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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 400
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-23 1:18
Viewed: 3586
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today another upload from the local forest,I have been experimenting a little with my new purchased external flash,with the results I was quite happy,as well this capture from the Nuthatch,some people dont like that flash is used with bird photography,other dont care (most important the birds did not seem to be bothered by the using of fillflash),it was a cloudy day in the forest and the fillflash helped a bit to brighten things up,hope you like this Nuthatch and thanks for your visit,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-23 1:56]

Hello Paul
You have a lot of great images, this is another one with great details and natural colors. Well done.

Hi Paul,
wonderful capture of the nuthatch with full of details..
great work..

hello Paul
exceptional shot
the flash wrote very well,
splendid photo
best regards

Hallo Paul,
Goede foto van deze Boomklever. De flits werkt inderdaad erg goed. Zeker op de vogel. De sneeuw kan nog net. Schitterende details en kleuren en een uitstekende compositie. Mooi contrasterende achtergrond.
Er blijft niet veel aan natuurfotografen over. Trieste boel. Voor mij een beetje overdreven allemaal. Je weet dat als je op een openbare site foto's plaatst je een risico loopt. Zelfs van stelen en daarna doorverkoop. Natuurlijk is dit niet goed te praten, maar de reacties zijn wel erg heftig, vind ik.

Hej Paul,
you handle the fill-flash in a very nice way, the natural light
is still the main light without any hard shadows and contrast,
of course the snow helps a lot.
Well composed with a nice POV, fine details and natural colours.
Fine work, mf.


Paul merhaba,ağzında yemi,diağonal kadrajı ile nefis bir fotoğraf olmuş,ellerine sağlık :)

hallo Paul
mooie foto
super scherp
goed van kleur
leuke compositie zo op de boom

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-02-23 6:33]

Merhaba Paul,
Çok güzel bir sıvacı karesi sunmuşsun. Bu kuşların klasik pozu bu olsa gerek. Hemen her yerden buna benzer çekilmiş kareler gönderiliyor. Bu da çok başarılı bir çalışma olmuş.


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-02-23 6:44]

Hello Paul,
Very good close-up, details are super sharp and seed in his bill add charm. If Nuthatch didn't drop seed so surely you didn't scare him.
Best regards, Pawel

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-23 11:59]

Hi Paul. I do have a flash but have not got round to using it yet i must try it more. This is a fine picture of the Nithatch with its seed. You have taken it with good detail and colours. I like the POV and DOF. well done TFS.

I shall tell you I saw this much earlier and made mental note...so much that I thought I had already made comments on it...but let me tell you, and myself..I furgot!:-) I wonder..if you are left handed..just a guess....but a super image and well seen in diagonal way yes? the semi-cloudy day led you to have some good contrast and brings out much more in the patterns in the feather which might not have happened in full on sun!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-02-24 0:08]

Merhaba Paul,
Ağzındaki yemiyle Nuthatch'ı harika yakalamışsın.
Netlik, renkler ve kompozisyon olarak çok güzel.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-24 8:56]

paul, Amazing shot of this bird with holding something inside the beak. Brilliant work. Ganesh

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