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Whilst this might not be the most technically perfect shot, It is however one of the birds on my "To Capture List" photographically speaking.
And the twitchers amongst you might not get too excited at the site of a Nuthatch but for me it was a very special moment especially that this was taken hand held @ 500mm as I had just packed away my tripod ready to go back to work after my already prolonged lunch 3/4 hr, normally handheld at that focal length my images are nothing but a mushy blurr

Camera:EOS 350D
Lens:Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.5 EX DG
Recording media:Raw
Title:Sitta Europaea
Username:digitalcaptive digitalcaptive
Uploaded:21 Feb 2007 - 7:05 PM
Tags:Birds, Close-up / macro, General, Nuthatch, Peanut, Sitta europaea, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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BertC
BertC  829 forum posts Malta
21 Feb 2007 - 7:07 PM

Superb back lighting !!
Lovely ...
Bert

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exposure e2 Member 101761 forum postsexposure vcard England
21 Feb 2007 - 7:13 PM

Beautiful lighting lovely detail and composition.
Pauline.

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markb2815
markb2815  7
21 Feb 2007 - 7:18 PM

Nice capture Russell.
Mark

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2007 - 7:40 PM

Shame about the sun light but still a wonderful capture.
Richard

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User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2007 - 7:42 PM

Great shot under the circumstances, and rest assured he'll be back after a nut feast like that., and I'm sure you'll finish up with more shots, when you're better set-up. Congrats on your first opportunity to capture a nuthatch
Andrew

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joseph
joseph  8 England
21 Feb 2007 - 9:10 PM

HANDHELD ! A real beauty of a shot...Superb work...Click.

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2007 - 9:24 PM

Lovely image of a Nuthatch,very sharp for a hand held shot

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AnthonyR
AnthonyR  8 Wales
21 Feb 2007 - 10:12 PM

A corker, very well done, I bet he didn't stay too long.

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Loupix
Loupix  880 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2007 - 10:26 PM

for a non is handheld shot, I would be proud of this one Smile

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digitalcaptive
21 Feb 2007 - 10:29 PM

No Antony he was soon off but did return, the second capture didn't turn out too well though

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2007 - 10:39 PM

Well caught especially being hand held, they don't hang about long do they.
Pete.

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didgpix  8
22 Feb 2007 - 4:28 PM

Superb capture, even more so for hand-held with a 500mm lens. Beautiful detail and fine colour.

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ITPSnapper
22 Feb 2007 - 5:30 PM

Love the halo effect around the bird. Great captutre.

Neal

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JohnEW
JohnEW  7
22 Feb 2007 - 10:55 PM

This makes a nice change, Russell, with the rim lighting. I looked closely at the BIG image & reckon that the only appreciable blurring is due to the bird's head movement. Your tripod wouldn't have made any difference!
John

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digitalcaptive
22 Feb 2007 - 11:00 PM

I must have more Jam that Robinsons, I could never reproduce that hand held again (as every one of the other images I took at the same time would testify)
Thanks for the clicks and comments everyone

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2007 - 4:23 AM

Shows determination, well done! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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Libby_M
Libby_M  7 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2007 - 7:54 AM

this is a great shot love the nut in its mouth well done

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
23 Feb 2007 - 10:03 AM

cracker for hand held..Nice one
Glen

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ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 9140 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
23 Feb 2007 - 9:23 PM

I'm always a sucker for Nuthatch shots - well caught, and well done for handheld with the bigma I know how hard that is!

Val

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AndreG e2 Member 8AndreG vcard England
24 Feb 2007 - 3:06 PM

Lovely shot.

Andre.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2007 - 1:53 PM

Great shot. Are you sure you have not been weight training??? 500mm hand held?? Well done you.
Ron

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Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2007 - 8:26 PM

We have one who visits our orchard and not being a twitcher it took a while to realize he was not a Tree creeper.
The rim lighting sets this shot off to perfection.

Rock

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Gaz_H
Gaz_H  8150 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2007 - 9:47 PM

Wow - what a gorgeous capture. Brilliant light and so crisp

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Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
3 Mar 2007 - 2:10 PM

Brilliant shot and timing.

Ruth

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