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Thank you so much to everyone who C&C'd yesterday's upload of a nuthatch, and most especially to phil1963, teocali, bobsblue and Alan_Baseley for their very much appreciated User Awards, which were most gratefully received.

Today I've got another pic of a nuthatch, this time against a background of fallen leaves which are highlighted by the morning sun.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Jan 2014 - 10:25 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Nuthatch
Username:AlexAppleby AlexAppleby
Uploaded:7 Jan 2014 - 7:52 AM
Tags:Nuthatch, Wildlife / nature
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84258 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 8:00 AM

Brilliantly caught. You've focused on the Nuthatch beautifully. I really like the background too, it seems to compliment the bird wonderfully!

Last Modified By KarenFB at 7 Jan 2014 - 8:01 AM

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 8:01 AM

Wow....another spectacular shot Alex....the perfect bg....

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32930 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 8:02 AM

A most impressive and certainly beautiful capture Alex. The catchlight instantly adding to the charm and appeal of such an image,

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 8:29 AM

A beautiful capture, Alex, that background is so complimentary. Carol

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 8:46 AM

Another fine capture here Alex. A

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
7 Jan 2014 - 8:53 AM

This is lovely. great perch

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 9:35 AM

A delightful composition - great pose and excellent detail SmileSmileSmile

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1648 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 9:52 AM

Superb detail and light.
Nigel

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 10:03 AM

Another fine shot with great eye contact, Alex.

Ray

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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 10:09 AM

Just stunning Alex, a fantastic clear shot, really really very good, I just cant seem to get a decent bird photo .I have given you a special cake award. best wishes Alex have a good day. GrinGrin

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briantjjones
7 Jan 2014 - 10:19 AM

Alex A real beauty with great colour, sharpness and BG
Brian J.

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 10:54 AM

Everything has been said before me Alex. Well done. GrinGrin Peter.

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viscostatic
7 Jan 2014 - 11:04 AM

An excellent composition with beautiful colours Alex.

Phil.

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 11:43 AM

Great image Alex,

Ali GrinGrin

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 11:46 AM

a marvellous image.

billy

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 12:05 PM

Poser Nuthatch Alex, excellent.
Ron

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 1:35 PM

very impressive looking bird extremly well taken.. very nice indeed

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 1:43 PM

Stunning capture of this wonderful bird that is posing in a fine way, great details and lighting!
Regards,
George

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton e2 Member 2PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 3:08 PM

Once again, super colours and pin sharp where it matters.

Phil.

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NigelKiteley
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7 Jan 2014 - 5:31 PM

Pin sharp Alex!

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9100 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 5:47 PM

Nice detail and pose Alex.
I would prefer the background toned down just a little, as it competes with the subject - just my preference.

Derek

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alligatorpants
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7 Jan 2014 - 7:11 PM

I like the orange and blue contrast.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 - 7:21 PM

Beautiful Smile

Eileen

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Brian65
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7 Jan 2014 - 8:01 PM

Stunning image Alex, love that light.
Brian

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 8:23 PM

Wonderful Alex - superb b/g
Jason

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 8:34 PM

Another cracking shot Alex - great eye contact and stunning background colours.
Sylvia

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dave1967
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7 Jan 2014 - 9:03 PM

Superb quality shot
Dave

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bricurtis
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7 Jan 2014 - 9:53 PM

Beautiful warm light image Alex.
Brian.

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SimonFletch
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8 Jan 2014 - 4:56 AM

This is one very georgeous image, Alex..!
Often the last thing on my mind is the background to a beast or bird - and this proves how important it can be.
"Simply Stunning"

Simon

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 7:01 AM

You must have been quick to catch it sitting about, Alex.
They always seem to be on the move or active in some way.
Lovely shot.

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Lynniesefforts
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8 Jan 2014 - 10:42 AM

Beautiful Alex, the light is brilliant....a wonderful image !! Grin

Lynette Grin

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Glostopcat
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8 Jan 2014 - 10:42 PM

A terrific shot of this lovely little nuthatch, such pin sharp details in the plumage and a wonderful colourful background

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Chinga
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9 Jan 2014 - 6:56 AM

This one shows off the "Zorro" eye bend very well! GrinGrin
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