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Copyright: Marie Proue (marieproue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 564 W: 67 N: 437] (3674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 300mm f4 L IS, B+W 77mm MRC 007M Transparent
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-14 19:53
Viewed: 3938
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Red-breasted Nuthatch.

It was difficult for me to don't post this photo. The position of the bird with is wing open and the beak with fat, charmed me and I would like to share with you.


Small nuthatch.
Eyebrow white with black stripe through eye.
Top of head black.
Back gray.
Underparts reddish.
Climbs down trees headfirst.

Size: 11 cm (4 in)
Wingspan: 18-20 cm (7-8 in)
Weight: 8-13 g (0.28-0.46 ounces)
Sex Differences
Top of male's head black, female's blue-gray. Female is paler underneath and has a narrower eyestripe.

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Hi Marie,
wow this photo does have a nice dynamic action going for it and I'm happy to see you posted it.There are good details to the feathers and the colour is good.I see you have used flash as it makes the bird look a little over exposed.I admired people who use flash as I'm not at all comfortable using flash.The point of view is what sets this photo off and I think no one else has put up one quite like it,well done,Marie. Thank you for giving us this view.All the best to you and yours in this now new year and all the best too. Bob

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-14 20:12]

Hello Marie,
Very nice capture, very interesting and original take.
Great POV and composition, the colors are very well
saturated and the details are excellent.. Well done


nice action.

Bonjour Marie,

Bravo !! Très jolie prise !!

J'adore la position !!

Merci de partager.


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-01-14 23:18]

Idée originale de présentation.
Bonne journée.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-15 2:06]

Very original photo Marie!
This little bird is very cute :)
Excellent detail in the out-stretched wing.
Superb timing.
Unique POV and composition.
Well done,

Et tu as bien fait de la poster car c'est extrêmement original! Les détails et les teintes de couleurs sont particulièrement jolies. Bravo pour cette composition jamais vue :)!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-15 5:08]

Hi Marie,
Wonderful shot and a great perspective presented. Looks very artistic too. The action has been freezed perfectly and the image emits such beautiful motion. Very impressive sharpness and lovely soft colours. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Hola Marie,
Bonita y original imagen con gran nitidez y detalle, iluminación y fondo muy agradables. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-15 7:16]

Salut Marie
Belle presentation.POV different mais plaisant.J'aime le detail du plumage et l'arriere plan floue.
Merci Michel

Bonjour Marie,
Very unique and impressive pose of the bird!
captured well with perfect exposure and focus
very sharp with good colouration and details
well done
many thanks for sharing

Coucou Marie,
le point de vue est certes inhabituel mais montre des détails incroyable dans les ailes, très belle attitude et composition parfaitement réussie,

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-01-15 14:11]

Bonjour Marie,

Les sitelles ont la réputation d'avoir la tête en bas, bien tu nous le confirmes avec cette image prise d'un angle tout à fait différent mais très original. J'aime bien le déploiement de ses ailes et le background s'agence très bien avec le sujet.


bonjour Marie

tu as bien fait de poster cette superbe photo
avec un POV différent de cette sitelle,
ta photo démontre combien ces petits oiseaux-là
sont des acrobates, il y a une excellente nétteté
dans le mouvement de la sitelle, TFS


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-15 18:19]

Héhé ! Ta Sittelle nous montre ses plumes en faisant de l'acrobatie ! Bien vu et bien fait, merci !


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-15 19:28]

Hello Marie,
Very almost artist image with great action. Bravo for this excellent capture my friend and thanks.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-01-15 19:54]

Bonjour Marie, j'adore ces photos un peu "déjantées" comme dirait les français, le flou, la beauté de l'aile déployée, l'arrière-plan "vide" et plein de lumière. Le mouvement est tellement inhabituel, nous voyons une sittelle dans un mouvement où l'oeil ne capte rien habituellement. J'adore. Merci d'avoir posté cette photo, réussi!


Hi Marie, unusual composition with great dynamic effect, lovely design by wing, splendid light, great blurry BG, I like a lot, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-16 23:08]

Hello Marie,
What a capture! This is an original way of showing the Red- breasted Nuthatch in a pose that is unique! Yet we can see that it is this species. Good sharpness and fine composition.
Well done, Marie,

Original captura Marie. Muy bien trabajada la luz y conseguida la profundidad. A destacar a mi gusto la gama de colores en toda la toma.
Un saludo: J. Ignasi Tejedor.

Bonjour Marie,

Très bon timing pour prendre cette petite sitelle dans cette position. La composition est excellente. Très belles couleurs douces.
Bonne journée,

Bonjour Marie,
Belle action d'image de l'oiseau (sittelles)jolie composition et couleurs, de beaux détails et note de ce bel oiseau..bravo..

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2008-01-18 11:36]

Hola Marie, buen trabajo, me gusta agradable color y nitidez... Sira

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-01-18 17:17]

Salut Marie,
Très belle prise. Il est rare que l'on puisse voire le détail des plumes comme ta photo le laisse voire.
Belle composition.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-19 7:18]

Hello Marie,
interesing pic and composition! details on feathers are captured nicelly, sharply focused head
nice work
best regards, Dejan

Hi Marie,

What a stunning and unusual shot. The colours and light are superd - the wing feathers look like they're made from silk. Stunning.


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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2008-01-19 15:09]

Hi Marie!! Good shot, a different angle and with a lot of action. Good work! Good weekend- Carme.

Image tellement complètement de paix. Les couleurs de ceci amour de I beaucoup. So much detail in the feathers and the face of the creature shows some anxious moment. I am always happy when you post! Apologies for my French. I was no good at conjugations and such.

Hola Marie.
Fantástica captura y estupenda nitidez.
Buen encuadre y original PoV.
Saludos, JL.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-01-20 9:41]

Hello Marie
What a splendid close-up and curious capture of the Red-breasted Nuthatch! I like very much the amazing POV and the great sharpness and details.
Really beautiful showing the underwing.
Congratulations and TFS

What an unusual but very interestingly composed shot Marie! This is very original!
The head appearing from beneath the wings really makes one study it!

My compliments,
Bev :-)

jolie composition artistique, sans la tête on tombait dans la catégorie abstrait ;)

Bonjour Marie,
image très intéressante et dynamique, j'aime comme elle est le il encadre, peut-être le point faible c'est la clarté mais de toute façon c'est une photo inhabituelle en TN mais belle, j'ai aimé beaucoup

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-25 21:45]

Hello Marie

I love these little birds,they are so cool!
you certainly have managed a unique perspective and POV.
The action captured is excellent.
Wonderful feather detail.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-27 10:13]

Hi Marie.
It is so unique scene and funny image. Cropping and timing are very good as well as the delicate colours and nice details. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

Je suis éblouie!

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  • moca (0)
  • [2008-02-11 18:40]

moment magique

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