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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: 2008-12-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400 F5.6 L.
Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Open Up....II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-14 7:30
Viewed: 3106
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken last weekend in the forest. I like the way the body follows the lines in the old tree trunk.

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 upper parts, black eye stripe, 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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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-14 7:40]

Hello Nick,
What a perfect photo! The composition in diagonal lines is amazing. Technically nothing to critize. Sharpness, colours, POV, etc. can't be better. Wonderful homogeneous BG.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-12-14 7:49]

Hi Glen!

Yes, this is perfect diagonal composition. Bird is very well outlined by blurred BG, sharp and detailed. Pose is typical for Nuthach :-) I saw today few similiar birds but couldn't take good photo - they're too fast for my low light Sigma :-)

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2008-12-14 7:51]

Bonjour Nick, nice shot and perfect colors and sharpness too but, for me, I think that the piece of wood is too large!! Congratulations. Best regards, Didier.

hi nicholas, great shot ! extremely sharp and wonderful pov. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-14 8:08]

Hello Nick,
Nice close up of a Nuthatch. The diagonal composition, BG, POV, sharpness and lighting contributing to a great image and the claws that it uses so much for its upside down antics are well seen here.
TFs this goodie,
All the best,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-12-14 8:14]

Hello Nicholas, a lovely shot of this nuhatch. wonderful details on bird and trunk. TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-14 8:49]

Hello Nicholas,
Another superb capture, with an excellent POV and very nice compo. Colours are great, detail sharp and the bird obliged by striking a very attractive pose.
Best regards Siggi

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2008-12-14 8:53]

Hi Nicholas
Nice capture, beautiful colors, perfect focus and good details. Good job.
RAzvan Zinica

Wow - that's fantastic, Nick,
so sharp, such a beautiful moment, I like the diagonal arrangement very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Amazing the birds you still have this time of year...It is snowing and forget converting temps..lets say it feels much more like the north slope, so your image almost seemed like an archival which is what I had to do today. Fine image in your very good style Nick1

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-14 9:54]

Hi Neigbor,

My Sparrow is honored to be next to your Nuthatch!! This is a lovely picture with magnificent colors. The details of this bird walking down the tree with the seed in his mouth are excellent. I love all the shades of beige in combination with the grey of the bird. A superb diagonal composition.


Wowww... Nick! what a lovely pose of this fellow in a diagonal up-down composition. The texture of the trunk and BG colour are amazing.
TFS this fine image my friend!
Have a nice new week!


Ciao Nick, beautiful bird in upside pose, fine details and splendid sharpness, lovely diagonal composition with nice blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2008-12-14 12:33]

Hi Nick,
Great capture of the nuthatch under wonderful lighting..
looks like you're already used to your new lens..
Have a great week my friend..

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-12-14 13:12]

merhaba Nick
wonderful capture of this cute model
POV, BG, DOF, light, colours, sharpness and details are great

Cada día te acercas más: impresionante !

Tal como nos tienes acostumbrados, una luz excelente, buena profundidad y bien captadas las texturas.

Buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Nick,
Very good capture of Nuthatch in natural habitat. Excellent POV and composition,the downward position is really extraordinary but typical to this bird, pin sharp fine details and natural colours.

Ciao Nicholas,
bellissima immagine di Sitta europea, spettacolare il taglio compositivo che hai scelto, fantastica la definizione con eccezionali dettagli, magnifici i colori e stupendo BG dalle calde tonalità.

Hello Nicholas,
Nice capture and great pose, superb sharpness and details, excellent composition and pov, nice depth of field and beautiful colors, lovely oof background.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-12-14 23:10]

Hi Nicholas!

In your notes, you already mention what makes this composition so nice: the position of the bird and its body following the lines formed by the trunk. Moreover, the colours and the sharpness are superb as usual.

Kind regards


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-12-14 23:31]

Hi Nick

Great diagonal composition with lovely detail and colour.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-15 1:05]

Hi Nicholas,
Lovely capture of this nuthatch.POV,cross framing,harmonious colors,details and composition are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-15 4:42]

Hello Nick,
A great composition showing thís fine Nuthatch in beautiful light. Great sharpness and lovely colours too.
Well done!
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

Hi Nhicolas,

Great capture.
Excellent details with beautiful colours.
Light,focus and sharpness are fantastic.
Good notes.

Hi Nicholas,
Capture en pleine action avec un cadrage qui donne le vertige! ;-)
Excellent piqué comme toujours

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-15 11:29]

Hello Nick,
Incredibly sharp and colrful image of this quick little nuthatch. Thanks for your fine camera work Nick.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-15 19:54]

Hello Nicholas, What a shot and with the bird seem to be shouting or asking for help. Good view and lovely frame supported by notes. Ganesh

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-16 13:34]

Super-sharp shot of this Nuthatch!
Incredible detail.
Very well composed.
Great POV.
Nice lighting too.

Well done Nick,


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-17 14:43]

Hi Nick,
I like this upside-down pose you captured :o) Good lighting, focus, sharpness, colors and nice details on the plumage. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Nicholas,
Excellent shot, I like the dynamic composition here..
Very sharp & detailed with very good color, DOF, and exposure.
Cool :)
Happy Holidays!

Hello Nick,
Very impressive capture, great harmony of lines and colors. Congratulations,

Hello Nick,
I do like the diagonal lines compostion-wise.
Overall well done. Very good mix of perch, background and pose of the Nuthatch. Excellent depth of field provided.

Hello Nicholas !
This one is such a great picture ! I love the bird's pose, as you say, it is following the lines of the wood, it looks fantastic. I also like all the wonderful sharp details on the plumage, the open beak, the warm colors, the blurred BG, the composition and the POV. Very well done !

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