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Thanks for the nut.

Thanks for the nut.
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-20 10:36
Viewed: 3320
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken last week in the New Forest .

NutHatch. ( Sitta europaea ) Length 14cm.
Recognised by rounded, short- tailed appearance and habit of descending tree trunks head downwards, a trait unique in Britain to this species. Has blue grey upperparts, black eyestripe, with white cheeks and a orange buff underparts.Chisel like bill use to prise insects from tree bark and to open acorns and nuts. A woodland species common in wales and southern England. Nest in tree holes often plastering the entrance with mud to reduce the size.

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Very good capture of this cute little bird.
Thank you for your critique in my picture, I wish I had more then 24 hrs a day... :)

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-11-20 10:46]

Hola Nicolas. Exelente postal. Bellos y finos detalles del plumaje de este hermoso Pajarillo, La comida en su pico le da valor agregado.
Saludos Luis52.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-20 10:54]

Hi Nicholas
Nice POV and sharp image.Excellent details.It is also well composed whit great colors.
TFS Michel

Hi Nicholas
Wonderful sharp capture. Did very well to get it as they dont stay around for long. Superb shot

Dinámica toma por la pose del ave y la posición del tronco. Buenos enfoque y profundidad con unos bellos colores. Excelente trabajo Nicholas !!

Hello Nick great shot! love it pose is nice and light is excellent, background perfect contrast match for the bird great with the nut tfs rgds Necip.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-20 11:30]

Hola Nicholas,
precioso disparo y pov,
detalles hermosos...
buen trabajo,

These nuthatches are very nostalgic to me. Images bring instant memories of younger and wonderful times with my parents. I was an only child..my brother died when he was 18 of tuberculosis. I was only 7 when he died. The rest of my life was filled with natural things...and birds were at the forefront..on the front burner as dad used to say. This was among the ones he also imaged and painted quite well. I think I shall get out a box which he did and put in on the forum, as a link to my website where others can see it.

Thanks very much for this another memory. There will never be enough.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-20 12:06]

Hello Nick,
well done for capturing this Nuthatch.
Very sharp and amazingly detailed!
Superb DOF aswell.
Nice colours.
TFS mate.

Hi Nick, superb bird with splendid colors, great pose with nut, fascinating blurry BG, lovely details, excellent sharpness and perfect focus, very well done, ciao Silvio
PS Sorry I cannot add to my favorite, but I save this photo on my computer and add to scrresaver:)

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-11-20 12:40]

Hi Nicholas,
Beautiful Nuthatch! Amazing sharpness and details, wonderful natural colours and great POV.
Very well done.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-20 12:58]

Hello Nick,
Excellent photo in an excellent composition. Very beautiful colours. Good timing of taking the photo: The Nuthatch against the red/brown BG. Very good details and DOF.

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  • sela Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 39] (738)
  • [2007-11-20 13:20]

Excellent capture, very cute this bird.
Regards Rose

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-20 13:36]

selam nick; i really lie it
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this lovely bird well done.
TFS ridvan

Hi Nicholas
Wonderful capture, great detail and colour.

Hi Nicholas,
what a nice capture of Sitta europaea. Great coloration, fine details and nice composition and sharpness. BG and action great. good notes. Thanks, best wishes

Thats a beauty!

I love the composition of this photograph - it is incredible. Thank you for sharing!

Hello Nick,
just one word: splendid !!!
it is a fantastic shot

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-11-20 15:07]

salut Nicholas,
comme d'habitude une réalisation de grande qualité. J'aime particulièrement le travail des lignes pour donner du dynamisme, le moment de capture est aussi idéal.


Hello Nick,
very beautiful captured of ths cute birdie!
good pose in perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details
well done

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-20 21:17]

Hi ick

Great shot - excellent POV with wonderful detail.


Hi Nick,
A beautiful capture of this tiny bird. Excellent composition with a very good POV and sharp focus. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-21 0:58]

Hi Nick, great shot of this perfectly posed Nuthatch. Very nice composition and the colours are wonderful together with your detail on the bird and log and all nice and sharp. Very good work.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-21 1:21]

hello Nicholas,
Very beautiful and vivid bird picture. Excellent composition, good sharpness and cute subject. Very pleasant.
Thanks and best regards

Hello Nicholas,
Very nice close-up shot of this little Nuthatch you present here.
You've captured very nice moment of the scene, with excellent details and focusing.
Also, I can see lovely overall yellow colouration here.
Well presented and TFS,
Best wishes,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-21 4:34]

Hello Nicholas ! That's a fine shot my friend, the pose, the background and the log are just great to looks at. A beautiful bird in a beautiful image, thanks !


Hi Nicholas,
A magnificent capture!
It's very good the sharpness of the image and the great details got on its gorgeous plumage.
Great timing to take this feeding moment.
It's very good the composition made with the inclined trunk and the sooth background got.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hello Nicholas , strange and good comp. very sharp and good saturated colors , TFS and goodb luck .

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-21 8:32]

Hi Nicholas.
My best bird shots are taken with 100-400 mm lens. I could not get so nice pictures as yours with Sigma. Outstanding shot by subject, framing and composition, razor sharpness and details, stunning colour palette. Bravo and my warm greetings. Superb work.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-21 8:59]

Hello Nicholas

Super clarity on this shot.The focus is razor sharp and the details are excellent.
The lighting is well done,producing natural ,well saturated colours.
You have composed the shot well.
Great job.


An adorable shot - - - he sure is hanging onto that nut! :)
A great shot - again, wonderful use of diagonals and great details. :)

Hello Nick
exceptional this catch, you are really a big boss...
Thank you, it's so nice

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-22 3:33]

Hello Nick,
Lovely capture of this Nuthatch in a fine pose. Great sharpness and fine colours. Beautiful brown background to that sets it off.
Many thanks, ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-22 3:47]

Hello Nick,
Superb portrait of a Nuthatch with a peanut. Great pose, POV, sharpness, lighting BG and composition. In fact this is pretty faultless and I take my hat off to you for this masterpiece.
Well done and TFS!

Hi Nicholas,
This is a lovely decisive moment having caught it with the nut in its mouth.Great detail with nice natural colours and a DOF that makes it stand out so well. There does seem to be a touch of noise that can be easily cleaned up.Well done and have a good evening.
Regards, David

Hi Nicolas
Very nice shot of this Sitta,

Hi Nick,
Excellent details. Great shot!
See you later...


Hi Nick,

Love this one. Great detail, nice natural colours andd excellent pose and composotion. Great capture.

Kind Regards,


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-11-25 3:11]

Hi Nick

Lovely image, he looks pleased with his catch. I love the pose. The shot is sharp, the DOF is excellent and the POV is great



p.s. I'm not posting until I have caught up with everyones photos, time seems to have escaped me lately.

Hello Nicholas,
Excellent capture of Nuthatch with a nut in its beak.Good sharpness and details. Beautiful blurred background. Perfect timing and moment captured.

Hi Nicholas!
Funny but very good title for this picture! :> I like also pose of this bird and natural (but very vivid!) colours! Contrast, DOF and details are also very good.
For me it is especially nice to watch this picture because this is one of my favourite forst bird species :)
TFS and best withes,

Hallo Nicholas
It is such a fine-looking bird with beautiful colours. The peanut in its beak adds a special touch to the photo. I like the position the bird is standing in. I like the black stripe running from the beak, through the eye and melts away in the upper body’s plumage. Thanks for sharing, it was most enjoyable to look at.
Kind regards

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