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White-breasted Nuthatch


White-breasted Nuthatch
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Copyright: Vinay Sinha (vinaymms) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 118] (635)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-22 6:06
Viewed: 1658
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a small songbird of the nuthatch family found in woodlands across North America. The upperparts are pale blue-gray, and the face and underparts are white. It has a black cap and a chestnut lower belly. The nine subspecies differ mainly in the color of the body plumage.

Like other nuthatches, the White-breasted Nuthatch forages for insects on trunks and branches, and is able to move head-first down trees. Seeds form a substantial part of its winter diet.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-breasted_Nuthatch


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Hello Vinay,
Excellent BG.Well captured this White-breasted Nuthatch.Nice colour.Like composition.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Srikumar

What a great compostion illustrating so well the main characteristic of this family: among the only birds which can go head first down trunks. Perfect lighting too.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-25 8:21]

Hello Vinay,
Great to see you back here on TN.
This White-breasted Nuthatch is perched in splendid light and very beautiful colours. Excellent contrast against the dark background. Good sharpness and details.
Regards,
Peter

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