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Eurasian Nuthatch

Eurasian Nuthatch
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-16 3:27
Viewed: 2613
Points: 20
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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 14 cm 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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Buna Razvan,
Frumoasa captura cu o pozitie excelenta (probabil se odihnea) si avand detalii si culori naturale. Rar le surprinzi in pozitie statica pe aceste pasarele deosebite. De obicei se misca continuu in special cu capul in jos.
Un weekend placut, desi cam ploua la noi in vest si imi iau adio de la iesit pt foto...

Hello Razvan,
Nice "semi down" POV making the shot have a good visual evolution. I like a lot the bird's pose and expression. You've managed impressive f/6.e archieving a "hand painted" OOF Background also.
Regards, TFS, Jesús

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-16 8:27]

Hello Razvan,
A very nice capture of a European Nuthatch, the frontal POV showing its features with excellent sharpness and colours against a fine contrasting dark BG.
Thanks and kind regards,

Ciao Razvan, lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Razvan
super pose of this bird
mostly are this specie very quick
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Nice pose, good colours, even a glint in the eye, well done!

Bonjour Razvan,
Agréable publication valorisant relativement bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Razvan,
a beautiful capture, with colors details sharpness and background excellent. Another nice picture. Best regards, Paolo

Buna Razvan,
Frumos surprins acest subiect intr-un moment de odihna. Detalii si culori excelenete!
Numai bine,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-17 16:37]

Hello Razvan,
such a pretty low and good angle capture. It shows the beauty in tis fine feathers and good colour.
The management of the background is so excellently done.
The view gives a special effect and render a good capture of the bird in its cute pose.
Congratulations for this beautiful shot.


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