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White-breasted Nuthatch
Sitta carolinensis
5-6" (13-15 cm)

The nuthatch's incredible climbing agility comes from an extra long hind toe claw or nail--particularly visible in the LARGER VERSION of this image.

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Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 80-400mm Check out Nikon Nation!
Title:White-breasted Nuthatch
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:12 Mar 2007 - 7:24 PM
Tags:Birds, Close-up / macro, General, Usa, White-breasted nuthatch, Wildlife / nature
Votes:107

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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 9John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 7:26 PM

Perfection.

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101415 forum postsexposure vcard England
12 Mar 2007 - 7:27 PM

A Beautiful composition lovely bird detail sharp lovely tones and light and d.o.f.
Pauline.

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8374 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 7:30 PM

Lovely colour and detail Jennn, and a super pose. Excellent work
C

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User_Removed
12 Mar 2007 - 7:34 PM

Wow! An incredible shot, one of the best I've seen of this great little bird. Captured it's habit perfectly.
Col

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BertC
BertC  829 forum posts Malta
12 Mar 2007 - 7:36 PM

Great work Jenn ...
Bert

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markb2815
markb2815  7
12 Mar 2007 - 7:42 PM

Great capture ,good detailed shot, well done

Mark

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Cole
Cole  1053 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 7:53 PM

awesome capture, really well done

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Attwellr
Attwellr  8
12 Mar 2007 - 7:57 PM

Brilliant work. love It. Rich

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Lynxeffect
12 Mar 2007 - 7:59 PM

What a superb capture...lovely tonal qualities...nice job

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 8:04 PM

What a photo you have here a typical pose of the nuthatch
Glynnis

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bfgstew
bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 8:05 PM

Perfection, probably your best yet!
Stew

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 - 8:06 PM

amazing detail in this superb capture jennnnnn, very well taken.

marc.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 8:06 PM

Your lens is just amazing....this is a wonderful shot!

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MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91072 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 8:11 PM

Fabulous details Jenn, great colours and a terrific pose

Malcolm

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G73photography
12 Mar 2007 - 8:16 PM

super sharp and super colourfull, G

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Adrian_Reynolds
12 Mar 2007 - 8:16 PM

What a great angle to catch this fellow at Jenn, fine detailed feathers, great shot, Adian

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una
una  11 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 - 8:18 PM

Brilliant work ,great tones.
Una.

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 8:19 PM

Wonderful pose, typical nuthatch.
Superb colour and detail, all round a fantastic shot Jennnn, lik it a lot.

Phil_j

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Rachy1821
Rachy1821  8 England
12 Mar 2007 - 8:24 PM

Stunning image the detail is excellent!!

Rachel

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MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 8:29 PM

Superb detail and shot.

Mark.

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elcid
elcid  10150 forum posts England
12 Mar 2007 - 8:30 PM

Superb shot Jenn, great capture.

Bill.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 8:32 PM

What an incredible shot. Outstanding.
Ron

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KKmoments
KKmoments  8 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 - 8:36 PM

Jennnnn I'm speechless the colours/detail on this beautiful nuthatch are just awesome... superb photography.... deserves a HC.... brilliant.
Karen Smile

PS: The aperture was F2.8 I shall remember in future - thank you for your kind comments Smile

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Simon_Whitehouse

Cracking Shot.

Smithy

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 8:48 PM

Hi Jennnnn,
A splendid specimen of this little bird,awesome colours,angle,dof and presentation.take care.AnnSmile

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mommy2cutekids
12 Mar 2007 - 8:50 PM

Incredible shot-very nicely done!

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 8:59 PM

Brilliant work Jennn
Mike

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Possum
Possum  8148 forum posts England
12 Mar 2007 - 9:02 PM

One of your finest shots for me. Truly outstanding detail and colour.
Allie

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Ingleman
Ingleman  74 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 9:11 PM

An extraordinary shot! Colours, capture and compostion absoutely fabulous.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 9:13 PM

Fantastic image Jennn.Excellent.
Tom.

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scouseterrier
12 Mar 2007 - 9:19 PM

great angle that you have captured this lovely little bird. Great detail.

Dee Smile

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BeiK
BeiK  8 Scotland
12 Mar 2007 - 9:19 PM

Excellent shot and composition. Simply superb!
Bitte

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PatrickSmith
12 Mar 2007 - 9:36 PM

Wow, there is something about the straight lines of the wood and the stiff pose of the bird that are just perfectly matched. Excellent.

Patrick

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CaroleA
CaroleA  8 England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 9:53 PM

Superb work, yet again. Clarity, composition, and the colours in particular stand out. Plus, as ever, beautifully presented.

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mickf1
mickf1  8 England
12 Mar 2007 - 10:22 PM

Fantastic image, well detailed and so clear.
Mick

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dven
dven e2 Member 9dven vcard United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 - 10:37 PM

A super image. this is my favorite little bird

dven

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thearmsofvenusdemilo

WOW now this is good Jennn.

Colin

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dionne
dionne  1029 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Mar 2007 - 11:02 PM

Wonderful detail and light.

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2007 - 11:22 PM

well caught Jennn
keith

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2007 - 12:26 AM

Brilliant picture, Jennn. - Brian.

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315486 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2007 - 12:31 AM

Very well taken Jennifer, lovely.

Paul

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aitchbrown
aitchbrown e2 Member 8247 forum postsaitchbrown vcard United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 - 1:04 AM

Yes !!! Can you just say YES? louder YES< YES>..... oh and wow too. helen

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2007 - 1:09 AM

Amazing detail! Pretty cool how he can hang on like that. One of his little claws is jammed fight into the wood.

Ty

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A_Harrison
13 Mar 2007 - 5:36 AM

Wow Jen. Your best bird pic yet. this is so very good

Allan

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 - 5:42 AM

cor.....this is a beauuuuuty, double wow
chris

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2007 - 7:43 AM

What a great pose Jennnn, well captured!

gill

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glenalva
glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
13 Mar 2007 - 7:45 AM

A cracker of a shot Jennn, superb colour and detail. Love the pose too.

Ali

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2007 - 8:39 AM

Excellent detail and colour,superb capture Jennnnn.........

Tony.

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didgpix
didgpix  7
13 Mar 2007 - 9:56 AM

Excellent pose, beautiful pin sharp detail and perfectly composed and presented.

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DiegoDesigns
13 Mar 2007 - 9:59 AM

A simply fantastic capture, quite stunning in it's detail.

Dave

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tull  11181 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Mar 2007 - 10:28 AM

Superb detail and colours Jennnnnn with excellent dof.

Mark.

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
13 Mar 2007 - 6:01 PM

Wow, first class, such detail and closeness.
Freda

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KingArthur
14 Mar 2007 - 12:01 AM

Wow ... left me speechless Jenn! Yes, jaw dropped too ... phew, stunning shot! Photography in excellence, congrats!

Joe

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skoffs
skoffs  8 United States
14 Mar 2007 - 3:07 AM

Really unique pose. Great capture Jenn.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2007 - 5:18 AM

Jennn, you have outdone yourself here. What a shot!!! -=Walter

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angelamary
14 Mar 2007 - 11:13 AM

What a truely beautiful shot Jenn... It's gorgeous!! Such details and colour! Well deserving of an award... you've got my vote!

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2007 - 2:40 PM

Absolutely awesome. Superb clarity. Large is out of this world.
Paul

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2007 - 4:09 PM

An absolute belter.What a pose, what super detail. Top quality Jennnnnnn.

Brian.

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hebdens
hebdens  9
14 Mar 2007 - 4:11 PM

this is fab, perfection !
Tracy

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2007 - 4:16 PM

This is an unbelieveable capture and deserves at least an EC. AWESOME, Jennn. And I love the sheen on the wing!

WOW...

Andrew Smile

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PLCimagery e2 Member 877 forum postsPLCimagery vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2007 - 2:30 PM

what can i say thats not been said! it's a bit good!!!!

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shaggydoo
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16 Mar 2007 - 3:45 PM

Super capture,Jenn! The colours are amazing
Andrew

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Loupix
Loupix  880 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2007 - 12:34 AM

glad to make this 101 Smile

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