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Had the day off work and went to Cannock Chase today. Got a few decent shots but I was delighted to get this nuthatch. Could have cropped tighter but I think this composition makes for a better image. Please view large and F11 if you have time.
Many thanks for the C&Cs on the blue tit.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon 500mm f4 L is +1.4TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Nuthatch
Username:Steve_S Steve_S
Uploaded:11 Aug 2010 - 3:54 PM
Tags:Nuthatch, Wild birds, Wildlife / nature
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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 4:01 PM

Absolutely brilliant... really well timed and captured. the detail is spot on, that pose is just perfect!!! a truly wonderful capture x x x

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 4:02 PM

A fantastic pose, Steve, excellent detail in the plumage, as ever, a fine image. Carol

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 4:02 PM

The posture of the bird and the curvature of the perch echoing its shape makes a superb composition Steve.
Brian.

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 4:05 PM


Quote: The posture of the bird and the curvature of the perch echoing its shape makes a superb composition Steve.
Brian.

My thoughts too Bri. Thats why I didn't crop.
Steve

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 4:09 PM

Superb in all respects Steve, the comp is spot on imho,
Geoff.

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 4:10 PM

Love those feathers Steve

Jon

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 4:11 PM

Great shot with the excellent detail, and I can only echo Brian's remarks re. the curvature of bird and perch.
Ronnie.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6228 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 4:12 PM

Absolutely stunning Steve - that pose is terrific!
Sylvia

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 4:15 PM

Quite the little acrobat! Beautifully composed and presented.
Joan.

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paulrosser
11 Aug 2010 - 4:40 PM

Nice shot in what looks like harsh lighting Steve! They are really scruffy here at the mo.
Paul.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 4:46 PM

Classic Nuthatch Steve. Composition is spot on imho and should be left just as it is.
Ron

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 4:49 PM

Hi Steve, just had another look, wish I hadn't already given my award away for this week Wink
Geoff.

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Rach1970
Rach1970  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 5:15 PM

Fab capture steve Smile
Rachel

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 5:48 PM


Quote: Classic Nuthatch Steve. Composition is spot on imho and should be left just as it is.
Ron

I agree - and one of the best I have seen for a while

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2010 - 5:50 PM

Great capture steve and lovely comp, cracking detail and nice clean b/g, its a stunner mate.
Shaun

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Techno
Techno  61006 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 6:06 PM

Certainly a day well spent, sharp to the point of cutting yourself and pose and bokeh just stunning, superb addition to your pf, well done..
Mal

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Alan_Coles
11 Aug 2010 - 6:12 PM

Classic nutty shot Steve and captured so well here.. fabulous mate.

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finepetportraits

Perfect! 10/10

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 6:25 PM

Thanks everyone and thanks to Ray42 for the UA, all much appreciated.
Steve

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 6:38 PM

Timed to perfection Steve,love that pose mate as he's ready to leave...Great perch and BG !! Fabulous

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CallumThomas
11 Aug 2010 - 7:06 PM

WOW! This is brilliant in every way, well seen as well.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 7:28 PM


Quote: The posture of the bird and the curvature of the perch echoing its shape makes a superb composition Steve.
Brian.

cant argue with this comment - such a beautiful shot to

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85907 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 7:45 PM

Please accept my vote to make it at least a RC.
Cracking pose with a cracking perch.

Adrian

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Vince_S
Vince_S  4 England
11 Aug 2010 - 8:09 PM

Cracking shot with fantastic feather detail.
Vince

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 8:15 PM

classic pose with superb detail

keith

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DannoM
DannoM  556 forum posts England
11 Aug 2010 - 8:56 PM

great shot steve
dan

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 9:41 PM

Super detail and the comp works really well - Ina

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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 542 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 10:20 PM

Quality mate, Great shot

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 11:12 PM

Superbly detailed image against that clean oof background. Love the curves.
Fran

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Philip_P
Philip_P e2 Member 971 forum postsPhilip_P vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 7:36 PM

Super shot Steve, love the pose
Phil

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2010 - 10:43 AM

Faultless photography - ranks amongst your very best, Steve.
Terry

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9100 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2010 - 7:39 PM

Sharp feather detail and nice classic nutty pose.
The lovely knarled perch adds to the image - hope you left it up there.

Derek

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2010 - 7:37 PM

A classic shot of this nuthatch, they don't come any better than this

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Tom-Melton
26 Aug 2010 - 7:50 PM

awesome well worth 60

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Tom-Melton
12 Dec 2010 - 6:41 PM

superb steve

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