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White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch
Photo Information
Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-27 11:55
Viewed: 3354
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Done at Royal Botanical Garden - Hamilton

This Nuthatch was so brave as to pick up seeds from my wife's hand, same as the Chickadees in this area. The photo was good enough to be cropped to this portrait.
How far I was? Probably at 2.5m

White-breasted Nuthatch
Sitta carolinensis Order PASSERIFORMES - Family SITTIDAE

A common bird of deciduous forests and wooded suburbs, the White-breasted Nuthatch can be seen hopping headfirst down the trunks of trees in search of insect food. It frequents bird feeders and takes sunflower seeds off to the side of a tree, where it wedges them into a crevice and hammers them open.

Large nuthatch; creeps headfirst down tree trunks.
Dark gray or black cap.
Bright white face and underparts.
Blue-gray upper parts.
Long bill either straight or slightly upturned.

Size: 13-14 cm (5-6 in)
Wingspan: 20-27 cm (8-11 in)
Weight: 18-30 g (0.64-1.06 ounces)
(From "All About Birds")

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-27 11:58]

Hi Mario. This is a very fine close up of the White Nuthatch. Which you have taken with fine detai land sharp focusing. Natural colours. good eye contacts. well done TFS.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-09-27 12:58]

What a beauty this Nuthatch is Mario.
The colours and details of its plumage are sharp and clear. Very good focus.
How great to be able to see one so close like this

Hi Mario,

You show us AMAZING feather details in this beautifull shot
Perfect compo, POV, sharpness and colors

TFS Thijs

Hello Mario,

Fantastic capture.
Beautiful colours with excellent definition.
Composition and light are superb.
Good notes.

Hello Mario,
Fascinating close up. You couldn't be much closer to focus, I think:-)
Halo sharpening is under control. Very good details.
Well done

This is well done Mario. The inclusion of the seed adds so much interest. The foreground sharpness and soft background work well together.

Evelynn : )

Hello Mario.
Excellent portrait,very sharp,nice light and color,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-28 1:18]

Hello Mario,
Wonderful portrait in amazing sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours and a great pose. Excellent BG.

hello Mario

superb close-up shot of the White-breasted Nuthatch,
with great sharpness and details of its plumage, TFS


Well! I think this may be the same bird I was lucky to shoot a few days later than you. This is a fantastic spot for taking pictures of birds and landscape...

This photo is really a beauty, superb, beautiful luminosity with lovely color tones, great sharpness and details of the image, I have very similar(same bird and area) but, not as nice as this shot, which is why I posted a different view completely. Great picture.

Thanks! and hope to see you down there sometime.

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