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Hope this isn't too enthusiastic - the nuthatches have just hatched and are being fed in my neighbour's nest box.

Best to all,

Dave.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:1970s Sigma 600mm prime (mirror f8) + EOS adapter
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:0mm
Aperture:f/0.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Nuthatches feeding youngster
Username:HobbitDave HobbitDave
Uploaded:17 May 2011 - 10:47 AM
Tags:Bird box, Feeding, Nesting, Nut hatch, Nuthatch, Nutty, Wildlife / nature
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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
17 May 2011 - 11:01 AM

Beautiful images, you caught the moment well! IB

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 11:28 AM

How wonderful to be photographing these..so exciting for You Dave of that I am sureGrin
It must be like when I photographed my Blue Tits..how to put this?Wink....making babiesGrin
called being in the right place at the right time... and you cetainly managed that...a fantastic set of history in the making Dave..be so proud of theseGrin
Lillian

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 11:38 AM

A suerb series, Dave, and how wonderful for you to have them on your doorstep, very well captured. Carol

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 11:55 AM

brilliant set of captures dave hope all the little nuttys do ok nice ones Wink
andy

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
17 May 2011 - 12:39 PM

A fantastic series of one of natures finest moments, truly terrific shots Dave.

Len

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gingerdelight
17 May 2011 - 1:13 PM

Very well captured; that greedy little beak is just amazing!
Carol

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 1:36 PM

You're having fun watching them, I know, Dave. Wonderful series. I do hope you can get a first flight photo!
Christina

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
17 May 2011 - 2:05 PM

beautiful set....will keep watch on this storyline....superb work
Tammy

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 - 5:32 PM

awesome set of captures
bunSmile

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 5:47 PM

good set

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
17 May 2011 - 7:12 PM

Your vigilance has certainly paid off Dave. Must be brilliant to see the little ones getting fed. You have waited so long for this. Nice set of shots with my favourite, not being one of the little ones, but V8. Moira

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HobbitDave
17 May 2011 - 7:34 PM

Thanks everyone for your very kind comments on these pics. Yes, these little fellers have spent a good month 'setting up home; and I've never seen a Nuthatches nest before where the young have properly hatched. Am hoping to get a couple more of them before they fly, but the nestbox is in a shaded place and in needs sun around 7.30pm for the best lighting. Fingers crossed, as it is very cloudy tonight and not possible with an ole' 600mm manual focus lens, even at ISO 1600 unless the sun is on the nest box
Watch this space though Wink

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 9:05 PM

Lovely set - as good as watching Springwatch!Grin

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mars
mars  7 England
17 May 2011 - 9:46 PM

Welcome to the 'little ones'...you've taken some fascinating captures, well done you !


M

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2011 - 7:15 AM

Ha,ha... A great show.. I can see the V3&v5's mouth is more hangry than othersGrinGrin Great fun.
Jas.

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2011 - 6:53 PM

You've recorded the events in the nest box superbly in this fine set

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