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The nuthatch does what nuthatches do: he sees off all potential rivals before he feeds.

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Many thanks for all you kind votes and comments on the autumn blue!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor AI 500.0 mm f/4.0 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Dec 2012 - 2:27 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1/2
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Daylight
Title:never mind the seeds, they are all mine!
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:8 Jan 2013 - 8:55 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Nuthatch, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:66
Voters:WindowonWildlife · helenlinda · gajewski · Philip_H · Jellyfire · taggart · tomcat · clintnewsham · Trev_B · craggwildlifephotography · Badgerfred · mauriceegan · MattB1987 · johnlw · KBan · PattiW · WhiteRose1 · Humblebee · lonely_oryx · tonyng · HELANA · Maiwand · jeannie · Alda · maggietear · rontear · EAS · netta1234 · P181 · Irishkate · Herge88 · fentiger · achieverswales · canonfan · andylea · Hermanus · CarolG · Tibetan · mrswoolybill · woolybill1 · jennialexander · LynneJoyce · NaturesHaven · Alan_Baseley · Gerryrys · RonnieAG · Joline · nikshot · digital_boi · rajasekar · ChiliMan · mex · Niknut · ValeryAst · dven · anniepickering · AnnChown · TilG88 · andykay1967 · Chinga · Brian65 · NeilWigan · rayme330 · jasonrwl · Glostopcat · Jat_Riski ·
Views:165
Unique Views:92

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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 11gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 9:07 PM

Great comp., Annette. I really like the OOF rival off to the side.
-=\Walter

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 9:12 PM

I was shooting nuthatches today-- those little bandits-- love the beak--- curiously, mine look different--- LOL!

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craggwildlifephotography
craggwildlifephotography Plus Member 698 forum postscraggwildlifephotography vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 9:20 PM

nice capture
david

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 9:56 PM

The oof rival does look good, Annette. Wouldn't like to tangle with those claws either.

Dave

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Humblebee
Humblebee  3 England
8 Jan 2013 - 9:58 PM

What a stern little face he has Annette, lovely capture and a great pose ... Carol Grin

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lonely_oryx
8 Jan 2013 - 9:58 PM

Good pose

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 - 10:13 PM

It looks like he is telling the other one off Annette.
Elena

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 10:14 PM

Super capture AnnetteGrinGrin
Ron

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maggietear
8 Jan 2013 - 10:59 PM

Great image,especially as we see the shadow of another bird behind!
Maggie GrinGrinGrin

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 11:01 PM

Bully boy Annette, excellent.
Ron.

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 11:07 PM

Yep, the others don't usually bother to try and know their place when it comes to Nuthatches and food supplies! Nicely captured.

Ann

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 11:14 PM

Great observation of your wildlife subjects. How lucky to have so many varieties to capture.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 11:38 PM

Delightful capture.

Albert

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canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 - 12:35 AM

Wonderful capture and excellent DOF Annette
Jim

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 12:35 AM

wonderful colour and detail annette love the pose a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
9 Jan 2013 - 5:20 AM

This is a great in your face capture Annette !! This seems like one arrogant little fella !!

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 6:05 AM

Love this, Annette, with the oof bluey poking his head into the image Smile Carol

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
9 Jan 2013 - 6:59 AM

Certainly got things stitched you, so don't even think about lol. surprising how aggressive these little birds can be, nice one ,regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 8:10 AM

Fantastic pose beautifully captured.

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 8:33 AM

Nice nutty, this bird is very rare where I live.................so rare I've never seen one.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 10:48 AM

They can be quite aggressive particularly with their own. They are also very picky with the mixed seed, rooting around chucking stuff about until they find exactly what they want.

Anyway, that aside, it's a lovely sharp picture. Smile

Gerry

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 9135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 1:25 PM

WOW...you've captured that look perfectly, Annette.

Awesome close-up Smile

Andrew

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 2:48 PM

Happy Birthday!

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  3 Russian Federation
9 Jan 2013 - 4:44 PM

Ha-ha... Very concrete bird!Smile
Regards valery

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 - 12:58 AM

A very cheeky expression! Grin Grin Very well captured. IB

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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 - 9:04 AM

Great shot Annette, one to be proud of.
Brian

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