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Eurasian Nuthatch

Eurasian Nuthatch
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dainty birds 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-13 1:40
Viewed: 3825
Points: 44
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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 14 cm 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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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-13 1:41]

Hi Razvan,what a beautiful close-up.Impressives sharpness and colors and very nice composition,you work at the best whit this low light and the result is truely professional.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-13 2:32]

Hi Razvan

Great shot of this Nuthatch - excellent pov and detail.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-01-13 3:22]

Slav Razvan,
What a nice capture of this lovely bird in very nice pose.great sharpness and perfect colors.

Foarte buna imaginea cu aceasta mica pasare.Detalii perfecte si culori bune.
Multe salutari.Alin.

Ciao Razvan. I like the soft warm colours and the expressive posture. Very good compo.


Ciao Razvan, lovely bird in nice pose against a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-13 6:46]

Hi Razvan,
beautiful bord captured in ;ovely natural colours. The pested breast is so beautiful and exciting.
Excellent shot in sharpness and features well shown.
The soft and smooth background make this shot more pleasant.


Hello Razvan,

An excellent close-up of this Eurasian Nuthatch with beautiful colors, sharpness & pose. Well taken, composed & presented. TFS & best regards.


Ce figura simpatica poate sa aiba pasarea ta de azi!

Hi Razvan,
it's a beautiful shot of this wonderful bird.
I haven't seen a single one of them in my garden this year, don't know why.
Thanks for yours
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hello Razvan,
beautiful pose and composition, your photo output is excellent in colors and details! TFS

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-13 10:57]

Iarasi ma uimesti cu capturile tale!
Detalii perfecte si culori super!

Hello Razvan,
a fantastic capture of the Eurasian Nuthatch, superb sharpness and very beautiful colours, excellent POV and very pleasing composition with a great pose of this cute bird.
Best regards

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-13 11:41]

Culori naturale, detalii fine, o fotografie reusita, de atmosfera!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-13 13:14]

Hi Razvan. I have not seen many nuthatches this year. You were able to take a fine close up wit hgood detai land natural colours. Well taken TFs.

Salut Razvan,
Pare friguros scortarul din fotografie ... imi plac culorile la el, detaliile si background-ul blurrat. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-01-13 18:48]

Hola Razvan.
Hermosa foto. Alta calidad y nitidez. Bella pose y fondo. Exelente la nota escrita.

Hello Razvan,
very nice capture of lovely Eurasian Nuthatch. It looks in some cold. but it gave very nice pose to you. focus, natural colors and composition very nice. thanks for sharing, best wishes my friend

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-13 22:48]

Hi Razvan,
Beautiful capture of this nuthatch.POV,harmonius colors,lighting and details are excellent.Have a nice day!
Thanks for posting..

Hallo Razvan
Superb display of colour. Excellent camera work and a real feast to the eye. Every little detail is just great. The black stroke of feathers running through the eye is very eye-catching. Good focus and framing, presented in a delightful manner. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards

Salut Razvan
E super asta!Culori foarte bune, detalii extraordinare!
Numai bine,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-29 11:54]

Hello Razvan,
What a beautiful and lovely bird! Sharpness, POV, colors and composition are good. Well done. Congratulations.
Best regards Siggi

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