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Copyright: Pawel Chmur (cloud) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 70-200 f 2.8 L USM, Hoya HMC Super UV(0)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-29 6:34
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Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eurasian Nuthatch, Sitta europaea, is a small passerine found throughout temperate Europe and Asia, although not in Ireland. It belongs to the nuthatch family Sittidae.
This bird is the most common and most widespread nuthatch, and is often referred to just as the Nuthatch.It is a resident bird of deciduous woods and parkland, with some old trees for nesting. It feeds on insects, seeds and nuts. Its old name “nut-hack” derives from its habit of wedging a nut in a crevice in a tree, and then hacking at it with its strong bill.

It has the ability, like other nuthatches, to climb down trees, unlike species such as woodpeckers which can only go upwards. It will come to bird feeding tables, and is then very aggressive, driving other species away.

The Eurasian Nuthatch is 14cm long and has the typical nuthatch big head, short tail and powerful bill and feet. It is blue-grey above, with a black eyestripe. Asian and north European birds (S. e. asiatica and S. e. europaea respectively) are white below except for chestnut in the vent area. The western European S. e. caesia has generally reddish underparts. Young birds are "washed out" versions of the adults.
Nests are in holes or crevices, lined with bark or grass. The size of the hole’s entrance may be reduced by the building of a neat mud wall. Five to eight eggs are laid, white speckled with red.
This is a noisy bird, often located by its repeated tui-tui-tui call.

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hallo Pawel
great sharpness
and good background
very good details
i like the picture very mutch
greeting lou

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-01-29 7:58]

Hi Pawel,

A nice capture with fine details,I have seen them as well today with the feeder,but unfortunatly no descent capture for me this time,thanks for sharing


Hi Pawel,

Nice bokeh and very good details. I like it.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-01-29 8:23]

Hi Pawel
Nice capture. Very sharp image with good light and natural colors. Well done.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-29 9:50]

Hello Pawel,
Lovely close view of the Nuthatch with a seed in its beak and showing its little tongue. Excellent sharpness and colours and very well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-29 10:41]

Hello Pawel,

Your bird is very well shown. The sahrp image shows good details of the body and plumage. You have used well the light rendering very good color tones. Bird looks very natural against the blurry background.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-29 12:18]

Hi Pawel. Your Nuthatch look pleased with the sunflower seed. This is a nice pose and POV from the side showing us good detaail and colours in the feathers. well done TFS. interesting notes too.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-29 12:22]

Hello Pawel,
I also like this photo very much.
Great sharp details and very beautiful natural colours, contrasting against a splendid OOF BG. Very nice composition.
Excellent side view POV.

Hi Pawel.

Flawless shot with perfection. Very sharp details of the plumage and excellent shallow depth. I like it and well done.

TFS and best regards.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-01-30 3:45]

Pawel, This is lovely
Gretat sharpness
lovely details. Ganesh

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-01-30 7:21]

Siemanko Paweł
Bardzo ładny kowalik,super fotka.
Widac że ptaszek ma co je¶c, pomagajmy im szczególnie zim± ,
a tematów i okazów do ładnych zdjęc nigdy nam niezabraknie.
Pozdrawiam Sławek.

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