically related names: Danish: Nøddekrige; Dutch: Notenkraker; Norwegian: Nøttekråke; Swedish: Nötkråka.(Wikipedia)

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-05-04 6:24]

Beautiful bird with interesting viewpoint, fine colors. tfs.

hello Siegried
this one is very good
great details and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Siggi,

A great capture with beautiful coloration, sharpness & POV. Well done & TFS.



Hello Siegfried
you captured this bird from a good POV, nice colour and sharpness.
best wishes,

Hello Siggi,
Wonderful photo of this beautiful birds,with in superb colours and sharpness details,great lighting.
Best regards

Ciao Siggi, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Siegfried,
La profondeur de champ est meilleure que sur ta précédente publication du même sujet et la plus belle lumière le valorise mieux.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Siggi,
fine capture of this bird with good sharpness and a well chosen POV. I especially like the natural colours and the blue background.
Best wishes,

Hello Siggi,
Very good photo presentation of this species, great photo and useful description, TFS!
Have a nice weekend!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-05-04 9:36]

Hello Siggi,
A superb capture of a Nutcracker, a species that has become rare in my country.
The management of the difficult lighting is great to give perfect sharpness and natural colours agaist a blue sky, with the composition perfect for the POV.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hello Siggi
Interesting bird and beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hello Siggi
Excellent photo from a very good point of view.
Very good detail and light and nice background.
A fine and interesting photo.
regards yiannis

Hello Siegfried,

Hope life is good. This is yet another lovely shot of this beautifully spotted bird. Against the blue of sky this bird looks wonderful. Thanks a lot for sharing another wonderfully focused photo taken with great skill.....take care....warmest regards/Abid

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-05-04 12:26]

Hello Siggi,
What a lovely close-up of the Eurasion Nutcracker, a species I haven't seen here for a long time. Excellent sharpness, beautiful light and colours and well composed.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Ciao Siegfried.
Grande nitidezza di questo schiaccianoci con de particolari eccellenti,stupendi i colori ben definiti bravo.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Siegfried,
Impressive photo with excellent contrast against the background. It is a interesting image taken from a very nice POV. I love the fantastic focus. The details and colors are great.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6515 W: 89 N: 15622] (65349)
  • [2012-05-04 13:55]

Hi Siggi,magnificent specie and a very great pic,the best sharpness is the best way to discover the beautiful plumage design,excellent light management too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Siegfried
Excellent capture! Beautiful composition,wonderful colours and contrast.Great sharpness also.
Thank You
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-12 8:44]

Hello Siggi,
Excellent sharp detailed photo of this Eurasian Nutcracker. Very beautiful colours and a nice composition.

Witaj Siegfried!

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